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Luna Coffee Stout - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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Luna Coffee StoutLuna Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
82
good

303 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 09-16-2006)
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

2.33/5  rDev -35.6%
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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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-06-2012 19:02:42 | More by NHSTEVE
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
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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Polycarp

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-04-2012 21:56:07 | More by Polycarp
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ChiBeerGuy


4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-01-2012 02:00:48 | More by ChiBeerGuy
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
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 -4.7%
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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beerhawk41

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-08-2012 03:48:46 | More by beerhawk41
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mrelizabeth

California

3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
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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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-04-2012 01:02:35 | More by hinemk76
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-26-2012 23:49:49 | More by zillo043068
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BlackBeerPirate

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-22-2012 05:48:13 | More by BlackBeerPirate
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
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 +7.2%
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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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-17-2012 05:08:58 | More by doucmehu
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dogfishandi

New York

3.8/5  rDev +5%
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 +7.7%
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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TikiD

Illinois

1/5  rDev -72.4%

02-12-2012 02:49:47 | More by TikiD
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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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dragomni

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

02-05-2012 23:12:21 | More by dragomni
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eorwar

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-05-2012 07:43:19 | More by eorwar
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codon2004

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-02-2012 23:58:40 | More by codon2004
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-01-2012 03:12:16 | More by atone315
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-30-2012 04:32:37 | More by Lawnboy33
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-26-2012 20:57:33 | More by plumcrazyfx
Luna Coffee Stout from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.