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Single Origin Coffee Stout: Sumatra

June, 2016
Judges Rating: 
85
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
35 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

This Coffee Stout was in many ways typical of the style, though slightly less robust in its coffee aroma and flavor than certain other examples of the style. In appearance, this beer poured an opaque black topped by a thin white head. Intense coffee aromas and flavors dominated the malt and hops in the base stout. The mouthfeel was medium-to-full with an oily slickness on the palate and a bitter aftertaste. This beer will probably be enjoyed by coffee-drinkers, but it may not impress discriminating coffee stout-drinkers as much.

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