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Ellen's Coffee Stout - Atlantic Brewing Company

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Ellen's Coffee StoutEllen's Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: deltatauhobbit on 07-05-2013)
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ellen’s Coffee Stout opens to a huge whiff of coffee, heavy cream and, mostly, chocolate, the latter existing in both dark and milk forms, but tending toward the latter, with extra brown sugar and vanilla added. The combination of the heavy sugars and bready malts gives the beer a S’mores quality, the milk chocolate seeming to mix with marshmallow and graham cracker, the aromas intense enough that they seem to be added artificially/naturally. The beer comes quite close to Southern Tier’s Crème Brulee in this respect, smelling very much like a dessert, and not quite a lot like a beer. The overall impression is nice, but the heavy milk chocolate does detract from the stout, and the underlying coffee and ash notes are largely muted and overwhelmed.

On the tongue, the beer has more dark and ashy notes than were present in the aroma, with coffee grounds and ash coming to the front. Marching immediately behind them, however, is the milk chocolate, which still adds a S’mores/Crème Brulee touch that is more dessert- than beer-like. Heavy whipping cream adds marshmallow notes, joined by brown sugars and vanilla. The malts furthermore bring in cracker, biscuit, and rising wheat dough, with just a touch of yeast. The aftertaste is a continuation of the main mouthful, though some hoppy, bitter pine notes come out as the sugars die off. Mouthfeel is a watery medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is decent beer, and it’s certainly surprising how much flavor is packed in here, considering the beer is only 5.4% ABV. In the end, however, the massive sugars and vanilla notes from the milk sugars and added vanilla beans simply overpowers much of the underlying stout, and the result, while tasty, needs better balance.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 00:23:34 | More by jondeelee
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Poured into a goblet. Color was a nice dark mostly opaque brown with a thick light brown head. Initially poured a 3 finger head that took a very long time to go down, and had excellent side cling. Aroma was a slightly burnt coffee with a small hint of dark chocolate. Flavor was a vanilla sweet, with just a tad of coffee, seemed more like a mocha flavor. A slight hint of oily bitter that detracted some. Felt pretty good in the mouth, a tad bit thin but not bad. Overall a reasonable stout. Not quite as thick or sweet as I expect from a milk stout, otherwise it would have rated higher.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 23:20:13 | More by mountdew1
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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
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From the 650 ml bottle. Sampled on June 21, 2014.

The pour is deep black with a lingering beige tan head. Chunks of sediment.

The aroma has a coffee grinds and vanilla as the label promises with roasted dark malts mixing it up. Although there was something that felt a little soapy.

Medium body but also smooth and creamy.

The taste is like the aroma with a good roasted malt character at the start that is quickly overtaken by coffee and vanilla. Milky. Not a lot of bitterness at first but as I make my way through the bottle the bitterness tends to kick in.

Serving type: bottle

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Ellen's Coffee Stout from Atlantic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.