Coffee Stout - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by ALESwhatCURESya:
3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
A-Deep dark brown body nearly reaching blackness. The thin silky off-white head clings nicely to the glass as it settles to a film.
S-Fresh cold-pressed coffee ground aroma. The coffee is powerful but not overpowering as the roasted malts and nuttiness of the beer comes through nicely.
T/M-Rich, nutty and sweet up front. The coffee comes through strongly on finish as it blends with the full body. The taste is a bit more brown ale/porter than stout but it is still well done. The mouthfeel is incredibly soft and creamy. A nice blend of strong flavors but there are none that hang. The coffee is more than evident and probably too much for those that do not enjoy coffee, but it is very balanced and not cloying or too aggressive.
D-Very nice and easy to drink. Not the most knockout coffee beer that I have had but still a greatly-brewed piece of the craft beer lineup. Some breweries would put this as their pinnacle beer but with NG, this is just middle road (which is still impressive to say the least).
05-26-2009 01:39:38 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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2.1/5 rDev -46.2%
A very disappointing beer from New Glarus. I really want to like this. I wanted to like it the last time it was released. Ive tried it over and over again but to no avail. I just have to admit that this beer is simply no good.
Darkish brown with a bubbly but short lasting brown head that dissipates to nothing in a less than a minute. Thin looking. Aroma of iron, stale weak coffee, oats and malt. Front is a blast of stale coffee, middle has some weak roasted malts that seem a bit off, finish is metallic and down right nasty. Light bodied and watery. If this had been released in July as some sort of Summertime stout, that would have been one thing but now? When its 35 below (It really was yesterday) I dont want to be drinking a watery stout, especially one that tastes somewhat nasty.
02-06-2007 17:25:22 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
This was one of the singles that I picked up on my "make a six" fest at Steve's Liquors in Madison.
A: Reddish black. Very thick and dark - barely a bit of ruby red coming through on the edges against the light. Creamy tan finger head that dissipated to a spotty dusting but delivered some nice lacing.
S: Really lovely burnt/roasty malt, coffee and bitter cocoa.
T: Much like the smell. A really nice, simple pleasure. No bells and whistles. Just nicely done. Could have given more but I can't say it was badly lacking. I did expect the coffee to be dialed up a bit. That may be may main complaint considering it's in the name. As it warmed, there was definitely more coffee bite that made it into the finish and aftertaste but the coffee flavor remained mild but tasty.
M: Medium mouthfeel - much lighter than I expected. Low carbonation but quite active on the tongue. Pretty smooth in general, especially as it warmed.
D: I have a great deal of respect for New Glarus. This is a solid beer that I would drink on a regular basis if it was available to me. Not dynamite but just well done and appealed to the balance I like in a basic stout.
04-05-2009 04:01:27 | More by sgoodship
4.43/5 rDev +13.6%
Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee and sugary vanilla. Surprisingly, medium bodied, flavors of roast coffee explode first, then give way to malt sweetness at mid-tongue, and finishes again with coffee and slightly burnt flavors. I would consider this the perfect example of a coffee stout.
06-12-2009 01:16:06 | More by blackearth
3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours into my glass a black hue with dark brown edges and a fizzy, bubbly light tan head on top of the brew. Aromas start off with roasted malts and a sturdy brewed coffee. Some cocoa and some burnt, toasty notes are in there as well. Just a touch of hops. Good stuff.
First sip brings a roasty dark malt that's followed by a nice roasted coffee flavor along with hints of cocoa and a sorta sweet creaminess. A touch of caramel flows down with a slightly burnt toast aspect. Finishes with a touch of hops. Tasty brew overall.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side for a stout, more along the lines of a porter or black bier to me. Good carbonation brings in some creaminess. This one is almost too easy to drink. In the end it's a tasty coffee brew that doesn't ever get too overpowering with the coffee flavors. Worth checking out.
11-10-2007 01:00:18 | More by orbitalr0x
4.38/5 rDev +12.3%
12oz brown bottle with a bottle code that I can't decipher. No freshness date.
Thin layer of tan head holds its own and leaves some lacing on the glass. Opaque brown with amber hues when brought up to the light. Beautiful aroma of fresh brewed ice coffee with a bit of maltiness around the roasted edges. Big smoothness surrounds the medium body. Coffee flavors comes in slow but becomes a dominant flavor middle to end. I swear this is just a glass of really good carbonated ice coffee with a bit of maltose for sweetener. ;-) Modested hopping. The malt sweetness is pushed back down by the roasted grain and coffee flavors. Finishes semi-sweet with a mildly bitter coffee bean flavor.
Hands down this is the most drinkable coffee beer I have had to date. Not as dark as I expected but packed with a pleasant coffee tone throughout that plays well with the beer. We have a great beer here people.
01-18-2009 02:46:52 | More by Jason
4.03/5 rDev +3.3%
Twelve ounce bottle pours a deep brown body, opaque in the glass with a tall and creamy khaki head. Excellent retention and lots of splotchy lacing.
Aroma has an almond nuttiness, with notes of milk choclate, coffee, and citrusy hops.
