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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

431 Ratings
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Ratings: 431
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of AlexFields
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
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

Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of AgentZero
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of RBorsato
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -37%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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 blackie
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
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

Photo of Pencible
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Bung
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of jbaker67
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of markgugs
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of ffejherb
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.