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Bean Me Up Coffee Stout - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Reviews: 16
Hads: 75
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Stigs on 05-26-2010

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 75
Reviews by jampics2:
Photo of jampics2
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Fat Heads.

A decent looking stout - a black beer with a little head, but just enough to count. Settles down to a ring, not the best lacing but some occurred.

Love the coffee on this one, the dark roast in Lacuna really shines. But this beer is very much one dimensional in the nose, totally coffee dominated. Not that there's a huge problem with that, but I like some other subtleties like roasted malt, chocolate, and maybe some cream and those aren't prominent here.

Taste is great, there are many more flavors that emerge that made their way into the nose. A nice residual coffee roast dominates, but there is a good amount of chocolate and even some hoppy presence. Malt is good but a little too caramel for my tastes. I like a coffee stout to be all about the roast, not so much sweet caramel and toffee. But a solid tasting beer with some nice nuances.

Mouthfeel is a little light, I'd like a bit more chewiness. But overall this is a good coffee beer and one I could drink a lot of. Nice one, Matt.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Everything a beer enthusiast should expect and enjoy about a coffee forward stout . . . that's Bean me up in a nutshell. Also really appreciate the fact that this a 6.5% beer and able to drink a couple of these hefty stouts without being hammered. This one pours black of course. Aromas are coffee, chocolate and maybe some subtle hints of vanilla. Taste is the same. As another reviewer has already mentioned, this isn't as big and bold as say Peche Mortel but it is still very bold and thick.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Stigs
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewers notes:
This silky stout is finished with Caribou Coffee's Lacuna Blend dark roast coffee. A nose of fresh brewed coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and hops. Creamy with flavors of bitter dark roast coffee & roasted malt. Hints of chocolate and even some vanilla come through almost cappuccino-like. Finishes clean and dry with some hop bitterness.

16oz pour, served in an English Style pint glass

A - served with a quarter inch of loose khaki colored foam. the beer is *very* dark brown, ruby highlights on the edges held up to light. random spotty lacing through the drink.

S - coffee dominated, creamed sweet fresh dark roast. dark chocolate, lightly roasted malt and a light nuttyness bring some sweetness. some earthy hops finish it out.

T - coffee comes through very nicely, extremely fresh and bitter yet balanced with some sweetness, a slight vanilla cream...like a great instant coffee powder which works great in a beer. dark roasted malts add another layer of bitterness. very yummy.

M - a little thin on the body, and carbonation is a tad hot...this detracts from an otherwise superb stout. a tad creamy, finishes a bit clean with some lingering coffee bitterness.

D - very nice, yet another impressive Fat Head's brew...one sided and heavy on the coffee but in a great way, only hampered by a mouthfeel that is a bit weak. give me some for breakfast (or dessert) anyday.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Lanstrum
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of rrock44
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjf3792
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dannyfayy
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hacksaw99
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of BB1313
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

32oz growler filled at Save-On Craft Beer in Mentor, Ohio

Growler poured into a tulip. Pours black with barely any light getting through; light khaki head that fades leaving decent retention and lacing. The aromas are full of roasted coffee. The coffee clearly dominates. Hints of chocolate and vanilla as well. The flavors follow the nose. Tons of strong roasted coffee. Espresso like. Lots of vanilla, especially in the finish. Solid bitterness, but there's a nice sweetness as well. The coffee clearly steals the show. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied. Moderate carbonation and smooth, but feels thin at times. Fun to drink.

This is a very nice coffee stout. They let the coffee shine. Well crafted and very enjoyable. Well done.

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Photo of ttylicki
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of DangerDawg
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Sweffin
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grodd87
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moodyxc9
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a light tan head. In the aroma, dry coffee and a roasty malt that is faint. In the taste, dry coffee, and a nice roasty malt off sets it well. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel and a semi dry coffee aftertaste. Nice dryness to a coffee stout and on cask, uber smooth.

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Photo of Dogleg
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Enjoyed this brew out of a 16oz pint glass.

A: Pours a dark black with a thick dark brown ½-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace.

S: Strong coffee and malty aromas with hints of chocolate in the background.

T: Slightly astringent coffee flavor mixed with chocolate and malt in good proportions.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a solid coffee stout - I was thoroughly impressed.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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Bean Me Up Coffee Stout from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
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