Luna Coffee Stout
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

Luna Coffee StoutLuna Coffee Stout
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Style:
Stout - American
Ranked #888
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
83
Ranked #42,457
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 13.7%
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
444
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Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  58
SCORE
83
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JustinTheJuice from Wisconsin

3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer is extremely dark, essentially black. The coffee smell stands out more than the word "coffee" on the label. It has a very malty and as the marketing suggests, coffee taste. If someone swoons at the idea of mixing coffee and beer, I think they will probably really enjoy Hiterland's Luna Coffee Stout, for me as someone who wants to keep those things separate, I don't see myself drinking too many more of these in my lifetime.

Jun 29, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bottle of this beer whilst in La Crosse, WI to move my daughter out of the dorm early....Thanks Covid-19! It poured an opaque dark with tan head that did not leave much lace. The scent had coffee notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with coffee base and subtle chocolate hints. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

Mar 21, 2020
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Lucular from Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. This is a fairly standard coffee stout. There is plenty of bitter coffee and dark roast with maybe a hint of smoke and bitter chocolate. Slightly thin and prickly mouthfeel. Decent.

Jan 27, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle
Best by 2/29/19
A little past due

Slick black in the snifter with a creamy head of 1/2 finger. Sheets of lacing.

Aroma of ashen coffee ground, with slight dark baker's cacao.

Flavor brings that earthy, bitter, ashen coffee ground but oddly enough it's not too burnt for me. It IS all coffee though, only maybe minor burnt dark cacao somewhere in there. Very ashy, very earthy. Compounds on itself to bring almost palate scrubbing IPA-like bitterness.

Feel is smooth and creamy, medium plus, moderate to high carbonation, and a roasty dry finish. Mild alcohol perception.

Overall, a rather bitter, but good coffee stout, not something I'd likely buy a 6 pack of though. Hits the spot for right now, and that's all that matters.

Aug 30, 2019
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scaliasux from Wisconsin

3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L - Dark brown. Thin, creamy, but not persistent tan head.

S - Sweet malt, cream, coffee.

T - Coffee flavors dominate. A little bitter and raw tasting, though. Sweet malts.

F - Medium. Creamy.

O - Not the biggest fan of coffee beers and this doesn't strike me as one of the best of those.

Apr 07, 2019
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loook - the lacing gives this such a high rating. Sticky lacing and super dark. Lasting tan head.
Smell - coffee plus some lactose
Taste - coffee, chocolate, cream
Feel - smooth due to the nitro with a light body
Overall - pretty good

Nov 22, 2016
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discipline7 from Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Definitely spend your hard earned cash on anything but this brew, unless you like heavy, heavy black coffee stouts which I don't, so this review is somewhat biased against this type of brew.

May 15, 2016
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours pitch black, with minimal head. The nose is coffee, which is to be expected. The taste is fairly coffee flavored. It is kinda wattery feeling, though.

Apr 08, 2016
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The_Snow_Bird from Florida

2.44/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very dark black with no head on top. Smell is of heavy watered down coffee. Tastes exactly like how it smells with hints of dark chocolate and roasted malt.

Mar 14, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark black body, with a thick creamy one finger offwhite head, good retention, not much lacing. Smells of coffee, and that's about it. Not a whole lot more than that. Flavour is similarly uncomplicated, but I do not taste much of any of the base stout. No chocolate, cocoa, espresso, any of that. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, carbonation feels like nitro, a bit creamy. Overall, not a whole lot other than coffee on this one. Too bad.

Feb 13, 2016
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deebo from Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice coffee stout. Fair amount of medium roasted coffee flavor but not overly bitter with a fairly clean, quick finish. Medium bodied. Worth having again

Dec 25, 2015
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BSiegs from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark looking pour, some ruby on the edges in light. Light brown head that laces nicely. The nose is aggressive bitter coffee. That pretty much overpowers any other aromas. The taste follows suit, the intense, bitter coffee is the star. I do like that flavor, but prefer it a bit more subdued in a beer. The body is only medium and the carbonation is a bit high for the style. A solid coffee stout, particularly if you like the aggressive bitter versions of the style.

Dec 19, 2015
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1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Insanely, ridiculously, out-of-control voluminous tan head (my pretty soft pour filled literally the entire glass with just foam). Kinda hilarious, it would get a 4.75 except it takes too damn long just to get a sip. Lots of acidic java on the nose, weak faint roasty malt. The flavor is almost entirely acidic, cold-pressed coffee flavor, bitter, with virtually no stout notes whatsoever. Feel is light-medium bodied, the everlasting head provides a nice lip-pillow.
Great if you like carbonated alcoholic cold coffee, bad if you wanted a coffee stout.

Oct 17, 2015
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark with a massive tan head that leaves plenty of lacing. The smell is huge coffee with a bit of bitter dark chocolate and the taste is exactly the same. There is a bit of burnt bitterness at the end which I didn't truly enjoy.

