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Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series) - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

512 Ratings
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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 38
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Long Trail Coffee Stout is made in cooperation with the Vermont Coffee Company using 100% certified fair trade, organic coffee. Brewed with their freshest, Dark Roast coffee, Long Trail Coffee Stout offers a rich coffee flavor complemented by a beautifully full head.

48 IBU

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 01-23-2009)
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JayNH

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep brown/black with a short lived three-finger tan head.

S- An alcohol warmth upfront. Notes of dark rich malt, coffee, dark chocolate and hops.

T- Starts with a mild alcohol warmth, sweet and rich, slightly fruity. Fades to notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Not overly syrupy sweet, well balanced with just the right amount of hops. Finishes with a nice grassy hoppiness.

M- Medium to full bodied, could be a little "creamier".

D- Excellent. Nothing here to "Wow" you, just a solid offering that doesn't overwhelm the palate. Longtrail can brew when they want to.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 22:54:58 | More by JayNH
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blackie

California

3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: the pour arouses a sienna colored head over a black-brown beer, very light retention

s: medium roast coffee over a fairly benign - but full - stout body, baker's chocolate underneath with mild notes of licorice, great coffee aroma but it comes up a bit short in the complexity needed for a higher score

m: carbonation on the low side, body on the full side of medium but the actual mouthfeel doesn't leave much of an impression and seems thin for the style

t: flavors of baker's chocolate and roasted barley introduce flavors of fresh roasted coffee, the mild sweetness is fleeting and turns to a mild astringency, coffee and roast flavors linger, light hop influence, the same complaint I had with the aroma applies here - the beer lacks the complexity that could really take it to the next level, and truthfully seems a pretty bland

d: just fine

bomber from himerman in No BS 4

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 02:31:54 | More by blackie
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Dylan2000

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours Molasses Black, no light filtering in at all, not thick and syrupy looking though like some strong stouts, very slight head upon pour, great mocha color, dissipates quickly though, and only half finger head at most.

Smell: Even though this is a Coffee Stout, the coffee smell is not overpowering in the smell department, which is something I was concerned about when purchasing this beer. Because of the balance of the coffee profile, you can still get hints of chocolate, nice roasted malts, and some fruity notes of cherry.

Taste: This is a tasty brew. I wish that the mouthfeel had some chew and more creaminess, but other than that I don't have many complaints - this is a nicely balanced flavor profile making for an enjoyable stout - not one that you have to suffer through with great syrupy swallows.

Mouthfeel: The feel here is the most disappointing thing about this brew. It's very thin for a stout, especially with all of the flavoring going on, and I would prefer more creaminess in this department. If this brew had a little more chew it would be one of my fave stouts - but it's still very drinkable nonetheless.

Drinkability: Because the coffee flavorings are more subdued compared to other coffee stouts I've tasted (i.e. no burned coffee flavor) it makes this a strong stout that's still easy to enjoy.

Notes: This is the first of the Brewmaster's Series that I've had from Long Trail, but I am a big fan of their regular brews, and as always, they deliver a nice product. I don't know if I will buy this again, as I am somewhat picky about stouts, but this wasn't a throw away either.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 02:35:27 | More by Dylan2000
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everetends

Alabama

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber which was made possible by IBUnit63. This beer has been a want since I knew it was coming out. Got looking bottle with a label that reminds me more of a good scotch than a bomber of beer. Served up in my Free the Hops tulip.

A: Pours a seemingly thick and viscous abysmal black in color. Sure enough, no light getting through this brew, just a glossy black body. The pour got me a finger of dark mocha colored head. The color of the head is actually quite striking. A little bit of lace tries to rest on the glass but a clear film that sits on the glass and keeps the lace sliding back into the glass. Good looking brew.

S: Smell is a bit suprising. Lately when I hear coffee stout, I am expecting a huge, coffee dominated aroma and flavor, but I am getting much more malt than expected. There is a good amount of heavily roasted malt coming through. The malt is almost burnt but the roast is coming through easily and nicely. Chocolate aroma is coming through but its not exactly sweet. Its more of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate. Coffee comes in next with a nice dark roast aroma but its not dominant at all. Just a nice compliment to the stout. There is a slight dark fruit aroma in here. Can't tell if its berries or cherries. Still very nice all around.

