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Luna Coffee Stout - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

Luna Coffee StoutLuna Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
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286 Ratings
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%


Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 09-16-2006)
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle, pours black with a huge creamy beige head, excellent retention and lacing. Aromas are roasted barley, coffee, chocolate. Tastes are coffee, roasted barley, chocolate, oats, and somewhat nutty. Mouth-feel is creamy, medium bodied, slightly chalky, finishes roasty. Overall, good example of a coffee stout, and better than expected.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 03:05:47 | More by barnzy78
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nitro tap at The Old Fashioned (Madison). The microscopic-bubble head shows up creamy delightful in the faint light of this restaurant.

The aroma brings a charred bitterness, plus a malty wood and lazy sweet.

The cream-and-coffee bitterness barely survives the forced-nitro pour. I can't tell if the absolute lack of carbonation gives a creamy feel or a total desolation.

This nitro tap version is better than the bottle, but not by much.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-13-2012 06:49:53 | More by martyl1000
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pint glass into a mug

Received this as an extra, thanks!

A: Pours a completely opaque jet black with a huge 2.5 fingers width of dense light mocha colored head, which hangs around forever until it dissipates down to a drinkable level.  Leaves a good amount of lacing down the side of the glass.  Really pretty beer.  

S: A little bit of coffee, an acidic/medicinal character, a touch of sweet malts. Not very impressive here.

T: Lots of roasted malt, milk chocolate, mild coffee notes, some bitterness on the finish.  Simple, but very tasty.

M/D: Smooth, medium bodied, moderate carbonation, good drinkability.  

O: Overall, a solid brew here. Real disappointing nose, but the taste and mouthfeel make up for it. Paired perfectly with a large Sunday brunch of bacon eggs and cinnamon pancakes.   I would drink again.  

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 15:15:10 | More by zac16125
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 17:35:22 | More by OWSLEY069
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djmichaelk

Florida

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz bottle, courtesy of eorwar (thanks Erik!), into a CCB tulip. No dating on the bottle.

A - Pours a nearly coffee-black, with soft highlights against the light. Huge, pillowy three fingers of head, with great lacing and good retention.

S - Cocoa and milk chocolate, and plenty of medium-roast coffee, without the staleness that coffee stouts can have so often.

T - More bitter than I would've guessed. Chocolate takes a back seat to the coffee, which now comes across a little stale, and then some hoppy bitterness takes over.

M - It seems fairly creamy at first, but finishes watery. I'd like it to be more full to help support the coffee flavors. Long-ish dry finish.

O - Usually by this time of year I've finished off all of my coffee stouts, so it's nice once in a while to pull one out and remind myself what I like about them. This was good but not great; middle of the pack.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 15:36:56 | More by djmichaelk
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Considerable light through center of glass with a creamy tan head

S - Coffee, malts and chocolate. Rather mild overall but rather nice just
the same.

T - mid-bitter coffee and roasted malts. Mild like the scent but a step lower

M - A bit thin but a lot of tingle on sides of tongue and throat

O - Close, but falls a little short of being great. Just need to turn the volume up a little bit.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 11:06:09 | More by biglite351
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Jnaustin114


3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Very dark pour with a tan head.

Aroma:
Roasted coffee with chocolate notes and dark roasted malts.

Taste:
Dark roasted coffee, Dark malts, slightly bitter.

Overall I think that it is a very good stout. I would have it again and recommend it to friends

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 22:06:35 | More by Jnaustin114
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birchstick

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poure out of the tap with the beautiful nitro cascade that resulted in a super creamy two finger head. Nose was freshly pressed coffee with hints of dry cocoa and dark chocolate. Taste starts off with chocolate notes that is quickly replaced by a really nice bold coffee flavor - coffee is very rich and well accented. The coffee is mixed in with some dark chocolates and bitter cocoa. Really nice coffee beer. Mouth is creamy and smooth. Overall, really enjoyed this one - one of the better coffee beers I have tried.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-30-2012 02:30:33 | More by birchstick
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It's such an incredible abyss of darkness of light may not enter nor exit. On top is a light beige head a good two fingers thick.

Aroma: Large amounts of dark roasted coffee in the front. Cocao, semi sweet chocolate, faint vanilla bean, bourbon notes. Twinges of burnt hops and dark roasted malts.

Taste: Very dark roasted coffee, silky smooth mouthfeel like melted dark chocolate. Burnt hop, chocolate notes all through it. Cocao, vanilla, with a solid malt backbone.

Notes: Very tasty a very drinkable American stout begining to end. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 02:19:03 | More by horshack7
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Bung

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint bottle. Dark dark brown pour, miniscule light tan head.

Aroma, coffee, roast malt, light anise and cocoa.

Taste, coffee, near burnt malt, dark chocolate. Anise, light pine peaks through at the end.

Light side of mid bodied. Just a tad watery, but the carbonation is light so it is not prickly. Drinks pretty easy.
A bit one dimensional, but it is advertised as such. Worth trying, a pretty sessionable coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 02:32:22 | More by Bung
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Luna Coffee Stout
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

LOOK: Pours a dark brown, with a creamy tan foam.

