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Coffee Stout - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

844 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 184
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 connecticutpoet
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

AThis was a very dark brown beer with a good, foamy tan head.

The aroma was of roasted dark malt and coffee... heavily of coffee.

Likewise, the taste was mostly of dark roast coffee. An aptly named beer.

Overall, not the best stout I have had. But it was pretty good, and I would have another if offered... I think this was best quite cold, however.

connecticutpoet, Nov 25, 2004
Photo of zodiacv1
2.88/5  rDev -26.2%

I was a bit upset with this beer. Compared to other New Glarus brews this one is a dissapointment. It pours dark brown with a good 1/2" tan head that fades fast, and so does the rest of the experience. Only small hints of coffee were detectable in both the taste and smell, and for a stout it was awfully thin in the mouth. The one redeaming quility was how easily it went down. I will give it this though, it tasted more like coffee than the dark brown water I got at the local filling station the next morning.

zodiacv1, Aug 20, 2004
Photo of Skidz
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%

Pours out dark brown, finished black with deep mahogony shining throgh the sides. Smells of coffee and roast grains, maybe something sweet in there too.

Tastes like coffee. Carbonated coffee. Slightly tangy, little bit of bitterness at the end too, but nothing much. Flavor really is...coffee, thats pretty much it.

The one thing this has going for it is its rich, smooth, full body. I could see drinking these pretty easily, if it weren't for the fact that its just so plain. Hoping for something a bit more complex.

Skidz, Feb 06, 2004
Photo of alexgash
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%

Very dark amber body with a well-laced tan head. Smells nice and stouty: sugary coffee malts, chocolate, and not too strong. Taste is modest roasty, chocolatey malts, with some java bitterness and lingering roastiness. I also picked up some grassy, cud flavors (this is not just a poke at Wisconsin!). Pretty mild for a stout. Creamy, yet slightly watery body. Not too bad overall.

alexgash, Jan 27, 2004
Photo of Sixpack595
2.88/5  rDev -26.2%

Hmmm, smells like cold coffee, tastes like cold coffee, but is a bit thinner than cold coffee. On the bright side it has alcohol in it. Ok, that may be a bit harsh. It does taste like coffee, so they did a good job of that. Roasted malt and a bit of sweetness make it a fair beer. Could use a bit more head, and alot more mouthfeel.

Sixpack595, Dec 17, 2003
Photo of Redrover
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%

12 oz brown longneck with no freshness dating.

Beer pours a solid black with a ¾ inch tan head.

Beer smells nicely of roasted malt with a bit of baked bread and smoke thrown in.

Nice tasty beer here. I remember it having a little more oomph, but perhaps my tastes are changing. Nice roasted/smoked sweetish malt backbone. Yes, it has a bit of a coffee taste (I actually remember the coffee taste being more prominent in the past) and a hint of chocolate. Beer is smooth with nice carbonation.

The mouthfeel is slightly thin for a stout, but it is easy to drink several.

Nice beer here, please be sure and serve it a the correct temperature to experience the flavors at their best.

Redrover, Nov 20, 2003
Photo of marburg
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Pretty dark in color -- difficult to see through though definite varnished wood and ruby highlights swim about all the edges. Big light tan head versus the oftentime deep brown head of stouts is the first indication that this one is a little light.

Chocolate ice cream aroma with coffee overtones. Some light roasty grains in there. Flavor is predominantly coffee but is a little weak. Very easy though and very pleasant. The mouthfeel is the big loser here. This is medium-bodied at best -- maybe an average porter. However, the drinkability is through the roof. This is a thin beer with a pleasing flavor and a nice, well-blended aroma. How can you not slam several?

marburg, Sep 15, 2003
Photo of BobLuvBeer
2.55/5  rDev -34.6%

Pours to an extremely dark, deep black color. Thick head, which is lasting. Lace is present through out the glass. Flavor is heavy on malt. There is a coffee aroma and flavor which is also present, but it is the roasted malt which dominates this drink. This beer is very on the palate, as you would expect from this style and its appearance.
No Freshness date on bottle.

BobLuvBeer, Jun 28, 2003
Photo of tavernjef
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Color is a deep, deep brown, nearly black, with a thin tannish head of creamy foam that faded fast, leaves some light lacy strings. Smell is roasted malt with a hint of coffee, soft nose. Taste is mild roasted malt with a touch of coffee with a pleasing slight bittering coffee bean finish that shows up late. Its a bit flat and thin, could be bolder and heavier in both flavor and body. Don't get me wrong, its still a very drinkable stout, a touch above most. I enjoyed it enough to fulfill my coffee/stout craze.

tavernjef, May 02, 2003
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%

The label recommends consumption at room temperature, which I have done, and I wonder if it suffered from that. Other things on this label are less than true, but we'll get to that later.
I like this brewery, I've liked the other beers I've had, but I also love stouts, and live for coffee stouts. I'm pretty demanding that way. It had better be coffee, or someone's gonna be sorry!(Probably me)
Color is a dark brown/black, with a big tan head atop that soon crumbles into nothingness. Nose: sweet,..and dry...and bitter. But nothing else. Coffee's there, a little, but none too pronounced. Mild, if any, hops, big, full malt, full body, but as for texture and taste, I'm left searching. It drinks down fine, it stands in nicely as a run-of-the-mill stout, but as a coffee stout, it's a rather weak example. A decent drink, but there is no "spectrum of extravagant flavor" as the label boasts, nor are there any really "deep coffee flavors." Sorry, New Glarus!
I'm having a Lakefront coffee stout next (thanks, jeffboo!) and if that fails, there's still my cache of Bell's Java Stout!

