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Double Coffee Stout - Bullfrog Brewery

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Double Coffee Stout
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 48
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 10-18-2009)
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Photo of AgentZero
3.13/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Black beer with a nice looking mocha head that bubbled up consistently on the pour. Really nice looking.

S - Some strong coffee notes and roasted malts, but I get a lot of gross green pepper in there which cancelled out all the good stuff.

T - Good coffee, but get way too much of the peppers again which kind of kills it for me. It's not bad, but I really don't like hte pepper or green notes.

M - Smooth, full bodied, nice carbonation.

O - Taste just doesn't really do it for me, neither does the smell. Average.

AgentZero, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of largadeer
3.15/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Provided by Masterski and shared by Nanoslug. Thanks, guys.

The black body is topped by a dense frothy head that slowly settles to a small cap. Big up-front coffee aroma, this smells like damp, spent coffee grounds. Some creaminess and chocolate are present, but it's dominated by coffee. Coffee comes through strongly again on the palate. Very roasty and a bit metallic, it has a touch of sweetness initially but finishes on a dry note. Strong bitter coffee grounds flavor. Medium-light body, the coffee character is semi-astringent and the mid-palate somewhat metallic, but it's a decent beer.

largadeer, May 25, 2010
Photo of curmudgeon236
3.25/5  rDev -23%

curmudgeon236, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of OakedCanuck
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass. Thanks to Jcb890 for this extra

A - Pours a dark brown with tan head. Decent retention but minimal lacing

S - Cold brewed coffee, hazelnut, chocolate.

T - Very strong, coffee-forward beer. Almost tastes like straight up carbonated coffee. I do get some chocolate milk-lactose sweetness as well, nice touch. Other than coffee and chocolate, not much else to taste.

M - Plenty of carbonation, medium

O - A very good breakfast beer, or you could just have hot coffee. A decent brew just not overly diverse.

OakedCanuck, May 12, 2011
Photo of nickd717
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler thanks to Nanoslug.

Pours very dark brown with a tan head that fades to a ring.

Aroma is freshly brewed coffee, roast, and chocolate.

Flavor is subtle but good. Coffee, roast, and milk chocolate.

Medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall a nice beer but not quite as good as I hoped it would be.

nickd717, May 16, 2010
Photo of John_M
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's the other day.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive, albeit kind of one dimensionable. I get coffee, coffee and coffee, and really not much else. The beer is fairly dry and roasty on the palate, with more of the expected coffee, but coupled with some nice dark chocolate as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, but is just a bit thin. Drinkability is OK, as the alcohol is not very noticeable.

I thought this a pretty good beer, but really nothing earth shattering. Not sure this is something I would order again.

John_M, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass. The beer appears a cloudy very dark brown color with a finger of tanned fluffy brown head that retains fairly well and laces all about the glass. Aroma has an abundant amount of freshly brewed strong coffee that pretty much dominates the nose leaving barley any room for the trace amount of hops and dark malt character to come through the backend. Taste is equally dominated by the flavor of coffee. Slightly bitter upfront from a mixture of coffee and dark malt with a tiny bit of hops as well. Slight dark malty sweetness comes through the body with a bit of a chocolate grainy flavor before the onset of a bitter black coffee finish. Medium feel with a mild level of carbonation. Lingering aftertaste of the fresh coffee character blended with a bit of a yeasty note left in the mouth that seems a bit "green." As the beer warms, a bit of the alcohol warmth comes into play. The amount of coffee character that this beer displays equally bold in both the aroma and flavor is impressive. However, the coffee character is so bold that it pretty much overtakes many of beer characteristics that I look for in a stout. It is hard to distinguish this actully as a beer and not a chilled version of a watered down espresso with carbonation and a bit of alcohol. This would really be one enjoyable post dinner beverage.

stakem, Jun 01, 2010
Photo of Sean9689
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thorpe429 for hooking us up with a couple of bottles of this. Unlabeled 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter.

