City Of The Dead | Modern Times Beer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
moderntimesbeer.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with house-roasted, bourbon barrel aged coffee.

Added by Rollzroyce21 on 12-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,399
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
556
pDev:
7.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
124
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 556 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StanleysCup
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich, dark brown pour, edging toward black, tan head. Char on the nose, dark chocolate, coffee, and some light barrel notes.

The coffee is prominent on the taste, and dark chocolate, stone fruit, and the slightest oak flavor from the barrel. Really nice example of the style, IMHO.

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Photo of Mitnick2
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deliciously smooth dark stout without any bitterness.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours the expected pitch black with a billowy tan head, good retention. Aroma is just some light roasted malt & coffee, more of a darker vibe. Taste is good - coffee isn't overwhelming but tastes like boutique coffee not like Folgers, etc. The base beer is rather anonymous - inoffensive but lacks depth. Can't say using bourbon barrel aged coffee made a difference but I am not a coffee expert (there certainly isnt any barrel notes to be found). For the price it is a strong go-to if you are jonesing for coffee infused beer.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep, dark black obsidian pour with a caramel colored head of 1 finger.

Aromas of caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa nibs, spicy tobacco, and permanent markers.

Flavor is green pepper and coffee, to start, but follows through with some dry Nesquik, licorice, black cherry, molasses, tobacco, tin, and a strong presence of those dark chocolate covered raspberry slices! Finish is the dark chocolate raspberry, with some lingering green pepper notes.

Feel is appropriate for the flavor profile, as the astringent coffee could get to be too much if it weren't for the over carbonation. A slightly roasty, dry finish. Zero alcohol astringency.

Overall, a solid imperial stout with a lot going for it. I loved the throwback to the chocolate raspberry stuff. Very cool.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ntanner83
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger creamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge.

S- roasted herbal coffee with mocha cream, roasted malt, cocoa, light char & vanilla

T- taste follows aroma for the most part; earthy coffee with some mocha notes, roasted/charred malt, not really picking up any bourbon notes

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and finish

O- nice roasty stout but having a hard time picking out any bourbon notes

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Photo of DavidR_9
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber bottled 8/17/17 into pub glass.

Tall finger of beige head on top of an opaque black body. This brew looks excellent.
The aroma was sort of a let down - just standard roasty munich, two-row, and dark chocolate malts with hints of roasty coffee - not much more. I think I got to this beer a bit too late having aged just over the 3 month mark.
Flavor is pretty enjoyable and despite the lack of any bourbon character from the coffee beans. I still got lots of coffee character with generous syrupy chocolate and little hints of sweetness. Pretty chewy and medium carbonation, well-balanced mouthfeel.

Too bad I didn't get the bourbon character at all but the coffee and chocolate notes were still there. Next time I/ll try a fresher bottle.

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Photo of Markkus
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a superb brew.
Persistent beige head remains until the last sip. Oak and bourbon notes pair with the smooth roast coffee highlights for a well balanced pair. Smooth finish, light bourbon notes into the aftertaste.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PprBurke
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At uncorked SFO.
a) Black, with tan head and lots of lace and less retention. Still and opaque, blacker than coffee.
s) roasted coffee with oaky bourbon and vanilla tones. wood and char.
t) Follows smell, but more pleasant - bourbon barrel aged coffee with sambucca and chocolate notes, oak and vanilla that finalize with an acrid, ash, char finale. Complex. Deep.
f) Full body with low carbonation.
o) too much like flavored coffee.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one was actually a bit of a miss for me. It reviews well, and sounds good, but to me it did not meet any of what I read. It looked good on pour, but there was little on the nose to it. I did not get much coffee or anything for that matter. The taste was pretty blah, lacking the coffee and roasts mentioned. All in all, this one missed the mark in my opinion.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a nice large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt notes with black cholate note and some bourbon notes with floral coffee notes. Taste is a mix of bourbon notes with some black chocolate notes, roasted malt with nice floral coffee notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice level of complexity, balance and good overall drinkability.

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City Of The Dead from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 556 ratings