Brewhouse Coffee Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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362 Reviews
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Reviews: 362
Hads: 830
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 6.38%
Wants: 413
Gots: 92 | FT: 13
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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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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Central Waters tulip.
8.2% ABV

A - A tall pour results in a tan head cascading beautifully to a stable dollop of thick foam leaving dots of tan lace above the clear, dark brown beer.

S - Chocolate covered espresso bean and freshly brewed dark roast coffee comprise the bold aroma of Brewhouse Coffee Stout. A small scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and drizzle of warm, gooey caramel gives the nose an inviting twist!

T - Brewhouse Coffee Stout is rich with robust-yet-smooth black roasted coffee topped with whipped cream and vanilla bean ice cream drizzled with that same gooey caramel in the nose, finishing out with a dribble of molasses and roasted malt bitterness.

M - Smooth and robust starting with a creamy texture and medium-full body, this lightly carbonated stout finishes with a decently balanced dry roasted bitterness for the perfect coffee and stout blend!

O - Central Waters' Brewhouse Coffee Stout is undeniably one of the best coffee beers around, masterfully blending bold black coffee with a smooth, rich stout base for a beer that makes for an exceptional cold day treat! (1,123 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
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. (948 characters)

Photo of JohnQVegas
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into big red wine glass. Huge thanks to Greg (tpd975) for this stellar extra.

Pours dark red-brown, translucent around the edges. Not even a hint of a head from the pour.

Nose is phenomenal - ridiculously fresh light-roast coffee, wrapped in a big, nutty, chocolate presence that just doesn't stop. Hazelnut. Interesting lack of roasted, stout-like qualities - if I had to guess, I would have pegged this as closer to a big, rich brown instead. Interested in seeing how the taste translates.

Taste seems to follow suit, with a bigger emphasis on the roastiness from the coffee. More light-roast coffee, though this time with a bigger emphasis on the roastiness; again with the big nuttiness, hazlenut presence is lighter now, cocoa there but drier, and with a bit of a bright but mild acidity. There's some lactic sweetness in there also - milk stout? Crazily flavorful, this is all coffee, but without any big harshness - robust but without any real overly harsh bite. Finish is long, dry, roasty coffee, beautiful.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, moderate to light carbonation that fits the whole experience perfectly. Dry. Drinkability is off the charts - all flavor, no bite. Near perfect. (1,202 characters)

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

Thanks to ncvbc for this 650 mL bomber.

A: The stout is midnight black, dark and ominous with a white head that is in stark contrast to the body. The head neared a finger on pour and is quick to recede.

S: The nose heavy with roasted coffee, a cold toddy that has imparted a rich aroma. The ale's malt body is reserved, adding chocolate and roasted aromas but no booze.

T: Excellent coffee flavor that rivals the best coffee stouts. The aromas are slightly bitter, overroasted coffee (a la Starbucks) that is surprisingly smooth. Lactic, milky flavors add to the smoothness, almost a cafe au lait taste. The stout's chocolate body adds to the intensity with a baker's chocolate bite. The coffee flavors linger.

M: The coffee keeps the taste lively, throwing bitter wave and bitter wave at the tastebuds. If you like coffee, this is a beer to try.

D: I first tried this beer at Dark Lord Day 2007 and have been pining for it since. A perfect example of a coffee stout, I could drink this all day long. (1,005 characters)

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. (555 characters)

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

A big ups to milwaukeesclassic for da trade!

A: Dark brown cola ruby with a small tan off white head of foam that is easily revived, provides excellent fizzy swishing audio and provides thin sheets of Wisconsin cum Belgium lacing.

A: Fresh coffee, like seriously, I get coffee at Poggio Trattoria which is the Italian restaurant located next door to my hotel in Sausalito, CA. And the intense mornig blend they brew for me. Extra shots, Heavy cream, 2 doses of raw brown sugar....well....this beer smells like THAT. Awesome. Also some faint greeny hops and a nice bready malt are also in the nose if you can get past all that coffee

T: Coffee up front a bit acrid and lactic with a nice caffeine coffee burn. Awesome stuff here. Complex malts with a small caramel blast and the green hops coming back tie it all together and make it tight and lean

M: A bit milky thin but perfect for the style.