A - Pours black, a fingers-worth of mocha-colored head. After the initial pour, the head reduces to a thick ring around the glass with large bubbles all around and a thin film on top. Some slight spotty lacing along the sides of the glass as well.

S - Lots of coffee and roast, some dark chocolate, some milk chocolate sweetness in there as well, oak,

T - Coffee, dark chocolate, roast. All very good up front but the finish has some astringent oak or something that makes me cringe a bit. Not a bitterness or dark chocolate finish, just astringent and off-putting. After letting the beer warm a bit, it's not nearly as bad and I'm able to enjoy this one a little more.

M - Medium, good carbonation, rich and creamy, dry finish.

D - A solid coffee stout, but not up top amongst the others I've had. I'm glad I was able to try it and would definitely have it again, if offered the chance. Good, not great.

Sean9689, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My aunt loves beers like these so when we took the trip out to the brewery she ordered a glass. She let me sample some of hers, just so I could get a taste. The beer was dark black in color with a thin tan colored head on top. The nose was full of chocolate and coffee. The taste was mostly the same thing too. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth and not too carbonated. Overall it had a ton of flavor to it, sure to please most fans of this style.

Knapp85, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of wagenvolks
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Thorpe429's keg. Served in a Ranger Creek tulip.

An assertive pour yields a monstrous, cookie dough-colored head that mottles as it recedes and coats the glass with sticky fabric. Double Coffee is the name; appropriately so, the color is that of a fresh-brewed pot of dark black Joe. Roasted coffee beans and an earthy nuttiness greet the nose alongside traces of pine resin and Baker's chocolate. Aroma isn't as strong as I would have expected, but it's solid nevertheless.

Heavily roasted dark malts and smoky coffee grounds coat the tongue with a lingering note of vegetal, slightly astringent earthiness. Mouthfeel is spritzy in its carbonation and aggressive across the top of the palate, which seems to collide with the inherently thick body and expected smoothness of a big Stout. Still, this is a tasty brew that lives up to the name. It could use a bit more coffee in the flavor while toning down the acridity and carbonation, but I definitely enjoyed it.

wagenvolks, May 05, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. Dark brown with a little head. Above average mouthfeel, with carbonation right there. Roasted barley aroma and taste and very strong coffee. Average mouthfeel, good for what it is and it is tasty,even for a non-coffee drinker like me.

Sammy, Nov 15, 2009
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Alex for sharing this Brew.

Huge thanks to Thorpe429 to sending the growlers to Alex in the first place.

A - Pours a very dark brown, like coffee sans cream, with a decent head that recedes into a clingy ring.

S - It smells just like it tastes; like coffee and a bear claw.

T - As stated in the olfactory segment of this review, this tastes like coffee and donuts. To be specific, it is evocative of a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee with one cream and two sugars. And a glazed cruller or bear claw. There are several other minor dynamics to this brew, but I shan't elaborate any further.

M - Nice viscosity, it has a slick velvety feel and is fairly well-carbonated.

D - This is certain to be a great breakfast beer. It would pair well with a frittata, or strudel.

ktrillionaire, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of jzeilinger
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours the usual stout black color. Has a nice toffee colored head.

S - This is how a coffee stout should smell. Dominant coffee grind aroma, dark roasted malt, that's pretty much it.

T - Dominant coffee grind flavor, bitter chocolate, and deep roasted malt. The bitter chocolate flavor lingers for a long time.

M - This is where this beer falls short. With such a bold coffee aroma and flavor, I would expect more in the body; too thin in my opinion.

D - Good.

