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
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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 118
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of seeswo
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Generously opened by Casey at a recent shindig. Pours dark brown / black with a small tan head. Smells nothing like any coffee stout I have had before in that it smells exactly like iced coffee...and it tastes exactly like iced coffee. A really weird beer to grade in that sense. Rating it at face value, the coffee flavor is strong, but doesn't meld with any malt presence, instead masking most of the qualities that make beer beer. The mouthfeel isn't really creamy and is maybe medium or a bit thin. Goes down easy. Overall - iced coffee. If you like it, you will like this beer.

Photo of philbe311
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Before I can even get to the review, I have to note that this cork is toughest that I've encountered... That's not a knock nor a compliment, just an observation...

A - An active cascading pour gives way to two plus fingers worth of brown chunky and slightly rocky head with modest retention that gives way to a full rich frothy lace... Opaque abyss black color... Trace amounts of lacing clings to the glass...

S - It should come as no surprise the the coffee dominates the nose, and while its quite potent I expected slightly more... The coffee scent is reminiscent of a cup of french pressed dark roast.. Also present are some very faint hints of roasted malt and even fainter hints of dark chocolate...

T - The intense coffee flavor dominates the palette... Some roasted malt and a touch of licorice rise on the finish..

M - Terrific... Lush and creamy... Medium to full bodied... Just the slightest touch of carbonation... A little on the thin side, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing in this case...

D - One of the most insanely quaffable stouts that I've ever encountered... Remarkably smooth, especially given the intensity of the coffee components... Even more impressive is that this offering comes from microbrewery host in a barn in Amish country... This one gets bonus points for that...

Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Deuane for picking me up a bottle and delivering it in person right to my house. I was more than happy to split it with a fellow appreciative BA. Shared with psycohops and poured into matching nonic pint glasses. The stout appears a nearly opaque deep dark brown color with two fingers of thick walnut colored foam. The foam settles to a thin layer and remains through nearly the entire glass. Nose and flavor are of huge espresso notes, with bitter-sweet chocolate, molasses, dark roasted coffee beans, bakers cocoa, and sweet creamy Kahlua notes towards the finish. I'm also getting a hint of smoke as it warms up a bit. The stout is amply carbonated, but falls short with a slightly thin body. Any coffee fan would really dig this.

Photo of Phelps
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by ejyoung, poured into snifter.

Dark, opaque mahogany, becoming thinner at the edges and giving up some amber highlights. A thin swarm of bubbles swirls and pops away within seconds.

The aroma’s vibrant with coffee — this stuff smells like a coffee shop. Freshly crushed medium roast beans, tangy dark chocolate, a touch of sourdough. It would be better if it wasn’t so tangy, actually.

The flavor’s just like the nose, but smoother. Medium roast coffee, cocoa nibs and the touch of sourdough are there again, but upon the swallow, toasted bread rolls in and blends with the sharp coffee, smoothing it out. Hops lend a soft, earthy bitterness.

Silky body, a touch above medium light, with gentle, tingly carbonation. Just a touch of alcohol numbs the tongue, but it’s well hidden for the most part. Very smooth, mostly sweet finish.

Planet Bean’s very coffee-forward — perhaps too much. A bit more backing flavor would be advised, but I’m not complaining too much.

Photo of joe1510
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml

A huge "thank you" goes to Kegatron for sending this fairly new coffee stout my way, thanks Heath! I played hell getting the cork out of this bottle. The body of this beer is midnight black not a glimmer of light shines through this beer even when directly backlit. A silky mocha head rises to two fingers on the pour and eventually falls to a thick cap leaving behind spotty, sticky lacing. The head is incredibly silky and rich looking.

The nose is pure, unadulterated, dark roast coffee. This stuff is giving me a buzz from the smell alone. Very espresso like with undercurrents of caramel, hazelnut and dark chocolate. This very well could be the best nose on a coffee beer I have yet to come across. It's so deep and heavily roasted that upfront it's just like a steaming hot cup of coffee but deep pulls bring out the caramel and other qualities down below.

The aroma led me in the right direction. Big rich coffee hits right off the bat and pushes its way through the mouth leaving a slight bitterness to invade every nook & cranny. The caramel brings up the rear but is no match for the huge coffee. Sugar and cream add the finishing touch and are both stirred in modest amounts. There's some dark chocolate here and there but it's so minor to the huge coffee that it's almost an afterthought.

The mouthfeel is in the right place with a moderate body and an active enough carbonation to keep things moving. The huge coffee has a sweet and bitter thing going on that's quite enjoyable. My only minor issue with the mouthfeel is that the carbonation can be a little too high at times but for the most part it's right on.

The drinkability is ridiculous. For such a robust coffee infused beer I have to struggle to keep from slamming the each glass. Way too easy to drink for the style and abv.

