Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout - Narragansett Brewing Co.
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours dark brown, with some medium brown clarity around the edges - small, light tan head, fades to some wisps, leaves some decent streaks of lacing
Smell: Roasty coffee and lightly burnt, roasted malts - nice amount of coffee aroma, but it definitely smells more like from an extract rather than brewed - some burnt, lightly charred malts - a touch of lactose sugar, becomes more potent as it warms - some milky sweetness, not as much as I feared though - some dark chocolate as well
Taste: Roasty malts, dark chocolate, and coffee flavor - burnt grains with a touch of char - some sweetness in the malts and sweetness from the lactose - dark chocolate and some milk chocolate - coffee extract - yes, this is reminiscent of coffee milk, except burnt - some earthiness
Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice amount of carbonation, smooth, finishes with some sweetness
Overall: I'm predicting a Dunkin Donuts imperial coffee stout next
I bought this can out of curiosity, but I was afraid to drink it for a few weeks because I feared it would be way too sweet. Surprisingly, it isn't. It is sweet, but it works. The coffee flavor could be better, but I suppose that judgment is wrong if you're a huge fan of Autocrat. I guess it's "a Rhode Island thing."
Serving type: can
01-23-2014 06:59:56 | More by angrybabboon
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3.59/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours dark brown bear black before held to direct light. Head is a darker tan/khaki and super creamy. Ok head retention leaves a small super creamy and dense cap. Moderate carbonation on the pour.
Smell: Coffee syrup up front. Slightly sweet with the syrupy nature of Autocrat. Solid punch of roasted malt with a big chunk of cocoa and bitter dark chocolate. A touch burnt on the back of everything with some solid caramelized malt sweetness. Coffee is a nice compliment, offering some coffee bean in addition to the syrupy concentrated coffee. A touch of Narragansett yeast rounds the whole thing out. A touch of citrus and herbal notes from the hops. A bit of lactose, but it's not cloyingly sweet. Basically smells like mixing a spoon or two of Aurocrat in to a standard milk stout.
Taste: Follows the nose spot on. A touch of burnt and charred malt coupled with a solid roasted malt compliment. A touch of herbal and citrus from the hops, but it's mainly a backing component. Malts are nicely sweet with a nice push of caramelized malts. Yeast adds the associated lager notes, with some grassy elements thrown in for good measure. Coffee has a very faint hint of real beans under the straight coffee syrup. A balance of lactose sweetness with the condensed syrupy nature of Autocrat. Cocoa in abundance with some bitter baker's chocolate. Surprisingly balanced.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Expected it to be a bit smoother, but really drinks like it was hit with lager yeast (which I'm assuming it was). Moderate carbonation. Pretty much inline with the style.
Overall: Coffee milk sucks. This does not.
A deft use of an otherwise awful product. Balances the syrupy nature of Autocrat with a decent base stout. Nothing to write home about, but it's all well-done and that's more than enough.
Serving type: can
04-06-2014 18:35:14 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout from Narragansett Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.