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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362 Reviews
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Reviews: 362
Hads: 830
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 6.38%
Wants: 412
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 kojevergas
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with orange-red label, fun label art, and a standard unbranded brass pry-off cap acquired in a trade with the gracious Duff27 (thanks again, buddy!) and served into Cantillon stemware in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite high given the brewery (which has made some beers I've quite enjoyed) and its current rating. Reviewed as a coffee stout becuase it identifies as such in the name and on the label. No ABV is listed on the bottle. 2013 vintage.

Served chilled - straight from me fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head of yellow-khaki colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Not much frothiness. Head retention is below average - about 1 minute. Little lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a very dark brown-black; the bottom of the glass is a cola-brown. It's certainly not a jet black. Opaque. No yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it's right on the money for the style. The head colour is a bit atypical of the style, but I've seen this hue in other Central Waters stouts. Not unique or special, but there are no overt flaws. I'm really looking forward to it.

Sm: Definite coffee, with a bit of roast and also some capuccino-like cream; the cream is a bit too too much in my opinion, and I'd like more coffee roast. Chocolate malt. Dark malts. Cream. A hint of vanilla. On the sweeter side. Coffee is definitely dominant. But it doesn't seem to have the depth of coffee that the best coffee stouts do, and seems like iced coffee or cold-brew coffee, not like actual hot roasty donut-shop coffee. I hope to stand corrected after tasting it. A pleasant aroma of mild to moderate strength.

No yeast character, alcohol, or hop character is detectable. There are no off-flavours.

T: Has a pleasant creamy open before the coffee hits. The coffee brings your usual coffee been/coffee grain notes with a hint of roast and sweetening cream/condensed milk. Dark malts and chocolate malts fill out the second act and body nicely. There's some coffee bitterness as well. A hint of vanilla with some accompanying sweetness. Any hop presence is minimal and is there purely for preservative purposes. On the sweeter end. Vague liqueur - perhaps kahlua. Where's the roasted barley?

I'd like more of a coffee presence, with more depth and diversity of flavour. The coffee here is good, but it isn't as multifaceted as something like Kopi Luwak.

Nicely balanced for the most part, but there is some coffee roughness about the climax and in the 3rd act. Decent complexity and subtlety. Nice build for a coffee stout. I like it. But it's far from world-class. It's an inspired brew, but the best beers in the style have far more nuance and balance. This is quite cohesive, but I wouldn't call it gestalt. A bit rough around the edges.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through. No off-notes.

Mf: The coffee bean does lend it a light roughness/harshness which is buried beneath the smoothness and wetness but is still noticeable beneath the surface, and which dries out and coarsens the finish; for this reason, it has subpar presence on the palate. A biteen buttery. Good thickness and body. Slightly overcarbonated. Creamy. The texture complements the flavour profile well.

Not oily, astringent, boozy, gushed, or hot.

Roughness fades as it warms, allowing the creaminess to take over.

Dr: The mouthfeel holds this back; they need to get that coffee roughness in check. It's quite drinkable, but the ABV isn't well hidden - nor is it overly-present; I'd guess this was 8% if I tried it blind. The best beers in the style always seem less boozy than they are. I like this, and I'll have no trouble killing the bottle alone. The price point is reasonable; I could definitely see myself picking this up again.

There're a lot of good elements here, but it seems Central Waters' beers fall into the "quite good, but not great" category for me. I look forward to continuing to try their other offerings, and this one is quite satisfying, but I don't think its current 94 rating is warranted. I'd recommend this one to friends and I'd love to try it on draught/nitro.

Low B+

***
05.19.15: 2nd impressions.

Brown-black body. Foamy khaki-tan head.Retains well.

Sm: Great coffee: impeccable roast, cappuccino cream, bitter espresso.

Moderate intensity.

T: Great balance. Great coffee. Ideal malt backbone. Cream. The coffee dominates - as well it should. Hints of hazelnut. The coffee is intricate as hell, and it's rather subtle and nuanced.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, wet, soft, medium-bodied.

Undeniable harmony of texture and taste.

O: High quality. As drinkable as a coffee stout can be. This is truly one of the best go-to coffee stouts I've had.

