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Brewhouse Coffee Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewhouse Coffee StoutBrewhouse Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
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716 Ratings
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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 383
Gots: 72 | FT: 6
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Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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cvfish

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a very dark brown color that produced a fluffy tan head which had a great retention and laced the side of the glass very nicely

S - The aroma of this beer was dominated by an intense, roasted coffee bean scent, bittersweet chocolate is in the background

T - The taste of this beer had a some of the toasted malts and bittersweet chocolate that one would expect from a good Stout, but a great coffee smooth, creamy taste that is the focal point of this beer

M - The mouthfeel of the had a medium body with a light to moderate amount of carbonation

D - This is a great example of a Coffee Stout, where the coffee in the beer really shines, I expect good things from the other Central Waters beers in my possession

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 00:03:05 | More by cvfish
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Crittervision

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to beavers for sharing this one.

transparent brown, lighter than expected, one of the lightest stouts i can remember. has a thin head of swirled bubbles.

smell is just incredible, milky/creamy, sugary, sweet coffee, marshmallowy, cola-y. in about that order.

bitter in taste, no sweetness from the nose is found in the taste. coffee dominant.

predictably thin mouthfeel from the transparent appearance. slightly prickly on the tongue in the beginning, but the prickliness goes away as it warms and loses carbonation. ends up completely smooth and nearly flat.

way easy to drink, one of the most sessionable stouts ive had.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 19:39:37 | More by Crittervision
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BTPete

New York

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, recieved as an extra in trade a few months ago. Stored in fridge and not in cellar. Poured to a pint glass and consumed on my own ;)

A: Dark dark brown with minimal head that dissipates to none.

S: Robust roasted coffee, malts, and chocolate undertones. Very robust and the coffee has a really great bitter smell.

T: Bitter coffee up front. Some nice hints of chocolate like the smell. SMooth except for the coffee bitterness. Not sure if some of that is from hops also?

M: Smooth and low carbonation. Medium bodied, maybe a little thin? Not a complaint, just different from other coffee stouts.

D: Wonderful brew. Great extra in a trade. Glad I got to try this one out of the blue. I wish I had more and will seek it out in the future to share with friends.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 14:29:55 | More by BTPete
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drseamus

New York

3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this beer side by side with the Stone Kona Coffee Porter collaboration (which was amazing) so some of the scores may have suffered as a result.

A: Dark garnet body. Thin tan head.

S: Light coffee aroma with good richness. Some alcohol apparent. Tons of bitterness and dark cocoa.

T: Medium coffee with plenty of cocoa. A good amount of sweetness plus some good bitterness from the roast.

M: Pretty light bodied for a stout, and especially for a coffee stout.

D: If I didn't drink it next to the Stone/Kona beer it would be amazing.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 16:14:15 | More by drseamus
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aerozeppl

New York

3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very dark bvrown with a half finger of bone colored head with a little bit of spotty lacing.

S: Bitterness from the coffee rinds. A little bit of chocolate thrown in as well. Like fresh ground coffee.

T: Bitter. Tastes like coffee rinds which is the whole point.

M: Surprisingly very light mouthfeel. Well carbonated as well.

D: Easy drinking and a good beer. Not something I would reach for every day but a damn well made beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 16:13:21 | More by aerozeppl
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afausser

Montana

4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: dark, creamy very thin but persistent mocha head that appears almost foamy, starting out with some clusters of larger bubbles and then changing to a fine consistent stream as the fine, slow moving carbonation continues. Almost opaque due to volume (the same way that coffee gets darker as you pour it into the mug, though in a stream it is quite translucent), but light shines through the top giving the appearance of bubbly, watery coffee. Not much lacing.

Smell: strong hints of very dark chocolate, heavy, burnt, smoky coffee grounds, toast, both sweet and tart cherries, ripe strawberries, raspberries, and sweet cream. Smells like...breakfast, and not just coffee. Also a metallic hint as it warms.

Taste: Strong, bitter, complex. Very interesting as far as coffee stouts go--I wouldn't expect this much fruit. Heavy coffee, smoke, and metallic tastes, but also cherries, raspberries, caramel, toffee, molasses, slight hint of earth. I get a lot more of a sugary, molasses candy taste, whereas the smell was more chocolaty. Slight alcohol taste that increases as it warms. I'm also getting a slight hint of pure sugar, and quite a bit of grapefruit, particularly in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Really thin and fizzy, high carbonation. Really warm in the aftertaste. But for the amount of carbonation and warmth it blends surprisingly well and pops on your tastebuds. Gets better as it warms.

