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Irish Coffee Stout - Lift Bridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 37
Gots: 36 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ungertaker on 03-10-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours dark brown. A smaller, brown head forms after the pour. It bubbles away and leaves thin sheets of lacing.

S-Clear coffee aromatics with a rather mellow whiskey barrel aroma. The beer also gives off sweet, milk chocolatey notes. Some vanilla.

T-Yeah, that tastes a lot like a well made Irish Coffee. Diluted whiskey, constant coffee, oak, roast and sweet milk chocolate. Vanilla and some burnt caramel. Finishes with coffee.

M-Heavier bodied but not quite "thick". Moderate carbonation. Flavors don't linger for very long.

O-I enjoyed this one a lot. The name matches the flavor very well. The whiskey isn't overpowering and I enjoyed that aspect, too. A cool beer.

Photo of zeledonia
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This year's vintage, tasted 15 May 2014.

Pours black, deep brown at the edges. One finger of medium tan, creamy foamy head. Good retention, excellent lacing. Quite nice.

Smell is coffee and sweet stout. The coffee aromas are quite pleasant, rich and roasty but not sharp. The sweetness comes through milky and also rich, making for a creamy chewy meal of a smell.

Taste is all those things, and maybe, if I dig, the faintest hint of whiskey. But really, it doesn't need whiskey - there's plenty of other stuff going on in here. The milky sweetness is prominent, so much so that I don't get the potency of the stout. I also don't get all that much of the coffee. But those additives (the barrel, the coffee) add depth and nuanced flavors that build the beer up, even if they don't shine through in their individual glory. Yummy stuff.

Feel is excellent. I would hope so, given that it's a big high-ABV milk stout. Rich, with that lactose slickness that makes it feel so nice. Carbonation is low, just high enough to provide what it needs to.

This is a tasty beer. It's not as out-there as the description would suggest, mainly because all those elements come through in subtle ways, rather than whacking you with each one in turn. I like it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Pitch black with medium mocha colored head.

S: Sweet roasted malt, coffee, and molasses. Not much here really.

T: Burnt coffee stands out above all. There's a good roasted taste with vanilla, coconut, and a slight fruitiness. There's an almost perfect amount of underlying sweetness and booziness.

M: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Has a soft and creamy feel.

O: Very smooth and drinkable. A definite recommendation for coffee stout lovers.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell- Is everything you expect you get the coffee right away. You can smell the barrel a little bit. I like that it's not a burnt coffee smell.

Taste- You can really pick up the coffee and enjoy that right away as that fades you pick up the whiskey and the barrel. Almost get a mint taste as well very refreshing. It's nice to have a more mellow BA beer every once and awhile.

Overall- The only real knock here is the mouthfeel. It just feels thin, I wonder if that is intended and just how BA milk stouts come out. Used to the mouth feel of RIS, this one is considerably thinner I wonder if they will try different barrels next year.

Bottom line pick one up, great after dinner beer.

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Irish Coffee Stout from Lift Bridge Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.