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Brewhouse Coffee Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Brewhouse Coffee StoutBrewhouse Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

708 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 708
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 379
Gots: 70 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2007)
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Vdubb86

Illinois

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

Served in a pint glass

This beer looks a dark brown with a nice light beige head on the surface. The smell is of some of the finest roasted coffee in the nation. This is a lovely aroma, there is vanilla and some nutty spices added in with the coffee. The taste is nice and coffee filled there is the sweetness on the back-end like the coffee I drink (cream & sugar). The mouthfeel is like you would expect a heavy roasted drink to be. This is a highly drinkable beer. This would be a wonderful breakfast beer, who needs food...but seriously 2 thumbs up from me.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 04:53:40 | More by Vdubb86
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Rihup

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12%

10-12-2013 21:02:34 | More by Rihup
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afksports

New York

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

Thanks to Steve D for hooking this up for me in a box from Wisconsin. I'm enjoying this after the first day of class, and I'd been sitting on it for a while for just the right occasion. This is it. Especially because this crazy looking critter on the bottle greets me gregariously with a bold beak/nose and a big head.

The appearance doesn't hold that big head for too long though, as it peters off into lacing and then nothing. Mostly brown, and amber on the edges, Brewhouse Coffee doesn't have that thick stout look that a lot do. But it's not unwelcome. Makes it feel a tad lighter. The smell doesn't have the same effect, as it's bold and beautiful. Smacks of coffee and malt, you know what this beer is from the start and it never lets you forget. Coffee up front in the taste and also in the finish, the beer still maintains a hop characteristic with a bitter and clean finish, despite its heavy malt middle.

It's easy to forget how high in alcohol this brew is, because you can down a drink like an iced coffee. That's what it is. Coffee. Through and through. A coffee stout done well. Cheers to Central Waters!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 03:42:31 | More by afksports
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

12-13-2013 16:51:48 | More by brother_kenneth
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-11-2013 07:15:58 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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scottwurst

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-08-2013 21:01:18 | More by scottwurst
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12%

08-10-2013 12:13:28 | More by mkennedy119
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-03-2014 02:34:24 | More by AJ01923
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-17-2014 20:45:28 | More by craftbeerasian
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billshmeinke

California

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

Poured into a nonic.

Finger and a half of light beige head with a dark brown body that is amber towards the outer edges. Decent lacing left behind and good retention.

Smells intensely of fresh ground coffee, bitter chocolate, and a bit of vanilla.

Tastes follows smell roasty and smokey coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla, coffee ice cream. Quite tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated with a touch of acidity.

Wouldn't have guessed this is 8.2 abv. Alcohol is well disguised.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 22:47:55 | More by billshmeinke
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kodt

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

09-30-2013 00:58:50 | More by kodt
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an awesome extra from sonoma1 today.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours the darkest of browns with but the thinnest margins having any light pass through whatsoever. The head is a very thin tan variety that dissipates hastily and leaves scarcely any lacing at all. The smell is rich in lovely coffee. One of the best smelling coffee beers ever. Has some rich vanilla and toffee notes intermingling with the coffee aroma. I also get the faintest hints of caramel and maple. IT's really wonderful. The taste as expected is quite coffee forward, but it's not as bold or strong as say, Breakfast Stout. This to me is very well balanced. The mouthfeel is smooth as silk with but the slightest tinge of astringency. Overall this is a strong beer. I had it on tap previously, and didn't review it. However, I can honestly say I like the bottled rendition better than the draft.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 00:00:41 | More by Retail1LO
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-25-2013 01:56:17 | More by Mike
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-29-2013 21:00:17 | More by lunarbrew
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seaoflament

California

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to flyingbison for sending me a couple bombers of this...my last one and this one is for the review.

Pours a nice dark color with two inches of foam. Very good retention and some lacing as the foam settles down.

A big roasted coffee aroma with a good dose of toast and chocolate malts. Notes of roasted barley and a bit of astringency from the coffee. Coffee bread and hints of hazelnut and cream. Notes of tobacco and smoke as well. The coffee is there in abundance but there is enough toasted and chocolate malts to remind you that you are drinking a beer, well done.

Taste is much of the same with coffee upfront and quickly followed by bitter chocolate, toast and a touch of cinnamon in the finish. Some bitterness near the middle and it tries to end with some cream and sweetness in the end but it misses just a bit as a rush of coffee and roasted bitterness comes through. It's a battle between the coffee and bitter chocolate malts throughout and I'm not sure which one wins...

Good mouth-feel, well carbonated, but a tad thin.

A very good coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2008 02:30:23 | More by seaoflament
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

10-23-2013 03:54:08 | More by 1424IpA
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-18-2014 13:07:33 | More by taospowder
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Piddmeista

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

11-26-2013 02:27:27 | More by Piddmeista
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a 12 ounce bottle.

A: This beer pours black with little light shining through. Lacing is sticky and coats the glass, but the light tan head settles quickly.

S: Mostly coffee with dark roasted malt character. Some chocolate and dark fruit is present, with a slightly grassy hop note.

T: Talk about coffee! This espresso-laden brew is full of it! Malt gives some chocolate and toast character, along with some dried dark fruit and spice. Hops lend a nice dry finish with some floral notes.

Notes: This brew is full-bodied and robust. Flavor is intense. Not a session brew by any means, but extremely drinkable. This might be one of the best brews I have tasted from Central Waters. If I cam get more, I will certainly jump on the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 09:27:47 | More by WYVYRN527
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Gtreid

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle thanks to mothman. Been wanting to try this one for quite some time. Poured into my CCB tulip.

A: Really dark brown color. Not quite opaque, but definately not black. A quarter of sandy brown head receedes to a thick rim, and leaves nice sheets of lace.

A: Yummy! Coffee and chocolate all the way. A ton of roasted character with notes of dark malt, earthy hops, and more coffee and chocolate.

T: Again, very coffee forward, i guess what you would expect from a coffee stout. The sweetness from the chocolate hits next followed by roasted nuts, grassy hops, and notes of molasses and a bit of wood. Finishes slightly dry and sweet.

M: Medium body. I would have liked to see a little more viscosity here. I think it is a touch thin for the style.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is very high here. Coffee stouts are right up my alley, and this one is very good. Overall, a great beer by a brewery that is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I will be seeking this one out again. Skal.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 00:59:08 | More by Gtreid
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-31-2013 02:57:52 | More by Boston_Steve
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-20-2014 02:10:17 | More by Houser
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kevanb

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 02:16:50 | More by kevanb
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leedorham

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.7%

09-05-2013 16:11:52 | More by leedorham
Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.