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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
94
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755 Ratings
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Ratings: 755
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 402
Gots: 63 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2007

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Ratings: 755 | Reviews: 354
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black pour into my Duvel tulip

Smells of rich coffee, caramel and chocolate chip cookies. Delicious.

Tastes like a rich sundae. Coffee, chocolate chips, cookie batter and caramel topped sundae with a kiss of bitterness.

Drinks like a liquid after dinner treat.

Downright terrific. One of my absolute favorite coffee stouts. Annihilated Peche Mortel in a side by side. Seek this beer.

Photo of Casey10
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to darklordlager for this gem. Poured from a bottle into glass.

A - Extreme dark head.

S - Dark chocolate notes thatis just amazing.

T - Taste of chocolate with brandy hues that is just amazing.

M - Strong, fizzy, hue that just surprizes.

D - Would drink some more if I was able to get more of these.

Photo of Strix
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Near black, decent head that fades to a ring.

Smells absolutely delicious. Coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, and just a touch of charred wood.

Coffee obviously heavy in the taste. But cocoa, dark chocolate, and a roasted/burned flavor round it out. Well balanced and delicious.

Mouthfeel nice and smooth.

I liked this better than Peruvian Morning. A delicious coffee stout. For some reason, I'm not a coffee drinker, but I love beers like this. Definitely recommended.

Photo of tavernjef
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deeply stained mahogany brown color. A finger high top of tan foam lifts its way to a favorably firm setting of lather. It keeps a steady firm skimming across the top the whole time as thick gobby strings of lacing catch the edges.

Nicely set tone of coffee on the nose with bruising roastibility that's frothy, deep, creamy, dark, and bold. What makes gives it a bit more interest is a slight sweetness of molasses and maple nut hint underneath giving a unique, rich tone within deeper wiffs.

Whoa! And Wow! Holy crap this is a damn nice taster! What a super fine and balanced display of deep, bold, coffee roast mixing with some finely blended amounts of cocoa cream pie filling, maple nut, almond, tenderized and caramelized sugar sweetness, nudged in vanilla pods, and even some tobacco-like hints. It has just the perfect amount of earthy roastyness, mixing with all sorts of coffee added extras that boost the intensity and impact of every sip with coffee shoppe flavors. Superb!

The body is insanely smooth and creamy with an intense hold of tone and flavor the whole time thru. What sets it apart is this buttery fluffyness to its backing that really is immaculately woven into the structure of the flavors. The carbonation of a beer is there but somehow it has the impression of drinking a flavored coffee with maple, vanilla, caramel, and cocoa all wrapped on top of some whipped cream fluff while immersed in a full pressed, whole bean, dark Sumatra roasted coffee. It's unwholely easy to drink without a whole lot of thickness like that of the Southern Tiers' Mokah or Choklat. Which are just as complex and delish. But alas this keeps the edgyness of its boldness right on the perfect brink of being able to drink! And drink alot of it you will...
Outstandingly yummy!

Photo of rudylaw
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have both the 22oz and the 12oz. This review is based on the 12oz.

Pours a deep, cola-like brown with a thin, off-white head.

Smells like milk chocolate with a shot of espresso. Plenty of roasty malts sets this up to be one of the best coffee stouts so far! I'm not familiar with Emy J's coffee, but methinks I should check it out after I'm done with the beer.

This tastes on point! Roasted coffee grounds and sweet chocolate. Perfectly carbonated and I can only imagine how amazing it would be to wake up this every morning.

In the end, it's a coffee stout, so there's not much in the way of uniqueness. It's all so wonderfully executed and delivers on what it says it is. Central Waters stouts are all worthy of your attention.

Photo of csmiley
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice deep dark brown that doesn't quite hit black. Some light gets through around the edges and reveals a bright cola brown. The tan head looks acceptable and sticks around for just long enough. Medium amounts of lace are left behind.

S - Aroma starts out with a healthy dose of espresso and fresh ground coffee that gets quickly followed by cocoa. Kind of has a smokey note that comes through in the middle and sticks around til the end. The cocoa eventually smooths out to a sweeter milk chocolate. Nice overall.

T - Flavor is dominated by coffee. Espresso comes to mind first. Very soon after a brewed coffee flavor pops up and stays pretty strong straight through til the end. Any and all other flavors really come across as secondary to the coffee. Some cocoa powder notes come and go from beginning to end. Dark roasted malts come through on the tail end. Alcohol is barely noticeable on the tail end and stays warm.