Planet Bean is a stellar beer from Spring House! I would trade for this again in a heartbeat. It's one of the best coffee beers that I've ever had and I've had a good amount. Thanks for the chance at this one Heath and keep 'em coming!

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 bottle with a snazzy new label courtesy of Axic10. Thank you Alex! Shared with milwaukeeclassic following an absolute battle royale with the most temperamental, stubborn, irritatingly stubby cork. In the end, that little bastard met his match.

Deep rich brown nearing blackness. Swirling mocha puff spends a brief visit before moving on.

Smells of coffee, caramel, coffee, caramel, coffee, and caramel. Fresh beans and really lively. Not really overly complex, but delicious just the same.

The taste here cannot match the vibrance from the nose. Coffee presence is fresh and slightly bitter but there's neither enough body nor sweetness to carry this beer to elite levels. Rather, it's one note coffee and not much else. Given a heftier body and some added richness, this beer could be really nice. As is, it's an above average coffee stout. Enjoyable, but not special.

Photo of Spider889
2.98/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle courtesy of therealnomayo. I finally pulled this up from the cellar to drink tonight.

No abv or description on the label. Corked and caged bottle. The cork was a bitch to pull out, my wrist is sore after the 5 minute long fight with the damn thing.

Poured into my Cigar City snifter. Black with a rich looking head. The head was a dried cigar paper color with semi-large bubbles gurgling to the surface. As quickly as it rose, the head fell back to leave just a small ring of bubbles around the edges. Lacing was minimal but present.

Smells a little light and fruity for a coffee stout. My initial reaction is that not enough coffee was used, or that the yeast wasn't the best choice for the style. With subsequent followup, the coffee presents itself more and more, though it's still nothing like the sublime aroma you get from Founders Breakfast Stout. There are plenty of other coffee beers out there that also have a more pleasing coffee aroma. The Planet Bean version of the style is more harsh and almost dirty tasting, if that makes any sense.

The taste is full of coffee. The coffee is very bitter and ashy. Like cigarette butt ashy. An earthy profile lies beneath the thick coffee roast, and again, a slight fruity flavor is present, but not welcome. The aftertaste lingers on the bitter coffee and ash, but gradually fades into bakers chocolate.

Mouthfeel is immediately very thin bodied for a stout. Then comes the bitterness that pervades every aspect of the beer. Finally, each sip finishes very dry, coating my mouth with the physical aftermath of the ashy flavor.

Overall this is a sure-fire coffee bomb. The sad thing is, I have had many beers with more coffee flavor. Here, the coffee exhibits many of the negative aspects of extreme coffee usage, without all of the qualities that normally make a coffee stout my favorite style ever. I want to say the beans were burned or used in the boil kettle (which seems to be the worst possible time to add coffee from what I hear). Definitely a cool beer to have tried, but I honestly am floored at the high marks this beer has gotten in the past.

Is this a super rare/sought-out tick and I just didn't know it?

Photo of bonkers
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a snifter. The pour is obsidian black, no highlights, slight white head, nice lacing. The aroma is more intense than any Starbucks I have ever walked into, pure unadultarated coffee. The flavor is heavy, black dark roasted coffee. It has a lingering bitter coffee finish. It is lightly carbonated and IMO very thin for a stout. A real shame the body could not match the intense flavors.

Photo of kbutler1
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of mothman. He played the guessing game with me and poured this one without me knowing what it was. It poured a really dark brown almost black color with a tan head that collars really well. HUGE notes of coffee in the nose, I mean fresh ground French Roast here. The roast coffee takes center stage in the taste unsurprisingly with some other notes like vanilla and some leather. The taste is exceptional. It has an almost nutty like finish for me as well. Not as bitter as expected being so roasted. Very good.

Photo of Urbancaver
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Max for this treat!
Never heard of the brewery but the beer sounds great!

Pours a dark dark brown almost opaque. A nice touch of tan head. Smells heavily of coffee and roasty goodness. Thin but i suppose typical of an american stout. Smooth and rich. Lots of great coffee flavours. The aroma is phenomenal the taste and mouthfeel leave a bit to be desired but this beer is white enjoyable!

Photo of PHBoiler
2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

22 oz bottle poured into tasting glasses at a bottle share

Bottle was roughly 3 weeks old.

The beer pours jet black with some deep brown shading around the surface. Not really any head and hard to agitate any out of the beer. The smell delivers coffee notes but not really anything else.

This beer tastes like 2 day old office coffee. The beer has absolutely no body. It is just as thin as coffee as well. I'm surprised someone would put this in a bottle. This recipe needs to be blown up. The coffee flavors taste stale, burnt, and old. They're strong but not palate numbing. The mouthfeel is so thin, which in this case helps the flavor leave quickly. A huge miss here.

