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Coffee Stout - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Coffee StoutCoffee Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

888 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 888
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 194
Gots: 78 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of morimech
3.14/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Black color with a massive head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Underwhelming aroma for a stout, let alone a coffee stout. Mild roasted malt with a hint of smoke and cocoa. No sign of coffee.

Faintest of coffee flavor. Smoke is the main contributor to the flavor with cocoa coming in near the finish. Mild roasted bitterness.

Not a big body but it is not a big beer. Feels a little thin but is nicely carbonated. Soft and smooth. Too bad the flavors are not there for it to compliment.

Probably New Glarus's least impressive beer. Just does not deliver the coffee and the base stout is not that impressive either.

Photo of dazanas
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of MikeAAL
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not too bad. Very pronounced coffee flavor.

Creamy tan head. Black body.

Smells like coffee, roasted malts and chocolate.

Definately tastes like coffee. Than you can taste chocolate and malts.

Light body, medium carbonation.

Good flavor, light body. This is a good beer.

Photo of SourAddict
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of smonice
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Brunite
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Simonh
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Jparker37
3.37/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a nonic pint.

S - Mellow coffee, dark chocolate.

A - Very dark black in color but not necessarily opaque. Dark tan head is large and rocky. No lacing.

T - Malt character is just chocolate and coffee like. Very smooth feel with great drinkability. The coffee shows its colors in the latter half, fresh and mellow yet adding tons of flavor. The finish leaves you with a lasting coffee note.

M - Medium to medium-light body, medium-light carbonation, never really sweet nor dry.

O - The malt taste skips pretty much all intermittent crystal malts and goes right for chocolate malts leaving a one-dimensional flavor. Sometimes you get a coffee stout that seems to consist of diner coffee, in this case the coffee is distinguishable and yet smooth with no harsh bitterness, pleasant. Body left a bit to be desired and the nose was a little understated. I recommend drinking this beer as absolutely fresh as possible. I've had this beer around for a little while and it seems to diminish quickly with age.

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of hilgart1
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of inlimbo77
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, 2012
Riedel tulip

A: Pours a really deep dark brown/black. Light tan layer of one finger of head. Leaves some nice lacing sheeting.

S: Smell is more of a ground coffee aroma. There is some dark chocolate there. Some cocoa. And this bottle might be nearly a year old, so still holding up nicely.

T: Tip of the tongue, I get chocolate first. Then I get some of that ground coffee flavor. It's a nice mesh of the two.

M: Big medium leading to full, good carbonation makes it feel lighter.

Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of wmobley
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pressure cap with stylish blue label acquired in a trade from the very gracious Duff27 served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are sky high given the brewery - which makes some beers I really adore.

Allowed to warm nearly to room temperature in keeping with instructions on the label. I mean, it's slightly chilled as I start to pour it but I'm planning to savour this one. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a gorgeous light tan colour of great cream, amazing thickness, and fantastic retention. Light thin lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Body colour is a very dark brown. I love the soft mocha head; it's near ideal in colour for the style methinks. Often, stouts go for that rich vibrant dark tan, but this one keeps the head colour a bit lighter, evoking a less boozy dark malty flavour and more of a restrained roast character. I'm excited to try it. Nontransparent and opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Evocative cold-pressed coffee, a bit of roast, soft cream, well executed dark malts, milky notes, mocha, light cola notes, marshmallow, light nutty notes, and some black coffee bitterness. Any hopping is so minimal as to be imperceptible. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Comes off subtle and pleasant. I'm excited to try it.

T: Delightfully integrated full-flavoured coffee; mocha, cream, light coffee bitterness, sinfully delicious roast - it's all here. Maybe even a dash of espresso. It's balanced near perfectly with some light cola notes, well executed dark malts, marshmallow, and light nuts. I'm not big on the cola notes; they weaken the body. It lacks the complexity and bold aggressive flavour I love in a coffee stout, but it compensates with impressive balance and notable subtlety. A bit of milk chocolate in the third act. I don't get any yeast or alcohol.

Mf: Silky smooth and refreshingly wet. Perfect carbonation. Chewy feel. Feels good on the tongue; not too overbearing, actually quite luscious. It's full bodied, but it might be a bit thin.

Dr: Extremely drinkable for a coffee stout; it's more approachable than most offerings. I'll enjoy this bottle, and I'm impressed by the subtlety and balance New Glarus has brought to it. But I do want more complexity and boldness from a coffee stout. I love the experimentation and would definitely get this again - now knowing what it tastes like. Another solid brew from one of the best breweries around. Highly recommended for fans of the style; this pushes boundaries - just in a different direction than most.

B-

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Danmullens1
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Time for a coffee break. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Foamy, tan head that goes away quickly leaving only nice lacing and a ring around the glass. Dark, opaque brown with a tint of amber where the light hits. Lookin' good.

Smells like black coffee, sweet mocha, toffee, malt, vanilla, and a very pleasant hint of booze.

Love coffee--love beer, and I have to say this is the best, most complex mix of the two I've had. Very sweet, malty character, yet so well-balanced with the bitterness of the coffee and hops. As this beer warms I get oak, toffee, bourbon, and almost forget about the coffee that hit me up front. Exceptional taste and drinkability. Wish I had a pot-full of this stuff.

Mouthfeel maybe leans light and fizzy for a stout but does not distract.

Overall an excellent beer. Another nicely done to New Glarus. On Wisconsin!

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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, tulip

A: Almost completely opaque, but somehow feels more brown than black. Dense and creamy tan head which forms nearly perfect rings with each sip.

S: Bold roasted malt aromas. Rich coffee aroma, dark chocolate. Toasted marshmellow, walnuts.

T: Strong roast dominates, a little acrid. Lingering like an uncut espresso shot. Some nuttiness creeps in as it warms up, but still takes a back seat. Trying to locate some of the sweeter aromas that I picked up, but they’re just not coming in the flavor.

M: Solidly medium. Not as full or creamy as one might expect.

O: Out of the bottle, seemed poised to amaze. Aromas were ridiculous. Gotta say it came up a little short on the finish. Nice beer, just ended up a little too one note in the end to be spectacular.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Coffee Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 888 ratings.