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Bean Me Up Coffee Stout - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Bean Me Up Coffee Stout
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BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Stigs on 05-26-2010)
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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
Bean Me Up (imperial coffee stout)

LOOK: Pours a brownish black with no sediment. Light brown colored foam forms and laces the pint nicely. Appears like what you might expect of a coffee stout.

SMELL: Roast, wood tone hops, and certainly a fruitiness full of alcoholic esters. A bit of chocolate and sweet coffee emerges late.

TASTE: Rolled outs, roasted malts, mocha and booze are the major players here. There is a touch of dark fruits and even berry coming from the ale yeast fermentation. Hop bitterness is mild and leafy, kept mostly in check from the other big flavors. Wood and coffee bean come through late. Let this one warm up, that's where the coffee and malts really get to express themselves. Closer to room temperature, a vanilla infused coffee note comes through, which is the highlight of the drinking experience.

FEEL: Ultra smooth, full bodied, medium/low carbonation. Wouldn't surprise me if oats were used in the brewing process, as the beer is smooth and carries a light, oatmeal flavor to go with the coffee and roast.

OVERALL: Another solid beer from Fatheads. Big roast, moderate coffee, easy to drink.

Stinkypuss, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

OWSLEY069, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of thecheapies
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown-black. Head looked nice after the pour. The surface is still coated with foam after fifteen minutes.

Very mocha in the nose. Notes of dark coffee and chocolate syrup. Roasty malts are semi-sweet and lightly grainy. Porter-like, with malty notes and vanilla accents.

Roasty and a little gruff. Stout-ier in flavor. Coffee, graham cracker, and roasted grain. And, alcohol. Quite a bit of that. Damages the mouthfeel a bit. Light cherry fruitiness punctuates a medicinal booziness. Dark fruits, too. Dry bitterness appears congruently with the fruitiness.

Hefty body, strongly boozy. Mild carbonation. Medium drinkability.

thecheapies, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Tyrawlings, Feb 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Stinger80OH, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of nrbw23
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark brown color maybe black with a good sized tan head. Pretty solid lacing and spotty lacing.

S- Is dominated by coffee, cream, and dark chocolate. Tiny bit of hops come through.

T- Taste is again quite a bit of coffee. Followed by a cream flavour, touch of vanilla and a bit of chocolate. Has a nice bitterness to it.

M- A little thin in body and low in carbonation.

D- Pretty easy to drink and enjoyable.

nrbw23, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of jampics2
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.

jampics2, Jun 01, 2010
Photo of Tucquan
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
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)

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.

Tucquan, Oct 31, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

nlmartin, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

BeerBucks, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of ckollias
4.13/5  rDev +3%
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.

ckollias, Jul 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

jaidenjb, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

TasteTester, Jul 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ChrisMon02, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Stigs
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Stigs, May 26, 2010
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

DangerDawg, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Mersh, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of IronCitySteve
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.

IronCitySteve, Sep 13, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

riemster, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

KFrank729, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

sitarist, Mar 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

SHCC, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of clickpush
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Cask beer served to pint glass. Dark, dark body presents with very thin topping of light tan lace. Aroma is coffee like, burnt, almost acrid. Exactly what is promised by the description on the menu. Flavors are heavily roasted malt, burnt coffee, and a tinge of mocha sweetness. Not much aftertaste to speak of, rare for a beer roasted to this magnitude. Body is limp and ineffectual. Drinkable with my meal but not something I'd wait in line for. Would try next time on tap.

clickpush, Jan 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

SDG1070, May 11, 2013
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Bean Me Up Coffee Stout from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.