Joe Daddy Imperial Coffee Stout - Pig Minds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 6.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pig Minds Brewing Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stouts4me on 01-18-2014

Our take on a Coffee Stout! 2 Gallons of Molasses, 100 LBS. of Brown Sugar and 5 LBS. of Guatemalan Coffee roasted locally at Jadabug Roasters.
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Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by DanaSwanson:
Photo of DanaSwanson
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best coffee stouts available. Thick and rich. Black in color, light brown head. We tried it at the Rockford, IL Farmers Market and immediately bought growlers. Does not disappoint if you like a rich coffee flavor with a hint of smokiness. Smooth. Wish it was available where we live, but they sell koozies for the growlers and it traveled well.

More User Reviews:
Photo of joe1510
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle
Binny's - Bolingbrook

A liquid, black as night, glugs from glass to snifter. It swallows the surrounding light. A swirl of foam reluctantly emerges on the pour so I give a hard pour, producing a finger of milk chocolate foam. The head eventually falls to random islands and a fat ring that leaves impressive lacing everywhere.

Would you like some beer with your coffee? In this case, it doesn't really matter. Big heavily roasted coffee screams with freshness. The brown sugar is present with a layer of sweet that's coffee w/ sugar-esque but unique with the use of brown sugar. Molasses is noticeable but not as strong as I expected from the amount used, which is good with me. Cocoa powder, carob, and dark berries are what the actual stout brings to the table and it's nice.

Again, we have huge coffee but it's balanced by huge, delicious stout-y-ness. Big old dark roast coffee with a dash of cream and a sprinkling of sugar, again brown with added depth. The malt brings roast as well and the molasses brings a touch of sweetness but also complexity. Cocoa is strong in this one, carob as too and the dark berries tend to linger on the swallow. I'm a fan of this guy.

The body weighs in squarely between moderate and full. There's a slight residual sweetness that coats the mouth after each drink which is surprising because there's also a solid roasty bitterness that lingers around. I don't often find those two things together. If a just a touch of that stickiness disappeared it would be spot on.

This is a toe tapping, pacing around the room coffee stout. The label mentions "Strong coffee Flavor" and they ain't lying. While it seemed at first the coffee was all this beer was it actually opened up nicely with a damn good base beer. Highly recommended.

Photo of emerge077
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Corner Cottage in Elmhurst for $10.99.
Honestly too much for a coffee stout, with Bells Java out there for $13/a six.

Black body with dark mahogany edges, spindly lacing develops after the initial thin tan collar fades away. Glassy, placid surface after the foam fades away.

Aroma is a balance between roasted malt and dark roast coffee, not all that intense, but good. Light chocolate and char from the malt seems to dominate over time.

Taste is good, bittersweet chocolate and dark roast coffee, a light astringency brings it down however. Dry aftertaste with a hint of ashy roast. Light to medium bodied. Overall it's decent, I'd try a draft maybe, but $11 a bottle it's not really worth it.

Photo of rlee1390
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

A-Black in the glass, one finger brown head but a clearing amber when pouring

S-Lots and lots of coffee. Roasty and some chocolate.

T-Lots of coffee, nice roasted notes, mild chocolate but wow the coffee.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation.

O-One of the most coffee forward beers I've ever had. Perfect if you love coffee.

Photo of lefty418
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm drinking the barrel aged coffee stout. It smells great when I open it. Pours beautifully. Tastes amazing

Photo of stouts4me
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: appears dark brown to black, only when you tilt the glass do you see at the top the mocha-brown coloring.

S: the smell is a nice light iced coffee , with maybe a hint of like, cherry,or date sweetness.

T: delicious, tasting coffee, iced coffee, smooth and light,,you could drink quite a few and not feel ' bloated by beer '.

M: mouthfeel is not thick and chewy like your big stouts, but flavorful, smooth. And lighter.

O: overall I have to go up a bit just for the experience, nose, taste, they are satisfying, very good, Pig Minds, very good.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2014 at the brewpub on a snowy day. ( like that matters ).

Photo of OneEye78
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark black with a 1 finger tan head. Smells like a cup of coffee. Just a huge coffee bomb. Taste follows suit, but with a little chocolate sweetness, and some dark fruit/raisin as it warms to room temperature. It really balanced out as it warmed up, I think this was best had near room temp. Overall an enjoyable beer for those that like Coffee Stouts.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

full pint glass poured by Pigminds barkeep.

Appearance: midnight black bodied beer with medium brown head.

Smell: HUGE roasted coffee notes. Hint of stout underneath. Maybe some chocolate notes in there as well.

Taste: Tastes and HUGE as it smells. Massively roasty premium coffee. As it warms up some nice chocolate notes with even more coffee flavors. Nice slightly sweet base stout tries to push its way past all that coffee and the sweetness does help to add a small amount of balance to this stout.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with low carbonation levels. Nice substantial and viscous feel. Carbonation is spot on. Slight booziness. Really nice.

Overall: So if you love your coffee stouts super heavy with coffee aroma and flavor this is a beer you really want to try. Well made beer that should hold up to barrel aging nicely. Guess that I will find out tomorrow when I return to Pig Minds for the barrel aged version of this beer. This is far and wide the very best local beer that is brewed in Rockford, IL. This was a major surprise how good this beer is! Highly recommend it.

Photo of Stevedore
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark brown body. Half finger mocha head with minimal retention time. Leaves a thin mocha film on top that eventually dissipates.

S- Straight up coffee, molasses and chocolate. Not much else, but it's a very sweet beer with tons of coffee flavour.

F- The coffee offers up a lot of dark fruit flavours which tends to dominate the rest of the beer, but as it warms, the remainder of the beer comes out. Lots of caramel and milk chocolate opens up and accompanies the coffee. Pretty solid stuff, a bit over-done but not necessarily in a bad way.

M- Thin-to-medium bodied, a bit lower in carbonation. Smooth and rich. A bit of a mess on the palate, but the finish is all coffee.

O- Lots of flavours abound in this beer, which is a surprisngly nice take on a coffee stout.

Photo of Trifecta1
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap multiple times.

A - Pitch black, opaque.

S - Fresh coffee, malty, roasty, twinge of acidity.

T - Roasted coffee, toffee, light sweetness, but a ton of awesome brown sugar flavor, flavorful.

M - *Exclaimer, the mouthfeel varies from time to time. Due to unreliability, I've marked it down* When it's good - Thick, sticky, oatmeal stout-like. When it's not - Thin, light, but smoother.

O - My current favorite from Pig Minds, and a new go-to coffee stout. Right up there with the big dogs while being its own unique, delicious brew. It's available, convenient, tasty, and has cheap growler fills. If the mouthfeel were more consistent it'd help greatly. Excellent job.

Photo of kkleu357
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From notes on 5/12/14

Stopped in at the brewery before a mother’s day brunch. My mom and I both had one of these. One of the best coffee stouts I've ever had. My mom doesn't really like dark stouts, but she loved this one. Said she could slam them all day if allowed.

Joe Daddy Imperial Coffee Stout from Pig Minds Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.