Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout | Back Forty Beer Co.

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4.03/5
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Trade Day Cuban Coffee StoutTrade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Back Forty Beer Co.
Alabama, United States
backfortybeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cuban Coffee Stout.

Added by KMitch on 12-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,740
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
69
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by Shadman:
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4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/13/15
A- Pours a pitch black in a thick oil like fashion with a very minimal tan head.
S- Roasted Coffee and chocolate notes.
T- More of the nose with slightly more char.
M- Light to medium carbonation. Light body.
D- Very good. Could probably only drink one due to how rich it is. Good beer.

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Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hugh37
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle with a Jan. 2016 bottling date served in a goblet.
Pours dark brown with a decent head. Black and opaque in the glass. OK aroma and good flavor with plenty of dark roasted grain and a moderate-mild amount of coffee.
Excellent, creamy smooth, full body with well set medium-low carbonation.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, day 19 of the Craft Beer Advent Calendar - a nice story on the label, made even nicer by the New South's ironic acceptance of supposed long-standing enemies.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with the barest of basal dark cola edges, and two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and well-creamy brown head, which leaves some hanging land bridge lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of pungent and bitter cold artisanal coffee, gritty and grainy roasted caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, a bit of black licorice, and a plain earthy, leafy, and weedy hoppiness. The taste is more big and brash coffee acridity, dark chocolate, grainy and lightly toasted caramel malt, muddled black orchard fruit, a subtle Scandinavian anise candy thing, some free-range meaty roast, and more generic earthy and musty hop bitterness.

The bubbles are adequate in their simple and unadorned frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, with a pleasant creaminess manifesting as things approach ambient room temperature (more like cellar, I'm in the basement of an old house). It finishes off-dry, the cocoa and caramel watching the coffee essence discharge, and await its resetting.

Well, if you like fancy coffee and chocolate-leaning stouts, then, party people in the house, this is a brew for you! There's really not much point (I should now know) in talking about anything else existant in Trade Day, because that's all you really need to know.

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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle dated 1/5/2016 into snifter.

A: Pitch black with 2 finger mocha head. Nice retention and lacing.

S: Roasted malts with a big coffee punch. Slight hints of brown sugar or molasses.

T: Espresso and rich coffee with some chocolate and vanilla notes.

M: Full bodied but not thick. Finish is all roasted coffee beans.

O: Very well executed coffee stout. My favorite from these guys.

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Photo of Bamahawk4
4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of L0GlC
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A deep black colour with a light brown head that dissipates quickly. Smells like strong coffee but very earthy, more like a handful of freshly roasted coffee beans and just a hint of caramel malt. The initial flavour is a very bold coffee but slowly turns into a coffee bean taste. It essentially tastes like a cup of iced coffee, brewed hot so slightly bitter but with beautiful earthy tones. Again just a hint of caramel. Mouth feel is suitably coarse with a medium-heavy body, but more carbonated than I would like. Overall a good beer, very refreshing and almost like a coffee soda. Would be very enjoyable during the hot summer months in the place of iced coffee.

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Photo of suzychesser
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, with a thick creme colored head on top. Fair retention, with thin lacing left behind. Roasted malts, coffee, and earthy notes. Roasted malts drive the taste forward, with big, roasted coffee creating a crescendo to a magnificent peak. Gets a bit hot at the end as the beer moves towards room temperature. Medium finish length. Mouth feel is grainy, and medium-full. Overall, a beer that very much impresses me. Coffee is delightful, and the look is fantastic.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Poured straight into glass to get head going, and then tilted off to maintain the hearty head through the end of the pour.

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Photo of BigGold
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, with apparent bottled-on date rubbed off, into faceted mug. I've enjoyed beers from Back Forty, but this serious stout earns a regular place in the beer fridge.

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Photo of Justinbshelton
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tommo
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe its cause were in canada and the beer here is slops, but this is great. Great smell, pure coffee but not bitter or astringent. Jet black. Good body. Exactly what i want for a coffee porter.

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Photo of TheBeard89
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bushwack
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark mahogany with a coffee colored head.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, caramel malt, and tobacco.

Bitter coffee and chocolate balanced by a sweet caramel maltiness with rich tobacco notes. Also has notes of dark fruit - plume, raisin, and fig. A very tasty stout.

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Photo of JGCraver
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tone
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of piney hops, strong sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of alcohol, and slight chocolate. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, roasted malt, piney hops, alcohol, hint of yeast, and wood. Overall, average appearance, good aroma and body, but lacking coffee.

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Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout from Back Forty Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 69 ratings