Luna Coffee Stout
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

Luna Coffee StoutLuna Coffee Stout
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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #874
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
83
Ranked #39,247
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 13.97%
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
440
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Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Year-round
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SCORE
83
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
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.

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Photo of scaliasux
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.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
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

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Photo of discipline7
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.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
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.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
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.

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Photo of deebo
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

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Photo of BSiegs
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.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
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.

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Photo of FriedSlug
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.

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Photo of Prager62
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.

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Photo of chinchill
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.

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Photo of pat61
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.

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Photo of cbutova
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.

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Photo of TX-Badger
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.

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Photo of Vierenner
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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Photo of Ozzylizard
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.

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Photo of Lemke10
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.

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Photo of onefortheroad74
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.

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Photo of mverity
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.

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Photo of helloitsme
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.

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Photo of jucifer1818
2.41/5  rDev -34%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

appearance: this one comes in the darkest shade of brown you can get, with a head that actually manages to last for a given amount of time. 4

Smell: This beer smells excellent: lots of heavy, thoroughly roasted coffee. Unfortunately, after this smell subsides, you get hit by hot estery brew, which reminds me of some of my earlier homebrew projects. it averages out to a 3

Taste: This beer comes off VERY dark. think bakers chocolate and dark roasted coffee beans. Very grainy, but enjoyable. If you can drink it that is. The carbonation is just plain offensive. Ive had bottle bombs that where easier to pour than this beer. its so bad, that I have to discount a LOT from taste. It also has a hot flavor behind the roastyness, so after you get used to the coffee, that's all you taste. 2

Mouthfeel: ahhhh the kicker in the room...this beer is viciously over-carbonated. I'm surprised it did not explode in the bottle. It easily has a higher carbonation level than a hefewisen, and has levels close to some of my first homebrew projects (of which DID explode). If it was bottle conditioned I'm SURE that it would had been a gusher (yeast on the bottom tends to catch carbonation bubble, and encourage an overall gusher of beer). Its vicious biting carbonation makes this beer almost undrinkable until a lengthy de-carbonation process (of swirling the beer around and watching huge flumes of beer bubbles rushing to the top of the bottle). The beer is almost unpourable except for the most skilled and careful pourers. 15. Almost a deal breaker.

Overal: This beer is a difficult one. It, at its core, Is a very well made coffee beer. I would actually put it just behind Kona pipeline porter (which still makes it worth trying) in terms of quality, but MY GOD. this stuff is so over-carbianted I'm surprised that the Global warming folks aren't trying to ban it for emmitiing too much CO2! it almost ruins the beer, and its downright sloppy for a professional brewery like this one. I'm giving this bottle the benefit of the doubt, but seriously, it was a huge disappointment to after coming home from work and having to deal with this mess!

A cautiously optimistic 2.75. Their might be a revision of the beer as i go through the rest of the 4-pint pack, and i can accept if my 4 pack was a dud or a mistake. But it cannot be forgiven. It is just simply sloppy brewing.

Id cautiously lump this into the "on Sale" category. Good for a once off try preferably if you can get it not-at-full-price. You might enjoy it at full price or at bar price, but youl be a lot happier if you paid less for it. However, if all batches are as carbonated as this one, Id push it to all the way "bad beer" category and tell ya to skip it.

You have been warned.

Id also lump this one in as being "just for beer geeks". Its too dark and roasty to be used as a gateway beer, and its aggressive carbiantion would not be helpful either...even for a coffee loving beer-geek initiate, I'm not seeing this one working as their first coffee beer.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle.

It poured jet-black and smelled like cold coffee.

It tasted just like carbonated cold coffee. I enjoyed it, but if you do not like black coffee it would not be for you.

Similar to the Flat Earth Black Helicopter.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely.

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Photo of jwc215
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown towards black with a tan head that leaves ample lacing.

The smell is of roasted iced coffee.

The taste is of coffee grounds - iced and roasted with sweet dark malt undertone. The taste of coffee (not espresso - much more American black coffee) is roasty enough in the finish - nearly hits burnt.

Plenty of coffee here. The dark malt, other than a hint towards chocolate doesn't do much to add to the complexity - It is heavily roasted black coffee overall.

It's coffee with a dark malt backing.

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Luna Coffee Stout from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 440 ratings