D: Awesome, I can relive my morning and the reason I reach for a cup of joe IN the morning all over again. It breaks the day night night day cycle and realligns the stars...

hardy, har, har....This is quite possibly the best "coffee stout, coffee beer, coffee with beer in the name or name of the style beer" that I have ever had....EVER...

YES (1,247 characters)

Photo of mobius387
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

had on tap at CW brewery (from notes)

appearance: dark and thick, just like i like my stouts. pours a chocolate brown thin head

aroma: it smells like a coffee house with the some sweet malty chocolates mixed in

palate: nice full bodied stout. sits a bit like milk in the mouth, nice a creamy and full. gives you a warm feeling

taste: the most coffee flavor I've ever had (maybe tied with surly's coffee bender on-tap). deliciously rich coffee bean flavor with sweet chocolate tied in. i love it the beer tastes like it smells!

overall: one of the absolute best beers in wisconsin hands down. whoever reviewed this beer one below me either left his bottle in the sun for a week or was on a lot of drugs when he reviewed it. Its a shame when someone does that too since it really brings down the overall score of this beer. its an absolute delight drinking this beer, and i love finding it in bottles when i can. on tap it was even better. can someone say, growler? (968 characters)

Photo of CaptainIPA
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap @ Central Waters' Tap Room on 5-24-08.

P: Presented in an 8 oz. snifter.

A: Pours an opaque anthracite with a cream-colored miniscus rimming the glass and a swirled, head veil in the center. Gorgeous appearance: coffee and cream, how appropriate.

S: Freshly-ground Columbian beans. Like diving into a coffee roaster.

T: Bold coffee infusion with sweet, caramelized malt and notes of floral hops, toast and smoke. Hints of earthy peat, butterscotch, chocolate and vanilla.

M: Smooth.

D: Surprisingly sessionable. Unbelievably good - world-class, in fact. Worthy of its #3 ranking on BA's list of Top American Stouts.

Hey, don't forget to tip your barrista. (678 characters)

Photo of TheDTrain
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Mmmm this medium bodied coffee stout pours a dark brown. The aroma is bursting out of glass. Dark roast coffee, malts, chocolate, and vanilla. Heavy coffee taste mixed with molasses, sugar, molasses. The coffee gives it a excellent bite. If you like coffee, Brewhouse Coffee Stout is a must pick-up. (335 characters)

Photo of abents
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber with the heron jaccked up on java on the label.
Pours out a nice deep black with dark brown hints when held up to light. Not a pitch black imp stout pour by anymeans, looks on the lighter side. Nice light brown head however, that laces fairly well. Nos is of rich roasted malts, bitter coffee, and sweet molasses. Taste is absolutely incredible, so creamy, smooth, inviting. I love this beer. Starts with a bang of coffee followed by a nice creamy/milky flavor, roasted burnt malts round out the finish with a slight coffee burn in there. Very smooth drinkable coffee stout, the light almost airy body leads to a fantastic smoothness that makes this coffee stout very unique. Plus, Central Waters in a bomber again! Nice all around beer, could drink this all the time. (780 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An easy three fingers of toasted brown head creeps to the top of my Sam Adams globe glass. Retention is good and turns rocky as it slowly fades leaving a lot lace. Body is beautiful and shiney black much like a black opal. Nose is amazing with tons of fresh ground coffee, so vibrant and right on for the style. Slightly sweet but super creamy on the first sip. This is quickly meet with a smooth bitter coffe feel. Lots of chocolatey coco notes are laced nicely all throughout the palate. Flavor wise this is every thing you look for in a coffee stout. Mouthfeel is big and thick with a slight dry bitter feel. Alchol is completely hidden. Wonderfully drinkable. This one is flying under the radar a bit so get it while you can. (729 characters)

Photo of jampics2
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz bottle courtesy of Mothman, thanks Ben! traded for @ DLD and consumed a few weeks later. This was great stuff, certainly worth seeking out.

