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Cream Stout - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Cream StoutCream Stout

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 25.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bucko on 03-14-2007)
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Reviews by Misfit138:
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Misfit138

Tennessee

4.33/5  rDev +33.6%

BEER REVIEW #100!

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Very very dark brown, almost black with a nice tan head that left lacing

S- Roastyness and chocolate malt

T- Sweet chocolate malt and expresso

M- Medium bodied and medium carbonated

D- I really liked this, but I'm a stout guy anyway. It is a good offering from the Brau Brothers company.

08-04-2010 04:09:54 | More by Misfit138
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blackearth

Minnesota

2.85/5  rDev -12%

Purchased at 3 Corners Liquor in Medford, MN. Pours a pitch black body with a thin light khaki head. Aroma of faint roasted malts, raisins and black licorice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly carbonated and slightly watery. Flavors follow the aroma, but nothing very special about this beer. Drinkability is okay, but I won't be reaching for this one again.

04-02-2010 15:28:26 | More by blackearth
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NicholasCasber

Iowa

2.93/5  rDev -9.6%

A: Nice, dark, thick brown, almost black beer. Huge head, but it's what I expect from a stout.

S: Great big malty smell, however, it seemed to be fairly one noted, still great smell.

T: Same with the smell, the one note factor came into play again, the taste was smooth and refined, but didn't hit the multiple flavors I'm looking for in a beer, however, that does come with most of the cream stout territory.

M: Very smooth, and finished well, allowed for some dancing on the tongue.

D: Good drinkability, not something I'd kill for to have again.

Overall, good beer, but I've had better stouts, still, I enjoyed it. Cheers

12-11-2009 05:49:12 | More by NicholasCasber
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev +2.8%

One of six varieties in a Brau Brothers Brewing 12-pack sampler.

Poured from a 12 oz. brown long neck bottle into a Guinness pint glass.

Appearance: Dark opaque brown, almost black. Brown one finger foamy head that faded quick and left a frothy tan cap.

Smell: Sweet malts, bread, a little chocolate. Subtle, but nice aroma.

Taste: Sweet and creamy up front. Flavors of cappuccino, bittersweet chocolate and biscuits. Definitely a high roasted malt profile, which would be expected of a stout...the sweetness cuts the malt just a little. Little to no hops detected. A satisfying, if subtle, stout.

Mouth feel: Medium-bodied and creamy. Good medium carbonation that fits the style well.

Drinkability: Good drinkability. I'd love to try it on tap or from a cask sometime, if they have it available. Overall it's a decent creamy and slightly sweet stout.

05-25-2011 22:38:08 | More by ChopperSmith
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +9%

Picked up a single at Four Firkins. Pours pitch black with a tan head. The aroma and flavor focus on sharp dark-roasted malt element. On the palate that leads to smoke and a mild dark chocolate note and finishes with a bitter mix of black grains and hops. Overall, this isn't a great beer, but it's not bad. Worth a try if you're into stouts.

12-01-2008 02:26:31 | More by tempest
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Vinmar

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

09-06-2012 04:20:09 | More by Vinmar
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djschnabel

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +54.3%

11-14-2011 12:45:35 | More by djschnabel
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morimech

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +18.2%

An almost black brew that has a large tan head that unfortunately quickly disappears. It leaves some lacing.

The smell is of roasted malts. A bit of chocolate and espresso. A nice smell but not really exerting itself.

I taste roasted malts and almost bittersweet in character. Chocolate, coffee, and a little smoke on finish. It may be a little thin in mouthfeel but I feel it has good carbonation. A good Sweet Stout.

10-08-2007 22:51:12 | More by morimech
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edbeered

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +21.9%

This pours a clear dark ruby brownish black color with a scant white head. the smell is pleasingly of coffee and toasted chocolate malt. The taste is of toasted chocolate malt with hints of coffee and cream. It is smooth and full flavored, yet the mouthfeel is surprisingly thin. This is easy to drink and is a nice cream stout. I'm glad it's available in the Twin Cities.

06-26-2007 01:42:32 | More by edbeered
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.3/5  rDev +1.9%

I just picked some of this up so maybe it has come out of retirement because I don't think that it is old stock

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-dark brown with a little ruby on the edges with about a 2 finger head that fades quickly

S-not big on smell but what there is has some carmel malt

T-much like the smell, some sweet carmel malt with a little roast coffee and cream

M-on the thin and watery side with a lot of fizzy carbonation like a soda

O-not bad and easy to drink but not as good as their moo joos

04-28-2012 05:28:44 | More by tvv375ia
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schellsbeer

Minnesota

1.05/5  rDev -67.6%

WOW....I didn't think a beer could get worse than Fuel Cafe but I was wrong. I am ashamed to admit this crap is from Minnesota. What in the heck is this stuff?

