Café Royale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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Reviews by Duane_Opfer:
4.46/5 rDev +4.2%
2013 Vintage. 24 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Consumed on 11/25. Written from notes.
A - Almost black in color with a brown sugar colored head. Moderate carbonation with no lasting lacing.
S - Very fragrant, and smells easy to distinguish. Bourbon, chocolate, toffee, espresso, and heavy creme.
T - Bourbon, milk chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, nutmeg, and coffee acids. Beautiful chocolate finish. Hides ABV very well. Loved the fact that unlike many bourbon barrel aged beers, Cafe Royale is not dominated by bourbon; rather, the bourbon is a nice accent that balances well (as does not diminish) other flavors in the beer.
M - Good carbonation and a nice tingle in mouth. Smooth and creamy, and slightly sticky.
O - Loved it. Wish I could have bought more, but the 2013 vintage is already sold out. Fully expect that this beer will be sought out nationwide.
11-26-2013 14:08:05 | More by Duane_Opfer
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +1.4%
A - Dark brown, clean beer. Small mocha color head that just has a small layer of foam on the sides
S - Big coffee nose with slight cream and bourbon. Lots of coffee on this one. Coffee is smooth and sweet with no sign of bitterness
T - Sweet coffee up front with cream, brown sugar, sweet bourbon, and milk chocolate. The finish is slight roasted malt and espresso. Overall, this is a nice, smooth and complex beer
M - Smooth creamy body that goes done nice and easy.
O - A nice overall beer that is smooth and creamy, has good coffee flavor, a nice sweetness and hints of bourbon. It reminds me of a baby BCBCS.
02-09-2013 01:05:50 | More by jeonseh
3.73/5 rDev -12.9%
A coffee story. I am not a coffee drinker, still excellent coffee. A lace sheet. Wafting coffee aroma. Dry roast, sugar and milk, black body, coconut from barrel. Medium mouthfeel. Best is its not acidic.Cafe brulee and slight bourbon.
02-20-2011 16:10:15 | More by Sammy
4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
First review with my friends giving input.
Look: Pours terribly opaque brown, like motor oil. No retention of the creamy brown head.
Smell: BOURBON! Even stings the nostrils! Bit of coffee and even less vanilla.
Taste: Coffee up front with loads of bourbon on the back. Some chocolate and a bit of nutmeg. No hop bitterness at all. Boozy boozy boozy. We eventually realized the flavor we were suspecting: dark fruit/figgy.
Mouthfeel: Pretty standard for the style though lighter than many. Medium through and through. Smooth as all get out.
Overall: Just as advertised. Loads of bourbon and coffee with a lot of booziness. Awesome beer that we all enjoyed.
12-27-2011 00:40:14 | More by dafizzif
4.65/5 rDev +8.6%
22oz bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.
Pours pitch black with a dark mocha ring that dissipates quickly. Lacing is patchy and thick with little cling. Oily, slick legs. Average for the style.
Nose is robust and aromatic. Chocolate, mocha, lactose, roasted malt, and just a touch of sweet bourbon. Super appetizing.
Opens sweet chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, and mocha. Some coffee and a sweet bourbon burn towards the middle. Lactose background smooths everything out. End is bourbon, molasses and sweet dark fruit. Finishes sticky sweet. Great balance of flavors that are perfectly executed.
Medium bodied with low carbonation. Silky smooth in the mouth with just a touch of burn going down. Finish is sticky with an oily, filmy, velvet-y aftertaste. Very solid.
Probably the best of the style I've ever had. The flavors are perfectly balanced and the bourbon is assertive yet mellow. Smells great and drinks like a dream. Wish I could get my hands on more of this.
12-06-2012 02:41:24 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.48/5 rDev +4.7%
22oz bomber, split, served in great lakes chalice
Virginia whale delivered by @blackie. Really a decadent beer - lots of fudge, layered chocolate cake, cookie dough, chocolate covered espresso, bourbon. Hazelnut, brown sugar, luminescent of an iced cappucino or something other sugar-jacked starbucks creation. This one drinks dangerously easy, but after a few servings, you'll likely need to be screened for diabetes. Would definitely drink this one again.
01-06-2013 20:58:02 | More by dirtylou
4.22/5 rDev -1.4%
Pours a deep black, with a minimal, brownish tinged head of foam.
Smell is of roast coffee, very sweet, with a hint of vanilla, with a very mild alcohol presence.
The taste is of coffee, very sweet, with just the slightest hint of the bourbon flavor. The bourbon flavor is discernible, but in a very limited way. It tastes like a smoother, slightly more complex version of the regular coffeehouse stout.
Smooth, with a medium viscosity, this beer goes down smoothly without the burn of many other bourbon barrel stouts. Additionally, the ABV is reasonable. I would recommend this beer to anyone, but I would not go into it expecting a super boozy bourbon barreled beer. I also really like the fact that this is still a milk stout, and retains the coffeehouse's sweetness.
12-12-2010 20:40:15 | More by ebby82
Café Royale from AleWerks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.