Cherry Bean Coffee Stout - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
4.2/5 rDev +12.3%
Bottle from kjyost, 12oz bottle into a tulip.
Pours pretty much black, dirty dark brown head. Moderate lacing, and light retention. Nose has a beautiful coffee bouquet, creamy, vanilla and medium roast coffee. Some coffee cake/bread, mild hazelnut, good sweetness over a gentle roast. Almost smells like snickerdoodle cookies a bit. Very nice here. Taste is a bit lighter, but still fantastic coffee flavours. Lightly roasty, nutty, creamy and mild bitterness. Touch of tartness. Medium light feel, and relatively low carbonation. Really nice coffee stout, one of the better ones in recent memory.
07-17-2012 00:40:59 | More by liamt07
4/5 rDev +7%
A: Quite black with a dark brown head--somewhat thin but steady--and lacing is great
S: Lots of dark roasted coffee--nearly espresso; some other dark fruits mingle with the coffee including the cherry; some subtle booze notes finish the aromas fairly nicely
T: A dry bitter coffee stout and I really like it; so roasty with chocolate and coffee taking the show with just a touch of dark fruits behind
F: Creamy and rather thick--nice body for a bigger stout like this
O: I am really impressed by this beer; one of my favorites from them; really a solid roasty coffee stout
06-06-2012 03:22:06 | More by dbossman
3.55/5 rDev -5.1%
12oz bottle, no date
A: Pours black as night. I was surprised. Basically NO head for a beer that isn't that high in ABV. Nothing. Swirl causes a touch.
S: I get lots of coffee but that is really it initially. I was planning on pulling some dark cherry hints in there, but it's really just roasted coffee.
T: I get a good amount of coffee bitterness up front on the tongue. I don't taste a sweetness, at all. It's a lot of coffee and roast.
M: Full bodied stout.
05-02-2012 13:27:11 | More by inlimbo77
4.03/5 rDev +7.8%
On tap at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.
A nice pour into a pint glass yielded a half-inch of dark khaki foam over a opaque used oil brown-black body.
Roasted coffee and malt, chocolate comprise the nose.
More delicious coffee in the taste, along with roasted barley malt, chocolate. Some sense of dried dark fruits, not cherries. Slight sweetness is cut, and the finish is nice and dry. Good carbonation and a medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Coffee bean bitterness lingers into the long, dry finish. If you like coffee, you'll like this. It's not cherry flavored.
04-28-2012 15:56:09 | More by JackieTH
3.5/5 rDev -6.4%
Thanks to Jakers90 for the bottle. Served in a tulip.
Pours near-black with a thin light tan head that quickly subsides into a thin collar without leaving more than a spot or two of lace behind. The nose has a slight cherry presence along with a good dose of coffee and roast. Flavor has a nice combination of cherry and roast, finishing with some dark chocolate. Body is medium to a slightly-dry finish. Pretty good.
04-16-2012 15:58:59 | More by Thorpe429
3.3/5 rDev -11.8%
Another cup o' joe enjoyed in a nonic pint.
Appearance- There was maybe a half-finger of chocolate foam, before dying expediently into a ring, leaving behind no lace. The body looks as good as coffee stouts usually do, black and impenetrable.
Smell- Yes, definitely coffee roast in here. Not espresso, just good old roasted coffee beans. There is not much else to the malt, no sweet complexities to it.
Taste- A little better after it has warmed, but not by much. The positives about this beer, and the negatives, are the coffee aspect of the palate.
The positives being that yes, this beer very much has the flavor of black coffee, with cooked coffee beans making up the main portion of the flavor. Only after it has warmed does some chocolate play around at the beginning of the drink.
The back end, however, still has an overpowering roasted flavor that greatly detracts from the overall impression of what is going on on the palate.
Maybe I am just not one who truly enjoys a nice strong cup of coffee, but I feel like this could have been reigned in and maybe given more of that chocolate malt that is evident early on.
Mouth feel- This one borders on thin, and I never appreciate that in a stout, let alone a coffee stout. Yes, coffee rarely has a thick and creamy mouth feel, but this is ultimately a beer.
Something a little beefier would have been appreciated. Since it is so roasted, being thin does not help the overall impression of it's drinkability. I am not looking to take another sip as soon as possible.
Overall- Brau Brothers do not fail in brewing a stout full of coffee flavor. There is more than enough of that in the glass. It is how that coffee is delivered bare bones, with no frills, that leads to some trouble.
Maybe more creamer-like qualities and a bigger body would have helped me enjoy this offering more. As it stands, it is a serviceable beer, but not one I will be pining for again.
03-29-2012 02:53:48 | More by Pintofbrown
Cherry Bean Coffee Stout from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
84 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.