Low B+ (4,991 characters)

Photo of Bennettrox
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Hawks10 for this one!

Bottled on Oct 2010

A - Dark black with a nice khaki head that fizzes out rather sooner than I'd like.

S - Coffee up front, dark chocolate, espresso, dark malts.

T - Coffee is the star, but not in the way that I was hoping. You can taste it, but it's not really prominent in flavor. More chocolate and malts to follow.

M - This was easy to put down, felt great in the mouth. Right amount of carbonation with a simple body.

O - I would love to revisit a fresher batch of this. Eight months I believe has probably taken away the coffee presence that it once had. Overall I enjoyed this though. (626 characters)

Photo of Chaz
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Impressive to look at as it is poured: Cola brown in color, topped with a medium-tan head of two fingers and with excellent lacing. Good 'hang time' on the head, too.

Nose is astringent/bitter/bittersweet with espresso notes and lighter roast coffee character, while also rich and malty-sweet. A little cocoa, here, a little bit of vanilla also.

Brisk and bracing on the first sip, with bitter/bittersweeet character (cocoa) and sweeter malt carrying it through to the end. The bitterness is lower, and that's fine for the style. Carbonation is good, and lightly coating and scrubbing the palate. I'm enjoying this with homemade very spicy bean and cheese burritos, and it is doing a great job of blending the coffee and higher alcohol with the spice from the salsa, and the sharp Wisconsin cheddar.

A little bit thinner in body than I'd expected it to be, but it's been a while since I had a coffee stout, so it's probably on par. Very drinkable, with a good blend of coffee and ('Satin Solitude', maybe?) base stout.

Altogether it's a very good beer, and I hope that the next batch of their 'Peruvian Morning' turns out this well!

Decanted from a bomber bottle into a Corsendonk chalice. (1,206 characters)

Photo of beagle75
3.76/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, dark reddish-brown color with a peripheral ring of golden brown bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass and fine sediment is plentiful.

S: Medium-dark roast and unctuous dairy notes outpace actual coffee which only makes a minor contribution. Other minor characteristics include fennel seed and green herbaceousness. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins dry, with fairly husky roasted malt and earthy hop aromatics. Acidity is mild, keeping within appropriate boundaries. Flavors are dark and unctuous in the middle, slightly touched by carbonic acid but absent of any fruity qualities. The finish is kicked off with a mild briny thread that gives way to dry coffee-affected bitterness. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, slightly syrupy and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Although this stout boasts of coffee presence on the label, it takes a metered and restrained approach to its execution. As a result this appears to be a respectable beer in which coffee is just one well-integrated component. The most troubling feature proves to be the pallid appearance, which is occasionally encountered in the field of strong stouts. (1,230 characters)

Photo of ChadQuest
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, a bit of light comes through the glass.
Aroma is coffee with cream and roasted malts, and the taste follows those with more sweetness and smoothness from a molasses esque flavor midway through, and light chocolate powder on the finish which is slightly dry. lightly warming which adds alot to this beer. i wouldn't say it's one dimensional but it's not terribly complex. This one is really smooth and well carbinated but doesn't have a full mouthfeel at all, for a stout it's rather light-mid, not guinness dry light, but not far off that. in any event that makes it easy to drink, the 12oz bottle is not enough for how fast it drinks. As i get closer to the end of the glass, i can easily see through over an inch of this beer, which matches up with how the mouthfeel makes me feel. (803 characters)

Photo of crewfan16
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle marked 10/10 into a pint glass on 8/10/11.

a-poured pitch black with a huge light tan head rising at least an inch or so. it slowly fell down leaving some nice lacing down the sides of the glass. no light seems to be getting through this brew

s-as expected there is alot of coffee. this is strong, like fresh coffee grounds. there is a bit of sweetness as well, maybe vanilla and a bit of cocoa. deep roasted malt as well

t- obvious coffee ground flavors at first seem to melt away to some sweetness and then a nice chocolate finish with some more bitter coffee. finish lingers with coffee, as it should

m- feels slightly heavy on the carbonation, but actually has a creamy texture. the flavors linger nicely without showing any booze at all.

overall, I like this brew. Another nice seasonal from Central Waters. I dont know if this is anything spectacular, but certainly a great brew for what it is. (926 characters)

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Flyer for splitting this with SurlySober and me.

