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Luna Coffee Stout - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
82
good

316 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.64%
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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3/5  rDev -17.1%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -4.7%

Pours a rich, creamy looking black with a large creamy deep-tan head. Very good lacing, very good legs. Thick wisps on the surface and medium collar. Aroma and taste are of very deep malt, burnt coffee, and dark chocolate. Full body and low carbonation lend to a great thick, rich mouthfeel.

mverity, Mar 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

fuzzcherry, Mar 03, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +13%

I am not going to pretend i am reviewing a beer that i just tried for the first time.
The Hinterland Luna Stout is a beer i have drank for years.
I prefer it on the nitro tap. But the bottled beer has its own pleasures. Either way
its the best coffee stout i have tried.

The Pour. Black as night, little foam.
The Taste. Luna coffe is roasted locally in the Green Bay area and this is a Coffee
Stout. That is to say the coffee flavor is at the front. Yet i find the
finish to be smooth and clean.

This is a robust and flavorful beer. The cold coffee and sweet malt create an unusual
and completely satisfying drinking experience. Best beer brewed in the State of Wisconsin. Highly recommended.

helloitsme, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Hendrick24, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

nmann08, Feb 09, 2014
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2.35/5  rDev -35.1%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

wiltznucs, Jan 29, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

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
Luna Coffee Stout from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.