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Coffeehouse Stout - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Coffeehouse StoutCoffeehouse Stout

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433 Ratings
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 50
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Riverwarrior on 03-28-2009

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Photo of thekanna
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: incredibly black with a dark tan head that froths and bubbles like a mud pot

S: very dark roasted malts, looks to me like it'd be almost chewable

T/M: burnt malts and strong coffee. Honestly, I find it kind of watery in the mouthfeel though and too thin to hold its own.

Photo of rudolphjacksonm
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown-black and completely opaque. Awesome coffee-colored head that rises to about 1 and a half fingers, then quickly dissipates. No lacing or carbonation to speak of. 4.0

S - Smells like freshly brewed coffee, pipe tobacco, and firewood. Great smell that gives you just a hint of what's to come. 4.0

T - Oh the coffee flavor...how I love thee. Seriously, this brew does a fantastic job of not tasting too sweet, too bitter, or overpowering. It's a very good blend of coffee flavors with beer. Initial sweetness is immediately countered by a subtle bitter/sourness from the hops. Malty, coffee flavors remain afterwards and there is a strong aftertaste of coffee. I think this beer, if anything, tastes friggin amazing. 4.5

M - Smooth and somewhat creamy. No carbonation whatsoever. 4.5

O - Man, this is a damn tasty beer! I'm seriously impressed, and this is the first brew I've ever tried by Williamsburg Alewerks. I'll be sure to try some of their other beers in the next few weeks. 4.5

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of MsRif
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Chaney
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/12/11

Presently, this is ranked #8 in its style class here on BA. Cafe Royale, their other milk stout is #5.

A: Poured opaque, with no light passing through it, and a massive 1.5 finger cappuccino-colored head that stayed a marshmallowy formation for many minutes after the hard pour.

S: It smells just like one of Starbucks, iced foo-foo coffee creations. I friggin love those things! The coffee was very understated and didn't have that pure coffee ground-esque intensity that I hate so much.

T: I truly love the smooth, pillowy finish on this one. Sure, the coffee bitterness is in there, but there was just enough sweetness to cut it without being too. Milk and coffee: Who would have figured? lol

M: Nice and creamy, and with a bitter enough lingering, but not so bitter that I had coffee breate afterwards. The lacing on the glass was substantial.

O: This is a very high quality, fairly low octane, coffee brew that is definitely amongst the best I've tried in its style class. Nicely done!

Photo of nandemo1
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of VikeMan
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of meich75
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mikennat
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of derricksmalls
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of monarchs20
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of mater
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of zaphodchak
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of TheIronHammer
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a rich black color. Head is medium tan.

S: In the beginning is coffee aromas. Then there is an aroma of dried fruits, like raisins or dried cherries behind the coffee aroma.

T: Coffee. There is a creaminess to this stout. The coffee and it play off each other well. Finish is pretty long.

Mf: This stout has a med-heavy body. The carbonation is fairly substantial, and goes well with the style.

O: This is a pretty good stout. The nose, taste, and carbonation are well balanced. The mouthfeel could be a bit heavier, but it doesn't detract. It has a pleasant appearance. Over, it's a good beer. I will buy this one again.

Photo of djeucalyptus
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a dark near black with coffee hued highlights around the edges. a hefty pour yields a decent one-finger dark mocha colored head that has good retention and fair lacing left behind.

aroma of coffee, cream, and some earthy malt. lots of fresh brewed coffee and a touch of espresso. cocoa and milk.

taste is sweet. caramel, cocoa, milk chocolate, and a hint of coffee. no question this is a sweet stout by style... coffee second. looking for a touch more coffee, but this one is deliciousness.

mouth is moderate. ample carbonation. a touch slick and sticky, but for the flavors, it works alright. carbonation a smidgen high, but not offensively so.

delicious. I wish it had a touch more coffee to it, and a touch less sweet. but I like my coffee black, not loaded with cream and sugar. so maybe that's why I'm not completely sold. That being said, I'd definitely seek this one out if I could.

Photo of hdelavega
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to BeerThursdays for this bonus!
Poured with vigor from a 12oz bottle to a delirium snifter glass this black as it gets stout renders a very thin mocha colored head which diminishes to a light film and them just a dot in the center of the glass due to the laser etching.
The nose yields chocolate right off the bat with some sweet roasted malt, caramel, and coffee bean aromas.
There is more coffee in the taste than the aroma, the body is pretty sweet, chocolate and dark fruit with a dark chocolate bitterness on the finish.
The mouth feel is pretty smooth there is very little carbonation. It is surprisingly drinkable do to the lower alcohol and very well balanced flavors.

Photo of PhageLab
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A - Jet black brew that created a solid one finger head. Retention was solid and some nice lacing was left behind.

S - Delicious and pungent aroma of dark chocolate malts and mountain roasted coffee. Smells fresh and clean.

T - Slight tartness with a mildly bitter bite. Flavor profile is a nice blend of coffee beans, raisins, and chocolate.

M - Full bodied with a low carbonation level. Clean feel and tangy aftertaste.

D - Very tasty and an easy drinker. Probably the best I've had from the AleWerks and definitely one that I think could compete at a national level.

Photo of Rifugium
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled 3/6/11. Batch Code 12 9 10. 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Small but long lasting creamy head, dark red cedar brown in color. Pitch black body. Lacing is spare.

S & T: Pure malt decadence featuring lightly roasted aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate, cookie and nuts. Hops add resin and wood. There is an out of place sourness to the nose, although very light and not offensive. It wasn't not bad per se, just out of place. Either way, I couldn't identify what it was. (I didn't realize this beer was a milk stout when I reviewed it, if that makes my notes any clearer. Perhaps what I picked up was lactose qualities.) There's no ABV listed on the label, but I thought this one was a full percentage point higher than the listed 5.4%.

M: Medium to medium full in body, thick in texture. Carbonation is appropriately average. The finish is equal parts chalky, astringent and bitter - all in very light quantities.

D: I was pleasantly impressed with this beer and would definitely seek it out again. Of the two bottles I bought, there was a noticeable amount of variation. The first was spectacular while the second was only above average. Maybe it was something I ate on the day of the latter.

Photo of rfgetz
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a near black color with quick rush of bubbly brown head, gone quickly leaving little spots. Smell combined notes of spent coffee grounds and melted semi-sweet and milk chocolate - not the best notes individually but pleasant. Taste brings an initial dry and roasty coffee character but it is quickly covered up by notes of mocha and chocolate fudge. Fuller side of medium bodied, solid creamy feeling combines with a light powdery quality. A nice sweet stout with some quality flavor notes.

Photo of Spider889
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bobertkuekn for this. I love a good coffee stout, so I was excited to find this in his box for me.

Batch code: 7/28/11. Seems pretty fresh to me.

Poured into a snifter. The short head didn't stick around long, leaving a slightly viscous black liquid in the glass.

Smells of nice rich coffee. The roast isn't overly strong or bitter smelling. In fact, there are lots of chocolate notes going on with maybe a hint of herbal hop profile to the aroma.

Coffee isn't as potent in the flavor as in the nose, sadly. Instead the milk stout qualities take hold. Warm toasty malts are bold, while a chalky cocoa power property rounds it all out.

Smooth and very easy drinking at first. As the beer warms it becomes increasingly dry with a powdery texture on the palate.

Overall a solid coffee beer. Definitely worth trying, though if you can afford it Bells Java and FBS are going to be much better options for the coffee beer lover.

Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.