Black Matter
Manhattan Project Beer Company

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Manhattan Project Beer Company
Texas, United States
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #37
Ranked #5,243
4.19 | pDev: 6.68%
Yesterday at 04:10 PM
May 28, 2017
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Notes: From the first encounter of the aroma wo the finish, the coffee is evident, but not so much that it is overpowering. as the beer warms, you will discover chocolate, cinnamon, and even a touch of vanilla in both the flavor and nose. It has a full, silky body with medium carbonation.
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had this beer at the brewery while waiting for brunch. Had the nitro version poured from tap into a tumbler. Beautiful creamy beige head atop a dark brown body, great lacing. Smell and taste of dark mocha. Vanilla oats. Smooth feel but a bit thin. Tasting good this morning.
Yesterday at 04:10 PM
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Reviewed by NorsemanOne from Utah

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Going through and adding some of my first beers/ratings.

Pours deep black with a fair tan head

Strong coffee aroma

Warming, dark, strong aftertaste with almost scorched coffee notes

Mar 01, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by budsNpils from Texas

Dec 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by Dope from Massachusetts

May 24, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by Argail from Louisiana

Feb 11, 2022
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Reviewed by BillyBoxer from Wisconsin

4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
One of the best coffee stouts I've had! Nice smell of coffee and cinnamon. Fantastic taste of coffee and cinnamon, with a roasty finish. As a guy who likes to sprinkle cinnamon in my morning coffee, this beer was made for me! Great job!
Dec 13, 2021
Rated: 4.26 by npendres from Wisconsin

Nov 29, 2021
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pour is jet black with a fluffy cinnamon head. Good retention.
Nose is heavy coffee, chocolate, roasted malt.
Taste is a huge wave of coffee upfront, followed by a hint of creamy vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Pleasant hint of roasty bitterness.
creamy body.
great beer
Oct 07, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by hester7 from Texas

Jun 02, 2021
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Literally looks as if you poured a glass of dark roast coffee, almost black in color with a thin espresso colored head that leaves the glass quickly. Props to this brewery on the bitchin can design as well. The coffee aroma is all there, vanilla, roasted malts, subtle amount of cinnamon. Taste very much follows the nose, very roasted, the coffee flavor is just right, doesn't take away from the rest of the beer. Full-bodied, moderate carbonation, somewhat coarse, surprisingly smooth finish, warming.
Mar 13, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Nov 14, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Aug 27, 2020
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a pitch black color with a thick foamy brown head. Head retention is good. Lacing is very good. Has a nice roasty java aroma with hints of chocolate. Nice creaminess to the taste. Has a mild chocolate taste up front that is quickly followed by a more bitter java taste with cinnamon. It is a very good and enjoyable beer.
Jun 02, 2020
Rated: 4.14 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This is a pretty good local offering

Look: black, jet black, with two inch thick mocca colored head (in snifter)

Aroma: coffee

Taste: roasted malts, coffee, perhaps some vanilla

Body/Overall: full body, soft and silky
Apr 06, 2020
Rated: 3.8 by 10Crumra from Texas

Feb 16, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by Hemorrhoy

Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 3.79 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Dec 03, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Feb 03, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by monorailred from Texas

Jan 28, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by MikiMo from Texas

Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by zbooks from Texas

Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 4 by Matt141 from Texas

Dec 24, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Dec 14, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Looking4flavor from Texas

Dec 11, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by Claytonham34 from Texas

Dec 06, 2018
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz canned on 11-11-18
Dark brown to black stout with a 1" tan head on top, the head fades to a cap in a minute or less. Spotty lace.
Raw, ground coffee beans...spice is apparent. Coffee with cream.
Coffee first, roasted malt second...very harmonious, good balance. Some spice and creamy vanilla - not sure if those are actually in the beer or somehow just popping up as side effects of the ingredients. Smooth.
Medium body, velvety mouthfeel. Low to medium carbonation. Roasty medium length finish with low bitterness.
Happy to find cans from Manhattan Project popping up here and there. Still seem to be in limited supply. Enjoying this brewery so far.
Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by ruzzal from Texas

Nov 18, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Nov 18, 2018
Rated: 4.45 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas

Nov 26, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Oct 17, 2017
Rated: 5 by EricBrodt from Indiana

Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by charrel from Texas

May 28, 2017
Black Matter from Manhattan Project Beer Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 35 ratings