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Strongman Coffee Milk Stout - Hi-Wire Brewing

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Strongman Coffee Milk Stout
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BA SCORE
86
very good

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wedge on 11-25-2013)
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Reviews by Bung:
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3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Draft at Duckworths Balantyne. Dark cola pour, thin layer of off white head. Laced the glass just a bit.

Aroma, a hefty dark roast coffee. Some dark chocolate and cocoa.

Taste, coffee is strong up front. Minimal latte presence. Just accenting my and chocolate presence. Cocoa and coffee bean finish it.

Mid body, good carbonation level. Drinks just fine. Weakness is that it is nearly a carbonated coffee beverage, I just couldn't find the milk stout behind it.

Bung, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

codysjb, Jan 09, 2014
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juicebox, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

KevinGordon, Jan 18, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

@ Bottle Revolution

Nearly black in color with not much head to speak of. Super fresh roasted coffee bean aroma, like sticking your face into a newly opened bag of beans. Sweetened coffee, some roasted malt, maybe a little vanilla. This is ALL about the java though...you absolutely must love coffee to enjoy this beer, it is not subtle. To be honest, I couldn't tell you anything about the quality of the base beer because of this, but I really don't care. I love when a brewer successfully harnesses the fresh bean aromatics. Medium bodied with a slight bitterness. Straightforward, but nicely done.

wedge, Nov 25, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/8 inch tan head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and light wispy surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Rich, sweet coffee and milk chocolate at the forefront. Undertones of vanilla and caramel.

T- More toasty in the flavor with the coffee becoming more espresso-like and the milk chocolate turning to dark chocolate. Sweet caramel aftertaste which counterbalances the lingering bitterness from the coffee.

M- The lactose provides a nice creaminess but the body is still somehow thin in a way. Carbonation's a bit too low as well but these detriments are easily overlooked.

O- A great example of a coffee beer. I'll have to look out for more of this brewery's offerings in the future.

Immortale25, Dec 22, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black but when held to the light you can see deep ruby/brown though out the whole goblet. Head is brown and small even with an aggressive pour that falls fast to a ring no real lace left behind.

Aroma is nice I like the big coffee notes on my sweet milk stout. Coffee defiantly dominate but you can smell the sweet lactose mingled through out underneath, even light smokiness.

Taste is coffee with light roasty notes, good lactose sweetness, some light anise notes. Some smoky notes maybe a hint of dark fruit.

Mouthfeel is big medium seems fuller then the 5.3% would indicate. Carbonation is lower side of medium.

Overall this is a good milk stout with a big coffee kick, makes for a god brew in m opinion.

mntlover, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

sleepyteacher, Jan 05, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear opaque jet black in color with a light to moderate amount of gentle visible carbonation at the surface of the beer and some cola brown + garnet red highlights. The beer has an eighth finger fizzy light tan head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of freshly roasted coffee beans over the top of sweet roasted malts and milk chocolate.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted and slightly charred malts with moderate to strong flavors of freshly roasted coffee. That is followed by moderate amounts of lactose sweetness and a light amount of milk chocolate. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which lingers for a short amount of time.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: I really enjoyed this one but the flavors/aromas of coffee are very strong... The aroma of this beer reminds me of opening a brand new bag of coffee beans.

dbrauneis, Dec 17, 2013
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AngusOg, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

kell50, Feb 15, 2014
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TonyJ815, Nov 26, 2013
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Falcone, Nov 26, 2013
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Axnjxn, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The coffee aroma and flavor were what I have always wanted a coffee stout to taste like--coffee. Not burnt or watered down coffee or kerosene, but perfectly-brewed fresh coffee. It was like the beer was filtered through coffee beans right before it was served. As for the base beer, it was a bit thin in both flavor and feel for my taste. The perfect coffee stout would be the coffee component of this beer with the stout base of Founders Breakfast Stout. I will definitely buy this one again.

feedmechili, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Barhoppin13, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Lob, Jan 05, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A - pours near black with about a finger of rich chocolate colored head, decent retention, mostly just a medium outer ring remains ~10 minutes later.

S - roasty espresso, roch cocoa nibs/chocolate milk.

T - tons of roasty bitters balance with a rich milk chocolate flavor. Pretty much it but fantastically balanced.

M - not super heavy but somewhat thick and wonderfully smooth. Mouthfeel is incredible

MacQ32, Mar 25, 2014
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ab39z, Dec 29, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with a thin mocha white head. Nose is full, fresh coffee, nice roast, light cocoa. Nice flavor too, not incredibly complex, but the coffee notes are full and tasty. No off flavors. Not a lot of lactose is present and it is a somewhat thin on the backend. Nicely done basic coffee stout.

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Strongman Coffee Milk Stout from Hi-Wire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.