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Coffeehouse Stout - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Coffeehouse StoutCoffeehouse Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

168 Reviews
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Reviews: 168
Hads: 471
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 17.22%
Wants: 55
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Riverwarrior on 03-28-2009

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Reviews: 168 | Hads: 471
Reviews by Beer-A-Lot:
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint.

A - Classic black color with brownish bubbly head. Lots of lacing left on glass.

S - Not overly sweet or chocolatey. Fairly mild smell.

T - Nice milk stout flavors, with hints of chocolate, coffee, mild roasted chestnuts. Just enough bitterness to balance the sweet. Well done.

M - Maybe just a tad thin, but not overly so.

O - This is a very satisying milk stout that I'll have again. Another solid offerring from Aleworks.

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Photo of oberon
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured nearly jet black except for a garnet tinge in the bottom of the glass,a one finger mocha colored head that was gone in a flash atop,a well formed head it just didnt stick around at all.Aromas of dark roast coffee,vanilla,and light bitter chocolate,not much earthiness wich I expected.If this wasnt a milk stout I would have given it a lower taste score because its quite sweet after awhile,starting out with roasted coffee flavors they are soon taken over by sugary sweet lactose notes in a long finish.To me it gets too sweet after mid glass but the flavors are pretty good.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bishopdc0
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Got as an extra in a trade.

Poured into my Allagash tulip black with a thin head.

The nose is sweet, coffee of course, but more like a cappuccino than black coffee. The sweetness lingers and presents an almost caramel and toffee nose

The taste matches the nose sweet, with a big coffee flavor and an almost toffee finish.

Overall a solid coffee stout, I can't say I've every had a coffee milk stout. Nice

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Photo of boatshoes
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked this and a few others up at the Grape and Gourmet in VA Beach while doing an art show with my folks. Great shop too by the way!

Appearance- Pours an almost opaque black tinged with brown around the edges. Aggressive pour yields about a quarter inch of tan head, which dies back to a ring fairly quickly. Very small amount of lacing left.

Smell- Nose is primarily composed of rich medium roast coffee grounds, roasted malts, and perhaps just a tiny whiff of dark chocolate.

Taste- Similar to the nose, this beer starts off with a solid amount of medium roast coffee that is very well represented and not overly burnt tasting. Lots of roasted malt flavors in the body of the beer and finishes on a very mild note of lingering dark chocolate. Not an overpowering flavor but excellently blended I thought.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy for the style and just substantial enough. The combination of rich but not overpowering flavors and a creamy but not too thick body made this beer extremely drinkable, especially for a coffee/milk stout. Finished the bottle I had quite quickly and wished I had more.

Overall, a very good stout if you're looking for a flavorsome, drinkable, and refreshing beer. I enjoyed this.

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Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jmbraxton
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of amstokesdb9
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopAttack3
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that completely dissolved away into nothing.

Aroma: Very aromatic! Tons of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate. There’s a touch of creamy lactose as well, but the aromas are mainly malt and coffee.

Taste: Very nice!! Tons of roasted malt up front, followed immediately by massive coffee flavor (but thankfully without that horrible coffee-like bitterness). I also get some lactose, caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and very, very creamy, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.4%, there is no alcohol present on the palate.

Overall: This is a good beer!! It has great flavors of malt and coffee, nicely balanced with some good sweetness. Very nice!

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Photo of Beerontwowheels
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ZenPanda69
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed the flavor. One try and I was hooked. During a one week visit I Enjoyed two samples and two pints. As I only drink on occasion this is my limit. Wanted to take a growler home and would have if I wasn't traveling so far. I will definitely be looking for a way to get more.

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Photo of 7UCK
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured out a dark brown with a light amount of head.

S- Coffee smell with a light milky chocolate aroma

Taste- Stong taste of coffee present with a sweet cafe-mocha taste.

D- very plesent for sipping of that of an after dinner beer.

As a coffee drinker myself, I liked the way this tasted and would buy again.

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Photo of DaisyBeans
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of dafizzif
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First Stout review =D
Appearance: Nearly pitch black with a toffee colored head. Very slight red-ish and brown accents.
Smell: Smells good coffee with toffee undertones and quite a bit of chocolate. Very nice.
Taste: Coffee with a good amount of creamy flavors. The undertones that were present in the nose are not as noticeable here, which would have been nice, but still, this tastes awesome. No substantial hoppy bitterness at all.
Mouthfeel: Little carbonation. Also at times feels a bit slick/watery.
Overall: A really awesome brew that exemplifies an underrated brewery. Will drink many times in the future and will definitely recommend to everyone.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Coffehouse Stout pours an almost opaque black-brown body beneath a short head of creamy dark tan - almost brown, nope, let's call it light brown... it's the color of creamy coffee. The head drops shortly to an average collar and whispy surface covering; and only minor spots and splashes of lace are left behind.

The nose is rich and full, delivering a massive display of freshly roasted and oily coffee beans and dark chocolate. It's roasty, but not char-like, and also a bit sweetish; and there's also a hint of berry-like yeasty fruitiness to it as well.

The same is true for the flavor. It's coffee-like, but sweetish. I get the oiliness of fresh-roasted beans, and lots of semi-sweet dark chocolate. It's smooth and creamy in the mouth, and that helps to bring out the flavors: fudge, milk chocolate, and golden caramel. It's not particularly bitter, but it doesn't need to be - the dark malt acidity and roasty flavors balance it. And amidst all of this, at the center, is a delicate note of yeasty berry-like fruitiness that takes on an almost floral character due to its surroundings. Hops follow, delicately along the edges of the malt, and it finishes surprisingly dry given the richness of the malt. It lingers gently, with notes of raspy, gently grassy hops and flowers.

Overall, I think I'd enjoy one of these as a regular beer out at the pub with the lads, but more than that would be way too much - and I also think its complexity and nuances would be lost and wasted. This is a beer to sit with. A sipper. A nightcap. A dessert beer. It should be enjoyed slowly. Well worth trying!!!

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opaque black body and a thinnish offwhite head despite a swift pour that dissipated in a hurry. Hopefully the glass is properly clean.

Nose is deep, tarry coffee, with some woody sweetness, if that makes any sense.

Taste is classical coffee stout, but rather sweet-- as the description suggests, like a milk stout. The net result is something more like coffee with cream and sugar. In the best way, of course.

Mouthfeel is fine, a bit grainy.

It's nice. Not off-the-wall or outstanding, but definitely nice. Decent for the price point, too.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz, thanks barrrrt

appearance: pours a very dark mahogany body into a tyranena pint, looks like motor oil, very little head and some light chocolate lacing

smell: nice roasted coffee aromas, milky sweetness, a touch of chocolate, very nice

taste: high-quality milk stout, milk chocolate and roasted coffee, a touch of smoke. roasted malts, mild bitterness

mouthfeel: something seems off here - hard to articulate but just not very smooth

drinkability: good

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Photo of fiedler84
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of tempest
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

After having Williamsburg's IPA, which is just OK, I wasn't sure what to expect. But this easily stands up with the better coffee beers I've tried. The key is that this beer establishes a fantastic balance between the coffee and supporting beer when too often the java dominates.

The coffee beans aren't fantastic, but they're definitely still tasty. It's more on par with a decent cup of Starbucks, but nothing special like what the very best coffee beers infuse.

At the same time there's a great balance from the creamy chocolate malts (with a little roast) and lactose to balance out this beer.

Overall, I'd buy a 6-pack of this to have a respectable coffee beer around. Good ones like this are hard to find.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.