Luna Coffee Stout - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
07-13-2012 06:49:53 | More by martyl1000
3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
07-08-2012 15:15:10 | More by zac16125
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
3.63/5 rDev 0%
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.
06-26-2012 15:36:56 | More by djmichaelk
3.38/5 rDev -6.9%
A - Considerable light through center of glass with a creamy tan head
S - Coffee, malts and chocolate. Rather mild overall but rather nice just
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.
06-13-2012 11:06:09 | More by biglite351
3.23/5 rDev -11%
Very dark pour with a tan head.
Roasted coffee with chocolate notes and dark roasted malts.
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
06-01-2012 22:06:35 | More by Jnaustin114
4.28/5 rDev +17.9%
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.
05-30-2012 02:30:33 | More by birchstick
4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
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.
05-14-2012 02:19:03 | More by horshack7
Luna Coffee Stout from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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