This beer struck me in appearance as more of a brown ale, but maybe "coffee brown ale" doesn't roll off the tongue as well as "coffee stout." It was brown and translucent, with abundant off-white head. Unlike most beers with coffee-notes, this beer really tastes like coffee! A lot of beers with coffee flavor taste like an approximation of coffee, and are sweet, so they come off tasting to me like coffee-flavored ice cream rather than actual coffee. This one tastes like coffee...period. Smell is lots of coffee, and not much else, maybe some caramel malt. Mouthfeel was unremarkable, but good.

I would recommend this beer. I thought it quite nice. (712 characters)

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.72/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a deep black. Decent light tan head dissapated to a ring. No lacing.

Man, the aroma of the coffee came from the bottle before I even poured it in the glass. Tons of coffee and roasted grains. That's pretty much it.

Tastes just as it smells but with a little maltiness. A little too much coffee IMO. Tastes good though.

Overall the coffee makes it hard to drink alot of this. It tastes good but I probably won't drink a ton of these. (441 characters)

Photo of papat444
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tricerahops for this one.

Poured from a 22oz bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Pours a dark brown body with a fair head but retention is average and there's no leftover foam; not much lacing either. Aroma is fresh roasted coffee beans. Flavor is a prolonged robust coffee with sugar and cream to a minimum. Flavor is raw but body doesn't quite match up. I wouldn't peg this as an imperial stout but rather a regular one. (426 characters)

Photo of GeezLynn
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

10/2010 bottle purchased at Zipp's.

Pours dark brown, not-quite-black with a big tan head that is brief, but easily revived. Smell is mostly chocolate malt along with some oat mustyness. Coffee is a somewhat light here and there's also a bit of a canned corn aroma. Flavor shows coffee a little better, with more of a cold-pressed quality. There's also quite a bit of bitter dark chocolate flavor and a little roastyness. The consistency is somewhere between a typical American Stout and an RIS, with heavy but fine carbonation.

Maybe this is better fresh, but the coffee seemed muddled and I picked up a few ''off" notes, especially in the smell. Decent, but was expecting better. Will need to try again next year. (717 characters)

Photo of zhanson88
3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer pours out looking a light-to-medium brown color, and appears dark brown with ruby highlights when it settles in the glass. About 1.5 fingers of very nice tan head forms, which has pretty nice retention. Lacing is pretty decent.

Smell: Chocolate malts and coffee are prevalent right off the bat, with maybe a hint of vanilla. A nice dose of floral hops as well to provide some balance. I like it.

Taste: Chocolate malt and coffee are quite strong up front in this beer. Vanilla and caramel back that up, with some nice florals on the back end for balance. This beer tastes phenomenal....until the finish that is. Not quite sure what to make of it but the coffee flavor turns smoky and acrid on the finish, and it just doesn't combine well with the hop character. Was on the way to giving the taste a great score, but now not so pleasant.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with nice fine carbonation. Great mouthfeel. I was going to give this beer a great score until the finish hit. Drinkability is decent but not great due to my issues with this beer. Still, overall it's pretty solid. Definitely worth a shot. (1,139 characters)

Photo of craytonic
3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep mahagony with a creamy head. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Roasted coffee beans, dark malt, dark chocolate

Taste: Harsh acidity, burnt coffee bean and used grounds, also some dark bitter chocolate. Hit of vanilla. Something makes me think of cigarette butts.

Mouthfeel: A bit harsh and overcarbonated.

Drinkability: I wasn't that impressed, another coffee stout. Perhaps with a notch higher grade of coffee. (420 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured hazy deep brown color stout with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry and aromatic coffee with nice roasted malt with slight bitter aftertaste. Taste is also a nice mix with some quite dry bitter note of coffee with some aromatic notes of coffee and light roasted malt. Body is a bit light with great carbonation. Well brewed and easily drinkable without too much complexity. (426 characters)

Photo of jmarsh123
3.67/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a thin tan head that recedes into a wisp. Very light lacing.