T: The flavor is a lot like the aroma in the sense that it is very malt forward and the coffee takes a bit of back seat. The malt is much more subtle here, not as heavily roasted as it appears in the nose. Its just a nice, well rounded roast. Chocolate is nice a slightly bitter with just a touch of sweetness. The coffee combines with its dark, black coffee flavor that mixes well with the chocolate to create a nice mocha flavor. I want to say it is cherries in here. Dark, black cherries that have a sweetness and a light touch of sour (ever so light) and it mixes nicely with the light alcohol flavor. Nice.

M: The look gave me a somewhat different expectation from this beer. This is a full bodied brew but its not as viscous or chewy as I was expecting from that pour. It has a nice weight to it, but it still has a bit of thinness to it for the style that makes it an easy drink on the palate. ABV is light with a slight heat on the throat and in the tummy. Aftertaste is a nice mocha with a slight bitterness that makes you want another sip. Its not exactly what I look for in the style but for some reason it works incredibly well here.

D: The feel really sells this beer as a nicely drinkable beer. It has a nice weight to it but it doesn't make this any less drinkable. Sure this isn't as coffee dominant as I was expecting, but sometimes thats a good thing. You have extremes where brews get really crazy with the coffee and it tastes like straight up iced coffee (Brooklyn Intensified Coffee). Then you get a great balance like the Espresso Yeti. This one falls on the light side of the spetrum of those two beers. Its just a nice stout with a little added coffee. It works and is enjoyable. Dig it and look forward to having another.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 05:02:44 | More by everetends
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark with some off-white head. Aroma of coffee and some baltic, and that's what the taste is about, coffee, fairly smooth and flat, joined by some baltic. Big hit at latest holdiay tasting. Bitterness there and not extreme.Pretty smooth for coffee stout, not thick and big chocolate for RIS.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 22:27:02 | More by Sammy
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Vancer

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beer sent by ppoitras via the NoBSBIF4, thanks Pete!

Brew pours a moonless night black, big ol' bubbly tan head rises and sticks with the program. Brussels lace ring the Corsendonk tulip.
Of course, plenty of deep roasted coffee in the aroma, along with chocolate malt. These progress nicely into the quaff, which is gritty and powdery. Even a touch of toasted biscuit swings by to party with the group.

No hint of medium octane (8%) alcohol, this thing sips like a dream. Great cool weather beverage!

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2009 17:31:35 | More by Vancer
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a Delerium Tremens snifter.

A - Pours pitch black, the head takes a few seconds to form a half finger dark brown ring.

S - coffee, charred wood

T - strong coffee taste, very tannic/bitter, like coffee grounds.

M - kind of thin bodied - I wish the mouthfeel was a little creamier

D - decent, the coffee flavor is a bit strong. after I take a sip, I don't feel myself instinctively reaching back for more

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 01:13:58 | More by FickleBeast
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joe1510

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber

This coffee stout was yet another knocked form my "wants" list in a recent trade with Kegatron, cheers Heath! Long Trails Coffee Stout chugs from the bottle like some of the heaviest stouts out there; I'm slightly surprised by this considering the abv is only 8%. The body is as black as black could be so don't even think about seeing any light shining through this bad boy. The head is so dark brown that it has that purplish tinge to it found in only the most potent of potables. The head eventually falls to a thick cap and creamy collar that leaves random swathes of lacing.

The nose is incredibly roasty, so roasty in fact that the coffee takes a back seat to the nearly charred malts. The coffee is there and also roasty but the maltiness takes center stage which is a bit of a let down. Baker's chocolate and a touch of dark berries work their way up slowly on the backend. The roastiness does take on a charred aroma at times that doesn't quite tickle my fancy.

The flavor seems to mimic the aroma with a little less of the charred qualities. The dark berries actually play a solid role in the flavor profile and remind me most of slightly underripe blueberry. The coffee adds I nice roastiness on the backend while a slight clean booziness coats the palate and dries it out slightly. Bittersweet chocolate makes an appearance mid-palate. The coffee and roast come together in a nice balance while the other aspects pop here and there.

The body is nice. It doesn't have the viscosity that I would have guessed from the look but the body is still moderately heavy. The roasty coffee leaves behind a slightly bitter edge that coats the tongue after each drink and dries out the mouth.

For a beer that has such robust roasty notes this one goes down fairly easy. It's a sipper without a doubt but easy to drink over time.

