Coffeehouse Stout - AleWerks Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +1%
A breakfast beer to go with my eggs and bacon. From Grape & Gourmet.
A: The milk stout is pitch brown, an all-encompassing vortex that sucks out nearly all distinguishable color. A tan head, a stark contrast to the beer, sits patiently.
S: Primarily dark malts and sweet lactose, the coffee needs to some to perk its way through to the surface. When it does, it adds a nutty java element.
T: Much more coffee in the body of the ale, a pick-me-up after getting in at 3AM. The coffee, mildly bitter, complements the lactic sweet of the milk stout. Dark, burnt grains provide a strong foundation for the sweet bitterness, a toasted and roasted combo. Taken as a whole, the ale has a nice zing to it. Lactose defines the finish.
M: Well-rounded. The coffee is ever-present but it doesn't get in the way. Plenty of lactic goodies to go around.
D: Wishing I had picked up more than one bottle right about now. A solid milk stout, one of the better ones that I've had on a long time.
10-24-2010 16:13:06 | More by akorsak
3.68/5 rDev -7.1%
Picked this up thinking it was a coffee stout/ now I see it's a sweet/milk stout. Into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.
A hiss with a pry, this liquid comes out black and settles in the glass blacker. A very short lived cap that leaves nothing. Kinda flimsy.
Smell is dank chocolate, coffee beans and vanilla. Roast is up there and malts galore. Smell is bigger than it's counterparts though. Pungent, easy to detect.
The sweet kicks in and dominates the coffee in taste. Sweet lactose/milk, with milk chocolate and a faint bitter roast at the end. Some coffee in the aftertaste, that's about it.
The feel comes off a bit watery on each sip. I would say this is the smallest step up from light bodied as imaginable. The carb is not very pronounced and comes off kinda dead, but for some reason it works in the style. More bubbles please.
All in all a decent beer to kick back and relax to, without having to overthink anything about the beer. One was plenty for me. Glad to tick another brewery.
03-04-2012 23:26:56 | More by BARFLYB
3.96/5 rDev 0%
Pours a dark brown color with a khaki colored head.
Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate malt. Some cream and roasted malt chime in as well. In the taste, coffee bean and vanilla cream. Mild leafy hop flavor and bitterness. Mostly like a good iced coffee, getting some mocha from this. Medium bodied feel, medium carbonation with waning retention. Overall, this is an enjoyable coffee beer I will have again.
09-15-2013 17:27:10 | More by Stinkypuss
3.6/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
03-27-2014 02:22:26 | More by smakawhat
3.89/5 rDev -1.8%
- brewed with guatemala antigua coffee. batch 1/15/13. consumed 5/29/13.
A: Dark hersey chocolate pour shows a 2 inch dark walnut colored head that was creamy and loose. Small speckled lace.
S: Rich cocoa at first, quickly followed by a fresh roasty nature and some dark fruit skin there after. Good level of awareness.
T: Flavor is dark fruit first, followed by the chocolate and finally a roasty finale. Roasty bitterness, milky creamer, smooth.
M:, silky, rich fresh roasty coffee with a silky smooth texture and mouthful.
O: silky texture makes this so easy going down with a roasty freshness makes this a must try.
06-08-2013 11:42:37 | More by beerthulhu
4.28/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Allagash glass. It poured a dark brown color with half an inch of frothy tan foam covering the top. The head formed a ring around the edges of the glass and left some pretty good as I lacing as I drank it.
The aroma shows the coffee to it most prominently. I get a little of the milk stout sweetness behind it but not much. The coffee is really the main focus of it and smells pretty much like fresh ground coffee.
The taste has a very nice mix of roasty coffee and a sweeter, creamy, almost milky flavor. I get more of the coffee at first with some of the roasty and bitterness. Towards the finish the creamy milk stout qualities really come out and balances out the coffee with it's sweetness. The sweetness lingers some but overall it has some very nice balance and contrast between the flavors.
The mouthfeel is a bit above medium bodied but I wouldn't call it heavy. Carbonation is moderate, probably about the maximum I'd like it to be for the style. Drinkability is very good, I really enjoyed it and found it to be an excellent beer overall. The sweetness of the milk stout mixed with the bitterness of the coffee perfectly. I really enjoyed this one a lot more then I anticipated going in and really think it's one of the best coffee flavored beers I've had.
01-22-2011 02:48:45 | More by billab914
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
A: Brown bordering on black with a short-lived light brown head.
S: Medium roast coffee with a dash of nuttiness and a restrained earthiness. Sweet dark chocolate blends in nicely with a soft roasted malt presence. Licorice is light.
T: The flavor has a nice coffee and cream combination going on. The coffee seems a medium roast with a dash of earthiness and it's devoid of astringency and harshness. There's some sweet dark chocolate with a touch of brown sugar. The finish is drying with a dash of licorice.
M: Medium body with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.
Overall: A nice coffee Stout. Recommended.
07-21-2012 03:52:28 | More by HopHead84
3.5/5 rDev -11.6%
Reviewed from notes:
Appearance dark brown, black with a mocha lacing head.
Smell: coffee, roasted malts,
Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, oily texture, full body
Drinkability: Decent coffee stout, not anything outstanding. Rise Up stout from Evo is better.
03-07-2011 17:59:23 | More by THECPJ
4.15/5 rDev +4.8%
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
05-08-2009 02:47:56 | More by dirtylou
3.8/5 rDev -4%
A black bodied beer with a small tan head that settles quickly and minimal lacing. Assertive aroma of freshly brewed dark roast coffee and roasted malts. Smells great for a coffee beer, that’s for sure.