Smells of coffee some roasted malt and a touch of smoke.

Tastes like coffee as well. Not a ton of other flavors here. There is some good roasty malt and a touch of smoke, but it lacks body and I don't get much beyond the slightly astringent coffee.

Too light for my liking for a stout. If this were creamier, it could be something great.

I love coffee stouts and there's certainly nothing wrong with this one, but it's kind of one note and lacks body to really put it over the edge. I'd rather go for an FBS when I'm in the mood for coffee. (627 characters)

Photo of Scotchboy
3.66/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer sent by laymansbeerfan, I love me some coffee stout. 12oz bottle states that it was brewed in October, served in a pub nonic.

A: Dark brown with transparent blood red hues, two solid fingers of creamy light tan head had decent retention and leaves some solid lacing.

S: Coffee and chocolate dominate, lighter roast characters, toasted grains, bits of sweetness, faint nuttiness and earthiness.

T: More of the same as the nose, coffee and definite dark malt, breadiness, toasted grains and nuts, some earthy hops maybe, faint caramel and mocha, roast on the finish.

MF: Dry finish, medium body, aftertaste is coffee & coffee grounds.

O: Surprised by how much breadiness there was in this beer. Its a decent coffee stout but not my favorite. Don't know how the age affected this one. (791 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

Bomber received as an extra in a trade with ThomasHardy. Thanks again man!

Pours a very dark chocolate/chestnut brown color with slight mahogany edges when held to a light source and a thin one finger foam head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Strong roasted coffee/espresso bean aroma with a nice silky chocolate malt presence in the nose. Slightly smokey smelling with hints of caramel, toffee, oatmeal and tootsie roll. Complex nose but a bt overwhelmed by the overly roasted coffee presence.

Medium bodied with a huge roasted coffee/espresso bean flavor. I'm also picking up some silky lactic chocolate notes as well as some hazelnut, oatmeal, toffee and caramel. Slightly acrid with a dry bitter finish.A bit unbalanced with a too strong of a coffee presence for my taste. (838 characters)

Photo of duffcalifornia
3.62/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled in 10/10. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: As black as black coffee with a 1" light mocha colored head that receded within a minute with pour lacing.

S: Smelled exactly like an iced dark roast - no other aromas. Simple and inviting.

T: Only tasted mildly like coffee, with perhaps a hint of...cherry? I'm not sure, but it's a kind of tart tone to it. Had a kind of dry finish. It almost tasted like nothing.

M: Has a very thin mouthfeel with more carbonation than I'd like for a coffee stout.

D: This is difficult for me to decide. For being over 8% ABV, it's extremely easy to drink. However, I don't feel this is an especially good representative of the style (too much carbonation, not enough coffee flavor), and as such, I probably wouldn't order one and would only drink one and only one if it was being bought for me/served at a friend's house. As a result, I will rate it good only due to how easy it goes down.

Overall notes: I prefer my coffee stouts to taste like cold coffee with a hint of alcohol taste to it. This tastes like...barely-coffee-flavored cola? I feel there are much better representatives of the style out there. (1,149 characters)

Photo of crossovert
3.62/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

It pours a deep dark brown with a foamy light tan head. It doesn't look as good as th Peruvian Morning.

The aroma is top-notch though, absolutely. It smells like a coffee house in the area surrounding the bottle, it is super-fragrant. If you sniff from the bottle you get a thick hit of caramel. From the glass it is kind of because there is a hint of metallic scent. For this i have to dock it a little. Sniff th bottle, you will enjoy it more than our of the glass, which I find interesting.

The flavor is also coffee to the full, but again I'm getting the metallic character. It is a bit too coffee-oriented for me, it pretty much tastes like metallic coffee. I prefer their Peruvian Morning so much more.

I know this is a coffee stout and i don't like coffee, but that hasn't held me back from loving other coffee infused beers, but this is for coffee lovers only. (886 characters)

Photo of kbutler1
3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a nice dark brown color with a nice coastered 1/2 finger head. Pretty solid aroma of coffee and dark chocolate with some vanilla. Creamly medium mouthfeel. Nice and smooth coffee flavor that ends a little bitter like drinking straight light roast coffee. Some alcohol notes in the taste as well. Not quite the best coffee stout I have had before but certainly not the worst either. Good lace left on the glass. (424 characters)

Photo of Mississipping
3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a muddy dark brown (almost black, but not quite). Small khaki head that dissipates slowly leaving behind fair lacing.