This beer really tightened up as it warmed and hit its stride as it neared room temperature. The flavors really mingle well when the beer warms up. I'd like to drink a couple more of these over time as it's an overall enjoyable stout even though the coffee isn't huge like other coffee brews. Thanks for the treat Heath!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 04:37:21 | More by joe1510
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber for $4.99 while in NH recently. Cracked it open last night, and poured it into two glasses. Jet black in color. Thick body noticeable while pouring. Quick surge of carbonation at the end of the pour. Fairly large tan head formed. Intense smell of roasted coffee. While I thought the taste was good, I found it to be a bit one dimensional. There was a pronounced flavor of slightly burnt coffee, but not much else. No undertones of chocolate, roasted barley, or anything like that. Sad to say, but it really just tasted like boring old coffee that has been sitting on the burner a bit too long. While I felt that it had a nice body to it, the slightly harsh coffee bean flavor loses a point with me. A good coffee stout, but not great. Wouldn't pay more than $5, so we'll call it even.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 23:41:50 | More by morebeergood
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Opaque black with the barest hint of ruby at the very bottom. A fluffy dark mocha head quickly recedes but leaves very nice lacing throughout.

S-Lots of fresh coffee aroma along with roasted malt and some bitter chocolate.

T-Quite tasty. Milk chocolate starts things off nicley, then a coffee roastiness takes over. Coffee is present but not overpowering, allowing a bitter hops kick in the finish to make itself known.

M-Surprisingly rich for the ABV, medium bodied overall.

D-Really good for the stlye and the alcohol. I could enjoy two or three of these.

HV

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2009 00:38:03 | More by sholland119
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a curved glass twice. My first in this brewery's select series.

A- LTCS is just a bit from being pitch black, some brown spots towards the edges. A steady slope produced a half inch of tannish head that had some cascading effects. A nice cap stayed throughout this morning inspired beer. Decent lace patterns.

S- While listed as an RIS, this has coffee stout written all over it. Coffee scents from beans from Vermont's premire coffee spots. Not really on the sweet side or bitter, somewhat in between. There is a burnt black licorice scent coming up which is off-putting.

T- A very nice coffee taste, im impressed. Along with the coffee there is a nice amount of bitter hops giving off a nice flavor that compliments the coffee well. Maybe just a splash of creme within the coffee with just a taste of chocolate/cocco. The hops really work well in this offsetting a licorice taste that may have ruined this one for me.

M- This one has a mouth on it as well. LTCS is medium bodied and is nowhere near an RIS as listed. This one has carbonation, yet not too high. Even with it's somewhat lighter body, this goes down smooth with a sharp crispness from the hops. Gets better with warming with the roast coming out more with time.

D- At 8%, it is a bit high, but who cares this stuff is drinkable and affordable, & it's a recession MFer's, time to grab a few for the cellar. Im really impressed with this and maybe down the line this will be available more readily. My first in this series did not dissapoint.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 04:10:21 | More by BARFLYB
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is dark black with a light brownish head and some really nice lacing.

The smell is some light coffee flavor and some nice caramel flavor as well.

The taste is a strong coffee flavor. Some nice dark chocolate feel. Also has some nice creamy flavor as well and is a pretty good coffee stout.

This is a really smooth beer, you don't quite notice it going down but you enjoy each sip.This does have a bit of an aftertaste butis still pleasant to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 02:59:01 | More by Duhast500
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a dark, black coffee color with a creamy and bubbly dark cinnamon colored head that was moderatly lasting. The lacing was splotchy leaving a thin film behind.

S: The nose yielded fresh espresso beans and bitterly roasted malt and chocolate. Overall found the aroma to be fresh, moderate in strength and nice per style.

T: bitter and acidic with dark roasted coffee beans. An earthy bitterness presents itself of soil with a residual wet coffee ground lacing found on the finish and swallow. The finish was short, with hints of dark licorice and dark fruit adding subtle closing thoughts. Wouldn't consider this an RIS as advertised, a little light and lacked the complexity and heartiness, but none the less makes for nice flavor that was a solid good.

M: a little lighter then expected, silky and creamy with almost no carbonation detected. A light wet coffee ground finish teases the tongue but only briefly and gently after the swallow.