Smells like something that a horse gets rid of from its back end!!!

Can anybody say sour milk? Cream stout? Yeah right, it's more like buttermilk stout mixed with rotten eggs.

I just wasted money on a 6 pack. The whole thing went drown the drain. The bottles were under so much pressure, that I didn't want them sitting in my house for fear of them exploding as they all have clearly turned into crap. There is no CO2 in the bottle but instead all of the gas has turned into methane.

Note to the guy that wants a bottle of this....there are six on their way to the water contamination treatment center here in town. When you get there, just look for the brown crap that smells like everything else. Tasting is up to you.

10-24-2008 03:51:26 | More by schellsbeer
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iadler

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -4.9%

A- Pours a dark brown with an off white two inch head

S- Subtle vanilla, coffee, chocolate and some roasted malt notes

T- More of the same with some coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, and vanilla

M- Slightly thin and watery mouthfeel with some creaminess. Thin to medium body

O- Not a bad brew and pretty average, but disappointing after trying their Moo Joos, which was much better IMO.

06-19-2011 04:47:45 | More by iadler
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BarrelAgedBarry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +23.5%

02-29-2012 13:13:06 | More by BarrelAgedBarry
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shadow1961

Minnesota

2.93/5  rDev -9.6%

Brau Brothers Cream Stout pours a rapidly collapsing finger
of foam over an opaque black brew. The nose is dark fruit,
and toasty malt. The flavor is mellow dark malts- with mocha
and espresso notes, and a mild grassy hop finish. Mouthfeel
is round but with a bit of crispness too. Not a bad stout at all,
though it's kind of one dimensional. Could be this is a good
choice for somebody who wants to try something a bit heavier
for the first time.

06-28-2007 06:51:22 | More by shadow1961
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aliving1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +8%

01-03-2012 04:21:52 | More by aliving1
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climax

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev +12.7%

good stout appearance. just about black with a creamy tan head which faded to a film

nose had typical stout cues (slight chocolate and coffee), however i couldn't help but sniff past a strong fishy sour tone, they faded a bit luckily. yeast and ripened banana were also present

taste was much more pleasant than the aroma thankfully. very good in fact. sharp roasted coffee and dark chocolate. vanilla and a lighter fruity bit is in there as well. no astringency/fishy flavors as noted in the nose.

medium body with a definite blast of carbonation, stiff carbonation served up a somewhat of a cottony feel. finish was pretty dry

not a bold/brash heavyweight stout. but definitely a drinkable, pleasant stout with ample flavor

04-15-2009 04:23:19 | More by climax
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +7.4%

Appearance: Dark brown-black with a minimal tan head.

Smell: Bordering on a porter.. roasted malts and chocolate. Some sweetness here to remind it's a cream stout.

Taste: Very malty - Mild roasted though and mildly sweet. Just a little bit creamy. Hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin.

Drinkability: Not as sweet as other cream stouts and somewhat porter like, but not necessarily like a 'good' porter. Not really what I was expecting. For me, it's probably more drinkable that a typical cream stout would be, but not something I'd seek out.

12-06-2010 01:29:46 | More by JackieTH
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -7.4%

11-17-2011 00:39:58 | More by doucmehu
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +35.8%

This brew pours an opaque black color. The head is a half inch in height, and recedes quickly into a think sheet of lacing. The aroma is magnificent. Cream, milk chocolate, roasted malt, a hint of coffee. This beer just plane smells like happy. The taste is a mirror image of the aroma, and just as great. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a classic. I can see myself drinking this as much as, if not more than, I drink Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout, and Old Rasputin.

06-24-2007 16:46:40 | More by KarlHungus
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mnstorm99

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -9%

Nice looking black pour with a tan head that sticks around pretty well.
Aroma is very faint but I can detect some roasted malts.
Taste is decent, touches of chocolate and roasted barley come through, touches of herbal hops are there as well.
Mouthfeel is where this looses it for me, as a stout goes this is thin, carbonated to about the right level, but there isn't the wonderful creamy chewey texture I like in a stout. I could have a couple of these, I just don't buy it over other selections out there.