SMELL: Roasted malt and coffee aromas, very strong smelling.

TASTE: Premium coffee flavors like mocha, char, smoke, roasted malts, and mild vanilla. Abrasively bitter yet remarkably smooth. Very tasty and drinkable.

MOUTHFEEL: Ridiculously smooth and creamy.

OVERALL: Impressive stout, strong coffee notes, and I can dig it.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-22-2012 20:27:41 | More by Stinkypuss
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May have poured it too cold, because I dont really get any bubbles or head. hm. Body is pitch black.

Kind of smells like Wake n Bake or FBS. Nice coffee presence with a bit of bitter chocolate floating around in the background.

Oh bitter. oh so freaking bitter. Upfront with espresso beans and 100% Dark bakers chocolate. The base beer is a bit weak, All i get are the coffee and chocolate. Too bitter and unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 15:15:57 | More by VncentLIFE
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dorianmarley

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is rich black with brown hints. It has a bubbly head with some lacing.

Nose is rich coffee with sweet malt and toffee.

Taste is plenty of smoke. Coffee tastes burnt. Malt is roasted and tasty; not very sweet at all.

Mouthfeel feels a bit flat: lacking in carbonation but still refreshing.

Overall, it is an alright coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 14:23:31 | More by dorianmarley
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

2.33/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 17:54:59 | More by iabeerbaron
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I woke with some coffee stout in my nonic pint.

Appearance- The head is mocha colored and has a width of about a finger. The foam looks dense, and has a smooth lid. The head stays more or less the same until the first sip, then falls quickly, leaving behind small specks of ring-lace. The body is almost an opaque black, but a few dark brown highlights escape.

Smell- Great espresso and coffee bean aroma is mixed with a slightly acidic, roasted character. It could be more pronounced, defined, but it is still appropriate.

Taste- All espresso and coffee bean on this one, there is a nice wallop of roast and acidity in the finish that lasts for a long while. I will admit, it is a little one note, not really any cream or vanilla to accompany the coffee, but that does not make it a bad coffee stout. I think it works just loading up on the coffee bean flavor and letting it ride.

Mouth feel- This one is a little too thin, which is unfortunate with the high acidity from the roast. It leaves the feel at an almost caustic level. I would not call it hard to drink, or an unwelcome one, but this could be done much better.

Overall- Hinterland has brewed a stout that has coffee, coffee, and then more coffee to spare. I really appreciate this beer for that. However, the nose could be just as big as the palate. After all, one of the best parts of coffee are the aromatics. Lastly, beef up that body so that is not like downing a cold cup o' joe.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 01:10:08 | More by Pintofbrown
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black coffee hue with a big frothing tan head forming thick, this beer is pitch black it eats all visible light waves. Head leaves behind even patterned speckled lacing as it dwindles. Aroma dark chocolate, strong espresso dark nearly burnt malts. Black patent malt with some coffee notes. As it warms I get more creamed coffee notes in the nose, than I did initially out of the fridge. Dry roasted malts it's a one note flavor profile with dark nearly burnt old coffee water, the texture is so watery for a stout and the Luna Coffee mentioned on the label is lacking big time hints of dry roasted coffee but nothing like I've tasted in other coffee beers. Mild green fruity character shows up after a few sips even hints of sourdough bread, really a dry roasted malt fest. One pint bottles is pretty nice, a beer out of Green Bay, the Steelers would have won the superbowl if this beer were against any of the dark offerings from East End in the Burgh. Mouthfeel is a bit harsh with astringent dark roasted malts and coffee beans, leaves an unpleasant bitterness on the palate and for a stout this is a dry stout with coffee that is remarkably thin for being a stout. Carbonation is moderate doesn't add or take anything away from the party, this is my second straight coffee beer and I'm wide awake...guess what the coffee infused amber ale I just had sleighed this big brusing pitch black coffee stout from the North.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 02:49:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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Brenden

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Luna is black, even to the point that scant brown comes through even at the very edges when held directly to the light. The head seems to struggle to form as first but does, to one finger in height. It doesn't last long but doesn't fade away entirely and does leave legs on my snifter.
The aroma evidences heavy malts, as does the flavor. Roast is the main factor, but raw coffee comes through past the char. A bit of bitter cacao natural to the process is also evident. This is pretty straight up. This one does lend itself to a bit of tang and astringency, though, particularly in the finish.
The feel is light for a stout, no question. It has a nice, abiding smoothness but falls a little flat. The roughness of the astrincency translates to a somewhat harsh dryness in the end.
Not bad, all in all. Smooth it out, balance it, get that astringent element out, and it's great.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 03:40:19 | More by Brenden
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mrelizabeth

California

3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a- like a shot of espresso. black, minimal head but present.

s- not a good aroma.

t- surprising. like a gravel road on a rainy day. the simple dark malts compliment a good punch of coffee. nitro helps the flavors blast through.

m- pleasant. the coffee isn't too thick, but does stick around a little bit.

o- our first hinterlands beer. great move to keep it simple. would be a wonderful brunch beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 02:42:29 | More by mrelizabeth
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Stone pint.

