Sunrise Coffee Stout - Cortland Beer Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
3.84/5 rDev +4.1%
Poured from a 22 oz bomber in to a Duvel tulip.
A- Pretty much jet black, but doesn't pour super thick. A short tan head fades to a ring of lace.
S- Yup.. roasted coffee. Not much more going on here.
T- Again, a ton of coffee. a little difficult to tell what else is going on. Just a bit of dark chocolate comes through as it warms. A little bit of sour characteristic as well.
M- Medium light body and moderately carbonated.
O- Not bad. Almost on par with DFH Chicory Stout.
12-24-2013 03:20:29 | More by tviz33
3.59/5 rDev -2.7%
poured from a bomber bottle into my girlfriend's NY yankees stout glass.
i poured it heavy to get a good head. sunrise poured a beautiful 1 1/4" tan head with stripes of black that quickly transformed into a small head with lacing on the glass. i could have sworn that i saw a layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. cortland beers always seem unfiltered... is this so?
the smell is different for an american stout. it is smokey & smells just like a good quality coffee, hence the name coffee stout. it smells organic, earthy & almost musty. i smell a light sugar sweetness like a nice cup of coffee but im not smelling any hops to speak of.
the taste is pleasing like a good stout. it's not too overdone flavor or alcohol wise. it actually tastes like cold coffee... more so than any other "coffee" stouts i have ever tasted. the aftertaste is sweet in my mouth. this would make a beautiful morning beer to have breakfast with for sure... ; -) sunrise stout... it's whats for breakfast!
the mouthfeel is nice & creamy like a good stout. the sweetness is heavy on the tongue & the carbonation is mellow. pretty smooth!
overall, i would not choose this beer to drink a lot. but for those special moments when i desire something different this would be a good choice. as it warms i actually prefer this beer cold.
11-08-2013 20:18:23 | More by aaron72
4.63/5 rDev +25.5%
A: dark...it's stout
S: pleasant coffee aroma, very coffee heavy on my nose
T: awesome! I didn't find the coffee flavor to be too overpowering but it is definitely a good strong coffee flavor. Also roasted malt is present on the back end. Well balanced.
M: it has a malty, rough mouthfeel. Very nice though. What I expected from a coffee stout. The taste grabs you by the back of the throat for about 5 minutes after you finish a sip.
O: great beer. I bought 2 bombers on my way through town last week. On my way back through this week I will definitely be grabbing a few more (some for me and some for my tasting buddy back home) pleased with the price and the taste. Not an everyday beer but a worthy treat for a special occasion!
02-25-2013 02:11:12 | More by Uniobrew31
3.83/5 rDev +3.8%
22oz. Bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.
Pours out nearly opaque black, just a bit of rubiness on the edges when held to the light. About one finger or so worth of light tan head that eventually faded to a thin patchy layer. No real lace.
Big coffee bean aroma. Espresso with maybe some ice coffee. Hints of dark chocolate mixed with the coffee. All about the coffee in the aroma. As it warms there's a bit of a hot pepper like aroma without the heat.
Again pretty much all about the coffee. Coffee grounds, iced coffee with bit of chocolate. Bitter cocoa finish. As it warms just a hint of plum like fruit.
The mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side and almost a little watery. Could use a bit more body.
Nice coffee flavors and lots of them. If this beer had some more body it could be a real winner.
02-08-2013 22:18:40 | More by dogfishandi
3.45/5 rDev -6.5%
22 oz bomber courtesy of suspect pours a lighter shade of black with a creamy cap of tan head. Fades at a medium pace and settles to a ring and sheen.
Nose is dominated by coffee, ground and mildly vegetal. Some chocolaty sweetness tries to poke through, but is having a tough go at it.
Man, this thing is beastly on the coffee. The other malt flavors really have a tough time competing. It is kind of bitter and really roasty. If you don’t like coffee, stay away from this one. I would like to see a blind test of this next to a cold cup of black coffee...lol. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side as the malts are pretty flabby. That said, I didn’t have much trouble throwing this one back by myself.
11-18-2012 00:54:45 | More by twiggamortis420
3.33/5 rDev -9.8%
poured a heavy dark brown almost black, with 2 fingers of tan head. i'm getting a hint of sulphur which is slightly off putting, along with some strong coffee and dark roasted grain scents. this is a very roasty beer. tastes of dark chocolate, black patent malt, tobacco, dirt. definitely getting a metallic taste as the finish.
a medium body leaning towards the light side, nicely carbonated, no creamy feel at all (bummer! i look forward to that in stouts).
overall, a very average coffee stout. at 6%, maybe they can make it a little sweeter and bring up the abv at the same time? throw some lactose in there? maybe try to go for a nutty flavor? that would work well with the dark roasted flavors this has going on.
07-29-2012 09:26:42 | More by facundoCNB
3.85/5 rDev +4.3%
A-Black in the glass but ruby/brown on the edges, two finger head.
S-Lots of coffee with roasted malt.
T-Starts with coffee, roasted malt and some burnt notes. Not bitterness.
M-Medium bodied, but lighter for a stout some carbonation.
O-A decent stout but would have like to seen other stout flavors (like chocolate) make a small appearance though.
07-23-2012 01:24:17 | More by rlee1390
2.73/5 rDev -26%
A: Pours black with half a finger of tan head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.
S: Some roasted malts with dry cocoa notes on the nose. Faint coffee notes as well toward the finish. Not much going on.
T: Roasted malts here as with some bitter cocoa and coffee.
M: Medium-thick body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a bit watery.
O: Not a terrible beer, but it's a bit watery and lacking complexity.
07-18-2012 02:34:45 | More by n2185
3.85/5 rDev +4.3%
A: The beer is very dark brownish amber (close to near black) in color. It poured with a thin beige head that died down and left a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of coffee in the nose.
T: The taste is dominated by flavors of coffee beans—it’s like having an iced coffee.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink because it’s a lot lighter in body compared to most other coffee stouts.
07-09-2012 20:39:40 | More by metter98
3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
A: Pours an opaque black in color with some medium brown highlights and very light amounts of visibel carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has an eight of a finger tall tan head that quickly dissipates to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted malts and french roasted coffee beans.
T: The flavors are very similar to the taste but the french roasted coffee/iced coffee is even more intense and dominates the flavor of the beer. There are some lighter hints of dark roasted malts and subtle bittersweet chocolate.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and almost slightly creamy.
O: Enjoyable with just enough complexity, the mouthfeel is just light enough to make this beer easy to drink and refreshing.
07-08-2012 20:14:57 | More by dbrauneis
Sunrise Coffee Stout from Cortland Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.