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Black Helicopter | Flat Earth Brewing Company

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3.71/5
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142 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
flatearthbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by feloniousmonk on 05-14-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,327
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
142
pDev:
14.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
8
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of BeerGuy8315
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryancl
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darkpreferred
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a 12 oz. mug. Poured black with a decent tan head. IBU is 26. This stout uses a quality coffee bean. Probably my favorite coffee brewer supplies this excellent coffee bean. I found it to be a smooth stout with a nice body and really no bitterness. Not overly carbonated. Tastes of coffee and chocolate - well of course, it's a stout. Also dark roasted malt.
Nice drinkability. Would have again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a great pint of coffee stout, one of the better coffee beers i have had from minnesota. coal black on the pour with a very thick but only about half an inch high layer of creamy tan foam. not particularly viscous even though its really black. the aroma is freshly brewing drip coffee with some bitter roast elements from the dark barley malt. the coffee and the dark grain seem to go together expertly well, and there is a great synergy between the two. the flavor matches up with the nose pretty well, not quite burnt barley, but heavy on the roast, and fresh coffee, less earthy and bitter as it is warming and comforting, really neat sensation from it, obviously made with some quality coffee. long finish although the beer is not real sweet, the coffee and the almost chalky textured dark grain linger awhile on the tongue. smooth and rich feeling, plenty full bodied, but also creay and soft, easy to sip on pint after pint on a chilly fall evening. i have not had many beers from these guys yet, but have been quite impressed with the couple i have had. this is killer.

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josholson666
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OmahaKF
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Smell is heavily of roasted coffee with a hint of sweet cream. Taste pretty much mirrors the smell with just a hint of coffee acidity on the finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a stout. Overall, I was expecting a slightly richer coffee taste, but a decent lighter coffee stout.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle. It pours bright black under a thin tan colored foam cap. It highlights rich coffee flavors and aromas with the bitterness from the roast combined with a mild hop touch balancing the sweeter malt flavors.

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Photo of MNBeer1017
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppySeb
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hardy008
3.17/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours black with a one finger tan head. The aroma has coffee and dark roasted malt.

The taste is mostly bitter with coffee and dark roasted malt. There is little to no sweetness to balance the bitterness. At 4.9 % abv, I didn't expect very much malt, but it would have been nice to have had more than this.

Light bodied for the style with average carbonation. Has a bitter aftertaste from the coffee and dark roasted malt. Somewhat disappointing in my opinion.

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Photo of TEdubbaD
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tyecko
3.6/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Sprowe
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of dheldman
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%

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Black Helicopter from Flat Earth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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