Sep 13, 2015
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Prager62 from Colorado

4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On nitro tap at a local watering hole.

Look- Dark brown with a thick and creamy tan head from the nitro pour.

Smell- Very chocolate forward with some coffee notes following.

Taste- Dark chocolate goodness followed by some coffee notes. There is a little bitterness in the finish.

Feel- It's very thin for such a decadent beer. The nitro while producing a creamy head, doesn't do much else to help the feel.

Overall- The aroma and taste have characteristics that remind me of Founders Breakfast Stout. The thin nature and feel is where it falls short of being world class. Still a very tasty beer that I would drink again.

Aug 21, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.

Pours near black but clear with mahogany highlights when held to the light. The tan head is rather weak and soon reduces to a ring and island.

Aroma: coffee and dark roasted malts, nicely balanced, with hints of coffee grinds, faint spices and roasted nuts.

Flavor: largely follows the aroma but the coffee is more dominant. Mild+ bitterness increases in the aftertaste which also has some char.

Feel: smooth, medium-full body with light but adequate carbonation.

Aug 15, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in Milwaukee at hinterland. Pours black under a ½” tan head, very creamy, tastes like a nitro beer, excellent lacing, coffee and dark malt flavors, touch of chocolate. Slight coffee chocolate aroma, medium full body. Soft in the mouth.

May 18, 2015
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

100% random grab while in Tampa a month ago. Stored in fridge since returning and reviewed from full notes over the weekend.

A- Super loud hiss as the bottle opens but no overflow. It pours mostly as foam with a black body and one hand head of infinite foam and retention. Tablespoons of thick lace.

S- Pretty much just coffee happening for me here. Medium roast and earthy with some burnt grains backing it up. Toasted nuts.

T- Coffee grounds follow the nose and are truly the focal point of the beer. Somewhat oxidized with a certain old coffee bean feel at times. Charred malts, toast, caramel sweetness and chocolate form the base. Mocha.

MF- Supremely foamy body as the appearance may have suggested, pretty much more air than liquid in each sip. Stinging high carbonation but the foaminess does take some of the edge off.

Foam and coffee bomb. Carried a solid flavor despite the body but falls flat in some areas and the taste feels inconsistent.

Feb 24, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with tan head. Coffee, tons of it on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some roasted malt, raw cocoa and more coffee. Solid coffee stout.

Dec 30, 2014
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Vierenner from Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.8%

Has a decent flavor but the mouthfeel is bizarre ... high carbonation and it hits the mouth with an unpleasant bite. Wouldn't recommend.
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Sep 18, 2014
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

$ 2.99/16 oz bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of coffee
Head average (3.5 cm), light brown, frothy, diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing good – many partial rings and stalactites of small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor very coffee forward, slightly bitter; no hop no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Very nice coffee flavored beer, but pretty watery and maltless to call a stout. The flavor and appearance are OK, but the palate is weak. Still, a pretty tasty brew which I would buy again.

Aug 07, 2014
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Lemke10 from Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On nitro-tap at Bernie's in Waukesha, WI. Pours a dark brown color with a creamy light brown head. The aroma is rich with coffee. The taste is smooth and easy drinking. Robust flavors but not too heavy. Has a smooth, maltly flavor that is well-balanced. Nice find on nitro.

May 28, 2014
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onefortheroad74 from Wisconsin

3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great beer, not necessarily an easy beer but definitely not pretentious. Great nose of roasted grains and black coffee. A bit more carbonation than expected but it worked. This is a great choice for the stout fan or coffee lover. Not a quaffer but not a one pint princes. Overall better than average for the style, an overall good choice.

May 16, 2014
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mverity from Florida

3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich, creamy looking black with a large creamy deep-tan head. Very good lacing, very good legs. Thick wisps on the surface and medium collar. Aroma and taste are of very deep malt, burnt coffee, and dark chocolate. Full body and low carbonation lend to a great thick, rich mouthfeel.

Mar 06, 2014
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helloitsme from Wisconsin

4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am not going to pretend i am reviewing a beer that i just tried for the first time.
The Hinterland Luna Stout is a beer i have drank for years.
I prefer it on the nitro tap. But the bottled beer has its own pleasures. Either way
its the best coffee stout i have tried.

The Pour. Black as night, little foam.
The Taste. Luna coffe is roasted locally in the Green Bay area and this is a Coffee
Stout. That is to say the coffee flavor is at the front. Yet i find the
finish to be smooth and clean.

This is a robust and flavorful beer. The cold coffee and sweet malt create an unusual
and completely satisfying drinking experience. Best beer brewed in the State of Wisconsin. Highly recommended.

Feb 28, 2014
Luna Coffee Stout from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 444 ratings