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Double Coffee Stout - Bullfrog Brewery

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 52
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Deuane on 10-18-2009

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Photo of sideshowe
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of SamuelJackson45
4.92/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Very dark in color.

S- can you say smells like coffee. Such a Hugh robust aroma from the coffee and alittle hint of bittersweet chocolate.

T- Heaven in my glass. The 10 pounds of coffee are there and not going anywhere. Such a flavor from the coffee and chocolate malts and bitterness from either the coffee or the malt. Oh so goodness.

M- Surprisingly very smooth somewhat bitter like drinking coffee with out the cream and sugar.

D- Terry is a genesis. This have to be the best coffee stout I ever tasted so far anyway. And this will be a hard act to follow. A must try for everyone.


Photo of mikesgroove
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Might well have been one of the best coffee stouts I have ever had hands down.

The pour was the darkest of dark, thickest of thick, and just absolutly mid numbing black in color. A huge head of tan then rose up over the top of the glass to a height of nearly three inches before it finally settled down, coating the glass and leaving about two inches of foam on top throughout the session. Aroma is sharp, rich espresso. Not bitter at all, rich and sweet with creme like notes present just below the surface. Touches of vanilla and caramel, chocolate, sweet sugar and roasted malts all coming together perfectly. Such a huge, rich and sweet flavor. It was coffee overload. Warming brought out a steady stream of cocoa and sugar before getting slapped back to earth with a huge splash of espresso.

Overall seriously this is a standard to which other coffee stouts need to bow down to. Simply damn amazing.

Photo of number1bum
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I entered this review last week but it was lost during the recent server crash. Trying to recreate as best I can. On tap at AuRants.

I thought this beer was exceptional. Nose was not super robust but had some nice coffee and chocolate going on. Flavor was full of bold but not burned coffee. Just exceptional, smooth, flavorful coffee. Mouthfeel was super creamy and drinkabilty was outstanding. I could drink this beer all night and wake up the next day wanting more. It was that good.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Bullfrog in January 2009 and on tap many more times via the home kegerator--this beer is so good my wife and I spontaneously decided to buy a keg of it whilst we wait for our Nugget Nectar keg.

A: Pours a deep black with a massive mocha head with plenty of lacing and legs as the beer trails down the glass.

S: Bold, roasted coffee--probably the coffee stout nearest to pure coffee beans that I have encountered. Lots of roasted malt and hints of deep, dark chocolate also come through, but the coffee really shines.

T: Very similar to the smell, with the coffee completely dominating, with a bit of extra chocolate coming through as my palate gets used to the coffee.

M: Absolutely beautiful. A medium-to-heavy body with an absolutely lush mouthfeel--almost reminds me somewhat of a milk stout with the creaminess that it has. No alcohol presence detected.

D: Superb. With FBS, I feel that one bottle is usually enough. This is a beer I've had again and again, night after night. My concern is not that I'll get sick of it, but that I won't be able to grab another keg of it ASAP once this one runs out.

Photo of ffejherb
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Via growler into shaker pint on 10/30/09. Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing!

A - Poured a luscious dark coffee brown color with a thick, frothy tan head that retained exceptionally well and yielded fine lacing.

S - Quite an aromatic nose and definitely quite coffee-forward with a hint of chocolate and roasted malts.

T - Roasted coffee beans really come to life here, creating a bold coffee-heavy flavor. Malt takes on more of a sweet character, then segues into an earthy hop bite.

M - This has got to be the best mouthfeel I've ever experienced from a growler pour. so rich, thick and creamy, almost like a nitro pour. The texture of this beer is just velvety smooth. Exquisite!

D - If this wasn't a beer, I'd drink it every morning at work. But since this is a beer, I could still theoretically drink it at work every morning. And you know I'd have more than one. Of course, then I wouldn't have a job anymore.

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, Mike I really cannot thank you enough for the chance to try this. Filled from your kegerator, wow! Review from notes.

Black brew into my tulip with a nice dark tan foam. Yes, carbonation. Growler held up wonderfully in transit so far... one finger of tight foam cascading nearly nitro-esque. Uniform spotty lace, just spectacular looking.

