Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Roke87:
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip at cellar temperature.
Appearance- Pours a dark black colour, with absolutely no light penetrating any angles of this one, average pour yields a finger of dark brown head that quickly dissipates to a very small ring around the glass leaving very minimal to no lacing throughout till finish.
Smell- A very nice coffee smell coming from this one, I rather like it to be honest, it’s not overly bitter like a lot of coffee stouts can be but it smells nice and sweet. Nice roasted malt flavours as well with a small hint of dark chocolate in there also; it really does smell like a sweet milky iced coffee that you buy from the store not some bitter cold coffee smell.
Taste- Is pretty much just like the aromas, the coffee in this one actually tastes good and is well balanced, milky sweet coffee flavours paired with a nice roasted malt flavour that finishes almost sweet on the palate, no bitter coffee tastes here just a good tasting iced coffee flavour, some dark chocolate flavours hidden in there as well; a very well balanced coffee stout.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied that goes down nice and silky smooth, very creamy on the mouth feel as well with average carbonation.
Overall- I am very impressed by this one, this is a nice sweet, milky, sugary stout that is not overly bitter on the coffee but on the contrary it was like I went to McDonalds and bought an iced coffee, it was just so well balanced and perfect on the palate, the smells are not overly complex but this one really shines through in the tastes. A great beer that was picked up at a great price and I would definitely pick this one again once I run out. Congrats Short’s this one is definitely a winner in my books.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2011 05:32:35 | More by Roke87
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to Sandman3479 for giving me this to try!
A: Deep, opaquely black body under two fingers of creamy light-brown head. Good retention, great lace. Lovely.
S: Pure, deeply roasted espresso coffee. Woody, charred, and almost a little smoky. Lots of spice. Definitely one of the most coffee-forward aromas I've encountered, even for a coffee stout, and it's impressively complex despite the single focus. Excellent.
T: Follows the nose up front, with wave after wave of woody, herbal, charred roasted coffee. Some chocolate and cream flavors try to mellow things out a bit midway through (I'm especially impressed by the way the lactose delivers a distinct cream flavor), but the dry, charred bitterness of the coffee overwhelms the finish and aftertaste. After a moment it's honestly difficult to tell if I've just had a sip of beer or espresso. Fun, but a bit unbalanced.
M: Soft, creamy, and highly carbonated. I'm a fan.
O: Really digging this beer, even if I wish the finish were a little more restrained. This is definitely the Shorts brew I've had yet. You were right, Dino! Thanks again!
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2014 02:11:07 | More by woosterbill
Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout from Short's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.