Luna Coffee Stout - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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3.85/5 rDev +6.4%
A: When held up to the light, the beer is very dark reddish amber (close to near black) in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that has good retention properties and left a very thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of chocolate in the nose; the smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of chocolate but coffee beans are also present. The coffee flavor becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat airy on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The lighter-bodied nature of this beer makes it easy to drink, although it feels like a heavier body would make the flavors stand out a little more.
08-16-2012 15:27:04 | More by metter98
3.25/5 rDev -10.2%
A: The pour is almost black in color with a finger of khaki head sitting on top.
S: There is a very strong roasted malt aroma to this beer and a bit of char as well. Some coffee grounds in there as well as a bit of cocoa powder. Pretty straight forward and simple aroma.
T: The flavor is sort of watery and bland, almost reminiscent of how some nitro beers are. The coffee grounds flavor is strong and there is quite a bit of roast. Just a little bit of cocoa powder in there.
M: On the light side of medium with a creamy carbonation to it.
O: Kind of lackluster and bland, unfortunately. Not really something I'd care to have again.
07-22-2011 03:57:49 | More by womencantsail
3.75/5 rDev +3.6%
Huge billowing head on this, fluffy latte tinged peaks, leaving a mess of sticky lacing all over the glass.
Woody, roasty coffee in the nose, dried dark fruit, tobacco. A vague sweet chocolate note as it warms to room temperature. Softer and generally less acidic than many coffee stouts.
Some coffee bite on the palate, rich and roasty but not acrid or overly bitter. Mellow dark roast coffee, dark unsweetened chocolate, mild roast barley in the background. Easy drinking, somewhat lighter feel, though it delivers a decent amount of coffee flavor.
I'd been wary of the bottles due to the lower fill level, but i'm glad to report the beer is perfectly fine.
11-17-2010 01:04:52 | More by emerge077
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
The beer as a stout in itself is pretty solid. Consistent flavor, though it's a bit thin and could have a heavier body. The coffee tones are minimal. On the front I get a push from earthy grinds, it seems, but there is little influence showing after the first second or two. As a stout, this is nice enough. But as a coffee stout, it'd be nice to get a bit more off of the coffee.
03-16-2013 03:49:09 | More by RblWthACoz
3.81/5 rDev +5.2%
A - Pours with two fingers of tan foam on top of a black body with clear, ruby highlights. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves decent lace.
S - Nutty coffee, a bit of chocolate, and some toffee malt.
T - Dark bread up front with some dry caramel and coffee in the middle. Finishes with nutty notes and smoky coffee character as well as moderate, lingering coffee bitterness.
M - Medium-thick body, average carbonation, and a dry finish.
D - Not bad, it is a very drinkable stout. The coffee character is pleasant, especially in the aroma, though it is a bit on the generic side. Overall, a mild, drinkable if unremarkable coffee beer.
04-26-2013 06:00:36 | More by nickfl
3.28/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
03-15-2012 02:49:55 | More by WVbeergeek
4.15/5 rDev +14.6%
On nitro-tap in the Craft Brewers Tent @ the Wisconsin State Fair on 8/9/10. Served in a clear plastic cup.
Pours black, with about a ½ finger of smooth and creamy mocha head. Solid nitro looks, retaining at about the same level the whole way through and drenching the sides of the cup with lacing. The aroma is dark feeling and crunchy in the nose with coffee and roasted malts, while thick sweet notes of chocolate and caramel come in off the sides. A touch of earthy hops mingle in with some of the roasted character.
More of the sweetness from the malts emerges at the forefront of this in the taste, with chocolate and tangier notes of caramel. There's just a well done coffee flavor to this, being roasted but not coming off as overly burnt or astringent in any way. Blackened roast pulls up the backend of the profile, finishing with a dry roasted feel that sticks to the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a touch of sharpness to the feel up front but this is mostly smooth and creamy in the mouth, helping make all of that roasted character go down a little easier.
This was my first beer from Hinterland and I was impressed. This had some rather robust and roasty coffee flavors but stayed well balanced with the sweetness and the nitro-pour and accessible body on this really kicked the drinkibility up a notch. Well done.