Taking the first sniffy sniff yields some intensely aromatic coffee. It's like smelling a bag of fresh grounds. Just intense, pure and pungent. Medium bitter edge with a slight chocolate sweetness note pushing through. The java is just dominating all the way through though.

The taste is just as great as the aroma prefaced. I really like what they've done here, a masterful blend between bitter roast and sweet creamy-ish qualities. Not nearly as acrid as planet bean, but I like this one a lot more. A little cola mid-palate, but the coffee quickly covers it up. Some residual sugar, but this is mainly a coffee showcase. Wow this is great.

Medium bodied, creamy texture and just enough carbonation to lift the intensity of the coffee flavors. A very pleasant beer to drink and I would not hesitate at all to trade for this again in the future. The 1L growler was thoroughly savored and I feel very lucky to have tried it. Haven't had too many Bullfrog beers, but this one was a winner for sure. I hope they make it again.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mike's place. Thanks man!

Bullfrog Double Coffee Stout has a perfect appearance. The beer is jet black, completely opaque. An inch of thick, beige head lingers for several minutes and leaves ample lacing all over the glass.

The aroma brings a massive shot of fresh coffee. Other scents become an afterthought next to this dominating espresso fragrance. Very enticing.

The flavor is no surprise, as the beer is very coffee forward. Absolutely delicious. The beer is very well balanced and is dangerously easy to drink. Roast emerges more so in the flavor than in the nose. Alcohol content is masked extremely well.

The feel is creamy and this stout goes down effortlessly. I really enjoyed this brew and would relish the opportunity to have it again.

Photo of CaptinRedBeard
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have had this several time now and I'm finally getting around to reviewing it. I love coffee stouts and this is one of my absolute favorites.

A-Black as a cup of coffee. One finger or less of head with spotty lacing.

S-You can pick up the malts a bit if you try but the aroma is all about the coffee here.

T- Phenomenal, like drinking coffee with cream in my beer. A little on the sweet side but that balances things out. The roasted and caramel malts hold things together nicely. Some hints of vanilla and to a lesser extent chocolate come through but great coffee flavor.

M-Smooth and nicely carbonated with a medium body. I have to wonder what this would be like on nitro.

D-I cannot stop myself from getting this each time i set foot in Bullfrog. If only the alcohol content were lower so I could drink even more of it, but I guess I will just have to suck it up.

Photo of agriffrod
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a very dark brown, with 2 fingers of very creamy, aromatic head. Leaves a fair amount of lacing. Smells of dark roasted malts and coffee although not overpowering. Has very good coffee and roasted malt flavor.. No burnt flavor whatsoever. Mouthfeel was very smooth. Drinkability was outstanding.

Photo of Kegatron
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the Bullfrog on 1/30/10. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a straight up black in the glass, with a finger of rich reddish and burnt mocha colored head. This stays nice and creamy, just drenching the sides of the glass with thick frothy lacing. Espresso is VERY sharp and pungent smelling in the aroma, with an underlying layer of additional roast and some thick notes of chocolate and caramel malts. There is a good bit of a green earthy feel to this, which not only appears to be coming from the hops that are present but also even a bit from the coffee itself.

The coffee presence in the taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, being quite biting in the mouth and leaving a ton of roast and acrid dryness across the tongue. Sweetness is very rich and chewy with plenty of chocolate malts being present. A tingle of spicy hops and a green citric feel run through the middle of the profile, while coffee lays in hard on the finish, giving this a satisfying and pungent ending of roast, smoke, and bitterness. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a big prickly creaminess to it that falls in line perfectly with not only the sharpness of the coffee, hops, and roast, but also the chewy thickness of those sweeter malts. This is just so smooth and creamy in the mouth and I would never guessed in a million years that this is over 7% alcohol. You don't feel it at all.

Well, what can I say, I'm a sucker for Coffee Stouts and this was yet another example that far exceeded by expectations. I was pleased to find that the espresso character remained robust in both the aroma and taste, there was a ton of balancing thick sweetness to this, and most all all, this just had an absurd amount of smoothness and drinkibility to it for a bigger Stout. The Susquehanna Stout will be missed but not that much! I'm looking forward to several more pints and growlers of this down the line.