Medium body has an appropriate low medium carbonation.
Coffee shows up more in the taste, but is still somewhat subtle. Chocolate and roasty notes share the spotlight with hints of citrusy hops and nuttiness in the background.
Don't know if there's actually coffee in this one but it's quite well done. Another excellent offering from New Glarus.
02-15-2009 17:48:02 | More by merlin48
3.3/5 rDev -15.4%
Thanks to kmpitz2 for another midwest treat...
Dark brown in color...bordering black but some light is able to pass thru along the edges.
Two fingers of light tan head...aerated and full of life, but fades to a thin skimming after a couple minutes...very spotty lacing.
Mostly yeast in the nose...some caramel, chocolate and very little coffee.
Mildly roasted coffee does make its way into the taste, thankfully. Too bad it is the only highlight of this beer. Besides the coffee, its fairly bland in all other aspects when I put it against other coffee stouts I've had.
Thin mouthfeel...more closely resembling a porter. I am not too surprised, as I was underwhelmed when I had the Cherry Stout...both good beers in themselves, but hard to rate higher then slightly above average.
05-19-2007 17:48:49 | More by warriorsoul
4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
Pours out black with a tan head, retention is pretty good, some lacing. Smell is of roasted coffee and chocolate, no hops in the nose. Taste starts of a bit bitter from roastiness and then becomes more chocolate-y with a roasted finish. Higher on carbonation, but not harsh, lighter side of medium bodied, dry finish. Overall I really liked this and will be drinking plenty while it's still around.
01-16-2007 01:23:56 | More by badbeer
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
poured from a bottle that was aged for one year, under refrigeration.
poured into snifter, had a nice creamy off white/tan head that quickly disappeared into tiny bubbles clinging to side of glass.
smell was coffee, caramel, and alcohol. not sure of the alcohol content but smells like it's above 6%.
taste was brown sugar on the tip of tounge, and a nice coffee finish. suprisingly very smooth for the alcohol aroma.
Not a huge fan of all stouts but this one was really good, very well balanced, with a very slight hoppiness to help with the sweetness of the malt. The guys at New Glarus really know what they're doing!! This beer is great for a cool autumn night here in CLEVELAND.
10-12-2007 03:00:26 | More by djwilson
4.33/5 rDev +11%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark blackish brown with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of tan head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A dark roasted and fairly sweet coffee infused aroma. Dark roasted malts with good hints of coffee, chocolate, burnt toast, caramel, toffee, cereal grains, biscuit, milk, and nuts. Some fairly sharp hints of smoke and wood as well. Sweet burnt sugars add some more sweetness with a little vanilla. Subtle hints of grassy hops in the background. A pretty solid sweet stout aroma.
Taste: Like the nose hints, a dark roasty stout that leans towards the sweet side. Sweet dark roasted malts with notes of coffee, chocolate, burnt caramel, toffee, toast, cereal grains, biscuit, lactose milk, and nuts. Mlats are rounded out by a nice taste of smoke and wood. Sweet burnt sugar and a little vanilla. Hop presence is pretty tame with a little earthy grass towards the finish. Definitely on the sweet dark malty side. Pretty solid.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nicely creamy, slick, and smooth. Not overly syrupy.
Overall: A pretty solid coffee beer. Definitely not thick like an imperial stout. Its more like a sweet/milk stout, but a pretty good one.
01-11-2013 06:55:30 | More by MattyG85
4.09/5 rDev +4.9%
12oz bottle pored into a pint glass.
L: nice khaki head 1-2" with a dark brown/black color. On the this side for a stout.
S: malty smell some coffee, but not over powering.
T: Sweeter than I expected. Nice hints of chocolate and non-bitter coffee. Pretty mellow for a stout.
F: thin for a stout and a bit much carbonation for a stout.
O: As I finish this first bottle I realize this is a very drinkable beer, different than my first impression.
04-01-2014 02:19:55 | More by BurdockBoy
3.86/5 rDev -1%
Acquired via Tumpster trade. Another dark brown beer, ruby hued edge to it, tan head, not much lace sticks around. Smell is shockingly, coffee.
Taste again, coffee, a little milder and smooth to it. Doesn't have to be the biggest, boldest coffee flavor to be good, this one is right down the middle. Viscosity wasn't as thick as I expected, but this is more of a sessionable coffee stout rather than a massive alcohol bomb to it. Slight chocolate malt flavor peaks out downbottle in the mouthfeel.
Wheras New Glarus makes some beers that it is the world leader in (cherry, raspberry) here, the coffee stout is merely a very good example of the style. Great morning beer.
Taste, coffee not as pronounced
04-09-2011 16:57:28 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
12oz into an Ommegang Tulip. Bottled on 10/21/10.
Pours a murky brown with a small off white head. Decent lacing.
Aroma of malts and coffee. Restrained, but appropriate for style/ABV.
Taste is sweet and roasty. I would call this an understated, yet enjoyable Coffee Stout.
Feels rich due to good carbonation. Drinks easily - very approachable coffee beer.
01-08-2011 22:39:45 | More by mondegreen
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