M - Body is light for a stout. Carbonation is light and makes this brew very smooth. Finish is dry with a coffee kick.

D - Drinkability is very high. I see no problem putting away a bomber or two of this one. The beer is smooth and lighter bodied with a well hidden alcohol level. That alone makes this beer go down very easy. Add to that a very nice coffee profile in the flavor and Central Waters has a winner in their lineup. Pretty stoked I got to try this one out.

Photo of prototypic
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to csmiley for splitting the bomber. Been wanting to try this one for quite a while.

Coffee Stout pours a very dark chocolate brown color. It's nearly opaque, but a little light gets through at the edges revealing burgundy highlights. A light tan head caps it off and stands nearly two fingers tall. It was quick to recede and left light speckles of lace in its wake. Not bad at all.

The nose is impressive. Very impressive. Roasted coffee and espresso is at the forefront and resonates throughout. It smells delicious. I'm a big fan of all things coffee, so that works. If you're not, perhaps it won't. It has enticing and interesting sweet smell to it. It's brown sugarish, if you will. Chocolate malt is definitely noted and provides a nice cocoa aroma. Roasted malts are less strong, but noted. A little anise and black licorice are present. They're very faint, but round out the nose well and give it quite a bit of depth. I'm not picking up alcohol at all.

The flavor profile is a little different than I anticipated, but no less delicious. It's not very sweet at all. I was expecting a bit of brown sugar sweetness, but it's not here. What is here is a ton strong roasted coffee flavor. Man, this stuff is delicious. It is worth noting here that non-coffee fans will probably not be into this beer. The coffee flavor is bold and strong. Being a coffee lover, this is kicking ass in my book. It develops somewhat of a bitter, almost acidic flavor as it goes down. Very reminiscent of a strong coffee or espresso. There's a little bit of anise and black licorice on the tail that blends with a cocoa-ish chocolate malt flavor. Roasted malts are present and seem equally as strong as the chocolate variety. All of those elements work extremely well with the strong coffee flavor. Goes down like a dream. I'm not picking up any alcohol.

Coffee Stout has a medium body that's nice and smooth. Carbonation is relatively light. It's not quite creamy, but it's got a nice feel overall. Drinkability is extremely high for me. I really love the strong coffee flavor Central Waters came up with here. It's damn good. I don't know what the abv is, but it doesn't seem that strong. I'm splitting this bomber, but would gladly take one or two down alone. It's that good and goes down that easy. Damn impressive.

This is my second beer from Central Waters, and it's equally as impressive as my first (BB Barleywine). Perhaps moreso. I'll admit that I'm a little biased when it comes to Coffee Stouts. I love coffee and really embrace beers of that nature. This one delivers in a huge way and doesn't have any real shortcomings. Having said that, I find it hard to believe that any non-coffee fan could really get into this beer. It truly has an immense coffee/espresso flavor. Nonetheless, it's worth a try to see for yourself. You never know. Hats off to Central Waters. This is great beer and certainly deserves its spot in the Top 100 list. Great stuff, guys.

Photo of Beerisheaven
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First off, a great thank you to one of BA's best, wisconsinbeer1 for passing this along to me. Much sought after, finally able to try this one.

Second off, with the # of coffee infused stouts, who else thinks that they should have their own category or classification? I find myself drawn to these even though I am not a coffee drinker. I find myself comparing all coffee stouts to the two bench marks, Peche Mortel and Breakfast Stout.

A - As I was pouring, I was slightly surprised to see the color. Some have said that it pours jet black. I did not see that at all, more of a dark brown ale pour that produces a tan creamy head.

S/T - OK, back to the comparison to Peche and Founders. With each of those, I find their smell and taste to be a bit more burnt when compared to the Central Waters. The nose is predominantly coffee, with a bit of chocolate coming through as well. The taste is slightly smoother than the Peche and Breakfast Stout as well. Whereas, I have always tasted a bit of ashtray with Peche and a pronounced bitter/burnt taste with the Breakfast Stout, the Central Waters is simply smoother and less harsh around the edges. Make no bones about it, it gives you a nice shot of Joe up-front, with a secondary appearance of chocolate and hops taste. Not harsh, but no mamby pamby stuff either. I loved it.

M - Not as thick a feel as the Peche and Founders but still a delightful drink.

