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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: 837
Avg: 4
pDev: 24.75%
Wants: 65
Gots: 135 | 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.
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Reviews: 106 | Hads: 837
Reviews by darthvohn:
Photo of darthvohn
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glass Used: Nonic

Appearance: Near opaque deep rich brown body. Head was a creamy light tan, about two and a half fingers thick. Looks pretty inviting.

Smell: Coffee comes first, followed by malted grain. Reminds of of sweetened iced black coffee.

Taste: Coffee and roasted malts are pretty solid here. The typical stout bitterness is short and quickly fades.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery. Wish it was a bit thicker.

Overall: Not a bad beer, however I prefer a bit more chewier and developed stout. If you are looking for a straightforward coffee offering of this style, this is for you.

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4.04/5  rDev +1%

Photo of tjumfrid
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Chitex78
3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dbrulet
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JakerLou
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of codysjb
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of mmcurran
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of aquazr1
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%

Photo of JC333
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -9%

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gibgink
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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Photo of Franziskaner
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light black in color,yet still penetrable to light. A minuscule bit of khaki colored head covers the top. Brussels lacing. Aroma of dark roasted coffee greets my nose. The mouth is silky,smooth,and dry. The taste is bitterly dark roasted coffee and roasted barley. The finish is pretty smooth and sweet along the lines of plums.

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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.