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Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme StoutShort's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

522 Ratings
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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 14.11%
Wants: 288
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"A brew uniquely different from most coffee stouts, we cram Higher Grounds roasted fair trade espresso beans into every facet of the brewing process. Prominent aromatics of malt, espresso, and cocoa are abundant and create a flavor robust with big malt characters fused with cream and coffee. The perfect morning night capper." 
20 I.B.U.’s

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-26-2006)
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4/5  rDev -1%

01-30-2014 23:22:31 | More by BAsbill
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deonreds

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-30-2014 06:57:05 | More by deonreds
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ltltony

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-28-2014 15:57:49 | More by ltltony
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woosterbill

Connecticut

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!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 02:11:07 | More by woosterbill
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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/2/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, toast, cream, light vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with big coffee presence and great complexity of roasted malt/cream notes; with great strength. Taste of roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, light char, cream, light vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, cream, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of coffee, roasted malt, and cream flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and moderately slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome coffee stout! All around great balance and complexity of coffee, roasted malt, and cream flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 22:00:48 | More by superspak
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-15-2014 00:13:23 | More by lewdwig
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

01-14-2014 21:52:04 | More by BullBearHawk
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

01-13-2014 06:43:18 | More by Lukafer
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-13-2014 05:26:32 | More by BEERschlitz
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev -1%

01-13-2014 04:21:57 | More by fthegiants
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

01-13-2014 02:58:55 | More by Jas45678
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elNopalero

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is for folks who like a little beer in their coffee. Seriously, warm it up and cut out the carbonation and you’d have… flat, warm, coffee-flavored beer. It wasn’t horrible—but it’s not, to me, as enjoyable as a coffee stout or similar beer should be.

It’s a flat coffee black in appearance. Smell’s like today’s dark roast, after sitting out and warming all day. It has a strong, overpowering and harsh coffee flavor. Again, the burnt coffee notes come out. I had a taster and could barley finish this. Don’t think I’m up for a full pint. Short’s beers tend to be a love-it or hate-it kind of thing, but usually I’m in the former camp. Not this time, though.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2014 06:04:09 | More by elNopalero
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3SH33TS

California

4/5  rDev -1%

01-12-2014 05:15:46 | More by 3SH33TS
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1up

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-08-2014 06:00:15 | More by 1up
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep dark brown with a very thin tan head.

S - Dark roasted coffee, roasted malts, and bittersweet chocolate.

T - Just like the smell. A big burst of coffee hits first followed by the bittersweet chocolate. The lactose comes through in the finish producing a nice amount of sweet creaminess.

M - Heavy bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Another homerun from Short's. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 00:28:54 | More by TreyIsWilson
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

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AnchorDrops

Michigan

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Dark brown with a finger of brown foam, some lacing

S-Coffee, some alcohol

T-Coffee, some bitter chocolate, sweet cream

M-moderate carbonation, creamy

O-One of the best beers I have had from Shorts, the bitter roasted malts and coffee are well balanced by the lactose sugars. Really creamy, almost like a mochaccino, some lingering sweetness and coffee flavors. Just a really delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 21:50:07 | More by AnchorDrops
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Stu_Grimson

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- dark brown almost black with little light getting through, a finger of brown head leaving some lacing along the side of the glass

S- I enjoyed the smell of this one with a good amount of coffee coming through and I also get roasted malts and a hint of chocolate

T- a roasted taste hits me first with the bitterness of dark chocolate and a nice coffee finish that leave me with a nice after taste of coffee

M- not as creamy as I would have liked for a coffee cream stout, it is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation that takes away from the creamy aspect

O- I enjoyed this beer being a fan of coffee, but would have had it a little higher if it were a little creamier

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 02:42:09 | More by Stu_Grimson
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BreakfastStout

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Finally, a Shorts beer I can cozy up to. A solid OK offering from this brewery, which is a first for me. Pours a dark caramel brown into my Founders snifter with a dark brown head that quickly fades a leaves minimal lacing. I definitely pick up the coffee flavor, maybe a bit of french roast. A slightly bitter coffee taste that only slightly detracts from the drinkability. A solid mouth feel but not chewy enough for my tastes. Overall a solid offering from Shorts. It's about time for a brewery that gets as much praise as they do.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 00:56:14 | More by BreakfastStout
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Dshep1340

Michigan

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Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout from Short's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.