Karma Sumatra Coffee Stout | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stakem on 02-10-2012

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of russwbeck
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Great pour off the nitro. A few fingers of brown head forms wonderfully atop a black pour. 4

S: The coffee is definitely t the forefront here. Roasted malts underneath and perhaps some chocolate. 4

T: Like a roasty cup of coffee, this beer has a really nice kick to it. Some light chocolate underneath, but the vast majority of the roast come from coffee instead of malts. A bit of a one trick pony. 3.5

MF: Too light on the body. I wanted a robust stout, this is just too watery. Low carbonation, it rests thick and creamy on the palate. 3

O: This was a nice little stout from a nice little brewpub. Wish it was a bit better, but no complaints overall. 3.5
Great pour off the nitro. A few fingers of brown head forms
wonderfully atop a black pour. 4

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Photo of stakem
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Along the same lines of Love Buzz, this new offering from SGB is the shade mountain stout with the addition of locally roasted Sumatra coffee.

Nitro delivery at the brewpub served in a pub glass. The brew appears a dark brown color with a ruby ring of clarity around the base. A finger of silky smooth tan froth sits atop the brew like only nitro can deliver. As the cap fades, it leaves a full wall of lace on the glass.

The smell is rediculous with fresh roasted coffee. This is like a coffee store in the glass. The coffee they serve in some Starbucks doesn't smell this fresh and bold with coffee. This brew is so solid with fresh coffee aroma that I almost have to fault it for not smelling of anything else. Just straight roasted coffee with slight earthy notes and a bit of citrus from the coffee beans. This is a java lovers dream come true in the beer world.

The taste is as expected. Straight fresh roasted coffee. The taste departs a bit from the aroma and gives room for more character to be shown. Earthy and roasted with coffee bean citrus and light accenting touch of citrus hops. A light touch of grainy sweetness hints just slightly before going back to coffee assault. Lightly fruity with alcohol into the aftertaste and across the back is more grain inclusion that is somewhat fresh and oaty.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation that is silky smooth to the feel. Very easy drinking and really a brew for a fan of coffee. Again, I almost fault this beer for being too much like coffee and not enough like beer but wow was it good. The nitro delivery really helped to make this brew more beer-like and made for an enjoyable experience.

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Karma Sumatra Coffee Stout from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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