S: Coffee is certainly dominant, as one might expect. There is also a big roasted malt aroma, with subtle chocolate, caramel, toffee, and hops. The malt profile found within all of this is pretty large, providing a biscuity smell that holds everything else together.

T: Wow, bitter! The coffee used is extremely bitter. The roasted aroma comes through more closely matched to burnt coffee in the taste, adding to the bitterness. There is roasted barley, which adds even more to the bitterness. In the middle, there is subtle chocolate and toffee, but they come and go quickly, leaving a biting bitter finish as well.

M: Body is on the heavier side of medium with very little carbonation. Creamy and slightly coating. The bitterness leaves a slightly drying effect on the tongue and mouth.

D: This isn't very well balanced, in my opinion. There is a slight sweetness in the middle, but it is far outweighed by the bitter beginning and finish. Alcohol is hidden very well through everything that is going on in the flavor, but not particularly easy to drink. Enjoyable, but unexpectedly bitter. (1,227 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
3.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Black with a very thin tan head that disappears quickly even with a vigorous pour.

S - Strong, cold black coffee. I searched and searched and that is all I could find. Slightly one dimensional.

T - Strong black coffee with a touch of roasted malt, slightly sweet at the start but then turns very dry and chalky with a a good deal of bitterness from the coffee.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation and a dry, chalkiness that lingers on the tongue.

D - This one seemed a little one dimensional to me focused on the coffee. Not bad at all but would be better with more stout qualities. (595 characters)

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.49/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, Buery tulip, no freshness info, and a big 'ol thank you to Dunt.

This is definitely black booty, the beer is exceptionally dark brown with a quarter to half an inch of khaki head that fades to a cap of froth.

Dark chocolate and an exceptionally roasty nose. Ash, almost pungent wood smoke, blunt burnt coffee beans, and sweetened espresso. There's something quite unique. That's it, roasted smokey paprika, not spicy but earthy. Hardly any coffee in the nose, but that doesn't keep it from being enjoyably interesting.

Sweet, dark caramel and general malt up front and some medium semblance of brewed coffee in the middle. The finish again brings an unexpected paprika and campfire smokiness with black malt bitterness.

Medium-light body with fine, tickling carbonation. Slight astringency that lends a dryish balance. Slight linger overall.

It doesn't seem like 8.2% in any way, and therefore I have a hard time seeing why it needs to be or is such a big beer. Since freshness dating is lacking I don't know how old this bottle is and whether that is why there is little coffee. I find the flavors very earthy and interesting. More novelty than solid coffee beer. (1,187 characters)

Photo of Overlord
3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Homerbag for the trade.

Pours a dark cola-like brown with a big light brown head. Smells like coffee. That's it. Just like coffee.

I'm not a coffee connoisseuer, so perhaps this beer isn't targeted at me. It tastes just like coffee. Like chilled coffee, with a bit of roasted malt. Not even particularly good, espresso-esque coffee (like Peche Mortel, for example). Just alcohol, coffee, some roasted malt, and a biting bitter aftertaste.

I suppose if you're looking for coffee beer, this puppy will hit the spot exactly. (535 characters)

Photo of Vierenner
3.46/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Probably the most coffee-like stout I've ever tasted ... unfortunately it's a one trick pony. It's smooth, and the first sips are very flavorful, but by the 5th or 6th sip the magic disappears. The coffee flavor goes into hiding and there's not much else there. (261 characters)

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.4/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours dark brown. Not much carbonation at all. Very thin layer of tan head.

S: Coffee, roasted malt and molasses.

T: Underwhelming coffee flavor and not much else. Tastes kind of watered down. Some bitter chocolate and burnt coffee in the finish.

M: thin and watery. I would prefer it to be a little thicker with more carbonation.

8% abv is really well hidden. This was disappointingly average. If you want a coffee stout from Central Waters go with a Peruvian Morning! (522 characters)

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