Black House | Modern Times Beer

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
It’s so great that you like coffee. I just love that about you. Speaking of which, you’re holding an oatmeal coffee stout positively redolent with coffee aroma and flavor. It’s not acrid. It’s not astringent. It doesn’t taste like that brown puddle at the bottom of the office carafe at 4pm. It kind of tastes like chocolate covered espresso beans, only drier and more like beer. It’s the full-blown coffee beer experience in a sessionable-ish package.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,456
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
1,235
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
212
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,235 |  Reviews: 203
Photo of baklo
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Buttersbrau
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate up front along with some caramel and toffee towards the back

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt and coffee and then picks up some dark chocolate and caramel. Bittersweet. Finishes with lingering coffee and roast

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good coffee stout that is quite easy to drink because of the lack of astringency. Definitely worth checking out if you're into coffee stouts

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Photo of Bill69
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The coffee expression is very rich & full-bodied (especially for a low ABV oatmeal stout), definitely beyond a diner / Folger’s style coffee. Body is a little thin for my liking but that is more appropriate for the style. Very good

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Photo of twosheds
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a tan head.

Smells of coffee and roasted malts. Has an almost apple or berry like sweetness.

Taste is very similar to smell. Very sweet And malty with a nice coffee flavor.

This is really good. It's ok the sweet side but also very smooth and offset by the coffee.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of antihero404
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmilyko
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I remember when Stouts weren’t all about either coffee or chocolate. This was a good coffee forward beer, but I have 6 Starbucks within 5 miles of my place. The adventurous days of adding coffee and chocolate to Stouts are passe.....let’s move on and get back to basics out there.

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Photo of MrDarcy
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandandan79
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

looks like a stout. dark. smells was faint.
taste was weak, watery, little complexity with high carbonation.
overall it wasn't a total failure , i drank it , finished it, but i really didn't enjoy it.
it's too basic and too weak for a coffee stout. no kick.
too many good stouts out there to repeat with on this one.

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

Photo of prock180
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KMcGrath
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DeliriumDuck
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jak
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jaxon53
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MjBrewhouse
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reebtaerG
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bump8628
3.05/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JandJMD
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Black House from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,235 ratings