It's one dimesnional, but good. Would I have a second one or buy a growler of it? No.

jzeilinger, Apr 30, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/22/11 notes. Hand bottled by Thorpe429 from his kegerator so he could bring it to the tasting; thanks Mike.

a - Pours a jet black color with an inch of tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pure coffee grinds, cream, roasted malts, and toasted malts.

t - Taste likes coffee grinds, roasted malts, cream, toasted malts.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

d - A really nice coffee stout. We opened this as well as a Black Damnation Mocha Bomb to try them both next to each other and they were very very similiar. Would have again.

mdfb79, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of d0ggnate
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured to my glass a rich brown/black color with a healthy and frothy tan head. Nose of subtle roasted coffee beans and cocoa powder. Taste is of milk chocolate/cocoa powder and hints of cold coffee. The coffee is an undertone, but still very complimentary. The body is just viscous enough, but I would prefer it a bit thicker. A creamy mouthfeel and very easy to drink.

d0ggnate, May 16, 2010
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler filled with a nitro-tap (ZOMG, NITRO~!) into a pint glass.

A- Pitch black with a one finger light mocha looking head. Fades relatively quickly, leaves decent lacing.

S- Like very strong, fresh brewed coffee. Its one of the most pungent scents I've ever whiffed from a beer, and it really doesn't hide what its going to taste like. Awwwwesome

T- The smell doesn't lie about what the taste is...it highly coffee influenced. Thats all I'm really getting actually. There is however, a faint bite of roasted malts that saves this from being just straight coffee.

M- Its thick...but not an alcohol infused syrupy thickness of doom. Touches of carbonation as well. Really nice feel.

D- This is an AWESOME dessert beer. If you usually drink coffee at the end of the night, try some of this instead...tastes nearly identical, but is much thicker and will pack a punch to put you to sleep too. And hey...you can't taste the alcohol at all!

bigfnjoe, May 27, 2010
Photo of jrallen34
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Thorpe... Dark brown body with tons of carbonation. A great medium mocha head, good retention and lacing... The aroma is great, coffee that is so fresh you get hints of grass, coffee beans, roast and hint of pepper... The freshness on the nose doesn't come through as much, seems like its a bit older. The pepper notes are gone, mostly left with the coffee. The coffee is a touch sweet, could use a bit more roast.

jrallen34, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of akorsak
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap during the unexpected snowstorm on March 6.

A: The coffee stout is black, contrasting against the much lighter tan-hued head.

S: The nose is punctuated with lots, and I mean lots, of sweet coffee and lactose aromas. Chocolate malts linger but the coffee is the driving force.

T: The coffee presence remains strong, roasted java that benefits from the chocolate malts and a sweet lactic au lait presence. Bitterness is an afterthought, no over-roasted beans in this beer. A very rich stout, especially the coffee-and-cream interaction. The regular stout aspect (as opposed to imperial) is a big plus.

M: Creamy smooth, the sweetness of the stout really caught me off guard. Both ksak and I enjoyed a glass.

D: This beer is getting the same rating as my most recent stout. Funny how two different brewers can bring ou thte best in the coffee, without relying on an overblown imperial stout.

akorsak, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of Hojaminbag
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bullfrog Double Coffee Stout has a dark brown, opaque body that appears black and translucent at its core. The head is small and brown, but the bubbles are tightly packed and it manages to remain on top of the beer in a thin collar that has solid retention and leaves a few spots of lacing.

The aroma is all coffee, with a just a little bit of malt behind it. Pretty nice.

The flavor is pretty much the aroma, transferred to my mouth. Tons of fresh coffee flavor, with just a bit of chocolate malt behind it. Thankfully, this stout manages to avoid any flavors such as acrid or bitter coffee, or just plain crappy coffee, all of which are key to avoid for a coffee beer, especially one that is as straight forward as this one.

Mouthfeel is big silky, very well-done.

Great drinkability. Although I split this growler with a buddy, I could easily have polished it off by myself.

Hojaminbag, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

orangesol, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of thain709
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - An almost black body with some deep, ruby highlights around the edges...a thin light brown head which becomes a spotty cap...some lacing

S - Wow what a nose...the aroma is of straight coffee...it's like there's either a cup o' joe or fresh ground beans right in front of me...some sweet, creamy chocolate is detecable

T - The flavors aren't as pronounced as the nose...the coffee is very present...there's a touch of cream sweetness and some chocolate flavors...there's a nice subtle roastiness that sneaks up at the end of the beer

M - Full bodied...creamy, smooth, and full of coffee

D - You really have to like coffee to enjoy this one...it's loaded with coffee everywhere...one of the better coffee stouts that I've had

thain709, May 29, 2010
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this growler with ffejherb and I. Poured chilled into a shaker pint.