Drinkability: Highly drinkable. Seems to have a decently high ABV--but it's not published, so it's hard to tell.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 20:16:55 | More by afausser
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portia99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received as an extra in trade with cvaypai. Big thanks for this one Craig! Poured into a Portsmouth goblet.

A - Pours a totally opaque almost pitch black with a finger of a somewhat thin and soda-ish cappuccino colored head. After the initial pour the head tightens up and dissipates to a thin cover with a nice collar on the edges. No lacing left on the glass.

S - Smells of fresh roasted coffee and dark roasted grains. Dark chocolate and maybe just a hint of vanilla.

T - Coffee dominates the flavor...almost like drinking a coffee soda. Fairly astringent with tons of dark roasted flavors, burnt bitterness and dark chocolate. A faint fruity taste sits in the background and a hint of caramel enters as the beer warms a bit.

M - Mouthfeel is thin to medium in body. Carbonation is medium also. Slight astringency tends to dry the mouth a bit. A coffee bitterness lingers well into the aftertaste.

D - Very smooth and quite easy drinking beer. Not sure what the alcohol content is, but it does not seem to be very high...guessing ~6%...nice coffee flavor...close, but not quite a breakfast drink...

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 23:09:45 | More by portia99
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nickd717

California

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GABF 2009, then again in a bottle received in a trade.

Darkest brown in color, damn near black, with a lasting tan head.

Aroma is loads of fresh-brewed coffee, roast, chocolate, and hops.

Flavor is roasted and caramel malt, slightly sweet, with great high-quality coffee, dark chocolate, and a hoppy kick. Very well-balanced and not overwhelming on the coffee in the least. Nothing that blows you away, but just really good with no flaws.

Body is medium and a palate is fairly smooth, just a tiny bit astringent from the coffee, but really not to a fault.

Drinkability is high for the style. Excellent stout overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 07:36:42 | More by nickd717
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of brian23456. Huge thanks for this beer, Brian!

Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a murky blackish-brown with some ruby tints on the edges. Small capper on the top. Left some sticky lace on the glass. Huge coffee scents waft out. Fresh ground coffee beans, big roasted tones, and hints of light vanilla.

Nice creamy smooth beer. Moderate amount of carbonation; complements the style well. Not too filling at all. Nice bitter coffee flavor that finishes sweet and creamy. Mild hop bitterness. If coffee stouts are your thing, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better option out there. Wow. What a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 05:04:50 | More by Onenote81
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hwwty4

Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Many, many thanks go out to Akorsak for this gem.

Wow, this has been one of my top wants for some time now and I'm finally pouring a 12oz bottle into my Hennepin tulip. This beer pours an oily, India ink black with a tight brown cap that leaves spotty, soapy lacing down the sides of the glass. As I was pouring this beer, I stuck my nose down in it to get a good whiff of the aroma as it was pouring and damn, I'm in for a treat. It smells like perfectly roasted espresso beans wrapped in decadent dark chocolate, and sprinkled with a hint of vanilla bean. It's literally making my mouth water as I patiently wait for it to warm a little before enjoying. The flavor is even better then I would have imagined. It's an explosion of exquisitely roasted coffee beans melded with bitter bakers chocolate, sweet milk chocolate, toffee, layered between more coffee. It's a coffee one-two punch. It smacks you in the face, then leaves everything else to saturate on the palate and finishes with a oily espresso residue, leaving the mouth craving another sip. Absolutely superb. The mouthfeel is perfect. Oily, silky smooth, and perfectly carbonated. This is the consummate coffee stout. A coffee stout to measure all other coffee stouts against. I actually had to use a thesaurus to come up with synonyms for the word perfect. Otherwise it would have been a rather monotonous review.

The only negative I can think of is that this is my only bottle

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2009 02:04:20 | More by hwwty4
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of afausser, split and poured in to a 14 oz. cervoise. Many thanks!

Appearance: Pours an opaque brown - transparent (barely) only around the edges, and then complete with a fine haze that may or may not have something to do with the temperature at which it was served - capped by half a finger or more of moderately tanned head, almost pinkish in places, that has average if not spectacular retention. It's likely retarded by coffee oils, a suggestion reinforced by the general runniness of the lacing. This one's effervescent enough, however, that the head never really fades beyond a thin sheen, maintaining a surface dusting and a relatively dense collar throughout.

