Onyx Coffee Stout
Ozark Beer Co.

Onyx Coffee StoutOnyx Coffee Stout
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Ozark Beer Co.
Arkansas, United States
American Stout
Ranked #1
Ranked #1,497
4.35 | pDev: 6.44%
Nov 21, 2023
Apr 05, 2014
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Ozark Onyx does not have Raul hooked on phonics. Nah, it ain’t like that. But picture this: a bride that you brought from Russia has to take the Spirit Airlines of said country, all the way to your pad - like this beer, she’d be a lil worn out too. And Onyx is like that to Raul. I believe in its ranking and I know that it coud be better. But a crowler sent from Arkansas to Southern California? Yeah, like Olga, it needed a hot bath and a few aspirin. Now, don’t get Raul wrong, what I have in my glass is still a good beer - but it doesn’t have me calling my mama.

*edit - on second thought…
Nov 21, 2023
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Sampling a cold 32 oz crowler poured into my trusty snifter. Canned on 5-17-2023.
The beer has been in my fridge for the past few weeks after being sent to me by the Arkansas beer champion @russpowell
Beer pours a rich black coffee color with a spongey tan head of 2.5 com foaming up. This foam fades to a very thin edge layer and the beer leaves legs on my glass, but no lacing.
Aroma is roasted malts and coffee grounds with a very mild char note coming through. no hop character and no sweet malt notes. I also dont get any alcohol notes.
First sip reveals a medium to light body with smooth texture. The carbonation is very fine and prickly on my palate. Beer does leave a bit of stickiness on my lips after each sip. But it also drinks very easy and I find my self draining the glass very quickly.
flavor is roasted malts and coffee grounds also, with maybe a bit of dark chocolate to have hints of sweetness. But this is a coffee forward roasty stout from start to finish. I never get any hop character and the low ABV is hidden too.
A very nice coffee stout. Only thing I would improve is a little more depth or thickness to the body.
Nice beer, glad to have tried it!
Jun 30, 2023
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Reviewed by woemad from Washington

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
32oz crowler courtesy of Russpowell. Canned (crowlered?) on May 21.

Poured into a nonic pint glass, this was the color of the inky black depths at the bottom of the ocean. Big, creamy looking head somewhere between tan and mocha in color. Spotty, streaky lace.

Big, rich, roasty coffee aroma.

Coffee flavor up front, but also a toasty nuttiness. There's a light sweetness to it that I can't quite define, but it doesn't taste like any sort of sweet adjunct was added. Really nice tasting coffee Stout.

Body is rather thin for the style. Lightly creamy mouth feel.

Although the beer is listed at 5.3%, the crowler states 5.2. I do not consider this an important distinction, but I'm just including it for the sake of fair reportage. Really nice, easy drinking coffee stout. If somebody were to tell me they considered the idea of a coffee stout pleasing but also something that would be too heavy to drink more than a single gulp of, I would suggest this beer to them as an example of how a coffee stout does not have to be heavy. Seriously, this makes me want to go out and buy some coffee ice cream for dessert.
Jun 29, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 30, 2023
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown, almost black color. Completely opaque. Thin mocha colored head. Aroma has notes of fresh ground, fresh brewed coffee and some roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, fresh coffee, chocolate, and some ground coffee. Feel is very thin and light - makes it an extremely drinkable stout. In the end, I want more body from my stouts. Overall its a very well crafted stout and the coffee used in it is excellent.
Jan 25, 2023
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Ranked #1 American Stout #2 beer in Arkansas, new brewery for me . Growler received in Bif16 from @russpowell, poured into an Ozark brewing snifter also from him , thank you!

Dark cola brown liquid , thin taupe foam layer that quickly dissipated to a ring, no lacings

Aroma is fresh brewed coffee , roasted malts , faint chocolate aroma

Taste is green , fresh brewed beer . It’s that fresh fresh brewery taste .fresh brewed coffee, no acrid bitterness.

Thin , light mouthfeel, low sudsing more like a porter than a stout

Good beer
Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Jul 02, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Mar 10, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by DuckDodgers from Missouri

Jan 17, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

May 18, 2020
Rated: 3.84 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 4 by zbooks from Texas

Nov 03, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by jdell15 from Arkansas

Jul 29, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Brob245 from Missouri

Jun 17, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jan 11, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 06, 2018
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Reviewed by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: pitch black in the glass with a half finger of tan head
S: just awesome aroma....very rich coffee without the bitterness. Vanilla cream sweetness
T: creamy smooth coffee. Not too bold, very sessionable.
F: thin but smooth.
Jul 06, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by SirHopsHoppington from Arkansas

Jul 01, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Nov 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Masonz223 from Michigan

4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Smell: cold brewed coffee with traces of bitersweet chocolate and French vanilla coffee creamer.
Taste: cold brewed coffee upfront middle of the mouth hints of roasted malt cherry skin vanilla more cold brewed coffee comes through in the finish and the cherry skin lingers in the aftertaste.
Feel: light medium body slightly watery creamy extremely easy drinking.
Overall: if your looking for an easy drinking session coffee stout this is for you. Very easy drinking I wouldn't have a hard time putting a few of these back.
Sep 30, 2016
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