Strongman Coffee Milk Stout | Hi-Wire Brewing

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Ratings:
86
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
24.06%
 
 
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Strongman Coffee Milk StoutStrongman Coffee Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by wedge on 11-25-2013

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 86
Reviews by mechamifune:
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly jet black except for some ruby thru the body when held up to the light,a thinner but well retained beige head atop.Big roasted coffee aromas along with bitter chocolate and mild earth.The coffee is pronounced on the palate but the chocolate and brown sugar and dark fruit flavors hold up to it pretty well.A beer that is coffee forward but has nice" other" flavors.

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Photo of codysjb
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of juicebox
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Belgian snifter

A very dark brown colored body with a short head that soon reduces to a ring but does leave some coating lace

Aroma: strong coffee notes, with some roasted grain and a hint of chocolate.

Flavor: medium-dark roasted coffee with some dark bread. Quality coffee flavors. Lightly sweet up front with transition to a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Feel: smooth; medium+ body; light carbonation; semi-dry finish that is also a touch powdery.

Overall: an enjoyable, coffee-forward ale with low bitterness.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingEdward
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFNC
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look; Dark brown to black with some reddish brown along the edges, A thin head that is gone quickly.
Smell; Dark roast coffee up front with sweet carmalized malts, but there is a sour (in a bad way) undertone. Vomit?
Taste; Much better than the smell. Again coffee is up front, with a slight sweetness from the malts acting as a good counter balance.
Feel; Thin and a bit fizzy for a Stout, more of a Porter in feel.
Overall; The unpleasant smell did not affect eh taste and the feel, while not ideal, is not a deal breaker. This is an easy drinking Coffee Stout that is light and enjoyable.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12/30....pours dark black brown with light foam. Sweet coffee creamer nose. Strong coffee burst. Medium bitter smooth creamy mouthfeel. The coffee pushes and the lactose keeps it smooth.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bung
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWillMitch
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of 13tido
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of n2185
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing

S: tons of robust coffee on the nose bitter chocolate and roasted malts, but mostly coffee.

T: dark roasted, robust coffee dominates here as well. Roasted malts, char, and cacao also come through before a lightly bitter finish.

M: medium body and carbonation on the lower side of moderate, this beer feels like a bigger beer than it is.

O: a coffee-lover's dream, this beer tastes and feels a lot bigger than its 5.3% (a characteristic that I like since most low abv stouts end up being watery and bland to me). Not complex, but delicious and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Photo of DerekCarruth
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A really good coffee milk stout.

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Photo of wedge
4.23/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mntlover
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of Pastordylanjustus
4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth, rich coffee flavor. Not as milky as DuckHead's Milk Stout but still better. Extremely drinkable. Goes down great!

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Strongman Coffee Milk Stout from Hi-Wire Brewing
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