Love Buzz Coffee Stout - Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.83/5 rDev -10.1%
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Very coffee. This is a good coffee experience so I appreciate it for what it is, though I am not a coffee drinker. Average mouthfeel. No head or lace, just coffee. Coffee aroma. Heaven for coffee drinkers who are beer fans, Decent stout for the rest of us.
11-15-2009 02:16:17 | More by Sammy
4.15/5 rDev -2.6%
Served on nitro-tap at the brewpub just in time for Valentine's Day on 2/14/09. The literature at the bar indicated that this is a fusion of their Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout with coffee from the Equal Exchange Fair-Trade Co-Op.
Pours a very deep brown/almost black (some ruby highlights come out along the edges) with about a finger of rigid, yet smooth, light mocha colored head. This pretty much doesn't budge, staying strong from the nitro-pour and just drenching the sides of the glass with creamy lacing. The aroma is assertive (but not overpowering like some other coffee beers) with roasted coffee and a touch of acrid character, along with some underlying sweet notes of chocolate and oatmeal.
The taste is very nice and does taste just like the regular Shade Mountain Stout but with a healthy dose of robust coffee character mixed in that definitely gives the profile a bit of a crackle on the tongue. There is definitely a good amount of sweetness to this as well, that balances any overt bitterness, but there is still a nice dry roasted feel that lingers on the palette for a bit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied overall I would say but this being served on nitro definitely gives it a lighter and silky feel at times that just kicks the drinkibility of this to a new level. I killed 2 pints easily doing this review, and could have gone for a few more. Fantastic!
Wow, another great Coffee Stout from the SGB, this one came off as a little more sweet and less roasty than their other coffee infused Grizzly Stout. This was still a real treat though and a great variation on one of my favorite beer styles. Yum!
02-15-2009 01:33:36 | More by Kegatron
4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
This is Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout with coffee added. Served on nitro. Sometimes, I think, it would be okay to serve a stout on something other than nitro at SGBC.
A: The stout looks black from adfar. Up close, it is actually a coffee brown, a mahogany red. Blanketing the stout is a compacted, dense tan head.
S: The nose betrays this as a Shade Mountain beer, lactic with a smooth roasted aroma. As the stout warms, coffee aromas emerge but never dominate.
T: The oatmeal is evident from the first sip, creating a smooth feel that is amplified by the nitro. Roasted stout flavors follow the oatmeal nicely but aren't heavy. Coffee flavors have a cold toddy taste, full and slightly bitter. The coffee mixes with a lactic stout flavor to create a mouthfeel that approximates a cafe au lait.
M: The oatmeal/nitro combination makes for a very smooth drink. The addition of coffee lends bitterness, just a hint, to the body. An easy drink.
D: A nice stout that could use a little more coffee throughout. That and please, oh please, take the beer off of nitro so that I can get a growler to go!
02-21-2009 20:29:06 | More by akorsak
4.08/5 rDev -4.2%
On nitro-tap at SGB on 2/14/09.
A - Poured a deep brown - bordering black - body with one finger of creamy caramel-colored head that retained well and left a bit of lacing around the glass.
S - This coffee stout is a little more on the sweet side compared to SGB's Grizzly Stout, with subtle coffee notes, plenty of sweet lactose/vanilla goodness and a hint of chocolate. Aroma is less on the coffee and more on the cream.
T - Initial flavor blends chocolate notes with vanilla and lactose. The coffee presence and roasted malt is quite subtle overall. Some more of the coffee character emerged as it warmed up a bit. Finishes with a touch of earthy bitterness.
M - Super creamy and rich with a velvety smooth texture. Finish is slightly bitter sweet.
D - A stout on nitro from SGB? Sign me up! While the coffee was more subdued than I had anticipated, this was still a very solid coffee stout and quite different than the earlier Grizzly Stout.
02-15-2009 21:26:46 | More by ffejherb
4.47/5 rDev +4.9%
A-Deep, clear, brownish tinted copper with a medium light tan head that is solid and holds on for dear life. Ringing lace leaves a very nice pattern.
S-Coffee aroma builds through the pint. A bit of cream like sweetness kicks in too. The coffe starts out rather light but as it warms coffee aroma comes on strong.
T-I found this to be quite porter-esque and not quite as "heavy" as one would think for a stout. Bitter, dark roasted coffee flavour permeates through and through. Not in an over the top way but there is certainly no question that this is a coffee brew. A bit of cream sweetness in the finsih.
M-Medium bodied and less robust than the similar Grizzly Stout, but the coffee flavour is no less present. Good lingering flavours of dark roasted coffee ad a ridiculous creaminess.
D-Highly! Smooth beyond belief. In fact I find this coffee beer to be very poundable. Is sniffing the empty glass wrong while I waited for my next pint!?
02-17-2009 08:53:20 | More by Deuane
4.47/5 rDev +4.9%
On tap at the brewpub.
A-Pours dark brown with ruby highlights at the bottom. A nice creamy tan head and some pretty good lacing.
S-A strong aroma of roasted coffee, very strong and rich.
T-Roasty and creamy with a light oatmeal sweetness. Nicely balanced between the coffee and oatmeal characteristics.
M-Smooth and silky, creamy with a light richness to the body.
D-Really outstanding for a beer with a 4.8% ABV. I could drink this all night.
11-16-2009 21:18:46 | More by sholland119
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
A - The beer came with a very deep brown body that boarders on being black...a creamy tan head stood about two fingers which was helped by the nitro...actually didn't lace until 2/3's of the beer was gone
S - The tight, creamy head kind of muted the aromas...I did pick up some coffee notes as well as a roastiness
T - This beer starts off just like Shade Mountain but it ends with a great coffee flavor...the oats are the first thing you taste...the middle of this beer is really tasty with lots of chocolate flavors coming through...it tastes like melted chocolate but I'm pretty sure some roasted chocolate malts are present...the ending of this beer is great...it provides an awesome coffee kick which leads into a long lasting roasted coffee bean bitterness
M - Medium bodied...was a little thin sometimes...but the creaminess from the nitro makes up for it...the coffee bitterness is wonderful
D - This beer hit the spot...I love the Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout and I love coffee...you get a wonderful brew when you mix the two together
11-10-2009 02:35:42 | More by thain709
4.33/5 rDev +1.6%
On nitro tap at the brew pub on a lazy Friday afternoon over lunch on the way to Happy Valley.
A beautiful beer, dark with a creamy head that remains glued to the beer throughout the experience.
Not overpowering smell of coffee rises up to the nose but enough to let you know that it is there.
The taste is a nice blend with a pleasant coffee taste and not the charred burnt taste that is sometimes present in coffee infused beers.
A creamy and delicious mouthfeel as the rich head blends in with the delicious brew.
Very, very drinkable. I was driving so I limited my lunch to this one beer and a couple of tastes from the sampler tray.
Another great beer from Selinsgrove, a real treat. Check this one out before it is gone along with the Framboise.
02-15-2009 04:51:56 | More by Beerisheaven
4.43/5 rDev +4%
poured from a nitro tap on valentines day. nice frothy head on top .. smell was like coffee grinds with a sweet aroma. went down very smooth almost to smooth. had a sampler tray with it then a half pint, also mixed it with the framboise. not a overpowering coffee beer.
02-15-2009 03:51:44 | More by SBALDWIN
Love Buzz Coffee Stout from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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