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Coffee Stout - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

818 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 174
Gots: 74 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002)
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wiscokid920

Maryland

4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- Nearly black with faint ruby highlights. Tan thick head which coats the glass well.

S- Delicious fresh brewed coffee flavors with malty sweetness and notes of vanilla and cocoa

T- Excellent espresso coffee flavors featuring vanilla and a phenomenal smoky finish that’s balanced out with malty sweetness

M- On the lighter side, soft and smooth.

O- One of my absolute favorites by New Glarus. Hits the spot everytime! New Glarus puts out fantastic beer and this take on a coffee stout is phenomena! Simply outstanding!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 02:45:48 | More by wiscokid920
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czfreeman

California

4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep nearly black tone, ruby outlines when held up to the light.
Head is nice and beautifully creamy. Tan tones, settles down slowly leaving lovely lacing.
Smell exhibits coffee beautifully.Espresso, fresh roasted coffee beans, bitter earthy ground notes. Touch of acidity, vanilla, cocoa comes in adding notes of sweet richness.
Flavor is bitter, evolving in to cocoa notes, espresso, vanilla, cream, but with a really nice bitter smoky finish like a good espresso shot. Touch of milky sweetness that creeps up on the finish really rounds out the bitter/smokey flavors beautifully.
Mouthfeel is lighter, finishing clean, sharp and bright. As the beer warms, the aforementioned milky sweetness gradually adds a roundness and smoothness to the beer, much like adding a touch of milk to a cup of coffee without stirring..every now and then the cream rounds out and also the bitterness cleans things up on subsequent sips.
I have yet to have anything from New Glarus that is anything short of pure, talented excellence. Look forward t making a trip up there soon

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 23:25:45 | More by czfreeman
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bitter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-16-2013 00:02:54 | More by bitter
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cosine


3/5  rDev -23.3%

01-15-2013 20:20:10 | More by cosine
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eyemustard

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.3%

01-15-2013 15:41:35 | More by eyemustard
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 06:55:30 | More by MattyG85
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

01-11-2013 03:03:51 | More by Hopstout
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick, off-tan head that settles away with a bit of lacing. Huge coffee aroma; floral and acidic. Black. Starts tart, acidic, and floral; mainly coffee right up front. Moves into a nice roasted malt middle, just a touch of hops, and the finish moves back into coffee. As it lingers, the roasted malt subsides, and hop bitterness is the only thing left.

I like this one alot because it's a great mix of coffee and stout. The coffee is assertive, but paired masterfully with the roasted malt; the transition between the coffee and the malt is so seamless. Just a great, silken mouthfeel, too.
Honestly, I'll take this over Founder's Breakfast Stout; WAY more balanced.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 02:07:19 | More by TheSSG
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Durb777

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-09-2013 21:23:48 | More by Durb777
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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knepper

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-09-2013 01:42:11 | More by knepper
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-08-2013 17:42:50 | More by OldhouseRecs
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-08-2013 02:00:38 | More by AlexFields
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Sprecher snifter glass

Appearance- Jet black in color with a finger of kahki heads that dissipates into a small ring that leaves minimal lacing.

Smell- Tons of black coffee with a hint a sweet malt.

Taste- All black coffee. It kind of makes me sad that there is no sweet or bitter sweetness to balance out the black coffee taste.

Mouthfeel- Kind of light, drinks more like a porter with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall- Definitly a 1 dimensional beer that lacks balance and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 01:45:23 | More by BrownAleMale
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-07-2013 00:47:54 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-06-2013 22:41:29 | More by cfh64
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-06-2013 19:15:02 | More by Mealhouse
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soccerfancooch

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-04-2013 21:14:53 | More by soccerfancooch
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New Glarus Coffee Stout

Poured from 12 ounce bottle into accompanying NG glassware. Served slightly chilled...

A) Very dark brown to black in color. A finger of nice milkshake head. Excellent retention and ample lacing.

S) Roasted malt and a good amount of fresh ground coffee.

T) The taste is very similar to the aroma, but there's definitely a touch of hops in there as well. Light coffee aftertaste.

M) I personally didn't find it as full-bodied as advertised. Perhaps just a little bit too much carbonation, but that's a minor concern. Pretty smooth and easy drinking.

O) This is a fantastic coffee stout, and you certainly can't beat the price of a six pack. Glad to recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 02:45:38 | More by RoamingGnome
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HundredWeight

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-03-2013 21:36:47 | More by HundredWeight
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-02-2013 00:14:20 | More by Chokobo
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-02-2013 00:03:03 | More by NickSMpls
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barczar

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque brown with minimal amber and garnet highlights and a half inch foamy tan head that leaves minimal lacing.

Roast malt, nuts, coffee, and chocolate form the initial aroma. Dark cherries become evident as it warms.

The flavor follows suit, with roast malt, coffee, and chocolate ending fairly nutty and a touch dry and acrid. Cereal grain notes add intrigue.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch higher than expected, lifting the rich flavor from the palate. There's noticeable alcohol warmth.

Better than most coffee stouts. Not overly acrid, and good chocolatey flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 01:17:16 | More by barczar
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RayOfBeerapolis


4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-29-2012 16:31:54 | More by RayOfBeerapolis
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a tall head of rocky dark khaki foam. Nice retention.

Complex smell of caramel, chocolate, smoke and coffee.

The taste is wonderful, but does lack in the coffee department. Chocolatey, lightly roasty, smoke, light coffee, some vanilla and a hint of alcohol. Has to be the most complex and flavorful american stout I've had.

Medium bodied, soft and smooth carbonation.

Drinks very easily and chock full of flavor. I wish more of the coffee was here, but the overall product is still wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 22:46:29 | More by jera1350
Coffee Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.