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Coffeehouse Stout - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Coffeehouse StoutCoffeehouse Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 48
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Riverwarrior on 03-28-2009)
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4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pour a nice and creamy dark tan head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is an opaque dark brown with notes of black. The smell has a strong coffee smell with a slight milk chocolate smell as well. The smell also a slightly roasted smell to it as well. The taste is a little bit different from the smell. The beer taste has the same notes as the smell but in different strength. The coffee notes are a bit weaker and there are greater roasted notes that come out and there also is milk chocolate taste. The mouthfeel is very smooth to the point where it is almost creamy and biting carbonation. Overall, a great cream stout and one I enjoy having every year.

HattedClassic, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. You bought the milk stout... yes I did... but hey it's Alewerks.. and if they make Cafe Royale.. say no more.

This is easily one of the darkest milk stouts I've seen. Thick black walnut color out of the bottle matching to fill the body. A simple off creamy to foamy head, manages three finger tall and settles to a flat puck of two fingers with ease. A nice capped looking stout.

Bouquet on this is solid, just not amazing. Simple light roasted malts, hints of small chocolate and charing. Strangely not much sense of coffee, but a good milky bent that hints to style. It's actually a nice subtle and pleasant aroma. It's also not overly sweet.

Palate comes nicely. Slightly light and with a bit of prickly carbonation, but the mouthfeel doesn't distract the palate too much. Light hints of milk and hinting to bitter roast and chocolate angles. Kind of waffery and very light. Real easy drinking mouthfeel and slight milk but not creamy thickness which is alright.

It's a good milk stout in my realm, a style I am not usually a fan of. But it's not overly sweet, has a good waffery light cookie quality, and chocolate hints. Strangely though of all the things it should hint at, coffee isn't one of them. But I don't care, it drinks well either way.

smakawhat, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black with a half of a finger dense dark tan head that fades qucikly into a thin ring with very little lacing.

Aroma of dark roasted malt and dark coffee.

Taste starts with a roasty malt and some smoke, followed by sweet chocolate that over takes the hints of coffee.

Mouth Feel is medium body, very little carbonation with a smooth, creamy feel that leaves a sweet after taste. As the beer comes to room temperature it becomes sweeter.

Overall this is a good beer, I was expecting as much sweetness since it was labeled as a coffee stout. It is classified correctly as a milk sweet stout, I believe it would be a much better beer with a touch more coffee.

dtivp, Mar 04, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Dark mocha tan head on top of pitch black oblivion. The head doesn't stick around long and leaves no trace of any lacing.

S- a milky cream roast espresso with a sugary chocolate undertone. Vanilla hints and then more coffee.

T- coffee and cream up front with a syrupy cola like finish. The roast and the vanilla come through deep into the finish of the beer.

M- Feels like it tries to foam up to a medium bodied beer but it still is a bit thin. Really not a ton going on here.

O- The smell on this one was deep and complex. The flavor seemed to linger on for a really long time. I could drink this one again, but I wouldn't rank it as outstanding. Just a good solid above average beer.

stckhndlr, Mar 02, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter

A- Pours pitch black with a very thin tan colored head that disappears almost immediately, leaving nothing behind

S- nice balance of day old coffee and chocolate, slightly smoky and roasty, rounded out with a lactose sweetness

T- chocolaty roasted malt up front with a hint of smoke, the coffee kicks in mid-palate with some herbal & earthy flavors and continues into the finish, eventually meshing with a milky lactose sweetness, more coffee on the linger

M- medium body and medium prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth, sweet finish

O- you don't see a lot of coffee flavored milk stouts, but I think that this one worked well. The sweetness of the milk stout mixes nicely wight he bitterness of the coffee

Treyliff, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

JISurfer, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

kristougher, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled 1/23/2014. Thanks Matt for extra'ing me this treat. Poured into a Surly goblet today, 2/23/2014.

App- Pours a viscous, thick dark black body, one finger mocha head that retains quite well, fading eventually into a thin collar. Not much leg or lacing though.

Smell- Needs to warm up a bit, but I get a strong freshly ground and french pressed coffee flavour. But not much else from the base even as it warms up more. Perhaps a hint of baker's chocolate.

Flavour- Better than it smells. Freshly roasted cold pressed coffee. Milk chocolate sweetness. Lactose. Black coffee bitterness on the backend. Nicely balanced coffee stout.

Mouthfeel- A bit thin, not too watery but is certainly a bit thinner bodied than I'd like. Good carbonation, coffee-forward aftertaste, no indication of ABV at all. Nicely drinkable, slick and sweet finish.

Overall- Very nice coffee milk stout that brings a nice sweetness on the backend. Nice VA local beer.

Stevedore, Feb 24, 2014
Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.