08-26-2010 14:28:48 | More by Kegatron
3.38/5 rDev -6.6%
Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout, malt beverage with coffee added. Green Bay Brewing Company, Green Bay, WI. 1 pint bottle.
Deep black color, lush cocoa head, starts plumb and drops down, leaving lace.
Aroma: cocoa meets coffee, rich, bittersweet, hints of vanilla. Mmm, nice.
Taste: Big coffee stout, juicy mouthfeel, medium body. Moderate carbonation. Sweetness overcomes bitterness. Not as rich, thick, or viscous as I'd prefer in a coffee stout, or any stout.
Especially smooth and dr…consumable. Very mellow in the mouth. Too much so, I'd say. Bit watery for a good coffee stout. Chocolate malt remains dominant, coffee is there, but not quite strong enough.
I'm just gonna chalk it up as "unimpressed."
05-23-2011 05:45:05 | More by feloniousmonk
3.8/5 rDev +5%
Thanks to BlessedBeBeer for cracking this.
Pours a pitch black color but light and thin, light head.
Nose has roasted barley, some chocolate malt, malted milkball aroma, light fresh coffee, light malts.
taste has creamy chocolate, roast, semi bitter, oats, juicy like, little coffee and roasted malts, lighter overall on the malts but darker malt complexity and flavor. Light bitterness from the malts and hints of earthy hops.
Mouth is thinner body with lighter but decent carb.
Overall not bad, not great, the body and overall malt profile is too thin, but decent dark malt flavor and nice coffee addition.
07-23-2011 20:47:34 | More by jlindros
3.54/5 rDev -2.2%
Pours very dark brown towards black with a tan head that leaves ample lacing.
The smell is of roasted iced coffee.
The taste is of coffee grounds - iced and roasted with sweet dark malt undertone. The taste of coffee (not espresso - much more American black coffee) is roasty enough in the finish - nearly hits burnt.
Plenty of coffee here. The dark malt, other than a hint towards chocolate doesn't do much to add to the complexity - It is heavily roasted black coffee overall.
It's coffee with a dark malt backing.
12-10-2013 22:18:13 | More by jwc215
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
12-28-2011 02:03:24 | More by smcolw
3.88/5 rDev +7.2%
(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.
02-20-2012 18:02:57 | More by rhoadsrage
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.45/5 rDev -4.7%
Poured into darkness snifter.
Pours 1/2 finger of light brown head that fades down. No lace. Color is near black.
Aroma: A lighter roast of coffee with chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Some hints of caramel.
Taste: It has a somewhat sharp coffee taste to it with creamy lactose flavors up front. Earthy hops. Milk chocolate. Vanilla. Roasted, but not over the top.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, roasted, and smooth. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends with a bittering coffee flavor.
Overall, a decent coffee stout. The other flavors could have been more rich to fill out the body. Decent drinkability.
09-10-2010 23:11:43 | More by mothman
3.95/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
04-22-2012 20:27:41 | More by Stinkypuss
4.33/5 rDev +19.6%
Appearance: Dark auburn body. Whipped frothy brown head. Lacing is quite full.
Aroma: coffee, java, roast bitterness and chocolate.
Flavor: Pretty heavy coffee flavor with bittersweet chocolate mixed in as well. Light burnt accents.
Mouthfeel/DK: Medium full body. Lightly carbonated. Lightly acidid. Agreeable and enjoyable.
12-19-2010 05:53:13 | More by Bighuge
3.3/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
01-10-2012 00:49:31 | More by GarthDanielson
3.95/5 rDev +9.1%
New Edition to beer in NH, I brought a few bottles home today form a tasting at Bert's. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a decent tan head that has some staying power. Smells of coffee and roasted grains. Hints of chocolate, but the coffee aromas are strong with this one. Taste is again coffee and roasted grains, slightly acridic but overall nicely coffee'd. There are hints of chocolate, caramel, and licorice in here but the coffee overwhelms most of the flavor here. Medium body, light to moderate level of carbonation, slick oily acridic mouthfeel. The coffee is strong in this, but it still has enough other flavors to keep it interesting. I like it.
07-15-2011 02:37:01 | More by johnnnniee
Luna Coffee Stout from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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