D: Good drinkability, smooth, rich and very easy to drink. Definitely one of their better beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2009 22:35:47 | More by beerthulhu
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whatailsyou

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this on tap at the brewery and took home two 24-oz bottles. Barkeep said that the coffee was not added to the mash, but that the warm wort passed through a pipe filled with ground coffee.

Now having some at home, 3 mos. later.
Poured into an Opa-Opa giveaway glass. Nice milk chocolate color head, half-inch thick, gone in a few minutes.

Initially smells of coffee and alcohol.

Color: brownish black, no light passing through.

Taste: some bitterness, half coffee, half darkly-roasted malt -- not detecting hops in aroma or finish. Also caramel in backgrond. Not sweet. Not much carbonation. Coffee not overpowering as in some versions of this style Still tastes like stout. Could be more complex.

Mouth feel: Viscous, but not unpleasant.
Pouring second glass, beer now warmer. Head is bigger, 2 inches thick, with some lacing as it shrinks. Alcohol still pronounced in smell and taste. Alcohol hotness hits first, then coffee.

Drinkabiliity: Having no problem with two-glass bottle, but definitely not a session beer. This would be good with dessert or a piece of cheddar or nice cigar. Just tried some cheddar -- good pairing.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 19:38:54 | More by whatailsyou
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charlesw

New York

3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours thin and dark with tiny dark head that is quickly gone.

Smells of smoke and espresso.

Sadly it's listed as an RIS right now. Which is silly 'cause it's just not quite there. Yeah. An RIS is over the top. And thicker. This is a coffee stout, like it says on the bottle, eh? Smoked meats, dark coffee, hints of chocolate milk. Some sourness (hops, maybe?). Weird with the citrus aftertaste. Whoa. It seemed OK and pretty well balanced (for an RIS) up to the aftertaste. OK for a porter. Probably pretty close for a porter. A bit much smoke and the sour is annoying but pretty close.

Of course, the body isn't up to the RIS name either. Definitely a porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2009 22:40:21 | More by charlesw
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Wasatch

Utah

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to jwc215 for this one.

Pours a nice thick black color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy tan head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/coffee. The taste is sweet, malty, nice touch of chocolate/coffee. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty brew, a nice one for an 8% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2009 02:48:40 | More by Wasatch
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle at 55 degrees.

Pours oily opaque black with a half inch head of whipped brown foam. A few dots of lacework throughout the glass as well as a partial skimcoat on the surface.

Freshly roasted coffee, cocoa, and dark barley lead off the nose. Nougat, caramel, dark chocolate, and milk duds follow through.

Full bodied with a chewy, tacky, doughy mouthfeel. Viscous and soft. Quite creamy with no estringent edge.

Roasted barley, charred bits, bitter chocolate, and fresh dark roasted coffee start the palate. Hints of nougat, espresso, and chocolate drizzeled biscuits follow through.

Finishes with lingering roasted coffee and charred malt, nougat, and a mild warmth.

Great beer! Really happy to see Long Trail coming out with the big beers. I'd drink this one over Double Black any day.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 23:42:58 | More by brewandbbq
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route66pubs

California

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to channan for the opportunity via trade for this. Truly outstanding!

Poured jet black with a thin tan head, which left a long lace well after pouring. No mistaking the RIS style here.

Immediately the coffee aroma comes forward, just from the initial pour. No need to dig your nose into the glass for that. But a deep whiff reveals vanilla and perhaps raisin as well.

Unfortunately the coffee is a tad too overdone on this one. It's powerful aroma overtook everything including the taste, and it is hard to get past it to the rest of the tastes. That being said, this could probably do well to sit out for awhile and provide for a lot of opening up as it does so.

Incredibly smooth and creamy in the mouth. If it were not for the coffee flavors permeating everything, this would be a wonderful brew to slowly sip. A slight crispness eases in at the back of the mouth ... is that coffee acidity? ... as you slowly let the beer roll all over your tongue. Very exceptionally satisfying!

Unfortunately, relatively low marks on drinkability due to the coffee overwhelming so much. However, as mentioned above, this would be definitely something worth keeping on hand for a while to see if that coffee aroma and taste mellows out, leading to more vanilla, chocolate and creaminess.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 05:46:42 | More by route66pubs
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youbrewidrink

Vermont

3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rich deep black color, with an off white medium head (which did not hold for long).

Malty/roasty coffee aroma.

Not a terrible offering, this is one of Long Trails better beers. That being said I find that the excessive coffee flavor masks any other qualities one would normal want or find in their beer. No alcohol, no hops, almost no malt.