A- pours a dark brown with a 2" thin, bubbly cola head. Some blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- roasted malts, coffee, and nuts.

T- roasted, almost burnt malts. Coffee and some bitter chocolate at the finish.

M- thin body with medium carbonation.

O- ok coffee stout, but needs more body to it.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 02:38:08 | More by kawilliams81
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours a dense opaque black with a thin tan head even with a rigorous pour it is soon gone. There is a slow gentle carbonation.

S- The coffee black malt has dark rich caramel malt support.

T- The big dark coffee blend with black roasted malt that has some nice dry and chalky qualities and a nice roasted malt linger.

M- The light mouthfeel has a big scrubbing fizzy finish that scrubs the tongue and no alcohol heat.

O- The big coffee softer stout flavor with is rich but not much depth and is a bit thin in the body with a nice dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 18:02:57 | More by rhoadsrage
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dogfishandi

New York

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

thanks to trxxpaxxs for the bottle!

16oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a darkness snifter. no freshness date.

pours out nearly opaque black with a nice 2 fingers worth of light tan colored head. faded to a thin layer with a thick ring. some nice sticky, webby lace covers a lot of the glass.

some nice deep roasted malt, a little toasted malt, and a nice coffee aroma, definatly not anything espresso like or anything. some dark chocolate comes through as well.

a nice mix of deep roasted malt and slightly sweet toasted malt and some coffee makes an appearence. some nice dark chocolate notes towards the finish with some slightly dry bitterness.

slightly chalky mouthfeel, medium bodied, carbonation about right for the style.

a nicely made stout for sure, but i might not have known this was made with coffee had i tasted it blind. its somewhat hard to determine whether the deep roasted coffee flavors come from the malt or actual coffee. a well made beer nontheless, glad to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 23:43:03 | More by dogfishandi
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: 16-ounce bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Straight pour into a Guinness imperial pint. The color is an almost opaque black; just a tiny hint of light passed through when I held it to a lamp. Three fingers of thick, milkshake colored head dissipated very slowly and left trails of foam along the glass.

Smell: I caught of whiff of roasted goodness the moment I popped the cap. Espresso, caramel, chocolate, and there are nonroasted version of each keeping it balanced. There is also molasses, toffee, and milk chocolate. It also has oatmeal smoothness as it warms.

Taste: Lots of espresso, though it does not overpower the taste buds. However, it does seem to dominate the other flavors, which it keeps cowering in its shadow. Fleeting hints of caramel, chocolate, molasses, and lactose cross the tongue. The mouthfeel is dry, but also a touch creamy.

Drinkability: It is some pretty sinister stuff, and I would not mind drinking it with that chick from the Aaron Rodgers / Discount Double Check commercials (that is, if she has time away from hanging out at her State Farm office).

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 15:39:40 | More by TheQuietMan22
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to LaCoursiere for this bottle.

A: Pours a nice deep coffee black with only the thinnest of a khaki colored head. It's just a nice covering upon the dark beer.

S: The nose is big coffee roast. I'm actually more impressed with the solid roasty smoke than the coffee notes. But the coffee is definitely present in the nose.

T: The first sip is filled with roasted malt, some burnt toast, and a touch of caramel sweetness. The coffee flavors shine through after the initial hit and linger long into the finish. The back end is bitter, burnt, and a little drying. However, there is still some lingering malt sweetness in the finish.

M: Full bodied beer. The beer starts off sweet and roasty, hits a bitter point, and finishes with a mix of bitter, toast, and malt. It's a different feel than your typical coffee stout.

O: This brew is pretty good. I don't know if it lives up to the standards of Great River's Redband Stout, or New Glarus' Coffee Stout, but it's a decent beer. I'm extremely happy to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 01:43:35 | More by trxxpaxxs
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a stein, the beer is jet black, with a thick, foamy, dense, towering head of tan, big bubbled head. The aroma is bordering on a big bag of coffee grinds, with the slightest hint of dark chocolate hidden in there. Flavors are rich and strong, and heavy in (you guessed it) coffee. Dark roasted and slightly bitter, the coffee profile rides a somewhat creamy and sweet backbone of malt. Flavors are a bit one dimensional. Smooth bodied, but the overt bitterness gives it a somewhat dry feel, as well. Very dynamic on the tongue and in mouth. The head retention is impressive. The aftertaste is a mild version of the taste, with a slowly weening coffee profile. The finish is slightly drying, with a slight linger to the roastiness. Decent, but not amazing.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:49:31 | More by GarthDanielson
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Near black color where no light shines through. Modest beige head but it leaves plenty of ring lace (bordering on a film of lace).

Mild cocoa aroma with some semi-sweet chocolate, burnt toast and weak coffee.

The flavor is extremely burnt, like from too much black patent malt. It tastes like day old coffee (in a decent way). The body is light with a high carbonation. Very dry and bitter from the overly toasted malts.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 02:03:24 | More by smcolw
Luna Coffee Stout from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.