Bolivia Newton John
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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From:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Stout - American
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 7.04%
Ratings:
38
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 21, 2015
Added:
Feb 26, 2015
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: None
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3.5 by sharpski from Oregon on Dec 21, 2015
 
3.77 by Canada_Dan from Colorado on Nov 12, 2015
 
3.92 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Nov 10, 2015
 
4 by threedaggers from Kentucky on Nov 08, 2015
 
4.25 by Domvan from Texas on Oct 26, 2015
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3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DenverHopHead from Colorado

On tap at Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont; poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - very black, sitting like a shadow in the pint glass. Thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves spotty lacing.
Smell - cup of coffee with hazelnut creamer!
Taste - follows the nose, but a touch watered down.
Feel - medium body with strong cup of coffee feel, but falls light on the finish.
Overall -

Oct 20, 2015
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3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Gregaroo from Pennsylvania

On tap at the Tasty Weasel and served in a pint glass. Nice coffee stout, but I was hoping for more. I had this after a BBA G'Night, so maybe my taste buds had already been overwhelmed. I'll just have to come back and try again.

Oct 18, 2015
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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ArrogantB from Colorado

On tap at the Tasty Weasel taproom. Dark black, tan head. Nice aroma of strong coffee grounds. The flavor was more of the same, decent roasty stout flavor but a nice coffee component. Good stuff.

Oct 18, 2015
 
3.81 by Greels from Colorado on Oct 16, 2015
 
4.59 by Zatch90 from Wisconsin on Oct 09, 2015
 
4.08 by Keananmichael5 from California on Sep 30, 2015
 
3.96 by kmanjohnson from California on Sep 27, 2015
 
3.79 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Sep 27, 2015
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3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by markgugs from New Jersey

Great coffee nose, just a hint of sweetness. Mostly rich espresso grinds. The taste doesn't quite match that though, as it's a bit more on the sweet side. Still tasty, just lacking a bit of the aggressive coffee flavor I'm looking for. If you like your coffee on the slightly sweet side though, this is for you. The carb & feel are solid, albeit a bit more "zippy" instead of creamy, which I would also prefer. Slight hint of that ashy character that some coffee stouts produce. All-in-all a very solid beer though.

Sep 25, 2015
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3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by soze47 from Massachusetts

This could be a little more light on the palette. Kind of on the fence between a big beer or a lighter stout. If they took the carbonation up a bit, it would help.

Aug 15, 2015
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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jakecattleco from California

Just felt a little thin for the nose and taste. I'd happily drink again though.

Aug 14, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by buschbeer from Ohio

! PINT can
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black with three inches of mocha head that leaves little lacing.

The aroma is coffee as expected.

The flavor is dominated by coffee as well. The taste has more bitterness of black coffee than the nose led me to believe. Black coffee in the aftertaste.

Full mouthfeel

This is not an in your face coffee stout. You know the coffee is there though. It was definitely a pleasure to get the opportunity to try it.

Jun 21, 2015
 
3.77 by JayCheG from Wisconsin on May 12, 2015
 
4.21 by Dewaddle from Indiana on May 09, 2015
 
3.97 by lunarbrew from Wisconsin on May 04, 2015
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GreesyFizeek from New York

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This pours a moderately dark black, with a half inch mocha colored head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like moderate strength coffee, with a little bit of milk chocolate and caramel.

This definitely isn't the boldest coffee stout I've ever had, but it's still tasty. Not overly complex, but still tasty. The coffee flavor is nice and roasty, a little sweet, with some milk chocolate.

This is medium bodied, with a very creamy mouthfeel.

Nice stuff here, very tasty.

May 04, 2015
 
3.71 by McMatt7 from Pennsylvania on Apr 23, 2015
 
4.21 by gkoz from Arizona on Apr 23, 2015
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3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Stevedore from Oregon

A- Medium brown body, one finger white head, good retention, no lacing.

S- Milk chocolate, stale coffee, a bit of cocoa. Roasted malt. Mild metallic aroma.

F- Roasted malt, milk chocolate, no metallic flavours but a bitter cocoa and a fair bit of coffee.

M- Medium bodied though missing a little bit of depth. Good carbonation.

O- Decent coffee stout, nothing to write home about.

Apr 18, 2015
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3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by AngusOg from North Carolina

The coffee flavor itself is really nice, but i'm getting a slight metallic after taste on the back end which is keeping this from being really exceptional for me.

Apr 02, 2015
 
4.24 by DrMindbender from South Carolina on Mar 31, 2015
 
4.29 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Mar 31, 2015
 
3.84 by Gator_Chomp from Florida on Mar 28, 2015
 
3.9 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Mar 28, 2015
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3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rkarimi from Colorado

10-3

Mar 28, 2015
 
4.61 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania on Mar 27, 2015
 
4.58 by Shawner from Minnesota on Mar 22, 2015
 
4.21 by jaydoc from Kansas on Mar 15, 2015
 
4.07 by Goatdavemac from North Carolina on Mar 14, 2015
 
3.78 by MarkyMOD from Colorado on Mar 12, 2015
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4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by TonyLema1 from South Carolina

Tons of coffee aroma and taste, could be my favorite coffee stout to date

Mar 08, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

love this latest brewery only can from oskar blues, and again wish some of this cool beer would make it to the market, but it never does. clever name, nice rich coffee profile in the nose, and a hint of very very bitter dark chocolate too, probably coming from nearly burnt barley. it looks nice in the glass, although the head doesnt really hold, the color is dark and shiny, and impenetrable to light, very deep. the smell is all coffee, slightly stale, but very intense and earthy, heavy roast, i like that in the stout, especially this stout, thats not overly complex in its makeup, lets the coffee really drive the experience. in the taste the coffee is thin and stale even more, im missing body out of this, which i find frustrating and confusing given the rich aroma and apparent viscosity on the pour. its also a bit acidic on the coffee side, lingering on the palate too long, and feeling just a little weird in the belly. still though, its a cool use of a cool coffee, and i think the beer stays out of the coffees way for the most part, which we dont see often enough i dont think. definitely a caffeine kick from this one too. nice pint can to share in an after dinner context. they would definitely sell plenty of it if they would put out 4 packs...

Mar 07, 2015
 
3.75 by Jasonrm72 from Colorado on Feb 26, 2015
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 38 ratings