This seemed more like a Baltic porter that a stout with it's thinner body and slight carbonation.

It was very drinkable and probably a good introductory beer to the work of dark, just not for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 16:53:21 | More by youbrewidrink
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bilyboy65

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't like coffee, so enjoying a coffee stout is tough for me.

A: So black you can't see through it at all. Dark brown thick head to boot. Dissipates quickly though and doesn't leave much of a trail on the glass.

S: A strong scent of coffee. Seems to fit with what the brewery says when they say it was brewed with coffee.

T: Pretty much just as simple, coffee. Also some dark malts can be detected. No sweet or bitter after taste. Just beer all the way through.

M: Full bodied and very smooth. Light oily feel, but nothing to detract from the beer.

D: Again I don't like coffee, but this was good.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 00:59:22 | More by bilyboy65
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DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle. Classy label on this one. Definitely a difference from the "non-brewmaster series" bottles.

Purchased for $3.99- total freakin bargain. Kudos to Long Trail for keeping the prices affordable.

Slow pour into my tulip glass...

A- Dark black liquid. Milk chocolate-yoohooish colored head. Surprised by how thin the beer was for a RIS. Carbonation bubbles floating.

S- Roasted malts, chocolate. This was more of a milky, creamy chocolate scent rather than bitter. Caramel and vanilla. No hop.

T- Mmm. Fresh coffee. Organic coffee beans, rich malts, chocolate. Not too much roasty-bitterness going on. Sweetened up a notch- sugary.

M- This missed the mark here for me. I like my stouts thick and robust. This one was too slick and oily.

D- Nice easy drinking RIS. No alcohol detected in the taste. This is a nice beginners RIS.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 20:49:41 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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dasenebler

Maine

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a modest, dark-tan head. Aroma is of coffee, roast, tanginess and a touch of alcohol.

Flavor is very nice, lots of dark roasted coffee but not too overpowering. Has the quintessential tanginess of a well roasted stout, pretty acidic and pronounced. Not too sweet, more on the dry end of the spectrum. More chocolate notes than I was expecting. Slightly bitter from the roast, but no real hop flavor. Mouthfeel is great, just the right amount of carbonation and a lot of weight without being difficult to drink. This is a really good brew, and one of Long Trail's best.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 02:01:23 | More by dasenebler
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very big thank you to Bill for sending me this. My love of coffee beers knows no boundries and I was thrilled to be able to get ahold of a new one. Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, I am enjoying this one as I type, 04/18/2009.

A very nice pour here as the thick black liquid hits the class, and slowly but surely a decent tan head rises up and out of it to a height of around two inches and settles down leaving lots of side glass lace in its wake. Lots of coffee right up front here as you would expect, but not terribly thick. Nice roasted coffee notes, slight bitterness could be picked up but a nice and sweet coffee note. Smooth, even body, a bit light for the style on the feel, but I want to think of this one as a coffee stout and not a RIS which makes it a much more respectable level. Smooth and even flavor here, nice roasted coffee notes, hints of almost smoked malts and a light bitterness in the finish. No hint of the 8 percent in here at all, and that made it super drinkable.

Overall a very solid beer here. Nice and if the price is true on some of these reviews, this thing is a steal. I would definitely do this one again,

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 01:24:38 | More by mikesgroove
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Timmush

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, how do I rate this beer without discussing the price.. I can't. I picked up a bomber of this for $2.99. So , if it was even slightly drinkable, I would be happy. I had some long trail selections at a tasting about a year ago and disliked every one. However, I have been reading that this coffee stout was prett good so I figured I would give it a try.
I am glad I did.
Poured vigorously and was glad to see 2 to 3 inch head as a result. A little over powering with the coffee but no taste of heat from the alcohol. I poured this in a Duvel tulip and it did the job.
Overall a good beer to have at the end of the night.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 00:54:41 | More by Timmush
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atpben

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Blue Tusk in Syracuse. Pours a nice rich black with a slight head into a snifter. Lots of coffee and burnt sugar notes. Of course coffee predominates that taste but nicely. Nice roasty notes in the middle. Fairly smooth with some bitterness in the end. I quite enjoyed this beer. It is a great dessert beer with the coffee not overpowering. Will definately try again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2009 02:54:08 | More by atpben
Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.