D - Very good. I would guess that the ABV is slightly lower here than compared to Peche and Founders. I could have had a couple, but I was only so lucky to snag two and want to keep one for another time.

Thanks again to my good buddy wisconsinbeer1 for this special treat. With all the coffee beers that I have tried, this one certainly sits at the top. I would love to have this one as a stable. Jason, please show mercy on me, more, more, more!

Photo of Soneast
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This initially appears to be a black color sitting on the table, but when held to the light is really more of a dark brown color with amber highlights. The pour creates a thick & dense, creamy, tan colored head that is a good 2 inches thick. The head very slowly recedes to a a thick creamy mat of very fine bubbles, layering thick trails of lace on the glass.

The aroma is, of course, very prominent coffee smells, roasted malts, and an underlying bitter chocolate aroma. Just an earthy and pungent smell to this.

The flavor is comprised of an intense coffee flavor backed up amazingly well by a bitter chocolate flavor, but hidden behind the upfront coffee/chocolate flavors is a very nice caramelized undertone and even some hints of cream and toffee.

Just a great creamy mouthfeel on this beer with enough carbonation to tickle the tastebuds but not overwhelm the overall texture. Quite a complex variety of flavors. Central Waters have really created a gem of a coffee stout with this beer. Probably one of my favorites of the style.

Photo of carps12
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my duck rabbit snifter. Thanks Brian!

This beer is pitch black. It makes my glass look like its painted black. A nice foamy head collected at the top, but dissipated due to the glass leaving a tan rim on the edges.

The smell is fantastic. I first detect loads of bakers milk chocolate that gives off this incredible sweetness, but not to sweet. It is more of an earthy sweetness. A great espresso roastiness is also detected. I'm loving this.

The taste is great. Lots of chocolate giving the beer a mild sweetness. I dont like when stouts are cloying and this one is spot on. The finish is incredibly smooth and leaves a strong cappuccino taste on the finish with slight bitterness. The sweetness and bitterness from the coffee are in perfect balance. The finish lasts forever. The carbonation is spot on. I guess it could be a little creamier in the front of the mouth. This is one terrific coffee stout. I cant stop sipping it writing this review and now its almost gone. I could definitely have more than one.

Photo of blackearth
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Ray's Liquors in Wauwatosa, WI. Pours black with dark amber corners and a tan head that falls to a nice cap of foam. Aroma is of coffee, coffee and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and tastes basically like coffee. There's some roasted malt in there too, but the bitterness in this beer seems to come soley from the coffee that was used, as I can't detect any hops. Good drinkability if this is what you're in the mood for.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from fogdog courtesy of the 2009 Secret Bunny BIF, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of roasted coffee beans, dark malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out malty as you would expect and then a strong burst of black coffee comes in quickly. As the bitterness fades a nice balance is left behind since there isn't a lot of sweetness like some coffee beers overdo. There's a mild but complementary hops presence. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, good kick, very good representation of style, although there are better ones that I've had, this is a really good coffee beer that is worth drinking for a long time.

Photo of OneDropSoup
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much love to alcstradamus for the extra!

Pours pretty black with just a few highlights around the bottom, a khaki quarter inch of head.

Smells great! Rich roasted coffee with some sweet, chocolate notes to offset the bitterness. Smells like iced coffee with cream & sugar, I like it.

The bitter hits in the taste like WHAM! At first like suckin' on a bean, the bitterness gives way to a malty sweetness a little, but not without keeping a strong hold on the reins. Like a cup of joe with a dash of sugar, the roast is the dominant flavor while letting the sweetness come in to play. The aftertaste is all roasty toasty bitter.

I notice just a slightly funky smell as the beer warms, & the chocolate comes out more. Mouthfeel is full & yummy.

This is a complex beer, & I don't think I'd want to finish more than two (if that) just cause I don't think I could taste anything after. Very enjoyable, worth savoring.

Again, thanks to alcstradamus for a delicious & sought-after extra!

Photo of MPLS
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Black ass stout with a dark caramel head. The lace can dance on the glass too.

S: Chocolate, mild roasted coffee, roast.

T: Delicious. Good integration of coffee with a great stout base. I can imagine a non-coffee drinker could like this stout. The coffee is subtle, but the beer gives way to some roast and sweet chocolate like bitterness.

M: Dreamy, but not heavily creamy. Makes for an easy drinking stout.

