City Of The Dead | Modern Times Beer

City Of The DeadCity Of The Dead
BA SCORE
4.1/5
540 Ratings
City Of The DeadCity Of The Dead
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:
#2,264
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
540
pDev:
7.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
115
Trade:
7
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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a dark brown with a thick layer of tan colored head

S-roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and some light vanilla

T-taste is of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and some light bitterness in the finish. There might be a slight amount of bourbon in the taste but it is very light.

M-very smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation

Overall a very good and interesting beer, not really what I was expecting

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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Phyl21ca

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had to read the label like 9 times to make sure I understood this beer. Its not the beer that is aged in bourbon barrels, its the coffee. Check. I guess.

Pours black, 1/2" brown head, small bubbles, decent retention. Aroma wasn't all the coffee or bourbon I had hoped for, but it also wasn't garbage or anything. Just mild and slightly muted. Coffee came out more in the taste, but I was expecting something amazing after having to re-read the label a few times. Seemed more exotic. Usual stuff like roasted malt here. Bourbon? Not feeling or tasting it. Dark fruit bitterness is there. Weird. A little bit boozy and pricey. I dunno, its a good beer, but also sort of a let down after your read about bourbon barrels and coffee.

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City Of The Dead from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 540 ratings
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