Black House Nitro with Coffee, Coconut & Cocoa by Modern Times Beer

The very first post I made on this site was Left Hand Brewing’s Milk Stout Nitro. There’s no secret I’m a fan of the creaminess that nitro beers induce. So, recently I was able to pick up this beer at Total Wine (I know, right?!). So let’s check out what Modern Times can do.

For those of you not familiar with this brewery, Modern Times calls San Diego, CA home. They’ve been around since 2013. I’ve never had a Modern Times beer because I’m not a big fan of trading, to be honest, and I could never get their beer in Illinois. Well, hello, Florida! They have Modern Time core beers in stores! So, now I’m super jacked. After I saw a fellow Instagrammer post that she found their beer at Total Wine, well, I just had to make the trip across town. NEWS FLASH: Cigar City is close to Total Wine so…two birds, one stone. If ya know what I mean!

img_1646Black House pours a deep brown with a thick creamy head. This beer leaves beautiful lacing in the glass, as all nitro beers tend to do. Swirling the beer reinvigorates the head and keeps it thick and creamy for a while. Very nice.

The can boasts that this beer is 75% Ethiopian and 25% Sumatran coffee. Tons of coffee and oats on the nose. It’s a thick and creamy stout with lots of coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of coconut on the tongue. It’s bitter dark chocolate, but man it is so good. There’s a nice cocoa after taste on the back end. Damn, this is a good one. I’d like more coconut from this, but to be fair, this one was canned on December 16, 2018. So, it’s possible some of the coconut is now gone because of age. It’s been two months, as I’m drinking this toward the end of February. I would love to try this fresh. However, it is very similar to Left Hand’s version of their Nitro Milk Stout. I love the idea of nitro in a can. This can even says to pour vigorously for a proper head, which as you can tell from the picture, I did.

This is my first Modern Times beer, and man, I am a fan. I look forward to trying more from this brewery. The hype is real.


Beer Stats

  • ABV:  5.8%
  • IBU:  30
  • Untappd Rating:  4.00
  • # of Ratings:  10,511

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