Brewery: Modern Times Beer
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 45 IBUs. Beer with coffee added. Malts – Two Row, Roasted Barley, Flaked Barley, Pale Chocolate, Crystal 60, Crystal 120, Munich, Oats, Dark Chocolate, Black Barley and Midnight Wheat. Coffee – 75% Ethiopian Hambela and 25% Sumatran Mandheling
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Mega Black House is a big, beastly version of our year round oatmeal coffee stout. It rocks a massive coffee aroma & flavor from the vast quantities of house-roasted coffee added to each batch (did you know that we’re one of the only breweries in the world to roast our own coffee in-house? You didn’t, did you? DID YOU?) It sports a complex & chewy malt body that explodes with mucho sabor on the palate before leading into a long, lingering coffee-drenched finish.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1
Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a half finger dark tan head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and chocolate.
Taste: Roasted malts, lots of coffee, some cocoa and chocolate with hints of caramel.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice coffee coming from the aroma and taste, but body is a bit light and carbonation perhaps a touch too much. Nevertheless, it was still extremely drinkable.