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Coffee Stout - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

835 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 181
Gots: 74 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-01-2013 05:45:44 | More by Omensetter
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mobius387

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-31-2013 17:41:26 | More by mobius387
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cosmicevan

New York

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

big thanks to pmoney for tossing this want my way at a tasting recently. enjoyed from a new glarus taster.

a - poured a watery black with a fairly generous grey fizzy foamy head that fizzled away relatively quickly leaving streaky fizzy lacing. there was a thin skin of bubbles that hung out on the surface but for the most part, it was gone quick.

s - bittery gourmet coffee. some bakers chocolate. some char. fairly nice.

t - tastes like watery bitter coffee. lots of char. some chocolate, but in general not very beery.

m - body is fairly thin and watery. good carbonation, but in general too soft. missing some balls. fairly porter-like.

o - overall, the coffee in this beer is definitely reminiscent of breakfast stout and joe mama's milk and other coffee stouts that i dig, but the body is lacking. watery and fizzy at the same time. good, just not great. i'd have it again, but won't actively seek it out.

01-30-2013 01:34:57 | More by cosmicevan
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-28-2013 18:30:59 | More by drummermattie02
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TVolt1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-28-2013 03:00:49 | More by TVolt1
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mdfb79

New York

3.71/5  rDev -4.9%

From 01/26/13 notes. Big thanks to lansman for sending this to me as an extra. 12 oz. bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, biter chocolate, vanilla, coffee, some sweet chocolate, and some bready malts. Nice...not a ton of coffee, but overall some nice flavors.

t - Taste follows the nose quite closely. Lots of roasted malts, sweet and bitter chocolate, and light coffee. Nice, but not a ton going on and a little bit lacking in the coffee department.

m - Light, thin body and moderate carbonation. A little watery body and too thin for a stout. East to drink.

o - Overall a solid American stout; some nice chocolate and roasted malts, though it is light on the coffee. The mouthfeel is a bit too thin for a stout, but worth trying. Would have it again.

01-27-2013 17:48:31 | More by mdfb79
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

(Note: scores are whole numbers as this is my ranking system)

12oz bottle, bottled 331st day of 2012, poured into a wine tumbler on 1/26/2013

Aroma- a nice mix of roasted malt, like burnt sugar and caramels, along with hints of chocolate and caramel, with a big infusion of black coffee. It's what you expect from a stout brewed with coffee. (4)

Colour- Dark cola-coloured. Pours with 2cm tan-brown head, which dissipates within 2 minutes. Laces well but isn't sticky. (4)

Flavour- Follows the nose pretty well. Hits you first with the stout-style malt that has hints of burnt sugar, caramels, toffee. Then your palate feels the coffee, which tastes remarkably like a cup of black coffee with a small square of dark chocolate thrown in. Very tasty, above-average for coffee stouts. (4)

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, just about right for its style. It's not motor oil like BA double stouts can be, but I don't expect that from this beer. Great carbonation; a bit fizzy on the tongue at first. Aftertaste is very similar to what you have after drinking a mouthful of cold brewed black coffee, except there's chocolate and caramel in there as well. Very, very easy to drink on a cold weekend. (4)

Overall- Very easy to drink, very easy to acquire and the price is right at $6.99 for a 6-pack. It's what you expect from New Glarus- well balanced, well-put together and true to the style at a price that's nothing but right. It's essentially a well-done stout put together with coffee. Coffee drinkers who drink the occasional beer will enjoy it; and vice versa. (4)

01-26-2013 19:48:45 | More by Stevedore
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1beerqueer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

01-26-2013 07:50:40 | More by 1beerqueer
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sampieper1

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-25-2013 04:44:23 | More by sampieper1
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bpk59

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-25-2013 01:49:47 | More by bpk59
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csmartin6

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-24-2013 01:04:10 | More by csmartin6
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DrJoe82

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-24-2013 01:04:04 | More by DrJoe82
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%

poured into a glass new glarus bier stien.

Appearance: black bodied beer with 2 fingers of light brown head. The head has some nice staying power; leaving a nice lace on the glass better than spotty lace, but not thick.

Smell: Big roasty coffee notes. A touch of milk chocolates and nutty malts.

Taste: Just like the nose. Moderately roasty coffee, milk chocolates, and just a hint of nuttiness. A touch of fruitiness as the beer warms up with more roasty coffee notes.

Mouthfeel: low end of medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel, but a touch thin. I do like the drinkability of this coffee stout.

Overall: I have drank a few bottles of this beer yearly and never reviewed it. Honestly, I forgot how enjoyable this New Glarus beer really is every single year!

01-23-2013 03:32:50 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-20-2013 23:43:40 | More by Eaglefan344
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.76/5  rDev +22.1%

Pours a almost black with a slight cola brown on the edges.

Smell is coffee, chocolate with a sweet frosting and roasted smell

Taste follows the nose, starting with a sweet Coffee, Chocolate and finishing with bitter roastyness and espresso.

Mouthfeel is rather soft and silky but with a decent amount carbonation

Wow I almost always love every NG beer they put out for us here in WI, but this one is a step above most, If you are a Coffee beer fan either Trade for it or if you are here in WI then just buy it!

01-20-2013 21:34:46 | More by nickapalooza86
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-20-2013 16:18:59 | More by zonker17
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smogfood

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-19-2013 15:02:19 | More by smogfood
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wiscokid920

Maryland

4.39/5  rDev +12.6%

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!

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

California

4.46/5  rDev +14.4%

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

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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


3/5  rDev -23.1%

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

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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

Minnesota

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
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +11%

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.

01-11-2013 02:07:19 | More by TheSSG
Coffee Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 835 ratings.