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Brewhouse Coffee Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewhouse Coffee StoutBrewhouse Coffee Stout

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Ratings: 755
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 404
Gots: 63 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade with bennettrox, thanks Ryan!

12oz bottled in October 2010. Served at around 60-65F. A bit old for a coffee stout but lets see how this holds up.

Pours dark brown with a large tan head that leaves nice webs of lacing and holds a creamy cap.

Aroma is a nice blend of premium coffee beans, cocoa, vanilla and caramel. Some nuts, bread and toast as well. Smells like a coffee ice cream sundae topped with fudge, caramel and nuts. Very inviting and very good strength.

Flavor pretty much follows suit. Coffee ice cream sundae with plenty of delicious toppings. Premium coffee, milk chocolate/cocoa, caramel, vanilla, some roasted malts, nuts and bread. Some sweetness, low bitterness. Minimal alcohol. As it warms/progresses, the chocolate, caramel, etc step back a bit and becomes more straight up coffee and roasted malts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft and creamy with low to moderate carbonation.

Well the coffee is still holding on strong and this is quite the treat. Literally a dessert in a glass. I could only imagine what a fresh sample would be like. Also, the coffee used reminds me a lot of the coffee in Terrapin’s W-n-B which is one of my favorites. Nice one!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Thanks to Joe1510 for this treat
Bottle poured into a snifter produced a nice finger worth of coco colored head that turned to a thick lace. The body on this stout is pitch black in color.

The aromas remind me of walking into a quant little coffee shop downtown that roasts it own coffee. This has a great nose glad I decided to do this one for Sunday brunch I would have kicked myself if I wasted this one on anything else. There is also a little malt sweetness wafting off of this as well.

Flavor is the same as the nose in a lot of ways. You get that big coffee flavor up front. Yes I say it again this is a great beer for brunch. Just enough caramel malt sweetness so it feels like there is some sugar in that coffee and a light bitter finish for us espresso nuts. Good medium to thick feel on this brew

I will say if you don't like coffee you won't like this brew but I could drink this stuff all day. Thanks again Joe this is truly a good cup of Joe (bad pun intended LOL)

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, part of a very gracious box from BA user brian23456, served in a DFH signature glass

A - poured about a third of an inch of tight bubbly khaki colored foam, within a minute or so, fell to a thin film with a few floating islands of bubbles. the beer itself is quite dark, black turning a deep brown when held up to a bright light.

S - yum! strong coffee flavored with some chocolate syrup. some slight nuttiness, vanilla, oak scents. smells like dessert in a glass without being too over the top.

T - follows the nose with coffee, mild roasted and not too strong. immediately followed by a slight chocolately sweetness. surprised by the amount of oak in the taste as well, adds a nice touch of balance. toasted nuts are very present, along with some hazelnut and cream. mild earthy hops at the end add some extra bitterness. just a touch of burnt toast near the end.

M - medium bodied, carbonation is a bit active but tight, actually worths pretty well with the number of flavors in this one. finishes a bit dry.

D - solid stout for sure, on the more complex end of coffee stouts, and good drinkability. would go great with a slightly hearty breakfast of an omelet and bacon.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this lovely bottle packed away in my beer fridge for months now. Since I purchased it I've made a number of trips out to the CW Brewery. On those trips I've sampled the Brewhouse Coffee Stout straight from the tap and have been very pleased every time. I'm hoping for the same satisfaction from the bottle. I guess I'll find out. I too wanted to wait for a chance to crack this brew for breakfast, which today I have the luxury of doing.

A - It pours very thick into a stark black body. Its head is medium brown and stands about a half inch at its tallest before slowly tapering away. The head is frothy and looks sticky.

S - Coffee and chocolate make up the firm and distinguishable aroma.

T - The coffee flavor is definitely the focus. There are other flavors such as dark cocoa and a bit of hops in the finish.

M - The feel of this beer is soft and satin. It goes down very well, which may actually be a problem if you put it back to quickly. This is a brew to be savored with each pull.

~ I have to admit I think this beer is better from the tap. I've had at least a half dozen samples prior to this one and all but today's have been on draft. Don't get me wrong. The bottled form is good but a tap poured at the brewery, exceptional! This may seem like an obvious and well-known difference but I wanted to make the distinction here. I will likely re-review this brew after taking some notes while sipping a tapper.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Holy coffee! Tastes and smells like coffee. Like coffee, try this. If not, don't bother.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (I believe a Oct 2010 bottling) poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark opaque brown, with lighter browns at the edges, with half a finger of tan color soapy head. Head dissipated quickly to a thin collar and a slick of film on the surface. Light lacing slides quickly back into the glass.

Nose is astringent roasted coffee, bordering on burnt, along with some light milk chocolate and dark roasted grain. Some sweeter caramel in there as well.

Taste of the coffee is a more medium roast on, fruity and earthy, with lightly bitterness. Some milk chocolate and roasted malt joins up mid tongue. Finishes medium, some burnt flavor on the back end and sweet and fruity coffee.

Medium to full body with mild carbonation, soft on the tongue. Coffee has held up pretty well after all this time, which is impressive.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Derek for offering this up at a recent tasting.

Appearance -- Pours a dark brown with rusty red highlights and one finger of bubbly beige head.

Smell -- Very aromatic. Coffee, roasted malt, and caramelized sugar dominate. Rich, robust. My interest is piqued.

Taste -- Follows the nose pretty well. Coffee with cream, vanilla bean, medium roast malt, dark unrefined sugars. Robust, pretty sweet, but not nearly to the point of cloying.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied, moderate, pretty thin for the style, especially given the abv.

Drinkabiltiy -- Don't get me wrong, this is a tasty beer. However, the roast character and body would suggest more of a sweeter brown ale than a coffee stout. Great coffee beer definitely, great stout is not as certain.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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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.

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3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into a Central Waters snifter.

The beer pours a deep, jet black color with just a hint of cola brown around the edges, very opaque, with a khaki head that rises about 2 fingers high and has good retention and leaves a few spots of lace behind. The aroma is heavy on cold pressed coffee, slightly roasty with some toasted dark grains, bitter dark chocolate and some light pitted stone fruit. It's simple, but straightforward and the coffee is great. The flavors are right in line with the nose, wonderful cold pressed coffee, perfectly roasty with some nice fruit accents, bitter dark chocolate, toasted dark grain with pitted stone fruit and slight alcohol at the finish. The mouthfeel is nice, lively carbonation, it's fairly full bodied, slightly thinner than I'd like, coats the mouth decently well and finishes crisply.

Verdict: A very nice coffee stout from Central Waters. It's thin, like many of their beers, which I'm not overly fond of, but the flavor profile is quite nice. Certainly one of the most drinkable coffee forward stouts I've come across and one I'd love to enjoy many more times.

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