A - A deep turbid brown, not quite opaque with a translucent appearance around the edges. The cap is thick tan which makes a beautiful cascade from the vigorous pour and retains well leaving lace clinging to the glass. The bead is very fine.

S - A heavy roasted bean aroma rich, like fresh brewed coffee -moderately sweet coffee bean and earthy almost "refried" beany odor as ffej said. The malt is hidden under the aroma of coffee.

M - The mouthfeel is sweet, creamy and oily with a moderate carbonation and bitteress. Lots of roasted textures from all the coffee

T - The flavor is rich, like an espresso with depth of flavor. The taste has sweet vegetal and earthy taste. Coffee which has mild acidity and slight cocoa notes with mild dark currant taste and light vanilla bean.The bean notes are sweet like having a cappucino with the sweet malt accenting the coffee. This is a tasty stout with mild sweetness in the finish, but hardly any alcohol in the flavor

D - The taste is full and it is very drinkable, lots of coffee, almost hard to tell you are drinking beer at some points. This beer does not seem like a 7% abv at all.

Edit -second growler sample 2/16/10

Poured chilled from the growler into a tulip - thanks tenderbranson69

A -Ebony w/ thick rocky tan cap - big swatches of lace adhere and the beer has a dark brown color at the base of the glass

S - The aroma has lots of Coffee -it is evident in the nose as it is poured - earthy roasty lots of bean notes w/ chocolate and mild floral character - mild nutty accents underly the roasted slightly sweet odors

M - the body is medium full w/ a mild astringent feel w/ moderately cream texture only slightly oily w/ a hint of spice and alcohol in the mix w/ medium carbonation

T - The flavor has load of bitter espresso bean and it almost overpowers the stout taste, but yet it adds a sweetness and nuttine w/ mild almond-like taste. There is subtle bitter cocoa and caramel w/ mild graham cracker in tinges. The taste has a very light molasses note in the finish w/ subtle astringent bitterness from the bean, the flavor almost has a dry licorice accent in the finish

D - A tasty coffee forward stout, it is drenched in epresso and really seems like an advertisement for fonseca coffee to me - you want to pretend you are drinkin' alcohol infused coffee be my guest ...it is more coffee than stout if you enjoy that sort of thing ;P

Slatetank, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of younger35
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this beer from the ever generous, ever handsome BeerTruth (gag). On his beer tour Pennsylvania '09 he snagged me a growler. Drank from a generic pint glass while opening presents on Christmas Eve with the family (PS - they get pissed when you're "consistently on your phone typing").

Appearance- Pours a super dark brownish black with a fairly creamy light tan head. No cap really remains with a thick collar and not much lacing.
Smell- Loads of deep French roasted coffee and ultra charred malts. Dark chocolate and fudge batter just ooze out. A touch of vanilla shows as does a lightly sweet Coca Cola like smell. Fairly simple nose but it's full of coffee and I love it.
Taste- Boner. Loads of rich deep dark coffee that's bold and intense. Finally a beer that has enough coffee too satisfy! A dark malty char makes up a majority of the beer without much of that burnt bitterness. Very light chocolate aspect as it's a sort of coco nib like rawness. And honestly, that's about it. The alcohol is covered very well and the finish is just full of more beautiful coffee.
Mouthfeel- Medium feel with a soft smooth carbonation that could use a bit of heft.
Drinkability- Amazing coffee intensity with a super drinkable approachability that I'm just loving the shit out of. This growler will be no problem to finish and I know I'm gonna wish I had more. Thank much Adam, super tasty brew!

younger35, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of Kolsch
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Kolsch, Jul 09, 2010
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Double Coffee Stout from Bullfrog Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.