Photo of Beergelden
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler of this after sampling this, edgar ipa, fresh hop ale, and diablo, all were excellent but this is a great growler deal.

Poured into small pint glass, deep, dark black with brown head. This sample, the head dissipated quickly, but it was great in the pub. Just delicious looking.

Smell is deeply roasted, chocaletely, coffee malt, nearly a fresh cup of coffe in my nose with a hint of sweetness, great.

Taste is even more pronounced then the smell, sweet, but not oversweet roasted chocaletey malt, with coffee bitterness on the finish. Kinda like melting a dark chocalete bar in some espresso, great.

Mouthfeel is well done, a little strong on the top of the tongue but distributes well through the mouth.

Extremely drinkable, this is 8% ABV?! Wonderful beer.

Photo of weeare138
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Capone's...
Appears an opaque black with fluffy tan head that slowly fades into a floating head. Scattered bits of lacing are left all around the glass.
Smell is of obvious coffee, cocoa, cream, ripe fruit, and toasted grain.
Taste is of the aromas with a touch of herbal hops that compliments the roast and creamy, sugary cappucino blend nicely.
Mouthfeel is chewy, rich, warming, slightly sweet, and balanced in the finish. Wonderful beer!

Photo of grub
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Viggo was nice enough to share this one. thanks eric!

12oz bottle, hand filled from a keg so reviewed as a growler. sampled may 1/2010.

pours clear deep dark brown, not quite black or opaque, with a big dense dark tan head. the head drops fairly fast but leaves lots of spotty lace as it falls.

aroma is great. tons of coffee. rich medium roast coffee, with a bit of espresso thrown in too. like putting your nose into a bag of coffee beans. dark and milk chocolate. hint of alcohol. multi-grain bread and biscuit. light cracker. anise. earthy and woody.

taste is great. a pot of espresso and dark roast coffee. dark and milk chocolate. earthy and woody. slightly herbal. dark toasted multi-grain bread and biscuit. bit of cracker. light alcohol. hint of caramel and toffee, but very little sweetness. this one is clearly all about coffee. medium-low bitterness level. just a hint of lactic sourness.

mouthfeel is great. nice big body. medium-light carbonation level that works very well. almost no astringency from the roast and coffee, which is especially good.

drinkability is great. good balance, hiding pretty much all of its alcohol. loads of coffee without getting astringent or overbearing. this is a tasty stout and a damn fine coffee beer.

Photo of Viggo
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz beergunned bottle, courtesy of Thorpe429 at DLD.

Pours an opaque dark brownish black, a hint of red in the edges, thick and creamy tan head forms, slowly settles down to a very thick layer and ring around the glass, lots of chunky lace sticks, looks nice.

Smell is intense, insane amount of espresso roast, tons of coffee, some chocolate wafers, really smells like chocolate covered espresso beans, some caramel sweetness, a bit of brown sugar, some dark fruitiness, but dominating coffee.

Taste is amazing, big chocolate wafer, cocoa, more chocolate covered espresso beans, a bit of brown sugar and caramel through the middle, cream near the finish, crazy espresso roastiness and bitterness, this stuff is big, like a big espresso.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit oily, creamy, low carbonation. Slightly one dimensional but I don't think a beer could taste more like coffee, this is great stuff. Thanks Mike!!

Photo of Reagan1984
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Special Thanks to Masterski for providing this treat. I am told the bottle I was given was drawn from a keg at (or brought to) Dark Lord Day. I am excited to have this as I am stranded in a hotel room in Chicago watching the Celtics.
(I will review this as draft, based on what I am told)

Pours with a light tan creamy head that shows nice retention. It settles, but remains as a firm cap of foam. I see this is listed as an American Stout (not a double) but it certainly looks more like a double. No light getting through, even at the edges.

Espresso with some dankness and reminds me that it does look like espresso.

