Luna Coffee Stout - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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2.33/5 rDev -35.8%
Maybe I got a bad bottle but this beer was disappointing. I was expecting a nice frothy stout but got a metallic taste instead. Jet black pour with a medium tan head. Smell is coffee and roasted malts. Flavor was not there, metallic and old coffee taste.
04-12-2012 17:54:59 | More by iabeerbaron
2.35/5 rDev -35.3%
appearance: this one comes in the darkest shade of brown you can get, with a head that actually manages to last for a given amount of time. 4
Smell: This beer smells excellent: lots of heavy, thoroughly roasted coffee. Unfortunately, after this smell subsides, you get hit by hot estery brew, which reminds me of some of my earlier homebrew projects. it averages out to a 3
Taste: This beer comes off VERY dark. think bakers chocolate and dark roasted coffee beans. Very grainy, but enjoyable. If you can drink it that is. The carbonation is just plain offensive. Ive had bottle bombs that where easier to pour than this beer. its so bad, that I have to discount a LOT from taste. It also has a hot flavor behind the roastyness, so after you get used to the coffee, that's all you taste. 2
Mouthfeel: ahhhh the kicker in the room...this beer is viciously over-carbonated. I'm surprised it did not explode in the bottle. It easily has a higher carbonation level than a hefewisen, and has levels close to some of my first homebrew projects (of which DID explode). If it was bottle conditioned I'm SURE that it would had been a gusher (yeast on the bottom tends to catch carbonation bubble, and encourage an overall gusher of beer). Its vicious biting carbonation makes this beer almost undrinkable until a lengthy de-carbonation process (of swirling the beer around and watching huge flumes of beer bubbles rushing to the top of the bottle). The beer is almost unpourable except for the most skilled and careful pourers. 15. Almost a deal breaker.
Overal: This beer is a difficult one. It, at its core, Is a very well made coffee beer. I would actually put it just behind Kona pipeline porter (which still makes it worth trying) in terms of quality, but MY GOD. this stuff is so over-carbianted I'm surprised that the Global warming folks aren't trying to ban it for emmitiing too much CO2! it almost ruins the beer, and its downright sloppy for a professional brewery like this one. I'm giving this bottle the benefit of the doubt, but seriously, it was a huge disappointment to after coming home from work and having to deal with this mess!
A cautiously optimistic 2.75. Their might be a revision of the beer as i go through the rest of the 4-pint pack, and i can accept if my 4 pack was a dud or a mistake. But it cannot be forgiven. It is just simply sloppy brewing.
Id cautiously lump this into the "on Sale" category. Good for a once off try preferably if you can get it not-at-full-price. You might enjoy it at full price or at bar price, but youl be a lot happier if you paid less for it. However, if all batches are as carbonated as this one, Id push it to all the way "bad beer" category and tell ya to skip it.
You have been warned.
Id also lump this one in as being "just for beer geeks". Its too dark and roasty to be used as a gateway beer, and its aggressive carbiantion would not be helpful either...even for a coffee loving beer-geek initiate, I'm not seeing this one working as their first coffee beer.
02-03-2014 01:44:06 | More by jucifer1818
2.75/5 rDev -24.2%
Pours jet black with a tannish head. In the aroma, a small coffee presence to nothing. In the taste, a bit watery, and a mellow dry coffee flavor. A small bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry coffee in the aftertaste. Quite light across the board, and a bit astringent.
07-03-2012 17:35:22 | More by OWSLEY069
2.79/5 rDev -23.1%
Pours pitch black with a paper thin beige head that disappears in less time than it takes to say "Luna Coffee Stout," despite a hard pour. Tiny trails of carbonation and light lacing.
Dominantly chocolate. Hints of roasted coffee can be found, but not nearly enough. As the temperature slowly increases, the aroma becomes sweeter as more chocolate notes and molasses are realized.
Mild bitter coffee up front and some dark chocolate on the finish, otherwise very underwhelming.
Thin body for a stout. Light carbonation. Surprisingly dry finish.
I was very disappointed in this one. I love coffee and dark chocolate, so I should I like this, but found myself wanting more. There are much better performers in the coffee stout arena, I recommend reaching for those first.
11-15-2013 00:59:08 | More by alphagnome
2.84/5 rDev -21.8%
1 PINT bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass
A - It is very dark with some ruby highlights. It is capped with three inches of cocoa head.
S - I smell some dark chocolate and coffee.
T - The taste is a lot weaker than the smell. Actually, it starts out weak and builds. I first notice some coffee bitterness on the finish. I get some coffee the more I drink.
M - Moderate. It seems awfully thin for a stout.
O - The coffee flavor is bitter. The mouthfeel is too thin. It's one of the poorer stouts that I have tried.
07-21-2013 16:12:04 | More by buschbeer
2.98/5 rDev -17.9%
A: Pours a dark black with about a finger of chocolate-colored head. The head quickly fades into little more than a ring, but leaves nice lacing.
S: Lots of roasted malts. There's some coffee aroma in there as well, but surprisingly little for a coffee stout.
T: Similar to the smell, lots of roasted malts with the coffee kicking in at the end leaving a bitter coffee aftertaste.
M: Medium body with medium carbonation. The body is a bit watery, though.
D: Drinks pretty smoothly, though with the bitter coffee aftertaste and watery body, I wouldn't want more than one.
Overall, not a bad beer, but I was expecting a much stronger coffee presence from a beer advertising itself as such.
02-07-2011 20:39:36 | More by n2185
Luna Coffee Stout from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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