04-17-2008 13:46:19 | More by mnstorm99
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -0.3%

Looks nice, pours black with cola coloured highlights around the edges. Finely and fairly vigorously carbonated, about 2/3 of the beer (12oz serving) made its way into my 16oz pint glass, needless to say is was topped by a mountain of tight, pale tan head. Excellent retention, and sticky gobs of lace are being left behind as the huge head gradually subsides.

Hate to say it but there must be some kind of infection going on in here, and it seems to be relatively common based on peaking at the other reviews. Lactose sweetness is absent, and is replaced by lactic acid sourness. Milk chocolate, creamy and nutty malts, a metallic twang playing of the lactic acid, as well as a leafy and earthy quality also present.

This is one funked up cream stout. Creamy milk chocolate meets sour spoiling fruit. Call me a crazy mofo, and im certain this is not what the brewer intended, but im digging this. Mild hint of char appears after the creamy, nutty chocolate before being swept away in a wave of sour fruit funk. Gonna quit trying to review this by style and just go based on its funkeduposity, after all if this was labelled a raspberry belgian stout or something like that this is more or less what i would expect! After the tart blast of something that reminds me of raspberry crier notes of espresso emerge and give way to the decaying, leafy hops.

Fairly light in body, perhaps the unwanted microorganism fermented what was supposed to be left behind to make up the full body attributed to this beer by the label. Also feels somewhat spritzy. Creamy yet one tart mofo, with nice balance between chocolately malts, a touch of char, and a light dab of earthy, leafy hops.

Was worried after only smelling that this would be a drain pour. No such worries anymore, despite being horribly infected and not representative of the lablelled style this is an interesting and tasty brew. Also easier to drink than the intentional fruit beer i drank last night. Hopefully this brew was just sitting on the shelves for too long, or six months in the cellar was too much for it and that the problems are due to oxidation and not infection. I may never know the answer. Would i try this again? Guess i may be a sick mofo cuz my answer would be yes, as long as my digestive tract suffers no ill effects. Have another bottle, if its drastically different will rereview. Thanks to chonyr for this most interesting brew.

04-08-2008 21:49:57 | More by demcorhip
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

Wow, I am surprised with the negative reviews for this beer! This is very solid cream stout, with all the typical stout flavors of mocha, cream, savory "meatiness", chocolate, coffee, etc. The smell, color, head, and mouthfeel are all quite nice. Definitely an enjoyable Minnesota craft brew.

10-08-2008 02:42:35 | More by sacrelicio
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Tballz420

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -4.3%

Brau Brothers Cream Stout is a pure-black colored brew, with a small khaki head which doesn't last too long. The body is completely opaque and does not admit any hues when held to light.

The nose is pretty light, but mainly focuses on dark and roasted malt.

The taste is pretty light as well, chocolate malts, fairly sweet, almost has some soda flavors in it as well. The mouth is light and wet.

09-24-2011 21:38:39 | More by Tballz420
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swizzlenuts

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Black with a small head. Not much retention

S: Sweet chocolate smell, nothing else.

T: There isn't much flvaour, a bit of sweet chocolate. You really have to search to find the flavours, but I'm still having a hard time finding any.

M: Slightly watery.

D: eh, it's okay.

10-30-2008 18:24:23 | More by swizzlenuts
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HappyBivouac

Iowa

2.23/5  rDev -31.2%

From a mixed 6 pack bought on a whim. No bottled or freshness date to be found.

a- pretty opaque dark brown with a 2 finger creamy light tan head. Shows faint reddish brown notes up to the light.

s- thick roasted chocolate malts and really heavy lactose. there is a slight sour milk character which surprised me. A pleasant balance.

t- the flavor is quite weak. A sour lactose hits upfront with roasted chocolatey malts and caramel. The weird sour, even cheesy cream character lingers long after the finish along with some coffee. It almost tastes as though the "cream" here has gone bad.

m- a thick and creamy medium-heavy bodied beer. does not go down smooth at all. carbonation is very subtle, almost nonexistent.

d- well it's a heavy milk stout that tastes sour somehow. I couldn't see any reason to drink more than one of these. It's unique for sure but not in any way I want to keep going with.

I honestly wonder if this has gone bad or they messed up this batch. I've never tasted a milk stout that tasted so much like bad cheese with roasted chocolate. Weird.

11-20-2008 21:16:10 | More by HappyBivouac
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Cream Stout from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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