Wow, this is really good. Quite a treat. Drinks like a beautiful cup of espresso. Dark coffee flavor. Certainly dark roasted, but not burnt. Just the perfect amount of sweetness. What's funny is that it almost tastes like an espresso that you've been dunking Italian cookies in. Some other nice depth of flavors while you can not even detect the abv. Certainly some baking chocolate notes as well. Whatever coffee they used, I like it. Works very well.

Very smooth and creamy mouth feel. Fairly bold body for a standard American Stout (vs. a double) I think the body and carbonation are spot on.

This is a very nice surprise and quite a treat. Quite glad that I've had the opportunity

Photo of OneDropSoup
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another offering from Bullfrog happily received from the tap at 6 & Save in New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a tulip a thick black with a brown highlight at the bottom & a finger of tan head. Some thick lacing.

Smell is wonderful: coffee, but more like brewed coffee with a nutty & sweet aroma, like someone added a bit of hazelnut cream. Unlike most coffee stouts I've had, this smells like an actual cup of coffee vs. roasted beans. Lovin' it!

Taste is different, but not at all in a bad way: dark fruit skins up front, then some coffee flavor, then turns sweet & creamy, all the while wrapped in a mild fruity acidity. A little tannic or oily, like it you were to skim the top of the coffee from a French press & really get the "bean juice". Tastes very different from the smell, but I like them both.

Mouthfeel is moderately full, the sweetness & acidity stick to the mouth a bit. I liked this a lot, but my mouth & tastebuds had a good work-out by the end. One or two would be very satisfying.

Photo of mikey711
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Like the others, thanks goes out to Mike for this bottle he sent me as an extra!

A: Very nice black pour with some light coming through at the bottom. An excellent head that is about an inch thick and great mocha colored lacing remains as I sip

S: Rich coffee notes followed by some sweet mocha chocolate and then more roasted character.

T: Much like it smells. It starts out with a very nice mocha flavor then transitions a bit more towards the roasted end of the spectrum

M: Wow, this is very smooth. No harsh quality, chalkiness or heat. Good body, and rich and creamy

D: I think i have a new coffee stout that I will have to put into my usualy rotation

Photo of drabmuh
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Thorpe's place. This was a very good beer.

Beer is black with a tan head, opaque and some lacing is left behind (he was having some issues with pressure but this beer looks like a good stout).

Beer's aroma is strong coffee but not really roasty if that makes sense. There is a chocolate-ness to it that detracts from the just the overwhelming roast character to the whole thing. It's like one of those coffee drinks my wife buys but I refuse to drink. Smells sweet and roasty, nice.

Beer is medium bodied and really drinkable, this is a very good beer. Good call on the keg of it. Beer is sweet up front and gives way to a nice chocolate mild vanilla and some coffee at the end. The coffee is a star in this beer but don't be mistaken, the bitterness is not overwhelming. It is quite well "balanced", the finish is great, wet, not dry, I think this fact helps a lot. I'd definitely have this again, one of the best American stouts I've ever had.

Photo of StormKing47
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler fresh from the brewery thanks to Deuane. Shared with cmurren25, petesuphi and therealnomayo. Another opportunity for a tasty treat from Bullfrog. Here we go...

A- Interestingly colored and very enticing. It is a rich, deep and dark brown color with a ruby/mahogany hue glowing from within. A very thin off white head with brown streaking courtesy of the slow and steady stream of bubbles revealing the light level of carb. A really inviting brew that looks great for the cold autumn/winter nights ahead.

S- Is this really a beer or sneaky trick from Terry? An amazing coffee smell that smells like a freshly brewed pot. Tons of bitter coffee smell with a faint dark chocolate smell as it warms that gives it a creamy and luscious smell with a subtle roastiness of a cooling pot of coffee. Really wonderful smelling, would be a welcomed drink with breakfast.

T- I can't believe this is actually beer, it tastes like a gourmet cup of fresh brewed coffee. Right away a bitter coffee taste, finished off with a creamy, milky sugar sweetness accompanied by the ridiculous roasty malts. I prefer my coffee black, but this one is well balanced with the bitterness, sweetness and creaminess. Really enjoyable and a must for coffee or coffee beer lovers. Hope it gets bottled sometime soon.