Aroma: Coffee is - surprisingly - the dominant note, and it's a lighter, fruitier roast, probably African in origin. I get currants, raspberries, some more "general" berriness, but also a fair amount of earth and dirt for a roast this light (at least, I assume its relatively light given how many esters remain with it). Dark bitter chocolate, toast, caramel, dark toffee, and - though this may be me filling in the olfactory gestalt - a slight lactic presence which adds rather than distracts.

Taste: What starts out as a relatively neutral tasting stout explodes after a few fractions of a second in your mouth, revealing a wonderful and complex array of flavors and textures. The chocolate is much more pronounced in the mouth, giving a wonderfully dark, bitter chocolate note, adding to and enhancing the base malts, which themselves are very dark, relatively dry, and very earthy. It gets a little sweeter as it gets warmer, showcasing some nice caramel and other highly-caramelized malts note, too. The fruit notes are a little more subdued, faintly cherry-like, though with a fair amount of the currants discussed above. The coffee is - as discussed above - wonderfully done, fruity, with overtones of citrus, berries, and cherries, but also earthy and just very traditionally "coffee-esque." There's also a slight amount of alcohol heat in the finish, but I have no idea whether or not that's appropriate, given that it's not published.

Mouthfeel: A little thinner - perhaps - than I'd like, but it does a good job of maintaining an evenness despite the obvious amount of effervescence. So while it's not quite creamy, it is nonetheless solidly even. It actually grows on me a little as it warms, given that it enhances a lot of the traditional "stout" notes that keep this beer from being a coffee-infused novelty and more a traditional, enjoyable beer with a twist.

Drinkability: A treat and a pleasure. I'm borderline on a 4.5 right now, but without knowing the abv% (and going on feel and heat alone), I don't know if I should go higher. Regardless, this one was a real joy, authentic and moderate on nearly all fronts. A real easy-going and uniformly-impressive brew, I'd recommend this to near anyone who enjoys stouts, coffee beers, or, well, good beer. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 01:52:13 | More by CrellMoset
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neorunner

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into a tulip glass. Dark black with a very thin tan head.

S- Fresh brewed medium roast coffee with a layer of toffee and chocolate malts.

T- Creamy coffee that moves into a solid chocolate bitter flavor with some resiny hops at the finish. Very well balanced between sweetness and sharp bitterness of the coffee.

M- Good creamy flavor with a medium body and a moderately dry finish.

D- Drinking this with a grilled cheese sandwich and they pair nicely. Must be a WI beer thing. Would love to get this on tap.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 20:43:23 | More by neorunner
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Chimay chalice

A- Pours a nice deep chocolate brown that lets just a little bit of light in from the edge of the glass. The head is about a half finger's worth that recedes quickly but leaves nice lacing along side the glass.

S- So many different scents, this is great. Chocolate, coffee, espresso, cinnamon and maybe just a little bit of caramel in there. The flavors are strong and pronounced, maybe the best part of this beer

T- Pretty much spot on with the nose, a nice fresh coffee, some dark chocolate and some cinnamon. The alcohol never peaks out over the flavors.

M- A good mouthfeel but I think it is just a little on the thin side. Other than that I have no gripes, a little bit of bitterness on the front end.

D- I don't know what the ABV is but it is hidden very well making these go down nice and easy. A must try if you are able to get your hands on it.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 04:12:59 | More by Wisconsinality
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, extra from Brian23456 (big thanks to Brian for a beer I've been after for a while). The beer is murky reddish brown with floating sediment/yeasties and a thick foamy tan head that laces into fingers on the glass. The aroma is bipolar. While I definitely get the coffee and sweet roasted malts, this beer also had a metallic smell to it, a little like a penny. Second whiffs bring chocolate malts more than coffee, this is super complex. The taste is, without a doubt, the best coffee stout I've yet tried. This has just enough java to flavor without getting bitter, more than the usual amount of sweet chocolate, and more sweetness from the malts than bitterness. Very balanced and delicious, a perfect blend of flavors for the style. The body is just as good as Founders Breakfast Stout, silky smooth and just a little more thick than water. This is so good that it will now have a permanent place on my WANTs. Get it when you see it.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 01:32:21 | More by TurdFurgison
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HopHead84

California

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An extra received in a trade with the generous eyncognito. Thank Ian. Consumed in the wee hours of 11/30/2009 and poured into a snifter. A hard pour yields a dark brown body (near black) that's crowned by a one inch beige head.

The nose is aromatic espresso with an upper moderate level of roast and a moderate astringency. It smells great, as coffee stouts go. The coffee is quality. It's no Kopi Luwak, but it's quite nice. There's some dark chocolate, but it's behind the roast and coffee.

