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Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk StoutNarragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout

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very good

77 Reviews
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Reviews: 77
Hads: 465
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 25
Gots: 105 | 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:
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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Reviews: 77 | Hads: 465
Reviews by tigg924:
Photo of tigg924
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: low carbonation, 1/4 inch head, clear, dark brown in color

Smell: coffee

Taste: coffee, char, light toasted malt, slight creaminess

Mouthfeel: roasty, slightly sweet, light body, moderate carbonation

Overall: An above average, slightly sweet coffee beer. The coffee is not overpowering. Tasty, but just above average for the style. (347 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Flashy
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vessel: Comes in just about the coolest can ever! $8.89 a six
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. (354 characters)

Photo of BostonBrewRu
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
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 (83 characters)

Photo of Gmann
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (779 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
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. (763 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (646 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TimBeaulieu
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of MikeC144
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of AshlandNacho
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jefftuck47
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BranfordBound
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersilio
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lambpasty
3.9/5  rDev +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. (1,972 characters)

Photo of acurtis
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rdilauro
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Love my stouts and finding cans very appealing. The pour from this one was black as I would expect any stout to be. But when I opened the can and could hear the phsssshhh, I knew there was going to be a lot of carbonation.

The aroma was a typical stout, chocolate with coffee and a layer of malt. The taste, wasn't exactly what I had hoped for. While the beer taste itself wad good, there was just too much carbonation in this beer, that it reminded me of one of a less inexpensive style of beer.
Too much fizzz
But drinkable (526 characters)

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of brother_rebus
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (343 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (904 characters)

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Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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