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Luna Coffee Stout - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
82
good

319 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of jucifer1818
2.35/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

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.

jucifer1818, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of wiltznucs
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

wiltznucs, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of NilocRellim
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle.

It poured jet-black and smelled like cold coffee.

It tasted just like carbonated cold coffee. I enjoyed it, but if you do not like black coffee it would not be for you.

Similar to the Flat Earth Black Helicopter.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely.

NilocRellim, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of SenorEsteban
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

SenorEsteban, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of BigMikie
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

BigMikie, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of DrChadly
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DrChadly, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of davemathews68
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

davemathews68, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Azpittil57
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Azpittil57, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jwc215, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of PopnLoads
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

PopnLoads, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of speedvagen
4/5  rDev +10.5%

speedvagen, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of oldvines
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

oldvines, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of piconaut
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

piconaut, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of JellyJacket
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JellyJacket, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Rosethoj
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Rosethoj, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of alphagnome
2.79/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Appearance:
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.

Aroma:
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.

Taste:
Mild bitter coffee up front and some dark chocolate on the finish, otherwise very underwhelming.

Mouthfeel:
Thin body for a stout. Light carbonation. Surprisingly dry finish.

Overall:
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.

alphagnome, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of saburky
2.75/5  rDev -24%

saburky, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of loren01
4/5  rDev +10.5%

loren01, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Sturmthis
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Sturmthis, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of DonDonLongJohn
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DonDonLongJohn, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of elroacho
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

elroacho, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of derkfromwi
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

derkfromwi, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of stanale
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

stanale, Oct 27, 2013
Luna Coffee Stout from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.