The taste is espresso with cocoa and a moderate roasted malt quality. There's more chocolate than in the flavor than the aroma suggested. The various aspects are well balanced and quite delicious. There's just a dash of astringency and a touch of dark fruits. Overall, a very nice coffee beer with a high quality coffee character. The flavors meld together quite nicely. With Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, Peruvian Morning, and now this, Central Waters is slowly becoming a Midwest favorite for me. I find it slightly ironic that I fell asleep drinking a coffee beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 09:37:31 | More by HopHead84
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. pour to a pint glass. Eye-catching label, screaming orange with a trippy bird holding a cuppa Joe. 'Made with Fair Trade coffee' from local roaster Emy J's. A special central Wisconsin treat from BA alctradamus.

A: Leaving the bottle, a blatant ruddy tint - one that really doesn't show as well in the glass unless held to strong light. There it is again that warm glow, now a deeper chestnut orange...certainly not the darkest stout these eyes have seen. Very nice sudsy crown, builds close to 2 fingers of mocha tan before fizzling to a paper-thin cap. Lace sticks in broad patches.

S: Not the vibrant noseful expected, instead it's a more subdued medley of fudge/cocoa nibs, sweet cream and a generic 'roast coffee'.

T: Coffee-forward, a balance of sweeter vanilla, roasted nuts and an acrid/charred java blackness. The burnt bean bitterness balances creeping sugars. An ever-so-slight soured tang in the finish,with a drying spice and earthiness.

M: Carbonation has a nice prickle, feel is smooth and just a bit oily. Coating grit leaves a long-lasting bitterness, not to much different than the remnants from my morning cup. Body seems slightly thin.

D: Easy enough to drink, ABV unlisted but feels in the 6% range. That said, I could have another as a follow-up (if there were any to be found without traveling 2,000 miles to get some) and would be happy having again. Another good one from Central Waters.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 17:18:06 | More by msubulldog25
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far333

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown, with caramelly light colors around the edges, head rises up minimally and settles out quickly.

Aroma of freshly brewed coffee, cocoa, and roasted malt, some root beer notes.

Rich flavor of fresh coffee, subtle cocoa, roasty malts, some licorice and root beer, fairly sweet without crossing over to cloying, gentle bitterness balances the malt. Subtle hints of smoke.

Mouthfeel is a tad watery, finishes slick. Notes of dry powdery talc. Tasty beer, very drinkable. Many thanks to BuckeyeNation for sharing.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 02:24:50 | More by far333
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewhouse Stout is a seamless marriage between coffee and beer. Medium in body, the balance of coffee, cocoa, caramel malts give a non-compicated, yet rich flavor that remains consistent from nose to finish. The quiet confidence of the malts never allow the coffee to dominate, while allowing the mmore delicate nuttiness, earthiness, buttery, and creme notes to sing and dance. Bitterness has a brilliant part-coffee, part-hop variety that keeps me guessing. Though the American Stout base makes the beer highly drinkable, it gives up some complexity that a larger stout may hold.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 03:22:47 | More by BEERchitect
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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a dark, nearly jet black body that omits very little light through. The head is frothy, tan and about a finger thick. After a couple of minutes, the head fades to a ring around the glass with small groupings of foam in the center as well. Ten minutes into the review nothing has changed in relation to the head. Very impressive.

S - Roasted coffee notes smack you right in the nose. A deeper whiff brings about creamy, toffee, and chocolate notes. As someone who doesn't drink coffee or anything related to it, this beer has my mouth watering. Very rich, full and intense smelling beer.

T - Lots of roasted coffee notes combined with a nice blend of chocolate, toffee and cream notes make the beer smooth and very enjoyable. All aspects are fully accented and compliment each other especially well. And even better, no overbearing bitter taste that usually comes with a coffee stout.

M - Medium bodied with a perfect amount of carbonation. The beer entering the mouth has a strong blast of coffee notes that is fuller than other coffee stout I've had. Next comes a nice subtle blast of carbonation to cleanse the palate. Next comes the chocolate, cream and toffee notes that make for a silky smooth finish.

D - Extremely high for a coffee stout. I wouldn't mind having a few of these in a night. Very smooth and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 03:44:52 | More by Wisconsin
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mikey711

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours the deepest of brown possible, with light only able to get through around the edges of the glass. The tan head was almost two inches thick and leaves behind some very nice lacing.

