Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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463 Ratings
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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 26
Gots: 106 | FT: 0
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Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-03-2013

This beer is a unique collaboration between two iconic Rhode Island companies. A custom blend of Narragansett’s bittersweet milk Stout with dark, delicious Autocrat Coffee makes for a delightful beer that is more Rhode Island than Roger Williams himself. Since the 1890’s, Narragansett Beer and Autocrat Coffee have been home-grown Rhode Island favorites.
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Ratings: 463 | Reviews: 92
Photo of luc2057
4.82/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A great affordable stout, looks great in the glass and tastes good on a cold night in New England.

Photo of DoctorD
2.79/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I love stouts and I love Autocrat coffee syrup so I was very excited to try this one. When poured it was extremely carbonated and had a beautiful, lingering tan head. The smell was all coffee and had me salivating. But the taste was very lacking - it was as if someone had poured old stale coffee into a thin stout. The stout was watery with zero body and the acidic coffee taste was overbearing. I couldn't detect any subtle flavors or the alcohol at all, just a bitter coffee aftertaste. This would be so much better if it had been brewed with lactose to make a sweeter milk stout.

Photo of Frank_TX
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hi-Neighbor! This is brew is unique to Rhode Island. It combines Autocrat coffee milk with stout beer. This variety is a great coffee stout that is not too overpowering. Pick up a sixer when you are in the Ocean State.

Photo of TX-Badger
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark opaque brown color with khaki colored head. Roasted malt, chocolate, and roasted coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with coffee.

Photo of apasternak
2.64/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Too thin, coffee too bitter. Should be creamier

Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is dominated by coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate, milk, tasty. Feels creamy in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

Photo of pkalix
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very carbonated head, fizzy and dissipates.
lots of coffee and milk aroma.
nice coffee flavor. nice, run-of-the-mill coffee brew. very consistent. great flavor.

Photo of dvmin98
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes like a coffee frappacino. Nice

Photo of Immortale25
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Milk chocolate, mild roasted coffee and a bit a of a glassy aroma. Grainy, nutty, somewhat stale.

T- More milk chocolate with some mild coffee and a bit of nuttiness. Very tame flavor that goes down easily. Roasty bitterness in the aftertaste. Tinge of vanilla sweetness. After a while, all the flavors become quite muted as the palate acclimates. Also, once it warms, the staleness detected in the aroma starts coming through more strongly and you can start to see that either the coffee they used in this was low-quality, the base beer wasn't done well or both.

M- Pretty thin and lifeless with medium carbonation but still maintains a fullish body.

O- For the money, it's decent. But, once it warms, this beer becomes near undrinkable. My advice is to drink this beer cold and, considering it's Narragansett, it isn't all that surprising. Could be worse, but could also be a whole lot better.

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was just ok to me.

Photo of guru_gonzo
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect combination of coffee and stout. When your done it leaves you wanting a cup of coffee and a pint of beer. Narry's got a winner with this.

Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Six-pack of tall boys from WH ABC....

Photo of predikit
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown, settles in the glass super dark brown, leaves a small tan head with lots of lacing on the glass.

Smells absolutely amazing, sweet coffee notes, molasses, oat.

Taste does not quite match up to the smell but it's not bad by any means, coffee flavor dominates the profile, maybe touch too dark roasted. For that, there's no bitterness, takes on a sweet tone for the middle, finish is dry with a nice coffee aftertaste.

Medium to full bodied, smooth and creamy though the carbonation gets in the way slightly, but not too bad. Alcohol is hidden well.

An excellent beer for the price.

Photo of pinyin
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I searched for a while to find this seasonal milk stout. Wasn't able to score any while in RI during X-Mas break. Finally found a sixer local to me in NY by chance.

Served from the can into a goblet at 36F.

Nice coloring and lacing. Immense thick creamy tan colored head.
Smell is kind of pungent, which is normal for a coffee milk stout.

This beer is thick. If I were to guess it's abv just looking at the appearance and thickness, i would say it's closer to 9 or 10 % abv. Fortunately it's a session beer and only 5.30%.

Taste wise it was more or less what one would except from Narragansett. Kind of like roasted syrupy half a day old coffee. The coffee flavor is sort of overpowering and not that well balanced with the malts and hops.

You can sort of taste the cheaper malt profile behind the strong coffee flavorings. Not many hops can be tasted through the powerful coffee syrup extract.

Overall not bad, but I would not buy it again. Definitely cool marketing, but remember, it's trying to mask the quality of Narragansett beer. Rhode Island's equivalent of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Great if your an ironic hipster that likes to spark conversation about your bargain buy beer, but not that great if your a fanatic of coffee milk stouts.

Not even in the same league as Carton Regular Coffee or Keegan Mothers Milk.
More in line with Stone Coffee Milk Stout.

Photo of BostonBrewRu
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Light bodied is my only complaint. But $10 for a 6 pack of tall boys, it's a winner

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rich stout with a bold coffee presence. This beer has coffee in abundance. Finish is bitter. Good coffee kick.

Photo of tjsmith910
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first like this I've had. its good

Photo of Carolvs
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brewery's best offering by far - love it!

Photo of dan3099
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

All I can say is WOW.

Photo of bluehende
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This stout has everything it should. Nice roastiness along with a good bit of Coffee flavor. The milk stout feel was a bit low possibly being a little overpowered by the coffee. Poured black with a nice head. This is a very enjoyable lower alcohol stout that borders on great.

Photo of superspak
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a BIF from ZebraCakez. 12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/25/2014. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, cream, light char, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee notes; with great strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, cream, light char, and roasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, cream, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good complexity and solid robustness of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. There is a fair amount of dryness on the finish as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice coffee milk stout. All around good complexity and solid robustness of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; and very smooth to drink. This felt more like a dry stout, but was still nicely enjoyable.

Photo of brianmandell
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can; dark brown pour with tan head

Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, sweet chocolate

Tastes of light stale coffee, chocolate, slight lactose sweetness but finishes dry and watery.

Mouthfeel is light with creamy carbonation.

This is an average beer that drinks more like a session brown ale than a stout. I like that it is lower ABV and is easy drinking. Overall it is enjoyable but not something I will seek out again. I tend not to love coffee in beer unless it is a big rich stout.

Photo of JimKal
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this relatively low abv stout/porter. It compares well with my favorite stout - SN Stout. You get a nice head on the pour with decent lacing as the beer is consumed. Some have mentioned the level of carbonation and it is a bit higher than some other stouts I've tried. It does contribute to a lighter mouthfeel. I think I'll be buying this one again.

Photo of brother_rebus
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bit more carbonation and thickness than a typical stout. Almost akin to a porter. The appearance of cola, and a coffe-ish chocolately taste breathes a roasted flavor of coffeebeans. Ive found its better to let it age in the can for a couple months. It lets the carbonation and particles settle more. Delicious beer though. Comes with a buzz.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout
16 oz. can, coded "3014 21:45 3"
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More #901, Tampa, FL

I have to admit that I was skeptical about this beer given the Narragansett name, but it totally delivers. It's rich with an authentic coffee flavor, as well as chocolate and caramel; and perfectly balanced without any flavors covering over others, or eventually building to take the lead. A moderate bitterness balances it, and it teeters between sweet and dry, but always with a pleasant roasted edge. Some might argue that there's not enough body or malt to it, but I feel that if it's got the flavor that you're looking for that's enough; it's a trade-off, more body and malt might be more satisfying, but less leaves it more drinkable. It finishes dry, and fairly short, with some coffee and dark chocolate lingering along with some very subtle hops. It's not complex, but it's rich.

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Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout from Narragansett Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.