Pours a jet black with tan head. Completely opaque. One finger of lace sticks around.

Smells awesome. A wonderful deep chocolate adds to the coffee character. The coffee is pronounced, fresh, not too acidic, and wonderful.

Flavor is exceptional. At first, I thought it was just a tad short in it's depth. Huge fresh coffee with a nice amount of bittersweet chocolate and some vanilla and creamy sugar. But as it progressed, the other flavors emerge. Swirl away and savor, this is truly a masterpiece.

Mouthfeel was just a touch thin for me, but it worked. Overall just a fine, drinkable, delicious beer that deserves it's regard. This is one to seek out and enjoy anytime you're in a coffee mood. (847 characters)

Photo of younger35
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a couple bombers of this pretty little lady at Discount Liquors in Milwaukee. This will officially be my second brew from Central Waters. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale tulip.

Appearance- Pours a darkish brown with hues of red breaking through the bottom of the glass where it narrows. Decent one finger light brown head forms that seems to stick around for quite some time before dying down and leaving a thin cap, thick collar and a small bit of lacing.
Smell- Coffee. I could stop right there and it would be by far the most accurate nose I've ever described. But I'll continue and F it up! Very deep dark coffee but nothing super roasted, it's just right. A bit of dark baker's chocolate and a light dollop of Cool Whip tops off the perfectly simple nose.
Taste- The coffee is there from the start but sweeter than most coffee stouts I've tried. Way more cream and sugar in this cup-o-joe than I expected! A lightly roasted maltiness sticks around for days and days and fills up my entire mouth. Tinges of caramel and toffee jump in and lends an almost vanilla/bourbon like flavor that's been in a lot of the barrel aged brews that I've had lately. This thing isn't barrel aged but sure tastes like it. Finishes with a lingering bitterness that is roasty and dark and somewhat licorice-ee.
Mouthfeel- Medium body that I could tell wasn't going to be as full as I wanted when I poured it but overall not bad. Almost has a thin oatmeal like smoothness with medium carbonation.
Drinkability- This is a damn tasty brew that is full of coffee but the sweetness really reminds me of Kate (yes KTG). It has the same caramely goodness that made Kate stick out in my mind. I think this is a vastly underrated (or maybe just under sought) brew that is really, really good. Find this and try it before everyone wants one. (1,829 characters)

Photo of afausser
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
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. (1,525 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, picked one up at barriques on PD...sweet label

appearance: pours into my bells tulip, dark as night body, big creamy tan head with great retention...commanding little beer

smell: roasty, coffee beans/grounds, dark chocolate. the aroma is of fierce coffee - spot on

taste: better than the aroma i would say, creamy espresso, medium-dark coffee roast, smooth dark chocolate. huge flavour profile on this beer - by far the best beer i have tried from central waters which is saying a bit. I think i'm going to barriques on monday to get more!

mouthfeel: super creamy, roasty, with a light bitter kick, strong coating, very robust feel

drinkability: good

exceptional beer (686 characters)

Photo of martyl1000
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up the last one from Cork & Bottle. A handsome, if watery-black, pour into a tulip glass, with a thin tan head that dissipates and leaves a only a bit of lacing that slides completely off the glass.

Coffee in the nose. Coffee with sugar. Maybe some quiet dark fruit.

Sweet malty chewiness, with pleasantly overt mildly bitter coffee with sugar. Some semi-sweet chocolate. None of the tinny tartness of so many other, lesser stouts. (I'm looking at you, Guinness Foreign Extra.)

Reasonable carbonation, lighter-bodied than expected, even with the thin appearance. This is a good thing. I'm drinking a really good, fizzy ice coffee with sugar. A mild essence of alcohol in the throat reminds you it's 8.2%, but almost entirely hidden.

