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Café Royale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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547 Ratings
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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 250
Gots: 121 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mcallister on 08-21-2010

Barrel Aged
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 8/2014:
Pours jet black, with not much head on a decidedly soft pour. Head color is tan, and it does rim the edge, providing temporary lacing on each sip. The nose is rich in coffee and chocolate. The wood from the barrels also comes through, although the bourbon is missing.

Taste starts of nicely toasted and a bit nutty. Swiftly the chocolate and vanilla notes come in and last most of the taste. Mid taste, the rest of the flavors start coming, a little coffee bitterness with a slight tartness from the wood, the milky chocolate flavor. This is all very tasty, but the coffee is sort of hidden, and the bourbon is masked. Feel is quite silky but a little thinner than I'd like.

A very enjoyable beer even if it doesn't fit it's "style" as much as I'd like.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma of coffee, vanilla, mild bourbon & wood, malt. Taste sweet creamy coffee, malt, vanilla, faint bourbon & oak, chocolate. Nice!

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4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cvm4
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled Aug. 2014

L - Pours black body with a brown espresso one finger head. Not much lacing or retention going on.

S - Lots of creamy coffee with no bitterness behind it. Gobs of semi-sweet chocolate. Bourbon & oak are there but not really overpowering.

T - Bourbon is in the forefront on the taste. Roasted malts abound with creamy coffee and semi-sweet chocolate.

F - For the style, it works well. It's not an RIS but a good medium body & low carbonation.

O - Great offering of a sweet/milk style. It's not cloying and really lets all the flavors shine through.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.45/5  rDev +4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

2013 vintage?

Just Notes

Pitch black. No head or lacing. Smell is coffee, cocoa, cherry, oak, bourbon. Taste is largely bourbon oak. Some light cherry and cocoa remain. Coffee is mostly gone. Drinks like it's 10+abv, not 8. Relatively thick.

Great barrel notes on this beer!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Café Royale from AleWerks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.