Friday, April 1, 2011

Madhouse Brewing Company Coffee Stout

This is a seasonal release from the Madhouse Brewing Company of Newton, Iowa and is made with mocha java coffee from the U.S. Roasterie in Des Moines, Iowa. 

The 6.0% ABV beer pours pure black with a tall and thick head of foam that is light brown in color and leaves uneven lacing, thick on one side and light on the other.  The aroma is dark roasted malt and coffee with a hint of sourness on the end.  The taste is intense, dark, roasted malt and coffee, just a hint of sourness, with a dry finish and just a bit of bitterness compared to the intensely roasted flavor.  I am not a fan of stouts that are overly sweet.  This is strongly flavored and finishes dry.  A very good American stout.


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