Photo of thain709
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A firkin on vanilla beans poured at Al's

A - Pitch black body with a small, bubbly head...it was light brown in color and showed not much retention except for the thinnest ring...some light lacing

S - I know it was 11:00 when I had this but it smells like it's 6:30 am...nothing but fresh ground coffee in the aroma...some light sweeter notes of caramel and vanilla

T - The flavors were actually a little light right up front but once the beer hits the middle of the palate...WHAM!...there's a big blast of coffee...strong, fresh brewed coffee...the vanilla adds some sweetness but it's not as overpowering as I was expecting...lingering caramel and chocolate as well...the finish has the expected coffee bean bitterness

M - Medium bodied...it must have been towards the end because it wasn't as full as it should have been...actually a bit thin at times...lingering coffee bitterness

O - Not only did I finally get to try this, I got to try it from a firkin...and it was firkin good...now that I know where the new Spring House is I might have to make it down there when this is on...a delicious coffee stout

Photo of callmemickey
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep, opaque black body. Medium tan frothy head. About an inch deep. Good retention keeps the head up before forming a well-covering skim. Spotty lacing coats the glass.

S: Rich, moderately roasted coffee. No noticeable char, but a good hearty roast. Some other roasted notes including dark chocolate and caramel. A good start.

T: The taste kind of bottoms out compared to the other top tier coffee stouts... The roasted coffee notes take over and overshadow the other notes that may or may not be present. The bits of chocolate and caramel that I noticed in the nose are essentially gone.

M: Medium to heavy bodied. Moderate carbonation. Clean, slightly bitter finish.

D: A very nice coffee stout. Somewhat one dimensional in the taste department compared to the big boys (Peche Mortel, Short's Cup of Joe, CW Coffee Stout, etc). Still worth a try and I am eager to see how the bottled version ends up tasting.

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 mikereaser
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch of tan foam

S - big coffee smell, espresso like aroma hits you hard, more so than any other coffee brew i've had before

T - up front strong coffee taste with some roasted malts in the background, but there is no doubt when you try it, this is a coffee stout like no other

M/D - light to medium bodied, but actually, I prefer it this way. this is one tasty brew, and honestly it makes you wonder if you'll be up all night with the caffeine. The coffee just hits you in the face. Great job on this one and i'd put it up to any coffee beer i've had.

Photo of younger35
4.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Received this brew from Mr. Gibby over there in good ol' Philly. I'm a HUGE fan of coffee beers and this one is supposed to be one of the best. Can't wait. Drank from my Darkness snifter while watching the Olympics.

Appearance- Pours a super dark brown/black with a decent half finger dark brown head that fizzles away fairly quickly. A nice and spotty cap along with a thin collar and a bit of extremely light lacing.
Smell- Well probably not surprising but the nose is just full of rich coffee goodness. Lightly sweet and lightly chocolaty with more coffee mixed in and a touch of caramel. Almost a light vanilla mixed in and combined with the caramel there is a slight barrel like thing going. The coffee is 98% of the nose though.
Taste- Exactly what I was hoping for! Loads of rich roasted coffee that isn't bitter in the slightest. The roast is fairly intense but the beer isn't acidic or harsh what-so-ever. A touch of cream sort of adds a milky vanilla thing along with some light and earthy cocoa. Loads of coffee into the finish as it lingers and lingers. Can't believe this is 7%.
Mouthfeel- A bit waterier than I'd like as the body is on the small side of medium with a lightly oily feel and very light carbonation. Probably the only slight flaw in the beer.
Drinkability- Really really enjoyed this one. Probably not up to the level of Peche Mortel, Short's Cup O' Joe or Bell's Java Stout but it's damn close. They get a touch more body in this brew and it's one of the best. Thanks much Jeff, mucho appreciated sir!

Photo of coldmeat23
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
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!

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler to pint glass, filled by the brewer at the barn.

A: Jet black and COMPLETELY opaque, even when held up to light. Anywhere between an average and a large head, depending on your pour. Frothy, a little creamy and an uneven rocky cap with various peaks here and there. The head lasts fairly long and eventually reduces to a film where most of the bubbles build up along the edge of the glass. After an aggressive pour, it is a real treat to watch the head settle. The darker, denser bubbles play "plinko" as they bounce around and fall down in between the lighter colored bubbles.

S & T: First place goes to the freshly brewed, roasted coffee aromatics. They are up front and in your face. Honorable mention goes to the caramel and chocolate chip cookie malt backbone. The sweet malts are huge but out-duelled. The hops are almost non existent but the resin does pull through. Both the smell and taste are incredible and the few points each category lost were due to lack of complexity. If you enjoy a stout dominant in coffee aroma and flavor, this is DEFINITELY for you.