feloniousmonk, Apr 27, 2003
Photo of bditty187
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%

Deep, dark brown hue… black in spots with definite red influences. The head never developed much, soapy at best with similar retention, no lace either. Coffee nose, roasty but not assertive. Straightforward taste, roasted coffee bitterness (maybe some hops too) leads but an oatmeal-like sweetness balances the beer properly. The mouthfeel is thin; the carbonation is high which impedes the ease of consumption… I found it too prickly. The finish is abrupt, while not exactly clean, it does lack a bit. Even as the beer warms the flavors never emerge as you’d like... more hops arrive but the coffee fades. While this is not a bad beer I need not drink this one again. Purchased in Madison, WI.

bditty187, Apr 07, 2003
Photo of Winter
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

Near black in color with a creamy tan head. Alluring aroma (especially if you're a coffee drinker) consists of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. The taste, as one might guess, primarily consists of medium roasted coffee and burnt malt. The flavors and aromas strengthen as the beer warms to room temperature. Hop bitterness is light and it finishes dry.

Overall not a bad stout. Full bodied flavor is pretty straight forward for a coffee stout. Coffee flavor is achieved from the roasted malt, but it does state on the label that it is a "Stout brewed with coffee".

Winter, Apr 02, 2003
Photo of jeffboo
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%

This brew pours a rich, pitchblack color with nice brown head.The aroma is of strong black coffee,chocolate, and sweet malt.A really great aroma for a stout. The flavors of acidic espresso with some sweet roasty malt,but not quite enough body and sweetness for the acidity, but an easy drinking stout none the less.It's more of a dry stout, and the coffee comes from the malt not the bean.

jeffboo, Jan 26, 2003
Photo of Dogbrick
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%

Acquired via trade. I have heard good things about New Glarus so I was looking forward to getting this. Not the best Stout I have had but not too shabby. I ended up drinking this warmer than most Stouts and it was noticeably better as it warmed. Dark brown with almost no head. Decent roasted coffee aroma and flavor. A little overcarbonated and thin for my tastes but I still liked it.

Dogbrick, Dec 09, 2002
Photo of jackndan
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

New Glarus Coffee Stout: In the traditional twelve ounce bottle, with the plain paper label, with a blurb about the beer on the side. Not too much head, but what there is a light tan, with some stickiness. The color is pure black, with not even the slightest bit of light penetrating the brew. The aroma is a light, sweet coffee with a hint of molasses. The taste is very nice, with a very dominant malt flavor. Despite the name, this beer is not dominated by a coffee/ espresso taste, but rather those flavors simply serve to round out, and give some bite to the roasted malts. Very nice, smooth and easy to sip. A great cold weather brew.

jackndan, Dec 06, 2002
Photo of garymuchow
3.9/5  rDev 0%

The label is confusing on this one. It states "the deep coffee flavors are created naturally during the brewing process by dark roasted malts." Then later it notes "stout brewed with coffee." So is it or isn't it? Anyway, I'll refer to this as a steady drinking stout because of its thinness, otherwise it's pretty enjoyable. Poured with a big full biege head that stayed fairly well, and had a dark brown color with red hints. Aroma was roasted malt with coffee tones. Not particulary complex but enjoyable taste of roasted malt with coffee. ABV seems pretty low as I had two with no noticable effects.

garymuchow, Dec 01, 2002
Photo of ZAP
2.63/5  rDev -32.6%

Pretty thin for a stout...not a strong coffee flavor....pours black with a little to no head...some darker malt scents on the nose...taste is more like a dry stout (a thin one)..Personally, I'm not a big fan of overpowering coffee taste in the coffee stouts but this one is a little too soft...and I can't get past the watery mouthfeel...It feels more like a Stout Light...with that said, it is a bad beer by any means but just doesn't have the qualities I expected...

ZAP, May 25, 2002
Photo of Bighuge
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours jet black with a nice creamy brown head. Slight java on the nose as well roast tones. There is something that doesn't smell right though. An off aroma. Can't nail it down though. The off flavor is not present on the tongue. Very creamy and velvet-like mouthfeel. Taste is good. Coffee is ever so slight. Get more of roasty bitterness. Good coffee stout, but not great.

Bighuge, Apr 05, 2002
Photo of cokes
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

Just as the name suggests...decent about of coffee flavor. Balanced fairly well with a sturdy hop presence. Pours a nice black body with quickly disappearing tan head. Relatively creamy, however, there is a somewhat hard-to-describe thinness, which does not serve the beer well, though it does add to its overall drinkabiliy. Stouts are not normally great session beers, this one may be an exception. But there are certainly better stouts out there. Make sure this beer is nice and warm before drinking, the malts really make themselves known as the beer nears room temp. Overall, a decent selection, and widely available in the late winter/early spring here in Wisconsin.

cokes, Feb 19, 2002
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Coffee Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
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