Taste begins with a burst of fresh coffee flavor and the accompanying roastiness you’d expect from both the coffee and the malt. Light sweetness, caramel, cream, very faint earthy hops adding to the bitterness. The flavor seems to lack depth to a certain degree; it’s quite vivid upon first tasting but seems to dissipate quickly, leaving me wanting more. Dry finish and minimal aftertaste reinforces this feeling.
Medium bodied with medium carbonation; slightly smooth and creamy. Decent enough mouthfeel, not too big though. I really enjoyed this beer, primarily the aroma and first tasting, but was left feeling like it could have been better. Again, the flavor seems to vanish too quickly leaving you wanting something more. A definite recommendation for coffee fans, though.
07-10-2012 16:58:32 | More by tobelerone
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
on tap at barrel house - served in pint
Pours an opaque blacked out color with a thin crop of beige head. Fades out completely while leaving some patches of lacing on the glass.
Eruption of sweet coffee scents with roasted beans, cream, vanilla and cocoa. Milk chocolate sweetness, dark malts and molasses.
Well balanced coffee and chocolate right up front with a milky kiss. Sweet, but not cloying, vanilla, cream and mild dark malts. Decent backbone riddled with nutty coffee beans and cocoa. Finishes clean with lingering coffee bitterness.
Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, creamy and silky on the tongue. Pretty impressive for a milk stout, especially with the coffee adding a completely new dimension to the profile. I'll definitely be drinking this again.
01-12-2013 05:02:24 | More by xnicknj
District of Columbia
4.28/5 rDev +8.1%
From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/7/12
A: It looks like a much bigger beer then it actually is, almost RIS like. A standard pour yields a creamy and thick one finger head that sticks around for quite some time.
S: Creamy milk chocolate and a pot of morning blend.
T: Close your eyes and you'd literally think that you're drinking an iced coffee. Freshly harvested and unroasted coffee beans. The lactic acid is kept masterfully in check, as it balances the coffee to near perfection. This is a delicious beer.
M: Top shelf. AleWerks hits this out of the damn ballpark. Thick and rich beyond a 5.4% ABV beer should be. This is bigger and better then many a 10% ADIS. Seriously.
O: Killer stuff. Williamsburg AleWerks has set the bar for Milk Stouts, as this is easily the best non-BA'ed MS I've had. Between this and their Cafe Royale, they literally own the style.
Seek this out with haste.
03-01-2012 17:20:05 | More by Rhettroactive
3.98/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.
S: A huge amount of coffee in the aroma, with some malt as well.
T: Tasted of coffee, first and foremost, with malt, light hops, and a creamy quality in the finish. A much more robust flavor than I was expecting given the style. Pretty good.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
O: A solid, likeable, drinkable beer.
01-16-2012 13:09:18 | More by avalon07
3.71/5 rDev -6.3%
Picked up a single for $3.50. Not sure where they get a "97 points" on Rate beer since this is just an above average stout. Look is a fairly deep dark brown with a 1/4 inch of mocha head that sticks around for a while. Smell is much more exciting with fresh roasted coffee, cocoa nibs, and a touch of ashy roast. Taste is a bit letdown it is quite balanced for a milk stout with some cocoa flavors and caramel malts but coffee roast is very muted. Mouthfeel is pretty spot on with a creamy consistency and a medium body.
Overall I may have had better impressions with a fresh batch since this was bottled on 1/13. A few months may have really impacted the deep coffee flavor that MIGHT have been in this beer. May try it again sometime down the road.
04-16-2013 03:44:40 | More by DrDemento456
3.7/5 rDev -6.6%
A - Black beer that looks slightly brown-hued with a tan head that faded to a very nice looking ring around the side of the beer.
S - Slight bit of toffee, some roast, caramel and a bit of coffee. Smells pretty nice.
T - Not as good as the nose. There's a bit of slight astringency at first, but it fades into a decent coffee taste. There's a bit of milk, lactose, and sweetness. It's not a world beater, but it's a solid beer.
M - Creamy, close to full bodied, lower carbonation. Very smooth.
O - Not a bad beer, but not particularly memorable. Easy to drink, could use a little bit more coffee flavor if it's calling itself a coffeehouse stout.
09-10-2012 02:40:31 | More by AgentZero
4/5 rDev +1%
12 oz bottle courtesy of bboyshatter in a recent BIF, gracias! Pours black with virtually no light around the edges. Towering cap of light brown foam that grew on the pour like one of those ash-growing snake things from a fireworks stand. Retention is great, as is the lacing.
Nose is heavy on the coffee, smells like a fresh bin of roasted coffee beans. A touch of sweet malts in the background along with some rye bread, but the coffee is downright dominant here.
Tastes strikes a much different balance, however. Sweet, lactose maltiness screams milk stout and combines with the roasty coffee to provide a Frappaccino-esque tasting beverage. Very rich, very creamy and nearly decadent. Chocolate, both dark and milk are there aplenty. Packs a helluva lot of flavor for a 5.4%'er. Interesting and tasty beer, but probably could only tank one in any given sitting.
04-17-2010 20:12:16 | More by twiggamortis420
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
Poured a dark as night black with a thin brown head and left very little lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma definitely had some big coffee notes with burnt char, slight oatmeal grians, and faint chocolate notes. The taste has more chocolatey flavor mixing real good with the coffee notes alongside roasty burnt char and oatmeal grain accents. The brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, roasty burnt char, slight astringent, and silky finish. The beer was more roasty and smokey than anticipated but still drank decent. I still think it would have had a better balance if it had more chocolate flavors.
01-03-2011 06:05:25 | More by Gobzilla
Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
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