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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

846 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 186
Gots: 75 | 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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Photo of krl2112
3/5  rDev -23.1%

krl2112, Feb 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

dunix, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle with no date into plastic cup

Look is a very dark brown with some amber hue around the edges. Small khaki head fades to a ring. Smell is roasted malts, black coffee, and some earthy hops. Taste is more of the same: dark roasty malts, some wet mossy hops, and a blast of iced coffee. Feel is only slightly heavier than your average porter. Still, quite silky.

The best coffee stout I've ever had, should be a year-round brew. Now I need to speed back to Wisco and pick up a couple more six-packs.

jimmah120, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

dark brown almost black with 2 fingers of tan head which dissipated slowly and left behind nice amount of lacing. smells of coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted grains, mmm more coffee smells. lots of vanilla bean, coffee (light roast) dark roasted grains, chocolate. this is delicious. medium body, moderate carbonation, sticky on the lips yet creamy on the palate and smooth going down.

an excellent stout.. wish this wasn't a seasonal, but hey - i'm glad i have a steady trade buddy to send me full packs of stuff like this randomly.

facundoCNB, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of pmoney
4/5  rDev +2.6%

pmoney, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of DirtyKurt
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DirtyKurt, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of AaronBurr
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

AaronBurr, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of WankelEngine
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a completely opaque black color with a tint of brown. A mocha-tan head quickly fades to a thick ring of foam.

S: Very much a roasted aroma, but not much depth to it. Coffee is present but faint.

T: Similar roasted flavors that I picked up in the aroma but with a little more to them. Coffee builds to a definite bitter presence in the mid-palate, and lingers through to the finish. Slight sweet notes reminiscent of a milk stout, maybe a touch of vanilla and brown sugar, but otherwise a bitter beer.

M: A little bit thin and watery for my taste. Low overall carbonation but it is sharp on the tongue, enhancing the bitter coffee flavor.

O: A decent but in no way extraordinary beer.

WankelEngine, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Fr0stb1te
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Fr0stb1te, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Hopsiam14, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Omensetter, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

mobius387, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

cosmicevan, Jan 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

drummermattie02, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

TVolt1, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

mdfb79, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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)

Stevedore, Jan 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

1beerqueer, Jan 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

sampieper1, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

bpk59, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

csmartin6, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

DrJoe82, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Eaglefan344, Jan 20, 2013
Coffee Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.