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Café Royale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 241
Gots: 125 | 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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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of GregSVT
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into a tulip - courtesy of my Santa!

A: Pours a dark brown/black with ruby highlights on the edges and a nice brown head that fades to a ring and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose at first is all coffee with a hint of vanilla. As it warms a nice barrel presence makes itself know with lovely aromas of molasses and whiskey as well as chocolate and vanilla.

T: The taste is very similar to the nose with a big coffee flavor followed by vanilla, molasses, and chocolate. The barrel flavors really shine here.

M: The feel is a bit on the thin side but it's nice and creamy. I'd like a tad bit more body on this one but it's not bad.

O: This is damn tasty and the ABV makes it dangerously drinkable. I would stock up on this one if it was available to me locally. Highly recommended.

Photo of dafizzif
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

dark brown, nearly opague with no light what so ever coming through on this one. The growler gave off a nice little pop and hiss when opened so I knew it was still going to be going strong..Poured into the glass with a thus and just had this wonderful thick viscous look

thick oozing amount of coffee, sweeter aroma and just one of the fullest smells I have ever come across in my life. Lots of lactose in here as well with hints of sweet roasted coffee just stronger then anything you could possibly imagine. The flavor followed suit perfectly. sweet coco Lots of carbonation here never let go and never had a dull moment to it. you could literally drink this one all night long,

Photo of Spider889
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thick and black with not much head on it.

Rich strong coffee aroma with more mild sweet malty notes.

Tastes of sweet chocolate (that's the milk stout base). Oats and mild oak. Dry bitter malt flavors, alongside some vanilla and a ton of caramel.

Hot - very warming in the throat. Not bad.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of monarchs20
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of ksurkin
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

FIRST RATING of this one on RB! 22oz bomber, fresh from the brewery, dated 9/2/2010. pours a silky, thick black with a full, two-finger, dark beige head with hints of red around the edges leaving beautiful lacing. aroma is utterly fantastic with big, woody, bourbon notes at the outset that settle beautifully into the background of huge roasted coffee, dark chocolate cake, vanilla, and light coconut with subtle touches of dark fruit and toffee. flavor is spectacular, and i’m a homer so it’s perfect, with an absolutely flawless balance of fresh, roasted coffee, espresso, and dark chocolate mocha with a light, creamy, lacto-sweetness sliding through ahead of smooth oak, vanilla, and spicy bourbon with a long, ashy malt, bitter chocolate, and roasted coffee finish. palate is sublimely full bodied, silky smooth, and damn near milkshake-esque creamy with perfect carbonation and incredible drinkability. overall, without a doubt one of the five best bourbon barrel aged stouts i’ve ever tasted. bravo, geoff. *re-rate* aww, hell this brew is just getting better and better every time i open another bottle. perfect 5 for this VA homer!

Café Royale from AleWerks Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.