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Café Royale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

492 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 237
Gots: 120 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barrel Aged

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-21-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Fantastic flavor from start top finish. I felt this particular batch was slightly under carbonated as it produced very little head when poured.

skiffescreek, Tuesday at 03:16 PM
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured a dark brown, almost black body with one finger tan head that dies quick and leaves little lace.
Aroma is light coffee and light roasted malts with some wood and slight booze, a little bit of chocolate and vanilla as well.
Smooth body, light for a stout, roasted coffee malts are minimal and basically kept in background for balance.
A more vanilla, lactic java-esque sweetness along with some chocolate and caramel (slight caramel) and the bourbon notes don't add heat but keep it woody and smooth.
Pretty good sweet/mild stout that is worth trying.

clayrock81, Monday at 08:56 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Bottle dated 8.11.14, so ~2 weeks old. Poured into IRS snifter.

Darkest brown without being black with a miniscule but staying head, which is strikingly close to the label's color.

Yum, tons of coffee, but somehow not too much. Then a bit of chocolate, and a whiff of bourbon. This doesn't feel like a mashup of powerful flavors, "classy" comes to mind.

Tastes like it smells. I won't bore, I can't think of how this could be better. Makes me think of an odd cocktail (which a cafe royale is) that just tastes perfect.

Nice sizzle of alcohol and the lactose. It's not milkshake thick, but neither are flavors, it feels well thought out.

Really a beer to get excited about, if you see it. I think this is an absolute homerun for the boys out of Williamsburg. Last time I got this bottle, I liked it so much I "cellared" one for about 14 months. It was still very good when I opened it, but lost some of the vibrancy and balance that make this beer, and I didn't think the mellowed flavors were an improvement, nor worth the wait. I may still stock up, but it won't be for the long hall.

Prince_Casual, Aug 28, 2014
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Café Royale from AleWerks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.