S: Heavy roasted coffee notes and a mild bit of chocolate and toffee.

T: It starts out a bit on the chocolaty side but gives way to a roasted coffee finish. The coffee provides enough bitterness to balance out the sweet chocolate notes.

M: Very full flavored and bodied. Nothing harsh or chalky. No booziness. Very smooth.

D: Very nices and easy to drink. I could have a few of these no problem

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 18:45:23 | More by mikey711
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a nearly opaque deep brown with hints of cedar at the top edge. Afoamy off white head and a nice sheet of lacing.

S-Very nice. Roasty coffee and dark chocolate with some vanilla thrown in for good measure.

T-Might tasty. Very well balanced with a solid sweet vanilla and milk chocolate front, then some good deep roastiness in the finish. Coffee notes are nice, not burnt or bitter as is often the case.

M-Good for the style. A bit thin and light but nice.

D-A really tasty brew. Wish I had more of it.

HV

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 00:22:26 | More by sholland119
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WilliamD

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.
Very light in color for a stout--mahogany in color, and translucent with a thin, tan head that leaves a little lacing. Looks more like a brown ale.
The smell is amazing. Coffee dominates, and while I'm not a coffee drinker, I like the smell of it. Dark chocolate and toffee as well.
Again, I'm not a coffee drinker, but I like the taste of coffee in my stouts. Given that, this one does not disappoint. Bitter dark chocolate and cocoa, with a nice, finish that hold the bitterness perfectly.
The mouthfeel is very good, smooth somehow, despite the pleasant bitterness. Moderate carbonation, which is just right for this style.
Not bad on the drinkability level; coffee stouts in general aren't typically the most drinkable to me. One per sitting is enough. Given how prominent the coffee presence is in this one, I put it at average, but that by no means it's not delicious--it's just meant to be consumed in moderation.
Great beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 03:42:09 | More by WilliamD
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a couple of these on my way back from Hudson. I've been a fan of Central Waters so far, and this is their highest rated beer (according to this site) so I'll give it a throw.

Pours a translucent deep dark brown, not consistent with most stouts. But then again, Satin Solstice wasn't the black hole I thought it was going to be either. This one looks more like a light porter or a dark brown ale. Anyways, pour produced a finger of tan head with decent retention.

The nose is very strong on the coffee notes, fresh ground coffee, chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts (or is it roasted coffee?) Yum!

Wow, this is some great tasting stuff. This is a great tasting coffee stout, which has always been one of my favorite sub-styles. Dark roasted coffee, vanilla and cream, chocolate, lightly roasted malts and sweet malts, ah this is some good tasting stuff.

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and silky. Creamy and delicious, this stuff slides down my throat.

Drinkability is great, I know nothing of the alcohol content in this, but I assume it's a great session beer.

I can't get enough of this stuff. It's very affordable too! I paid a little over $3 a bottle in a mix six, so I assume a 4 pack would be even cheaper per bottle. For that price, and this level of quality, I will definitely be buying this again. Central Waters, you are doing your darndest to unseat New Glarus as my favorite Wisconsin brewery...it's now a much closer race than it was before!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 00:53:32 | More by Mistofminn
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dfillius

Michigan

4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of tan head with okay retention. Translucent dark brown liquid is too light for a stout. Maybe a light colored porter or a dark nut brown - minus points for this.
S: Strong coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate. Delicious smelling and complex. Mmmm!
T: Wowzers. Very balanced. The sweet is the perfect foil to the bitter roast and coffee. Great coffee, vanilla and chocolate flavors. Tastes very similar to a mocha.
M: It just floats over my tongue. Smooth and silky with a lingering light bitterness. Very nice and creamy. A tad of warmth.
D: Delightful. I want another sip, another pint, another 4-pack!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 14:32:02 | More by dfillius
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brow1901

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown bordering on black with thin tan head. Minimal head retention, no lacing.

S- Loads of coffee, nice malt backbone. Some times reminds me of maple syrup. Mostly the coffee overpowers, I can say theres hints of bitter chocolate.

T- The taste is a bit too sweet for me but it grows on you as the beer warms. Obviously the coffee flavors are strong. But the beer isn't overly strong from a coffee aspect.

M- Pretty light for a stout, but it works to this beers advantage. Any thicker and the coffee would be way to strong and would kill the palate.

D- Pretty drinkable, good beer overall. Not my favorite stout but it ranks 2nd to coffee bender in coffee stouts. Definetly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 02:50:59 | More by brow1901
Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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