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Black House - Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
89
very good

106 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 106
Hads: 836
Avg: 4
pDev: 24.75%
Wants: 65
Gots: 136 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout | 5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mactrail on 06-30-2013

Black House is an oatmeal coffee stout bursting with coffee aroma and flavor.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 106 | Hads: 836
Reviews by charlzm:
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3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Consumed April 17th, 2014.

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass. Two finger tan head with many large bubbles forms atop an extremely dark brown beer. Head is less attractive than it could be due to wildly varying bubble size. No lace or clinging to note and head dies fairly quickly.

Aromas of dark roasted grain and coffee.

Flavor favors coffee over traditional beer, though there are the standard stout notes present: bitter chocolate, dark roasted grain. Oatmeal, allegedly in the grain bill, is not detected on the palate. Simple, 1.5 dimensional flavor.

Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side but otherwise normal for the style. Allegedly, there is oatmeal in this brew, but it was not present in the mouthfeel.

Well-made but ultimately somewhat unsuccessful take on a coffee stout. A bigger, stouter stout would have supported the coffee flavor better, I think. Or maybe less coffee? The relatively modest nature of this beer (note the ABV) means the coffee runs roughshod over the other flavors. Maybe coffee oatmeal stouts shouldn't be "sessionable"?

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan head. There is some light residual lacing on the glass. The beer has a really nice balance of flavors from the malts and the added coffee. A really great drinking beer though the mouthfeel is a bit thin.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Poured slightly chilled on 11/25/14.

A: Very dark brown, with slight head
S: A dark roasty-ness with some coffee in the background
T: Perfect blend of a roasted malt with coffee
M: Silky smooth
O: Perfection in a can! This beer is EXACTLY what the label says it is. I would drink this all the time if I could.

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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Black House from Modern Times Beer
89 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.