D: Really hope I can pick up bombers of this on the west side of Wisconsin, especially considering that it's just under $6!? That's a mindblowing value.

Photo of infestaxion
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Got this in my last trade with brian23456.

A - Pours weak coffee brown with very little head.

S - Chocolate and roasted malt. Just a hint of coffee. I really expected a lot more coffee here but it's still good.

T - Big roasted malt and milk chocolate. Huge coffee flavor. Pretty damn good.

M - Not very thick but I like the carbonation.

D - Very, very drinkable. I could go through this bottle in a hurry.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Glossy mahogany that *barely* falls short of opacity when bright sunlight is allowed entry. The initial pour produces a mochacchino colored crown that is rich and creamy. The foam is sticky enough to decorate the glass with attractive sheets of tattered lace. Good show.

The aroma will be pure heaven to anyone who loves coffee (count me out) or coffee stouts (count me in). Even though roasted beans are uppermost, roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate are easily identifiable and give the beer an extra measure of complexity.

Brewhouse Coffee Stout may be this brewery's best offering... and I don't say that lightly. Central Waters puts out damn good beer and is one of America's most underappreciated craft breweries. That's probably because New Glarus, Tyranena, Lake Louie and Capital are in the same state. With the possible exception of the first name on that list, these guys can hang with the Badger State's best.

Fantastic. Delicious. Fantastically delicious. The beer's best feature might be the exquisite balance between coffee and stout. BCS tastes like a chocolate liqueur-added iced coffee drink that is still clearly... proudly... uncompromisingly... damn good... beer. I paid only $5.49 for the bomber?! Are you kidding me?!

The flavor profile is appropriately simple and is right on the money: roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, a smoky char, a shot of molasses and a half-shot of vanilla. This is one of the most well-integrated, harmonious coffee stouts I've ever had the pleasure to imbibe. An estimated one year in the bottle might have had a little something to do with that. An ABV of 8.0%? Fuggedaboutit.

Time and warming have taken the mouthfeel score from a tentative 4.0 to a rock solid 4.5. Bigger might have been better, but it's hard to argue with the glassy smooth silkiness and the perfect bubblation. The mouthfeel has a lot to do with why this brew is so ridiculously drinkable.

No wonder Central Waters Brewhouse Coffee Stout is (currently) #67 on the Best Beers On Planet Earth. It's a lip-smacking humdinger that any fan of the sub-style should seek out. Especially if you're also a java junkie. Believe the hype.

Photo of Flippindiscs
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What an awesome coffee stout. Many times brewers go to heavy on the coffee note. This I feel is a great mild coffee stout and is very drinkable.

Nose is obviously coffee but also has a deep caramel smell that is so awesome it makes you want to stop smelling and drinking! The beer has a pretty long aftertaste, but with a good stout you already expect this.

I would totally recommend this beer to others that don't normally like coffee stouts. I just wish you could get this in Illinois!!

Photo of alcstradamus
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A--Pours a near black with deep ruby red highlights when held to light. About a half finger of quickly settling head that doesn't leave lacing on my 16 oz. snifter

S--Fresh roasted coffee beans, a mild variety. Nice and roasty without smelling burnt. There seems to be some chocolate in the background, as well as cream.

T--Big roasted coffee flavor without the usual coffee bitterness. This is so fresh, the coffee profile itself is as good as Peche Mortel although there isn't that awesome creaminess to go along with it.

M--Medium bodied, washes down clean with a sharp sting of carbonation.

D--Goes down very quick. One more dimension would have put this one over the top, perhaps some cocoa, creamer, or a little thicker body. As it stands though, it is a great beer and Central Water impresses me again with another stout. I did like the Peruvian Morning better than this one for the record.

Photo of DrewOSU
4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Newtonty. Thanks Man!

A: Pours a coffee brown with minimal, light tan head.

S: I get more chocolate, then lightly roasted malt on the nose then coffee. However, no one in the room I am in agrees with me.

M/T: A lighter medium body, huge roasted malt and coffee presence, followed by a chocolate aftertaste. Finishes very sweet and malty, with a vanilla presence.

D: This is a very fine example of a coffee stout. I have no criticism except that it finishes a little sweet and kind of kills the pallet. Other than that, this beer is great.

Photo of beachbum1975
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What can I say that hasn't been said about this phenomenal beer already? Newtonty got this in an in person trade at DLD and was kind enough to share it with DrewOSU and I tonight.

