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Irish Coffee Stout - Lift Bridge Brewery

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 38
Gots: 35 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ungertaker on 03-10-2012)
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3.6/5  rDev -11.8%

A fairly aggressive pour yields almost no head. It is pleasingly opaque black however a slight oily appearance that I like in a stout.

Scent is a very mild whiskey. Sweet lactose sugar. Light on the coffee. Appealing but fairly mild on all notes.

Tastes most of lactose sugars then very mild whiskey notes. Light chocolate and roast. Coffee flavor is not prodominant. High hopes for this but a bit of a let down.

Low carb. Thinner mouthfeel but it is creamy from the lactose.

A bit of a dissapointment though a moderately enjoyable beer. Lactose sweetness takes unusual prominence in this beer.

Powderhornphil, Oct 12, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured from 22 oz bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an extremely dark black-brown with a hint of dark tan head.
S: Dark chocolate (truffle-like), coffee, boozy whiskey (the smell is much more powerful than the ABV would suggest), vanilla, and a hint of cream.
T: Dark chocolate (almost seems like it is mixed with milk chocolate given how light and creamy it is...likely courtesy of being blended with a milk stout), medium-dark roast coffee, vanilla, and a hint of sweet tobacco and cream. Excellent balance.
M: Sweet and creamy feel. Medium body...lighter than would be expected given everything else above. Silky smooth and long-lasting chocolate finish. Mild alcohol burn.
D: Wow! This was a very pleasant surprise...my hat is off to Lift Bridge. A tremendous brew...hitting all the right aroma and taste notes and deftly balanced. A decently complex and yet easily approachable beer. Seek it out!

mwilbur, Aug 12, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +10.5%

A: Dark, deep, brown with a chocolate hued head.

S: Cappuccino/Mocha. Roasted malts and sweetness. I was expecting more of a robust coffee aroma but it is pretty mild. There is an earthy, alcohol presence as well.

T: Once again dominant mocha or cappuccino flavor. Sweetness from the lactose gives way to an oaky bitterness (or vise versa). Coffee, milk, sugar, roasted grain, and oak flavors.

M: Full bodied and sticky. Low carbonation as expected.

O: I was told by a good friend to track down a bottle of this and I must say that I was skeptical. However, this beer is excellent. I am happy that I grabbed it off of the shelf. I wasn't expecting it to be as so good!

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3.91/5  rDev -4.2%

From 07/12/13 notes. Bottled shared by nmann08; thanks Nate. 22 oz. bottle.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color, almost black, with one finger of fluffy light tan head and low to moderate carbonation evident. Looks as expected.

s - Smells of coffee, sweet chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa powder, vanilla, cream, light bakers chocolate, light caramel malts, and light whiskey. Didn't realize this was whiskey aged at first but as it warms up there is a tiny bit there. Nice nose.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, light vanilla, toasted malts, and light caramel malts. No whiskey and lighter in most aspects from the nose; just a lot of roasted malts. Still nice, but a step down.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, the body is very smooth and creamy. Great mouthfeel and easy to drink; best part of the beer.

o - Overall a solid BA sweet stout, though the whiskey is not very strong. Second or third one I've had and I've noticed that in all of them...maybe whiskey barrels just don't add much to sweet stouts. Nice nose and great mouthfeel, worth checking out but not if you're looking for a lot of whiskey.

mdfb79, Jul 18, 2013
Irish Coffee Stout from Lift Bridge Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.