Somewhat simplistic, but wonderfully so. Coffee lovers will love this. Wish the store had ten more bottles. Now gonna have to go on a liquor store hunt for others. (909 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to cvaypai for sending me a bottle of this in a recent trade. As an extra, no less!

A: The pour is black and somewhat viscous into my snifter with only a thin ring of tan foam.

S: The nose is pretty much all coffee. There's a bit of chocolate and roasted malt, but these are definitely secondary to the coffee.

T: Like the nose, this one is coffee forward all the way. Plenty of coffee on the front end with a bit of roasted malt in the middle, along with an ever so slight sweetness of chocolate. The finish is even more coffee along with a slight bitterness.

M: The beer has a medium body with a low to moderate level of carbonation.

D: I have no idea what the ABV is on this one, but the booze certainly doesn't show up in the flavor. And the fact that it's pretty much like drinking a cup of coffee makes this one easy drinking beer. (856 characters)

Photo of Wisconsin
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
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. (1,378 characters)

Photo of Mistofminn
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
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! (1,465 characters)

Photo of HopDerek
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Biggest of thanks to Kegatron for sharing this bottle with me.

Pours a deep black with 1 finger of creamy tan head, with good retention and lacing. Smells incredibly of coffee along with chocolate, roasted malt, espresso, and even citrus. Tastes of coffee, milk chocolate, molasses, and roasted malt with a finish of espresso beans, citrus, and floral hops. Full bodied with nice carbonation. Smooth and creamy with lots of bitter coffee flavors, but less abrasive thanks to a firm sweetness from chocolate and molasses. A coffee beer lover's dream come true, very easy to drink and hiding much of its alcohol impressively. Contends well with the other well-known coffee stouts out there, and makes me curious to try other Central Waters brews. (745 characters)

Photo of drizzam
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've drank so much of this beer, I figured it was about time to finally review it.

A - Poured from the brown bottle into a clear pint glass. The body of this brew is an opaque brown/black color topped with a beautiful foamy tan one finger head. Head retention was excellent and left wonderful sticky lacing down the inside of the glass.

S - Fresh ground coffee abounds with hints of dark chocolate. Yum!

T & M - The taste of this brew certainly follows right along with what I smelled. Fresh ground coffee beans dominate, but not in an overpowering manner. That chocolate I smelled shows up in a very subtle manner. This is the best coffee stout I've ever had the pleasure of indulging in. Medium bodied, finishes very clean. I'm not sure what the ABV is, but the alcohol is very well masked. Yum!

D - A highly quaffable brew...this is THE coffee stout to measure all other coffee stouts against! If you haven't had the pleasure, pick one up and treat yourself to a superb brew. (983 characters)

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First beer of the day at the 10 year anniversary party. Opaque, nearly black body with a thin off-white head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma boasts powerful espresso beans. Very fresh smell! Taste is a perfect blend of dry, bold, dark roasted (near espresso) coffee and sweet caramel. Balanced, medium body with pleasant, almost velvet like carbonation. Flawless drinkability. Great beer.

Update: 3-28-08: Had a couple bottles of this the other day. It's even better than when I had it on tap. What a wonderful beer. This is comparable to the big boys of the coffee stout world only at a fraction of the price. Seek this beer out while you can get it. (653 characters)

Photo of GabrielM
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to SteveFinny for this brew! Poured into a tulip.

A - pitch black body + creamy coffee-colored hear = awesome!

S - coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Then some vanilla, some brownsugarcandy-type aroma. Really nice,

T - here's a surprise - COFFEE! But really delicious coffee, with just enough bite, some vanilla sweetness and absolutely no trace of alcohol.

M - good carbonation, great viscosity to it, and leaves my mouth coated in delicious coffee.

D - I would drink this all night if it weren't for the fact that I only have one bottle :/ (554 characters)

Photo of pmccallum86
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark black color with a light brown colored head.

Smell is of big coffee and roasty malts.

Taste is of smooth coffee, almost silky smoothness, and roasty chocolate malts. Light hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, such a wonderful beer.

Awesome drinkability, awesome beer. (310 characters)

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. (469 characters)

Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.