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

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 11
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-09-10 at the brewery in Cleveland, OH (from notes) had again on 2014-11-27 in Pittsburgh at The Urban Tap (on tap)

A - Deep, dark brown with a 1/2-finger dark tan head and mild lacing.

S - Expresso, chocolate, hop oils, vanilla.

T - Even more expresso than the smell, mocha, vanilla, dark roast astringent. Very tasty.

M - Medium body and a surprisingly-high level of carbonation. Not thick. It really scrubs the pallete after presenting the big flavors.

O - This is a really good coffee stout. Flavors are comparable to the Founders Breakfast Stout although this isn't as thick or as high in alcohol.

Notes - This batch was entered in the Great American Beer Festival.

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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
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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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
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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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep rich dark black color with a small tan foam head. There is moderate retention and ample lacing.

S: Smell gets more distinct as it warms. Lots of rich dark coffee, milk chocolate and roasted nuts.

T: Starts off with a rich amount of coffee, very bitter tasting but not unpleasant by any means. In the middle there is some sweet milk chocolate and vailla. On the back end there is more coffee bitterness.

M: A nice medium bodied beer. Leaves a thick viscous and bitter taste on the palate.

O: This is a nice breakfast stout. If you enjoy the bitter coffee taste with a mild sweet back bone, this beer is for you.

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Taste is sweet with dark fruit, lots of black licorice. Not much coffee flavor, but very tasty.

Mouthfeel is thick but not overpowering. Overall, very good.

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