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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

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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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-02-2013 13:05:33 | More by KC9LDB
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-02-2013 03:12:22 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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cradke

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%

Appearance: Pours Dark with brown hues. Finger thick fine head. Very nice lacing.

Smell: Dark Malts. A little bit of dark coffee and espresso notes thrown in there. Pleasant and very approachable. Maybe a little subdued than some other big coffee stouts.

Taste: Almost an identical copy to the smell. Very pleasant malts and chocolate. The coffee notes are nice and a little subdued. Acidic and sweetness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: A little thin but with some carbonation. Pleasant.

Overall: I enjoy this beer quite a bit but it's (unfortunately) pretty average. Enjoyable but pretty average.

02-28-2013 03:10:22 | More by cradke
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

(from 2/8/2013)
Dark black pour from 12oz bottle into pint glass with a creamy light brown head.
A-coffee and roasted malts., some chocolate
M- Light body and low carbonation.
T- bold coffee and dark malts.
O- easy drinking stout. Tasty but nothing too special

02-27-2013 00:52:50 | More by maxcoinage
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Circleo12

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-27-2013 00:33:27 | More by Circleo12
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -10%

Pours dark brown with peripheral transparency and a moderate mocha head that soon settles into an attractive, patchy froth. Aroma, though mild, smells of roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate. Flavor tastes of coffee with a fairly strong hop presence and prickly carbonation. The coffee itself is a little more muted than anticipated. The bottle suggests serving at room temperature, so I'm a long way off drinking this straight from the fridge. A little warming appears to be in order here...

With some warming, trace chocolate comes through in the aftertaste. Coffee flavor, while fairly black, is mild enough to avoid acridity. Mouthfeel is semi-creamy and easy to drink, but thinner than I'm looking for in a stout. Good balance serves the drinkability as well. The hops meld nicely with the bitterness of the coffee.

Overall, this coffee stout comes off as a safe and easy-drinking stout with little in the way of complexity or nuance. Not quite coffee enough for a coffee fan or stout enough for a stout fan, I can't help but feel a little underwhelmed in spite of this brew's adequacy.

02-26-2013 02:18:28 | More by MaximalC
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-25-2013 06:16:45 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-24-2013 01:29:30 | More by derkfromwi
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JellyJacket

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-23-2013 04:47:40 | More by JellyJacket
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Tiburon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-20-2013 21:32:12 | More by Tiburon
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DeschutesFan

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-20-2013 05:36:59 | More by DeschutesFan
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dlello2

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%

12oz bottle - long time want. Excited to give this guy a try.

A - Looks very nice. Pours fairly full-bodied with a nice white head. Ring of head sticks around.

S - Not all that fantastic. Tastes like coffee that was brewed a few days prior and left out at room temperature. Some vegetal notes. As it warms some more sweetness comes out in the aroma along with some cocoa.

T - Sweet milk chocolate and coffee to start with. Wish that it had more roast flavor... and even some fresh hops would help. Still decent.

M - Quite creamy, but the carbonation balances that well. Medium bodied.

O - I liked this beer. I will probably not seek it out again as there are just so many other coffee beers out there that are more pleasing to my palate. There is something about this one that seems artificial--like hersey's syrup in dunkin donuts coffee. Counter-intuitive as I know New Glarus cares a whole lot more than that. Hmm.

02-20-2013 03:05:40 | More by dlello2
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danwho

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-19-2013 23:22:05 | More by danwho
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NSK79

Illinois

2.79/5  rDev -28.5%

Poured from a bottle to a snifter.

A - Poured a jet black with a beautiful creamy head, nice residual lacing.

S - Light toasted notes, vanilla, and coffee

T - The coffee flavor was very hidden and underwhelming, I thought it might improve as the beer warmed up but I only got more vanilla as the beer warmed.

M - Very thin for a stout, I almost felt that I was drinking a Porter.

O - If this beer was billed as a Vanilla Porter, I would have given it better marks, but instead I ended up being very disappointed, and sad to say this was the first craft beer I poured down the drain. Coffee stouts are one of my favorite styles and unfortunately this beer fell flat for me. I have great respect for NG, especially their fruit beers, maybe this was a bad bottle and a second try will be better.

02-18-2013 03:18:21 | More by NSK79
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-15-2013 04:38:54 | More by krl2112
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-14-2013 20:16:28 | More by dunix
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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.

02-14-2013 12:25:25 | More by jimmah120
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

02-14-2013 07:41:35 | More by facundoCNB
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pmoney

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-12-2013 15:56:21 | More by pmoney
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DirtyKurt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-11-2013 05:05:51 | More by DirtyKurt
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AaronBurr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-07-2013 02:47:11 | More by AaronBurr
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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

02-06-2013 23:28:27 | More by WankelEngine
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-05-2013 19:39:07 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-05-2013 01:15:08 | More by Fr0stb1te
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-04-2013 23:04:59 | More by Hopsiam14
Coffee Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
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