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Coffeehouse Stout - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

380 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of dirtylou
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
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

dirtylou, May 08, 2009
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got to try a sample of this at the AleWerks Brewery from their filling tap. Poured a very dark brown with a quickly receeding tan head. Light-to-medium bodied and slightly oily, but still smooth and creamy with a dryness thanks to the roasted and coffee malt sensations but not overly drying or rough. Not overly sweet, and I like stouts that go sweeter, but this is still good nonetheless and it goes down easy and tasty.
The rare coffee stout that doesn't ruin your tastesbuds so you can keep drinking it or have something else.

clayrock81, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of blackie
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: minimal head over a very deep brown ale the color of cola concentrate

s: smooth, creamy roast body with a highly caramelized malt center, residual sugar sweetness, melted dark chocolate and toffee, the coffee influence is mild - iced coffee style, delicately hopped

m: low carbonation and full, smooth body...the thickness is nice but a touch more carbonation would really help to carry it

t: smooth roasts dominate, supported by a caramel malt backbone and full dextrinous sugars, creamy chocolate presence, lingers with a mild bitterness and astringent roasts

d: a great little (heavy) stout from Williamsburg, an enjoyable drink all around

single bottle from Grape & Gourmet, Virginia Beach, VA

blackie, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of Jimbo87
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a US pint glass.

Completely opaque black brew with reddish highlights when held up right in front of a lightbulb. Smallish brown head.

Smells great. Huge coffee, slight roasted grain, but it's very hard to distinguish the two.

Taste: Some barley, but mostly delicious smooth coffee. Some milky, creamy sweetness. Balanced with some bitterness at the end. So delicious and roasty. Slight dark chocolate.

MF: medium body, smooth, lower-than average carbonation, but I like the feel.

Drinkability is extremely high. Such huge taste but pretty low abv. Highly recommended, especially for anyone who likes stouts brewed with coffee. The best thing from Williamsburg AleWerks that I've tasted. I wonder if it's because of the new head brewer.

Jimbo87, Mar 29, 2009
Photo of Riverwarrior
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been waiting on this particular beer for some time and it was finally bottled recently (and this one will be my 100th review).

S = A very sweet smell upfront of caramel with roasted malts in the background.

T = Very sweet upfront like an iced caramel coffee. The sweetness hangs around for a little bit until the coffee bitterness arrives to bring a wonderful balance of flavor. The finish was fantastic with a mixture of quality coffee bean roastiness and caramel sweetness. This flavor lingered for a long time...which was great!

As the beer warmed, the sweetness became more pronounced and delicious without being cloying or syrupy.

MF = The body was on the thin side and carbonation was very low. However, it was buttery smooth and incredibly easy to drink.

On a side note, this beer was brewed with fresh Guatemala Antigua coffee.

Overall, this is quite tasty and very sessionable. In fact, I can envision my historic relative, Patrick Henry, sitting in a Virginia tavern truly enjoying this beer while talking about events of the day...LOL

As far as "coffee stouts" go, it's not the most coffee dominating stout...but, it's well balanced and tasty!

I highly recommend this one.

Riverwarrior, Mar 28, 2009
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Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.