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Café Royale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

539 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 241
Gots: 123 | 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:
Barrel Aged

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-21-2010)
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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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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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Just beware of aging. Seems like there are other reports of sourness beyond mine.

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Café Royale from AleWerks Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.