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Café Royale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 235
Gots: 114 | FT: 9
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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Reviews by Treyliff:
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West Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%

2013 Vintage, poured into a snifter

A- pours pitch black with dark-tan creamy head that reduces to a small layer, leaving behind some short lasting lace. This one looks deep and dark

S- huge hit of sweet & dark chocolate up front followed by a big nutty hazelnut aroma, toasted coconut, slightly smoky malt, oaky vanilla with a quaff of bourbon. Underlying is a milky lactose sweetness, reminiscent of chocolate milk with a hint of fresh coffee. Very impressive aroma bouquet

T- sweet milk stout base provides milky lactose flavor, notes of caramel, oak, vanilla coconut and a trace of bourbon. The finish gives a big boost of lingering fresh hazelnut coffee that lingers on the palate long after consumption

M- medium body and carbonation lead to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth and sweet finish

O- This one definitely flies under the radar, its got more coffee than bourbon but it balances out very well. Lucky to occasionally find this one on the shelf

03-31-2014 01:36:27 | More by Treyliff
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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%


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
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3.73/5  rDev -13.1%

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.
Radek's bottle.

02-20-2011 16:10:15 | More by Sammy
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

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
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4.65/5  rDev +8.4%

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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
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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.

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Café Royale from AleWerks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.