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Coffee Stout - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4
pDev: 4.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: LordAdmNelson on 02-06-2010

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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by TheGordianKnot:
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4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler purchased only a few hours before tasting...

A- Pours a vert dark, almost completely black color with brownish edges. Has a nice finger of head, cream colored but it settled quickly leaving no lacing behind.

S- Awesome! Fresh ground coffee- yes FRESH! Has a hazelnut and caramel sweet hint also. Little burnt roast and nice subtle esters.

T/M- Very pleased with this one. Nice crisp stout with smooth roast. Again, the caramel, hazelnut, chocolate mocha. Definitely reminds me of an espresso drink, but has a great stout body and backbone. Light bodied, slick and well carbonated- incredibly easy drinker.

O- Hands down the best Blackstone beer I've had and one of the better beers to be made in Nashville, even. Just so drinkable and crisp. 4 of us shared this growler and we all thought this was a stellar beer. Now, would I prefer this to BASC or something similar? No- but could drink this more often and for not being -bal, imperial, aged, etc, etc,... Just top notch!

More User Reviews:
Photo of mikesgroove
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thrilled that I was able to try another fantastic coffee stout. Never having anything from these guys before I was really unsure of what to think, but i have to admit it impressed me. Nice deep black pour with a small head of tan lace that quickly faded and left only a token touch of lace around the sides. Aroma is loaded down with dark roasted, lightly bitter coffee. Nice and rich and easy to pick up from a mile away for sure. Warming adds some depth to it with a nice touch of roasted malts. A bit lighter on the feel then I would have hoped, needed just that little bit more of a kick in carbonation, but overall it held its own. Nice smooth delivery, big, bold coffee flavor right up front that really grabs hold of you from the first sip, dark and rich with a nice bitter bite to it. Lightly smoked, dry finish that lingers on the tongue for a good long while.

Overall a very solid example of the style and intriqued me enough for sure to want to go back for more.

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of cfaulman
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of quazi96
3.96/5  rDev -1%

Photo of titosupertramp
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown with a finger of mocha head. Some lacing with foamy cap.

S: This is really nice. Has the roasted smell you'd expect with a good bit of caramel and chocolate; rich. Smells almost like a Coffee Crisp.

T: Follows the nose. Black coffee, lots of chocolate, caramel. The bitterness of the coffee plays really well with the chocolate sweetness.

M: A little thiner than I'd like, but this is undoubtable under 6.2% ABV so it's expected. Slightly dry finish.

O: This is a nice coffee stout. If you're not able to get FBS or Wake N Bake, this isn't as good, but it might scratch the itch. Really pleased with this.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler at the Sexual Chocolate release. Reviewed from notes.

Pours near black with a very thin mocha head that recedes fairly quickly. Nose brings forward a pretty large amount of roasted dark coffee along with a bit of roasted dark malts. The taste is almost exclusively the coffee, which is slightly bitter but not overly roasted. Mouthfeel is not quite as heavy as I would like given the heft of the coffee flavors, but has nice carbonation, especially from the growler. Drinks quite well and was a nice morning treat.

Photo of DCon
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my 2nd beer @ Blackstones and went for the Coffee Stout because of it being the Brewmaster's Anniversary Ale. Poured into a Pint glass.

Appearance- Extremely Dark chocolate brown color with a 1 finger head that leaves great lacing with rings.

Smell- All the coffee elements are there (roast, bean, chocolate) but there is also a high amount of roasted malt as well. They probably used a Chocolate Malt while brewing.

Taste- You can taste an old, stale coffee but very roasty. Not one of my favorites I've had but very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with high amount of carbonation. Might be too high for a stout, unless this is what they were looking for.

Overall- They infused this stout with a "Black & Blue" coffee roast and it has nice character but falls short for me... If this stout had more body to it and less carbonation, it would be perfect!

Photo of Merkur
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nice dark, rich brown color with a lighter brown head.

As far as smell, smells very strongly of roasted coffee. Very pleasant. Also notes of dark chocolate.

Beer tastes like the smell. The beer starts off with a nice, robust coffee flavor and then finishes with hints of chocolate.

Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but very drinkable.

Very good coffee stout.

Photo of LordAdmNelson
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap as a part of the sampler at the pub. Good beer here--pours a nice opaque black with some tan head. Decent retention and lacing. Smells distinctly stout-like--roasted malts, some dark chocolate, and a bit of coffee (pretty standard, I guess). Taste is good, one of the more robust beers in their line-up. Coffee dominates, with some chocolate bitterness, and a roasty finish. Solid stout, not exceptional, but a great, easy drinker. Creamy and medium-full bodied, definitely would have again. Still surprised by this pub. Good stuff.

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Coffee Stout from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
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