Modern Times Devils’ Teeth

Brewery: Modern Times Beer
Country: USA
ABV: 10%
Style: English Old Ale
Other Notes: Special Release. 60 IBUs. Imperial Stout with coffee added. Malts – Barley, Oats, Munich, Chocolate, Midnight Wheat, Black Barley, Aromatic Roast Barley, Flaked Barley and Biscuit Malt. Coffee – 75% Ethiopian Hambela and 25% Sumatra Mandheling

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Devil’s Teeth is a hybrid of an Old Ale and an Imperial Stout, two English beer styles designed to withstand long voyages and dark winters. It brings rich maltiness & robust roastiness in a thick, tongue-coating, aggressively flavorful package. To this chewy mix of old world beasts, we brought a massive dose of our house roasted Black House Blend coffee, a complimentary mix of blueberry-forward Ethiopian and chocolate-forward Sumatran coffee.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.05
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a nice one fingered tanned head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet dessert like, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit, molasses and coffee.
Taste: Lightly bitter coffee bean, sweet chocolate, roasty coffee, nearly burnt caramel with hints of dark fruit.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation and light booze.
Overall: A self described hybrid Old Ale and Imperial Stout. At first I thought, definitely Imperial Stout, but the more I drank and as it warmed, it grew into an enjoyable Old Ale with its nice chocolate, caramel and dark fruit.

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