M: Medium to full body, almost no detectable alcohol. Great carbonation and still very smooth. Lightly bitter.

D: Drinks incredibly well for such an assertively flavored brew. I will be back to Spring House before the last batch of this seasonal goes.

Photo of jjayjaye
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Some times you wonder if you're drinking the same beer as the previous raters. This one really needs to warm up. Poured aggressively this one produced a full finger dark tan loose foamy head that was gone in the blink of an eye, without leaving much collar. The smell is like strong darkly roasted coffee beans. A decent amount of tingly carbonation is lost without much supporting body. The mouth feel is quite thin, almost watery. The full on roasted coffee flavor rocks, but again, without any stickiness it's like a cold cup of coffee. I'm really glad that i had the opportunity to consider it...thanks Ryan.

Photo of meatyard
2.98/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a a very dark, basically opaque, brown with hints of reddish brown at the edges when held to a strong light. There is a 3-finger, mocha colored head that has some retention and leaves nice lace.

The smell is a potent, fresh roasted coffee bean aroma that knocks out anything else that might be there.

The taste is much more of the same as in the aroma but with a bit of bitter, burnt coffee taste. There isn't so much a coffee flavor in beer as a coffee bean flavored beer without the beer.

Mouthfeel is medium tending toward thin with continued carbonation.

Drinkability: Not so great in this area. There is just too, (too), much coffee going on in this beer. I would have been more than satisfied with 6 ounces instead of a 750 ml. I let this warm up and over the course of 30-45 minutes nothing much changed but at least I was able to drink the whole bottle.

Photo of joepais
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I couldn't wait I was going to crack this tomorrow morning while working on the car but I was too tempted. Now with that in mind I am thinking of a morning cup of coffee because that is what this smells like. I am craving some bacon and eggs now there is a little sweetness in the aromas It must be from the malts hands down the best nose on any coffee stouts I have tried.

Now before I get to the flavors, they are incredible. I must say the only flaw is it is a tad light in the mouth I think that my stouts and coffee should be on the thicker side of medium this tends to be a little week. Now on to where this shines again. The roasted espresso flavors are spot on leaving that same bitter dryness in the finish as a black cup of coffee. It is good to the last drop LOL

I have had a lot of coffee infused stouts in the past year, this is in the top five maybe three if it was thicker ;-). A big thumb's up to the brewer and Thanks Dan you were right I need to try this one. This growler will easly disapear tomorrow maybe with out help

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.

Photo of HopDerek
4.67/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a milky dark brownish black color that eventually settles into a black with brown hues and 2 fingers of foamy slightly burnt mocha tan head. Nice firm retention leaves some good clinging lacing lines. Smells of big honkin' coffee bean espresso goodness before you can even contemplate breathing it in- perfect for those incoherent mornings when you can't even think. This is definitely an eye opening brew, with some back tones of roasted malt and a hint of cream and chocolate to accompany the assertive coffee aroma.

Taste is pure in-your-face unadulterated steaming hot coffee action up front with an espresso edge, then some roasted maltiness to balance it out a bit and some help from chocolate and a touch of cream to sweeten it up. Full bodied with perfect carbonation. Smooth and creamy with roastiness out the wazoo, but still balanced. Definitely a brew the coffee lover will enjoy. The only downside to this beer is that I can't find the proper time to drink it. It's definitely packing some caffeine, and I'm pretty wired as of this review, but it seems kinda wrong to enjoy something so awesome so early in the day, but too late will leave you awake for hours, so drink this at your own discretion...but definitely try this if you can, it rocks!

Photo of Vdubb86
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Darkness Snifter

Thanks to Axic10 for this want

Brought this to a tasting, It was a nice "light" beer to start of the stouts. This poured a beautiful black body with a tan head. The nose is distinctly sweet coffee and hints of vanilla, but nothing much more than that. And for a coffee stout, that is okay. The taste, is like having a thinner cold cup of coffee. Now while it might not be that strong, it really has no other flavors than the ones mentioned previously, but it works for this stout. The mouthfeel was a touch on the acidic side to kind of take away from the overall taste enjoyment, but with the nice medium body this was a pretty damn fine beer to drink if I do say so myself.

Photo of ColdPoncho
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cam. Thanks for sharing the growler of this beer.
This review is from notes from earlier tonight, August eighth, two thousand eleven, common era.

A - dark black body, red light through the edges, a minimal tan head.

S - a great coffee aroma, nice roast. Kind of one-dimensional, but it's a great coffee smell

T - sweet cherry, dark and bitter coffee, fairly dry.

M - smooth, medium-thin body, somewhat drying.

O - this is a good coffee stout. A couple of improvements, and it's excellent (less awkward sweet flavor, thicker body, etc)

Planet Bean Coffee Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.