Planet Bean Coffee Stout - Spring House Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.78/5 rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
GLASS: Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees
Oh, that's impressive. Absolutely 0% light penetration with this one. It's black. It has a two-finger head of thick and creamy brown foam sitting on top. The retention is great. The lacing is on the thin side of things, but is very sticky.
Wow. The smell is just as impressive. This smells more like coffee than any other beer that I can think of. It smells more like coffee than beer, actually. It has elements of both fresh brewed coffee and fresh roasted coffee beans. Light hints of medium level sweetness chocolates. A very nice hint of vanilla caramels.
This smell is absolutely wonderful!
This is almost more like a glass of coffee than beer. The taste is totally coffee. A wonderful level of fresh roasted beans. Not overly roasted, at all. No bitterness. Mid-palate I get a slight touch of malty sweetness, along with a kiss of caramel, trying to break through. It gives a nice balance and reminds that, yes, this is a beer. Other than that though, it's all about the coffee.
This is absolutely everything that I've ever wanted from a coffee beer. Incredible.
It's got a medium to almost full body and a light-to-medium level of carbonation. It is very smooth and has a light hint of creaminess to it. Sort of like crushed velvet.
I have a hard time believing that this is 7.00%abv. It absolutely doesn't drink like it, at all. It is very easy drinking and I wish that I had more than just this one bottle. Either that or that Spring House would make a whole lot more of it, so that I could get more!
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2010 01:49:21 | More by coldmeat23
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4.5/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A really well done coffee stout from Springhouse. I was worried at first considering I haven't been a fan of their other beers, but this one really wows me. Huge coffee nose with roasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavor is a blast of coffee, some roasted malts, dark chocolate, a touch of licorice, and a nice cacao sweetness.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth with just enough carbonation to carry the flavors through. Well done, Springhouse.
Serving type: growler
12-04-2013 23:47:25 | More by taylor714914
Planet Bean Coffee Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.