The pour was dark brown to black with lots of reddish hints. Nice, ½ inch light tan and creamy head. Gorgeous to look at.

I get fresh, scrumptious coffee, vanilla and super tasty malts in the nose and mouth. This is a highly drinkable beer - it's so easy to put down. The malt and chocolate sweetness/smoky texture on this one is truly sublime...

Great mouthfeel. I didn't climax like roadhouse just did in his review below, but seriously - this is a very nice example for it's style (Worth the recent hype!!!)- seek it out and try it.

Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this at an epic tasting hosted by EinWeizenbitte. Thanks a ton Todd!

Appearance: Brown, semi-transparent body with thin, foamy, tan head. Tons of suspended, tan yeast within. Amber highlights around the edges. Not much head retention or lacing.

Smell: Medium to high-quality black coffee. I've never had a beer that mimicked black coffee as closely as this one.

Taste: Black coffee with very light touches of cream and sugar. Is that pudding? Tastes like coffee in the finish too: a little burnt, roasty, and dry.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin, which doesn't seem right for a stout; but this is a coffee stout, and coffee is a pretty thin fluid. Gritty and warm. Wish there was more of a creamy character.

Drinkability: Coffee stout, no kidding! I'm a big coffee fan, and this was the most coffee-like beer I've ever had. Smell, taste, mouthfeel, the whole shebang. How often would I want a beer that so closely resembles coffee? I'm thinking not often. For what it is, this is very well done.

Photo of glid02
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this courtesy of ChuggyMcBeer, mbudner, and TempsPerdu - thanks!

Pours black with a one-finger light brown head. The head sticks around for a while before receding into a thin layer on top leaving sticky lacing.

Smells of coffee mostly, but it's not as overpowering as many other coffee stouts, leaving plenty of room for roasted malt and dark chocolate aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. The coffee is once again at the forefront, but does not overpower the other flavors. Roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors join in midway through the sip and carry through until the solidly bitter ending. Coffee flavors linger for a bit after the sip.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with nice carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I had no problem finishing my glass and could go through a bomber without a problem.

Overall this is a nice coffee stout for those that aren't the biggest fans of coffee. The flavors integrate nicely and this is certainly worth a shot.

Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black completely opaque. Heavenly smells of super-fresh perfectly roasted coffee. First sip is roasted coffee with burnt malts, tobacco, bakers chocolate, and vanilla all supporting the beer's complexity. Medium bodied and bitter from start to finish, what a great way to begin a Monday morning.

Photo of demcorhip
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like well worn motor oil, a brown tinged blackness in my mug. Nice two finger tan head, like espresso crema, with decent retention, but settles to leave a thin tan collar. Mildly carbonated. Not really leaving much for lacings, the intricate patterns succumb to gravity and return to the collar from which they came.

Nice aroma of creamy nougat and rich coffee aroma with just a hint of roasted malts, a whiff of smoke and earthy hops. This smells like a coffee stout for coffee fans. Im liking it.

The roasted malts make more of an appearance in the taste versus the aroma, otherwise things pretty much taste as above. The char of the roasted malts show up in the finish with a hint of anise. Very nice, clean coffee flavour here, reminding me of Coffee Bender, another coffee forward brew i really enjoyed.

Almost medium bodied, smooth, almost velvety, and slightly creamy. There is a very nice balance struck between the rich and nougaty malt, the tasty coffee, the more roasted malt and earthy hoppiness.

This is a damn tasty brew, and worthy of its reputation. Has me Jonesing for a peruvian morning.... Im not sure of the ABV, the alcohol is hiding from me, making this dangerously drinkable. Thanks to the wife for picking this up for me at the end of last summer, this is a top notch coffee stout that i would highly recommend to afficionados of coffee and coffee stouts. I will have to track this, and other Central Waters offerings, down.

Photo of CoalCellar
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my DFH glass.

A: Pours like a standard black stout, quickly builds a thin tan head which dissipates just as quickly.

S: Freshly brewed coffee.

T: A nice stout base under a delicious coffee flavor. Finishes with some chocolate and roasted grain.

M: Standard viscosity for an average stout.

D:As the base for this beer is a lighter stout, this is pretty drinkable stuff. If your a coffee lover like me, you might like this for breakfast with some pancakes and maple syrup.

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Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 755 ratings.