Luna Coffee Stout | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Wisconsin, United States
hinterlandbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DaPeculierDane on 09-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
424
Reviews:
123
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
14.02%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 424 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of jcmittag
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jjanega08
3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No freshness dating

A= Pours a deep black color with a nice thick two finger head that holds great retention and lacing on the glass.

S= The smell is light. I really don't get too much of anything. A little bit of coffee in the aroma but not too much.

T= The taste is a more potent coffee flavor than the nose lead onto. A little roasted malt and a coffee flavor. The overall flavors aren't too potent however. A somewhat easy drinker.

M= Pretty basic and regular.

O= Not overly impressed with this beer by any means. A solid coffee flavor and a pretty easy drinker. Basic beer and it tastes nice.

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Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Lynn
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: When held up to the light, the beer is very dark reddish amber (close to near black) in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that has good retention properties and left a very thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of chocolate in the nose; the smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of chocolate but coffee beans are also present. The coffee flavor becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat airy on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The lighter-bodied nature of this beer makes it easy to drink, although it feels like a heavier body would make the flavors stand out a little more.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle, pours black with a huge creamy beige head, excellent retention and lacing. Aromas are roasted barley, coffee, chocolate. Tastes are coffee, roasted barley, chocolate, oats, and somewhat nutty. Mouth-feel is creamy, medium bodied, slightly chalky, finishes roasty. Overall, good example of a coffee stout, and better than expected.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 8/9/12 tasting notes. Enjoyed this on tap at the Micro, during my annual trip to the Wisconsin State Fair. Served to me in a 16oz clear plastic cup.

A) Charcoal black with 2 fingers of tan head. Nice retention. No lacing noted.

S) Heavy roast, lots of coffee. Pretty straight forward, and really as advertised.

T) Dark roasted malt, not much sweetness, slightly charred. As indicated above, plenty of coffee, like fresh ground beans. A little bitterness. I couldn't decide if it was the coffee or hops. Coffee aftertaste is nice.

M) Medium body and moderately carbonated. Pretty creamy and smooth. Nice mouthfeel...

O) If your a lover of beer and coffee, this is a pretty good marriage of the two. It's definitely not in the same class as FBS, but it has good drinkability. Glad to recommend.

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Photo of MattSharpless
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of JimGlonke
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of DirtyPenny
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of teyuders
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of WestSideAmish
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of martyl1000
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nitro tap at The Old Fashioned (Madison). The microscopic-bubble head shows up creamy delightful in the faint light of this restaurant.

The aroma brings a charred bitterness, plus a malty wood and lazy sweet.

The cream-and-coffee bitterness barely survives the forced-nitro pour. I can't tell if the absolute lack of carbonation gives a creamy feel or a total desolation.

This nitro tap version is better than the bottle, but not by much.

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Photo of zac16125
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pint glass into a mug

Received this as an extra, thanks!

A: Pours a completely opaque jet black with a huge 2.5 fingers width of dense light mocha colored head, which hangs around forever until it dissipates down to a drinkable level.  Leaves a good amount of lacing down the side of the glass.  Really pretty beer.  

S: A little bit of coffee, an acidic/medicinal character, a touch of sweet malts. Not very impressive here.

T: Lots of roasted malt, milk chocolate, mild coffee notes, some bitterness on the finish.  Simple, but very tasty.

M/D: Smooth, medium bodied, moderate carbonation, good drinkability.  

O: Overall, a solid brew here. Real disappointing nose, but the taste and mouthfeel make up for it. Paired perfectly with a large Sunday brunch of bacon eggs and cinnamon pancakes.   I would drink again.  

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.72/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours jet black with a tannish head. In the aroma, a small coffee presence to nothing. In the taste, a bit watery, and a mellow dry coffee flavor. A small bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry coffee in the aftertaste. Quite light across the board, and a bit astringent.

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Photo of sbbb
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of djmichaelk
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz bottle, courtesy of eorwar (thanks Erik!), into a CCB tulip. No dating on the bottle.

A - Pours a nearly coffee-black, with soft highlights against the light. Huge, pillowy three fingers of head, with great lacing and good retention.

S - Cocoa and milk chocolate, and plenty of medium-roast coffee, without the staleness that coffee stouts can have so often.

T - More bitter than I would've guessed. Chocolate takes a back seat to the coffee, which now comes across a little stale, and then some hoppy bitterness takes over.

M - It seems fairly creamy at first, but finishes watery. I'd like it to be more full to help support the coffee flavors. Long-ish dry finish.

O - Usually by this time of year I've finished off all of my coffee stouts, so it's nice once in a while to pull one out and remind myself what I like about them. This was good but not great; middle of the pack.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of biglite351
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Considerable light through center of glass with a creamy tan head

S - Coffee, malts and chocolate. Rather mild overall but rather nice just
the same.

T - mid-bitter coffee and roasted malts. Mild like the scent but a step lower

M - A bit thin but a lot of tingle on sides of tongue and throat

O - Close, but falls a little short of being great. Just need to turn the volume up a little bit.

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Photo of Jnaustin114
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Very dark pour with a tan head.

Aroma:
Roasted coffee with chocolate notes and dark roasted malts.

Taste:
Dark roasted coffee, Dark malts, slightly bitter.

Overall I think that it is a very good stout. I would have it again and recommend it to friends

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Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of birchstick
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poure out of the tap with the beautiful nitro cascade that resulted in a super creamy two finger head. Nose was freshly pressed coffee with hints of dry cocoa and dark chocolate. Taste starts off with chocolate notes that is quickly replaced by a really nice bold coffee flavor - coffee is very rich and well accented. The coffee is mixed in with some dark chocolates and bitter cocoa. Really nice coffee beer. Mouth is creamy and smooth. Overall, really enjoyed this one - one of the better coffee beers I have tried.

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Photo of C2H5
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Luna Coffee Stout from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
3.71 out of 5 based on 424 ratings.
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