Black House | Modern Times Beer

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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.

Added by mactrail on 06-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,000
Reviews:
194
Ratings:
1,193
pDev:
8.21%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 1,193 |  Reviews: 194
Photo of Keeling
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Antwon616
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with minor head and lacing.
N: Coffee, malt, and chocolate.
T: Follows the nose, big coffee notes with some chocolate and malt sweetness.
M: Medium
O: A very nice coffee stout. If you like coffee beers this is a solid one!

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kingjohnh
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrojanRB
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Glorithm
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If it is classified as Oatmeal Stout it should be smoother but it is not.

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

Photo of deereless
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.28/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A real disappointing effort for a coffee stout. Watery and weak, with flavours disappearing within a second. But of course at 5.6% ABV, this is to be expected. A coffee stout or porter should never be this weak.
Glad I have tried this, so that I know why to avoid it.

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

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

Photo of mnine
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGDrock
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown body, clear, topped by a dense, tan coloured head that has good retention.
Aroma of marshmallow, lactose, lightly of coffee.
Surprisingly sweet upfront, of caramel malt, maple syrup, lactose, before a mild kick of bitter, dry hops lend some balance leading into the finish. Reminiscent of coke. Not a big sense of coffee, nor of chocolate, they're both more of a whisper, and comes out a bit more in the lingering finish. Medium body and medium-light carbonation. Silky mouthfeel.

Sugary sweetness is what this one is all about. It manages to have some balance so that it isn't totally over-bearing, but it does lack depth and doesn't live up to it's name.

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Photo of CAcker
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdaniel28
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma of roasted coffee and hint of dark chocolate taste. Delicious and slightly bitter but smell drives the taste of this beer.

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Photo of Simon212
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScioRevo
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not an expert. Smooth and flavorful. Lots of dark tastes, no bite, not sweet. Very fulfilling - almost nutritious. I enjoyed this beer a lot.

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

Photo of beerluvr
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Black House from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,193 ratings