Luna Coffee Stout - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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4.58/5 rDev +26.2%
Appearance: Perfect. Dark mahogany brown with a thick and creamy brown head. Lacing is magnificent. Retention is at 3/8 of an inch for the entire life of the beer. Gorgeous.
Aroma: Sweet coffee liquor, espresso beans, vanilla syrup, cream, subtle sour fruit.
Taste: La Chouffe espresso liquor poured over strong coffee with a hint of cocoa powder, sweetening syrup, and just the slightest dash of a sour, acidic compound.
Mouthfeel: Luscious, creamy, blanketing, soft and comforting. Light carbonation, rich thick body. Fantastic.
Drinkability: Flawless. Sessionable.
One of the best stouts Ive had from a Wisconsin brewery. Perhaps the best. Compares to Speedway in many ways.
09-16-2006 16:36:14 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.58/5 rDev +26.2%
Picked this up at Discount Liquor on Oklahoma. Didn't think they had it at first, but it is sold single bottle in the cooler.
16 oz. bottle poured into a brandy snifter.
Awesome color...totally opaque and black with a great toffee-colored head. Really nice retention and lacing as well.
The aroma on this beer is bright coffee (obviously). As a coffee lover, this beer smells like heaven.
It tastes even better than it smells, with a bright coffee note up front, big roasted malt and chocolate in the middle, and a slight bitter finish. Overall, though, a very clean finish. I am a little surprised how well the coffee flavor balances out on this one. Doesn't have the burnt coffee astringency that some other coffee stouts have.
Super creamy and rich mouthfeel make this a go-to stout for me. Seek it out.
09-09-2011 20:05:35 | More by Mikey58
4.5/5 rDev +24%
Enjoyed a pint at the Brewery's pub, in Green Bay. Served cold (just right...) in a pint clear glass beer challice
A) Rich dark chocolate. Carbonation rises all around the glass naturally in the true stout style. Ample tan head settles nicely and lasts throughout the pour
S) Roasted fine coffees, raisins, sweet pastry
T) Malty sweet but just right (hint) bitter too. Smoked peat, subtle spice
M) Creamy smooth, medium body, balanced
D) Too many brewers produce stouts by the pound. A meal in a glass? Hardly -- it's a beer... or rather an ale.
An excellent effort. A truly easy drinking stout. Going to be tough to find here in Chicago,but worth a look.
04-15-2009 03:29:14 | More by bskrtz
4.5/5 rDev +24%
Pours almost black as night with a one finger tan head. Consistent lacing that stays on glass. Smells just like a black coffee. Tastes as good as it smells and looks. Coffee right up front with a slight after taste of chocolate. Perfect carbonation and consistency . Not a heavy stout. Can certainly drink more than one. Just a great beer. Glad I tried and will buy more.
12-19-2011 23:00:38 | More by bearsxco
4.47/5 rDev +23.1%
Served in a Samuel Adams glass I was just given today.
Appearance: More than ample head, had to quit my pour and start sipping because it was about to overflow We're talking a good 2 inches. The head fades rather quickly, revealing an impressive amount of thick, clumpy lacing.
Smell: Coffee is there but not overt. Smells more like a porter.
Taste: Same as the smell. Coffee is subtle, taste is more along the lines of a porter.
Mouthfeel: I like it. I was expecting something weak from the other reviews I read, but it works for me.
Overall: The first one was good enough that I felt inspired to have a second and write a review. Not the season to fully appreciate this beer, but I'm looking forward to having one of these on a cold January evening.
06-06-2011 01:36:04 | More by anglagard1
4.43/5 rDev +22%
I ordered this to go with dessert at Hinterland in Milwaukee. Served in a tall narrow glass. Black in color with a creamy tan head. Reminded me a lot at first glance of how a Guinness or Beamish head appears. After taking a sip, it's no doubt that this is from a nitro tap. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt on the nose. The full-bodied mouthfeel is silky smooth, which I attribute to the nitrogen. Amazing flavor. Dark malt and roasted coffee are most noticeable in the flavor. Coffee though is not overpowering or bitter at all. Creaminess almost gives it a nice creamed coffee taste also. Long finish has a bit of a dryness to it.
One of the best coffee stouts I have ever tried. So smooth and tasty. Perfect beer to replace coffee with during dessert at the restaurant.
11-14-2007 05:59:42 | More by Winter
4.43/5 rDev +22%
I enjoyed this beer at first as part of the 3 - 6 0z tasting flite at the brewery's new Milwuakee location and then on it's own in a pint glass.
Appearance: Looked fantastic. Dark brown with a thick, creamy brown head.
Smell: Sweet coffee and roasted malt.
Taste: Nice coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Very nice and smooth. Everything I hoped it would be.
Drinkability: Excellent. This is definitely a god session beer for me.
The best of the bunch of the 7 beers they had on tap.
11-24-2007 13:26:45 | More by nsmartell
4.43/5 rDev +22%
Wow...had this on tap at Dugan's in the West Loop, Chicago.
Appearance: Poured on nitro-tap. Cascaded beautifully. One of the best pours of a stout I've seen in quite some time.
Smell - Def get the Luna Coffee smell after I let the beer settle.
Taste - Very nice coffee flavor. Not over powering, but not lacking in flavor like some stouts.
Mouthfeel - Super smooth. Probably b/c of the nitro pour. Almost tastes silky.
Overall - I could drink this stout all day long.
If you haven't tried this one, go for it.
10-11-2011 17:05:08 | More by gonuts31
4.39/5 rDev +20.9%
Luna is a great, bitter coffee stout that pours out a deep brown. Aroma and taste are both coffee, coffee, coffee. Hinterland is new to my area, and I know freshness matters on a coffee stout, and this is one of the better ones I've had. It's seriously got an amazing fresh coffee taste, with a touch of hops on the finish. Highly recommended.
04-11-2013 04:35:23 | More by shand
4.38/5 rDev +20.7%
Had this on tap at The Cookery in Fish Creek, WI. I've never heard of the brewery before, but this a quality restaurant with ties to Slow Food so I decided to give the beer a try. Holy shit was I impressed. This is an excellent stout and I'm really quite surprised more people aren't talking about this one.
A: Holy fucking head. Served in a English pub glass with about three huge fingers of creamy, tan head that wasn't going anywhere. After about ten minutes, the head only reduced to about 2 fingers, enough for me to give this beer a taste. Jet black in color. Fully opaque.
S: Dark roasted malts. Coffee and espresso.
T: Espresso. Dark roasted malts with a long, lingering finish of almost burnt coffee. Some hints of chocolate.
M: Low carbonation with a medium-heavy body. Creamy, but with a slight bitterness around the tongue.
D: Very good. A very good stout. I wasn't expecting this beer to be as good as it turned out to be and it's always nice to be surprised. Would highly recommend this one.
08-25-2009 01:12:52 | More by Florida9
4.33/5 rDev +19.3%
On nitro-tap at Bernie's in Waukesha, WI. Pours a dark brown color with a creamy light brown head. The aroma is rich with coffee. The taste is smooth and easy drinking. Robust flavors but not too heavy. Has a smooth, maltly flavor that is well-balanced. Nice find on nitro.
05-28-2014 01:24:55 | More by Lemke10
Luna Coffee Stout from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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