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Coffeehouse Stout - AleWerks Brewing Company

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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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Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

KevinGordon, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of RBorsato
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Gobzilla, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

LoveStout, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

BGsWo22, Mar 09, 2013
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 rfgetz
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

rfgetz, Sep 02, 2011
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 AngusOg
4/5  rDev +1%

AngusOg, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

BMart, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Pencible
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: This poured nearly pitch black, with a bit of tan head.
S: It smelled like strong roasted coffee, with some cream and dark chocolate and molasses. Basic but delicious.
T: It tasted like strong coffee with bitter dark chocolate, and a little molasses and cream. It had a lasting bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with a bit of carbonation. Too thin.
D: This had a fantastic coffee scent and taste, but weak body. It was easy to drink, but it was ultimately only "really good". (It would have been among the top of the style if it had fuller body.) Still definitely recommended.

Pencible, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of AlexFields
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/15, consumed 2/4.

Pours a very dark brown, near black, thin but attractive head.

Smell is all rich coffee at first, backed up by lightly roasted malt. Give it some time and some sweet chocolate and vanilla appear, but the coffee is front and center.

Taste is more of a balance, still plenty of coffee but there's also milk chocolate, vanilla, sweet lactose. Well balanced, good coffee flavor but not a coffee bomb.

Slightly less carb than I'd like but still a nice and silky mouthfeel and good drinkability.

A great coffee stout that isn't totally dominated by coffee. Very good!

7.9/10

AlexFields, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of ffejherb
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Brass Rail Deli on 1/31/11.

A - Black carbonated liquid with deep burgundy highlights around the edges and a dark tan head that receded quickly, leaving very little lacing around the perimeter of the glass.

S - Moderate roasted malt character with a pleasant coffee aroma. Hints of chocolate and lactic notes round out the nose.

T - Initial flavor blends mild coffee and lactose. This stout is not overly roasty as one would expect from a coffee beer. Instead, the flavor is quite sweet with just mild coffee bitterness and earthy, herbal hop notes. Finishes with just a hint of astringency in the backend.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth, oily texture and quite a bit of bristly carbonation. Finishes with faint bitterness and a hint of astringency on the palate.

D - Solid coffee stout, although it's on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Still, there is enough of a coffee presence to please. Overall, this was a nice introduction to this brewery.

ffejherb, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +1%

deapokid, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Bung
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. Pretty much black, brown around the edges. Just barely a ring of light tan head.

Aroma, strong roast, malt and coffee. Maybe some cocoa.

Taste, much more malty here. Roast malt, sweeter caramel and chocolate. Finish is a little thin, mostly chocolates and mocha latte.

Light side of medium bodied. Adequate carbonation and drinks quite easy because of the lightness for the style.
Really overall it's pretty good, but could use a little "more". I would buy a sixer, probably would be a nice warm weather dark brew.

Bung, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of argock
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date. Purchased as 6-pack at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $8.99.

A: Brown-black with ethereal beige 1/2-finger head with minimal lacing.

S: Cold cafe-au-lait aroma with strong milky, lactose component and milder espresso note. Dark maltiness plays token sweetness. Hoppiness is minimal.

T: The flavor is good but merely that with sweet latte dominating and some additional dark fruit notes.

M: Low-medium body with low carbonation and a reasonably thin feel.

D: Decent sweet coffee flavor but not much else to recommend it.

argock, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev +1%

Gatordaddy, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of harrymel
3.04/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Batch: 15JAN13

Black with a very fine point rim of light tan foam, black mirror atop otherwise. Smells of coffee, cocoa, more coffee and pretty much just cold coffee. Flavor is coffee, soil, some bitterness, a little bit of bread, some bits of unsweetened chocolate. Medium bodied with hi carb and an off dry finish; a little less body and a little much carb for the style. Overall decent, quite a bit of coffee which makes it one dimensional.

harrymel, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

millerbuffoon, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of srandycarter
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black. Some small light tan head. Some cling.

S - Coffee and malt. Hard to say more.

T - Nice. Much like smell, sweet end unexpected. Thinner than expected, too.

M - Medium body, fair carb, fair balance. A little simpler than I would have liked. It had way more potential.

D - A good offering. Nice job.

srandycarter, May 19, 2011
Photo of jbaker67
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour - nearly black - with a mid-sized, creamy, taupe head. Excellent mocha aroma with a generous measure of vanilla. Medium-bodied and creamy with lazy carbonation. The flavor is a sweet medley of coffee, chocolate crème and vanilla. Bittersweet mocha finish. It is a little thin but a solid representation of the style.

jbaker67, Dec 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of IrishColonial
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

IrishColonial, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Jspriest
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Jspriest, Jan 16, 2013
Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.