Coffeehouse Stout - AleWerks Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev -3.3%
Thanks to Plenum for sending me this one!
Pours an opaque black with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Random spots and streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of rich chocolate syrup, chocolate bars, and slight coffee aromas. Taste is of chocolate covered espresso beans covered in chocolate syrup. A nice roasted coffee bean bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. The mouthfeel is a bit thin with a low level of carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty good stout but the mouthfeel is a bit lacking. Still glad I got to try this one though.
08-29-2011 05:05:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.45/5 rDev +12.4%
Picked up some of this at Total Wine in Alexandria. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Pour yields a black brew that is completely opaque. A very small head forms initially and then falls down quite quickly. There is a very thin collar and a few spots of lace from where the head was momentarily. The nose is beautiful with really strong notes of semi0sweet and dark chocolate. Very heavy. Great roasted coffee hitting in the background.
The flavor is not quite good as the nose, but is quite extravagant. The chocolate is layered and reminds me of virtually everything chocolate-related that I could possibly enjoy. Loads of chocolate cake and a good amount of coffee as well. Mouthfeel is quite thick and lovely with lowish levels of carbonation. Love, love, love the fact that this is only 5.4% ABV. Damn is this drinkable and overall, I can't get enough of this.
03-17-2011 01:25:31 | More by Thorpe429
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance: Pours an espresso brown color with a rocky tan cap that hangs around for a while and leaves a bit of splashy foam and viscosity around the sides of the pint glass
Smell: Rich mocha, with coffee, lactose and chocolate elements
Taste: Mocha flavor dominates, up front, with coffee and milk chocolate galore; by mid-palate, there is some welcome bitterness but, after the swallow, the sweeter aspect of this beer returns to the fore
Mouthfeel: A little flabby on the tongue as it is moderately heavy with relatively little carbonation
Drinkability: Straightforward coffee; I rather like that in this beer
05-27-2010 01:51:32 | More by brentk56
3.28/5 rDev -17.2%
Thanks to Bobby for sharing this tick.
A: The pour is a dark brown color, nearing black, with a minimal tan head forming.
S: Not the greatest nose for a coffee beer. I get coffee grounds and acidic, roasted malts. There's some bitter chocolate to the beer as well, and maybe a touch of vanilla.
T: The roasted malts provide a strong flavor as well as some definite bitterness. Definitely a better coffee character than the nose offered, and there's a little caramel sweetness. Overall, though, it's sort of underwhelming.
M: The body is on the thin side, unfortunately, and there's a low to medium carbonation.
D: One of the few beers that I've had from these guys, but this one sort of missed the mark. I wasn't a huge fan of this one, I must say.
01-03-2011 17:15:47 | More by womencantsail
3.4/5 rDev -14.1%
This brew pours out as a deep rich looking black color. There's a decent brown head that comes and goes within a few minutes. There is a light amount of lacing on the glass. The smell is mostly coffee, there isn't too much else happening on the nose here. The taste is semi sweet upfront but fades into a burnt toast bitterness with a lot of coffee throughout. The mouthfeel of this beer is medium bodied. Overall check it out, you may like it.
06-06-2011 04:28:03 | More by Knapp85
3.88/5 rDev -2%
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.
04-06-2011 21:14:28 | More by oberon
4.43/5 rDev +11.9%
Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.
Thanks to Azurelimits for this dose o' short-range nostalgia!
I'm digging this newer label, what with the faux wax seal and all. Fancy. The beer inside pours a deep, dark black-brown topped by a half-finger of ashy-ecru foam. The nose comprises a sweet coffee mixed with a velvety rich dark chocolate. Some roasted malts, a clear prerequisite as per usual, finish things up in the back. There may or may not be a small amount of maple syrup in there as well. Just sayin'. The taste leans a bit more toward the chocolate end, but the coffee remains, staunch as ever. It's a very simple combination, but it's done to near perfection here. Very tasty. The body is a sleek medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decidedly smooth feel. Overall, a very nice coffee stout, straight up.
03-08-2011 05:35:39 | More by TMoney2591
4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
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!!!
10-12-2009 14:05:43 | More by NeroFiddled
4/5 rDev +1%
Nice coffee beer. Though, to be ornary, I would have guessed that this was a porter. I guess that's the milk stout thing though. Moving on though.
Nice coffee tones. More of a mellow ride than a blast in the mouth. Consistent, which I appreciate, since a lot of coffee beers seem to drop off too quickly. Feels good going down, though the carbonation was a bit excessive at certain points. Nice drinker. Liked this one.
04-07-2013 17:56:45 | More by RblWthACoz
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA
Poured a dark brownish black with a small tannish head. Pretty standard coffee stout aroma: dark malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Basic coffee stout taste as well, following the aroma, with roasty malts, coffee, slightly bitter, creamy sweetness. Not quite full-bodied, but still nice and smooth, and very drinkable. Good selection.
09-17-2011 06:19:13 | More by Rifugium
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
From notes. Had on 3/12/10 at Galaxy Hut.
a - Pours black with 2 inches of brown head. No retention.
s - Smells mostly of coffee, although it is not as strong as I would have thought. Also has a certain sweet smell to it.
t - Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, and cream. A little bit of sweetness to it; pretty enjoyable.
m - Smooth and creamy. Medium body.
d - A pretty good stout. Had a nice sweet vanilla taste that mixed well with the coffee. Would try it again.
03-14-2010 17:53:14 | More by mdfb79
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
02-04-2011 06:33:35 | More by tempest
Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
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