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Planet Bean Coffee Stout - Spring House Brewing Company

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Planet Bean Coffee StoutPlanet Bean Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 119
Gots: 25 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Deuane on 02-28-2009

Planet Bean Coffee Stout is smooth, dark, full-bodied, and satisfyingly rich. Coffee beans expertly roasted at Cumberland County Coffee Company give this stout its powerful aroma and pronounced fresh-brewed coffee flavor. Your only problem with this tempting brew will be resisting the urge to pour it in your coffee mug before work!
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
2.99/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 22, this one pours a deep, dark brown that looks black at a glance, but when held to the light, there's no ruby - just a deep, root-beer brown. A sandy tan/brown head rises on the pour but falls to a film in a minute or two.

At first it smells just like cold-pressed coffee, but upon closer inspection, there's a dry, roasty barley beneath. Really mono-tone with the roasted bean and barley, but delightfully so.

Starts with a nice blend of dry, clean raosted notes, almost like a clean brown ale crossed with a porter and soaked in coffee, which is quite enticing, but the delight doesn't last. It quickly nose-dives into an astringent, bitter, over-roasted coffee flavor. What was awesome in the nose came back to bite this beer in the flavor. Too bad.

Feels clean and smooth with just a soft foam of carbonation to add a touch of viscosity.

This is really almost too much to drink. The astringent over-roasted coffee flavor has made me contemplate a drain-pour, but I think I'll hold out. Too bad.

Photo of Giantspace
2.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Large format bottle with no date anywhere. $6.?? at WFM. Poured into two pint glasses. Purchased about a week or two ago from the cold room. Label is different than the one shown. Capped not corked.

A- Very dark and murky. Sludge(coffee grounds?) from the bottom of the bottle changes the color to a lighter brown. Sticky head disappears about half way through the beer. Looks watery once the head dissipates.

S- Very coffee forward smell but it reminded me of crunching on a coffee bean more than a good cup of brewed coffee, dissipates after a few minutes.

T- coffee and some vanilla in the finish. Some roast but really nothing great here. Watery old iced coffee is what this reminds me of.

M- Thin and watery like a bad cup of diner coffee. Very little carbonation in the mouth.

O- Not one I will go back to. FBS blows this away and is a much better price point as well. Maybe this was an old bottle? Coffee smell was there so I think it was pretty fresh. Tried to support another local but this beer is unsupportable.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into pint at standard tap philly. Pours a deep brown mud with thick tan head. Awesome coffee aromas...straight up coffee. Taste is roasted coffee and chocolate. Not much else but is delicious. Smooth as silk. This is a fantastic coffee brew...highly recommend this one.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of dc55110
2.49/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle to a 14oz snifter.

Appearance: Removing the cap from the bottle produces a loud pop! The contents quickly attempts to erupt from the bottle. Luckily just covering the top keeps the contents at bay. A slow pour is required to keep the foamy head in check. Pours dark black with a puffy fluffy mahogany head.

Smell: Very little coffee, odd tart cherry aromas overwhelm everything else.

Taste: The flavors follow the nose. A little bit of coffee and roasted malt are quickly over powered by tart cherry and a slightly metallic taste. Finishes very acidic.

Mouthfeel: Over carbonated and thin.

Overall: This bottle is clearly infected. I've been wanting to try this for quite a while, but this was a real let down. I hope I get the chance to revisit this with a better batch.

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Planet Bean Coffee Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.