Coffee Stout - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.1/5 rDev +2%
Reviewed from notes.
On tap at Iron Hill Media. Served in a standard shaker pint glass.
Beer pours a very dark brown, totally opaque. Produced about a finger off tan head. Nice head retention and lacing.
The tasting notes say that the beer is brewed with 20 lbs. of Ethiopian coffee from Burlap and Bean and boy can you smell it. This pint smells like a nice earthy, slightly bitter cup of coffee.
Taste is also very coffee forward. It's slightly bitter with some hints of bittersweet chocolate stout.
Mouthfeel is thick with a light, but lingering level of carbonation.
Overall, a very tasty coffee stout. It was great end of the night beer on a cold November night.
11-18-2011 00:10:13 | More by pburland23
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
Served in a pint glass.
A: Opaque dark brown with a one-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted a while. Wonderful lacing.
S: Roasted malt and coffee aroma. I know there is actual coffee in there, but this smells really good.
T: The flavor was more complex than the nose. Moderate sweetness and strong bitterness to balance. Rich roasted malt and coffee and a bit of spice. Very nice finish.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with lively carbonation. Very creamy.
O: This is a nice beer to sip slowly at the end of meal on a cold night. I wasn't sure was to expect when I ordered it, but was very pleasantly surprised.
10-31-2011 02:28:14 | More by SolipsismalCat
4.22/5 rDev +5%
On tap @ Iron Hill Media on 10/16/11. Served in a 10 oz goblet. Made with Ethiopian Harrar beans from the nearby Burlap & Bean Coffee.
Pours a deep brown in the glass, topped with a finger of light mocha head. This maintains a rich ½ finger of frothiness that just drenches the sides with thick sticky lacing. Great look to this! The aroma is very flavorful with the coffee, with a pleasant mix of roast and earth which funnels up the nostrils in a tasty smelling fume. Leafy tones and a touch of burnt wood hang on the edges of this, while notes of cocoa, roast, and citrus push up from underneath. The nose is all about the delicious aromatic coffee flavors that those beans provide and this has got to be one of the more fantastic coffee noses on a beer that I’ve experienced in a while.
The taste focuses much more on the green earthy notes of the coffee, but the cocoa and caramel flavors of the Brown Ale have their own place here as well. Dry woody roast notes fill out the back of the profile, with a burnt feel here that sticks to the tongue and lingers on the palate for quite a while. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with sharp edges to the carbonation and then more of a crisp creaminess that runs down the center of the tongue and leaves some oiliness behind in the mouth. Alcohol is mostly hid but it does seem to strengthen the roasty sharpness of the coffee in the taste some.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a good Coffee Stout and this one did the trick. The nose was just fantastic on this but then the taste brought a little something different to the table, showcasing the more aggressive burnt and woody flavors of the coffee. This is a perfect one to pair up with brunch!
10-18-2011 17:01:11 | More by Kegatron
Coffee Stout from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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