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Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 19
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-03-2013)
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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, with a creamy, dense, dark tan head that doesn't go anywhere. Very nice. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, subtle crème, hints of bittersweet chocolate, and earthy notes. Flavors are pretty heavy roasted coffee forward, rich and bitter, with a highlight of cocoa nibs, subtle crème, and a hint of nut sweetness. Smooth bodied, with dry undertones, this is an easy drinker. The aftertaste has more of the milky sugar notes, with coffee and chocolate still blending together nicely. Smooth, slightly dry finish, with a solid bitter and roasted linger. This is a well balanced, solid brew.

GarthDanielson, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color or a very dark brown, with a huge pillowy, fluffy light brown head. The head slowly dissipates leaving webby lacing and a puffy cap.

The aroma is of brown bread malt, perhaps some toasted pumpernickel. A nice dose of cold coffee. Good woody earthy aroma.

The taste is of coffee and wet wood. Very good earthy flavor. Not much in the roast but the beer has a nice toasted dark bread flavor. Not overly sweet considering it is a milk stout. A bit of char in the finish.

The feel is quite light for a stout. Kinda light in general. Starts sweet on the palate but has a bit of a roasted coffee bitterness. Dry in the finish.

This is a very good "stout". My only knock is that it really isn't a stout, more of a porter at best. Great coffee flavor.

Gmann, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Flashy
3.99/5  rDev +5%

Vessel: Comes in just about the coolest can ever! $8.89 a four pack of 16 oz cans.

Pours: Don 't know- drank from the can.

Nose: Good coffee.

Taste: A fine coffee stout.

Body: this is its downfall. Bit weak (watery) body wise.

Overall: like it a lot and a super bargain at the price. Have paid a lot more and gotten less. Will drink again.

Flashy, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 1/7/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a tapered mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a large beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is all black toasted coffee beans and roasted malts.

T: The taste starts out with a smoky coffee bean flavor that is quickly followed by a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly smoky.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is very dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, as the name implies it’s a strongly-flavored coffee beer and it’s a very good one.

TheManiacalOne, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Limbo569
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

A smooth stout with a refreshing coffee flavor.

Limbo569, Today at 05:25 PM
Photo of bpprovost
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

bpprovost, Yesterday at 01:37 AM
Photo of ppoitras
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can purchased as part of a six-pack from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1" dark brown head above the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head bubbles away slowly, with sporadic chunky lacing. Aroma is dark roasty grains.

Taste starts with roasted dark grains, tart lactic character in the middle, and then smooths back into the close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is good. Enjoyable representative of the style.

ppoitras, Yesterday at 01:08 AM
Photo of jebrew
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%

jebrew, Wednesday at 02:20 AM
Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +5.3%

mklisz, Tuesday at 03:42 AM
Photo of LoudRed
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

LoudRed, Monday at 02:19 PM
Photo of MikesnoHSL
4.68/5  rDev +23.2%

MikesnoHSL, Monday at 03:16 AM
Photo of ant5431
1/5  rDev -73.7%

ant5431, Sunday at 07:35 PM
Photo of lambpasty
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can (no widget) into my standard heavy glass beer mug.

A: Black as a pot of french roast coffee with 2 inches of creamy tan head that stuck around for a few minutes before begrudgingly dissipating into a light film, leaving a decent lace to mark its territory. A quick swirl revives it by a quarter inch or so. Really excellent foam, almost meringue-like in consistency and exactly what you want to see in this style.

S: Black coffee and burnt toast. Some earthy sweet chocolate and black toasted malt find their way into the mix and if you really try you can sense some vanilla, but I may have imagined it.

T: Pour yourself a cup of black coffee and show it a stout and a bottle of cream and you've basically got it. Fairly bitter, slightly creamy coffee dominates with deeply toasted malt taking up the back end. Slight notes of bitter espresso-y citrus and dark chocolate shine through on the finish as well as the shades of vanilla I thought I'd imagined earlier.

M: A bit light for the style in my opinion, and I agree with some other reviewers who've commented that this almost feels more like a porter in some ways. Bright, lively carbonation and a dry finish cleanse all but a light coffee bitterness from the tongue. A mild warmth sets in from the alcohol and combines with the dry finish to leave you wanting to pick it back up right as you've put it down.

O: Despite losing some of the more subtle flavors and aromas due to the dominant ones being magnified, this is an excellent example of the style and hits all of the required nails right on the head. The pour is beautiful and the finish leaves you wanting more; this works out well given the moderate ABV, which lends this to be a definite session candidate. Honestly I have yet to be disappointed with any of the recent offerings from Narragansett, and this is no different. At $8 for a six pack of tall-boys, it may be the best coffee milk stout I've had for the money.

lambpasty, Sunday at 01:43 AM
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%

Can. Pours dark brown with an accompanying dark brown head. Aroma is moderate coffee, chocolate and roast. It does not smell very intense, which is fine because the actual smells are on point. The flavor was pleasantly dry. It was not too sweet, thankfully. The coffee and roasted flavor are dominant. Unsweetened chocolate also works it's way I'm. There is some sweetness but it isn't an overly sugary beer. Body was slightly creamy but not too heavy. I enjoyed this one.

VelvetExtract, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of mmink27
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

mmink27, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of Brihon
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Brihon, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of MikeC829
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%

MikeC829, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of Greg_5150
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Greg_5150, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of CoconutLove
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

CoconutLove, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of Bytor31
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Bytor31, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of WunderLlama
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tap poured

Black with a thin taupe layer and some lacings

Aroma of fresh roast coffee

Taste of coffee at the first sip

Minimal sudsing, thinner than a Guinness

Good beer

WunderLlama, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of InkedinRi
3.8/5  rDev 0%

InkedinRi, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%

cjgator3, Nov 20, 2014
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Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout from Narragansett Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.