Planet Bean Coffee Stout - Spring House Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -25.6%
Many thanks to JMFoster for this one. I love a good coffee beer!
This is also #BOTG 24! And, a nice Astros win over the Mets to celebrate here today.
Poured from bottle into CBS Snifter. Huge carbonation on this, loosely connected brown tan fluffy head. Almost a gusher. After getting it into the glass, its a rich black color, the tan head remaining floats around the top of the glass. Smell- roasted malt, espresso, chocolate. A weird tart whiff...marachino cherries? strange to be in this beer. Taste- stingy carbonation, the espresso and roasty notes are there, but so is an off tart flavor. Uh oh...I think we might have an infection here. The mouthfeel and stingy carbonation is a major detractor from this beer's appeal, and the tart presence bothers me. Other than that, this is a decent take on a coffee beer.
05-03-2012 00:41:27 | More by lnashsig
3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
1220th Review on BA
Bottle to snifter
Not sure if this was bottle from Cpabeer & Stormking47 or TroyG2352, so thanks to all of you
App- Black pour like coffee, brown head 2 finger. Great cling and stick.
Smell- Coffee grounds for days, earthy, dirt, dark chocolate. Was a bit ashy as well, but still picked up enough of the coffee to enjoy the aromatics
Taste- Really is like a black of coffee mixed in with a bit of malts. Has a thick licorice taste with a bit of anise but more prickly and mellow than stone. Maybe its too warm but if colder flavors wouldnt come forth as much.
Mouth- More of a light medium body with a lighter medium carbonation. Did leave a touch of ashy coffee but wasnt enough to really deter score to much. It was the lightness that brought it down for me.
Drink- A nice coffee forward stout. I am in the school of thought that when you say coffee and it needs to be a coffee stout. I think they found that beer.
04-16-2012 14:23:03 | More by FosterJM
3.83/5 rDev -5%
thanks to shanepb fir this guy, sent to me in a lif (along with a hopslam and backwoods bastard). thanks shane
22oz bomber split into two eclipse snifters. label looks awesome! no bottling date
a- looks above average, super dark with a small brown head
s- lots of roasted coffee with a slight plastic scebt in the bachend, not sure what that is but ive encountered it before. definilty delivers the coffee, like a straight cup of joe.
t- taste is pleasant. nice coffee not to overwhelming, with a hint of chocolate. feels like its missing something. still easy to drink.
m- much thinner than i was expecting until i noticed on here its 7% so its just about right.
o- tasty brew. has a lot going for it. its no wnb or fbs but id definitly delivers the coffee craving.
02-19-2012 03:09:35 | More by KevSal
3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
Review from notes. Consumed at the Moo Bar.
A: Pours practically black with a very large tan colored head. Upon opening the growler, the carbonation caused a little bit of an overflow. Nice retention and lacing.
S: Tons of coffee beans and coffee grounds. There is a little bit of underlying roasted malt and a little chocolate, but the coffee dominates the aroma.
T: Similarly coffee forward. Not quite as strong as the aroma, but the coffee still dominates the flavor profile, a combination of grounds and beans. A little bit of chocolate, but like the aroma, the coffee dominates.
M: Medium bodied, maybe a tad thin, but moderate carbonation.
01-29-2012 21:31:54 | More by mdaschaf
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from a corked and caged 750mL bottle into a 22 oz. Founders CBS snifter. Special note to kick off the review: This was the longest cork I've ever seen in a beer bottle. It measures nearly a full 1 1/2". I had to extract it with a pair of pliers.
Beer pours a midnight black with roughly a pinkie finger's width cream colored head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing. The smell is big time coffee. Coffee, and nothing else. Period. JUST coffee...and it's delightful. Dark and roasty with just a hint of sweetness. The taste is more of the same. It's like a carbonated cup of black coffee. This is very coffee forward, and at times, it's hard to imagine you're drinking a beer and not some carbonated coffee beverage. Very good indeed. The mouthfeel is a pleasant surprise. Unlike many coffee beers, this is smooth without either a high level of acidity, or a bitter finish. It doesn't linger save for a little bit. Very clean for the style. Overall this is a very very solid coffee stout, and one I'm glad to have had the chance to enjoy.
01-26-2012 02:15:28 | More by Retail1LO
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
I had this on-tap at the taproom in Lancaster. Served in a sample glass.
Appearance: Pours almost black with some red at the edges. There is a layer of tan head that fades quickly.
Smell: Nutty malt with roasty coffee and a nice sweetness in the background. The overall smell is quite smooth.
Taste: Smooth coffee with nutty, roasted malt. The overall flavor is a bit creamy with some dark fruit. The finish is slightly bitter and full of roast.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: This is a really nice coffee beer. I wouldn't have minded if the body was a little bit thicker, but I would definitely have another.
01-10-2012 20:38:37 | More by oline73
4.2/5 rDev +4.2%
A- Poured into an oversized snifter... starts with a very light brown head that quickly disappears. Beer is black in color
S- Coffee, nutty, burnt. Very dry aroma
T- The coffee and toasty flavors of the stout mesh perfectly. The coffee flavor isn't overwhelming but perfectly complimentary to the stout beer. A hint of sweetness becomes more present as it warms
M- A little thinner than it probably should be with light/medium carbonation
O- A bit tame compared to some of the other stouts they're putting out, but a solid beer for sure, especially for coffee lovers
01-03-2012 03:55:12 | More by bbeane
Planet Bean Coffee Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.