M- This is reminiscent of an iced coffee. It's thick, chewy and coating like milky. Definitely creamy and full bodies, spectacular feel and stays there so you can taste all of it.

D- Simply divine if your a coffee beer lover. I would prefer this to coffee in the morning any day. A great example of a full bodied coffee stout from Terry. Incredible balance that could be drank anytime of the day.

Another example of Terry's brewing prowess that I am grateful that I got to try fresh the day it was growlered. Thanks again Deuane, tell Terry he needs to bottle so I can age one a little while to see if the coffee subdues or takes over.

Photo of blackie
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: shaker pint, a thick, deep mocha colored head fills the glass and it takes a couple attempts to fill, the beer itself is a deep ebony in color - essentially black, nice retention and lace

s: rich layered nose of freshly roasted coffee, charred barley, and baking chocolate, like a straight up bag of beans, just great

m: carbonation in the light to moderate range, smooth, full bodied

t: opens up with a punch of pungent medium-roast coffee on a body of dark chocolate and roasted barley, chocolate covered coffee beans, starts smooth with some char coming in towards the middle, the coffee is obviously the highlight here - and it's fresh, vivid, and delicious

d: no problem with this one, even as a late morning drinker, on par with any of the coffee stouts out there

sampled this and the Edgar IPA at the brewpub, and obviously went with the stout - it was 11 am, after all

Photo of MasterSki
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Thorpe429 for filling a few small "growlers" from a keg he purchased. This one was bottled February 17th, and held up quite well. Served in a pint glass.

A - Pours with two-plus fingers of light mocha & caramel foam that dissipates to a thing cap and leaves big splotches of lacing. Dark brown body, with a glint of ruby at the bottom of the glass. Pretty solid for a lower ABV stout. There's a touch of soapiness that emerges when warm, but it's very much in the periphery.

S - Smells like fresh brewed coffee with cream & sugar. Some roasted malt and semisweet chocolate as well as some fruits and nuts. It's getting harder and harder for me to differentiate coffee-forward beers using my limited descriptive vocabulary for coffee. This one is pretty good compared to the many I've tried.

T - The taste is also quite chocolate and hazelnut heavy - this isn't a palate-raping coffee like some I've had. The bitterness is well attenuated, and while it persists into the aftertaste it is quite mild. Probably one of the best balanced coffee brews I've had. No alcohol discernible, even at a hefty 7.3% (for an American Stout anyway).

M - Very creamy, with a slightly smokey and sticky finish - just like good diner coffee. The body is a bit thin for 7.3%, but it's nothing egregious. Carbonation is lower than I expected considering the voluminous head, but it's more than adequate.

D - One of the most drinkable coffee beers I've had. The bitterness is under control, the booze is imperceptible, and it tastes delicious. I can see why Michael bought a whole keg. Highly recommended.

Photo of Kolsch
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at house of 1,000 beers, New Kensington PA.

Appearance: dark brown and big pillowy head that dwindled to a cusp after it warmed.

Smell: strong coffee with dark chocolate malts.

Taste: coffee first, then dark cherry chocolate. Coffee not as dominant as one might think. More chocolate dominated than coffee but does leave a bitter taste, which I like very much. Not very sweet but shouldn't be. This is a coffee stout dammit!

Overall: Purchased a growler of this after having a pint. Finished growler upon entrance of home.

Photo of Deuane
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep black with a medium tan head that reduced to a thin cap and left nice, ringing lace.

S-Rich deep roasted malt and fresh ground dark roast coffee. Not an aromatic blast but it is quite nice.

T-Mmmm...the flavour pops more than the aroma with deep, rich, roasted malts blending with dark roasted coffee. Nice earthy hop bitterness mingles with the coffee bitterness. Drying, astringent finish.

M-Medium bodied fairly robust with nice lingering coffee and hop bitterness.

D-Big and bold with plenty of flavour this is a hard one not to like if you are a coffee stout lover like me! Reportedly this will become the new year round stout at Bullfrog replacing the venerable Susquehanna Stout.

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Double Coffee Stout from Bullfrog Brewery
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