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Café Royale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

482 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 234
Gots: 115 | 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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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev -7.9%

The beer pours a deep black with loose lacing and a thin tan halo of head. The nose is a potent caramel sweetness upfront with a hint of vanilla, but little coffee or booze. The taste is obviously great caramel sweetness upfront, with a hint of bitter, roasty coffee, and very little bourbon. Rounded-out chocolatey, full-bodied, smooth sweetness without bitterness or booze defines this potent coffee BA milk stout. I'd love to drink this beer again, but think it lacks the bourbon and coffee I've come to expect with its world-class drinking status.

06-02-2013 01:58:13 | More by ThePorterSorter
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beerinNV

Nevada

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-01-2013 20:05:14 | More by beerinNV
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-01-2013 01:37:46 | More by rab53
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darkstar12

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-01-2013 01:20:03 | More by darkstar12
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Inky black with a short, dark brown head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Coffee & cream, molasses, espresso, dark chocolate and fudge. Hints of bourbon and vanilla.

Taste
Light roasted coffee with cream, molasses and caramelized sugar. Hints of espresso, dark chocolate and fudge. Milky and sugary sweet. Touches of sweet bourbon and vanilla.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, smooth, silky and sweet.

Overall
Sweet, smooth and decadent. This raises the bar for Sweet Stouts.

05-31-2013 15:53:08 | More by justintcoons
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Jd2391

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-31-2013 02:35:10 | More by Jd2391
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-28-2013 04:42:02 | More by hoppymcgee
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-27-2013 23:31:24 | More by hilgart1
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-26-2013 20:23:00 | More by mikeincharleston
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-26-2013 05:24:30 | More by cwelsh55
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davesway10

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

05-25-2013 16:55:47 | More by davesway10
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tgeorgf

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-24-2013 01:15:08 | More by tgeorgf
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-23-2013 21:40:07 | More by rolltide8425
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-23-2013 02:43:33 | More by zekeman17
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-21-2013 01:05:38 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-20-2013 13:32:47 | More by iL0VEbeer
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-19-2013 03:38:27 | More by browniewithnuts
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-18-2013 22:17:43 | More by Photekut
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teromous

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%

A: Pitch black body with a short dark tan head. Head carbonation looks fairly creamy. Lacing doesn't stay.

S: Strong coffee scent, with a little bit of dark chocolate smell coming out of there. Faint earthy scent but it doesn't linger in the nose for long.

T: Smooth coffee flavor with just a hint of oak. Very low on bitterness. Some notes of rich dark chocolate come through as well. It tastes better than most actual coffees.

M: Very smooth and creamy. Extremely drinkable. No presence of harshness in this at all. The bitterness is very mellow, the coffee sits right where it should.

O; This is an extremely enjoyable drinking experience. It's not an overly complex beer, and I didn't think the bourbon barrel flavor stood out that much, but the beer works as a whole. To me, that is more important than any gimmick or process used to make the beer. This one just tastes wonderful.

05-18-2013 21:32:55 | More by teromous
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

4.59/5  rDev +7%

A: Very dark brown, with just a hint of red at the edges -- it's too dense for light to penetrate anywhere else. The head is walnut brown, but thin in spite of an aggressive pour and lacing is non-existent.

S: Coffee is the first aroma, which even for a coffee-based brew is a little surprising. Next came vanilla, then dark fruit notes, then heavily-toasted grain, and finally some floral hops.

T: Malt is potent, more sweet than toasted grain. Coffee notes develop, but more like an iced vanilla latte than straight coffee. As with most stouts, I get the acrid taste of burnt malt, but it's very subtle and not at all unpleasant. I definitely taste the bourbon here as well, blending seamlessly with the mildly bitter hops at the end. I think I even detected a little diacetyl in the mix as well.

M: Smooth, creamy, and chewy. Alcohol was well hidden for an 8% ABV. About as good as it gets for this style.

O: This is the best beer I've yet had from Williamsburg AleWerks. It is really good -- almost a dessert beer for all its sweetness, smoothness, and flavors.
I'm definitely going to get another of these -- Correction: I'm going to buy several more of these for future consumption!

05-18-2013 20:07:26 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-18-2013 12:12:03 | More by campfirebrew
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-18-2013 01:54:20 | More by Morey
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JandJMD

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-17-2013 01:49:48 | More by JandJMD
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-15-2013 20:44:33 | More by mtbdonn
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l1fted

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-12-2013 22:48:16 | More by l1fted
Café Royale from AleWerks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.