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

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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 293
Gots: 49 | 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 -1.2%

XmnwildX12, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ari32, Jan 03, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

AnchorDrops, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Stu_Grimson
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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

Stu_Grimson, Dec 30, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

BreakfastStout, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Dshep1340, Dec 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

HopHeadHerman, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

fredmugs, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

marcb105, Dec 24, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A little more than your average coffee beer. The espresso really comes through in the nose to start but more of a floral bouquet of coffee. It starts off creamy and coffee and remains until the end. A nice acidity from the coffee is present as well. Super solid and am glad I was able to snag a few bottles.

Ohiovania, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

sleuthdog, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

FlyingHellfish, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Soneast, Dec 21, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into chalice.

A - Well it is the color of coffee with a half finger mocha head that fades into oblivion. A few spots of lacing.

S - Dark Coffee, French latte, mocha, and hints of bitter bakers chocolate. Roasted malts and light caramel round it off.

T - Nice coffee forward stout. Roasted coffee beans and malts, espresso and bakers chocolate. Sweet cream with mellow caramel and mocha.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and creamy feeling with light carbonation.

O - Pretty good milk stout with big roasted coffee flavor. Excellent morning beer.

Ri0, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

szmnnl99, Dec 21, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Even though there is no bottling date it is definitely fresh as most Short's beers move quickly at the local bottle shop and I know they just got this one in last week.

A- Pours a thick smooth jet black with a nice medium medium brown head that slowly dissipated to a ring. Looks very similar to FBS, like a chilled espresso.

S- Big coffee and chocolate roasts, not getting the extra sweetness that is in FBS.

T- Similar to nose, dominated buy smooth espresso and bitter dark roasts. Lasting bitter coffee and coffee acidity on the tongue.

M- Creamy and smooth and thick, all while being very drinkable.

O- One of the best Short's brews I've had, really starting to come around on them lately. A bit of a one note beer and not as complex as FBS but still wonderful. I feel really lucky to be able to get two great coffee stouts so fresh, when the coffee flavor is at it's peak.

PaulyB83, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Kerrie, Dec 20, 2013
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4.79/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Finally obtained a six pack from the local store here in SE MI After many phone calls and pestering. Actually came in and bought it about 30mins after it was unloaded off the truck... ( bottles were STILL COLD !! )

I can only dream of how epic this tastes on draft... guess we need to start planning a winter vacation to Bellaire in addition to the summer one !

A: Pours pitch black with a creamy- brown head. Leaves wet lacing throughout, and a tan sugar like brown ring around the glass as it drops down to the oh so sad zone of when its all gone and empty

S: Coffee forward smell (yes). Smells like my kitchen after we use the Delonghi Semi-automatic espresso maker (w/ lavazza espresso beans from italy) to whip up some vanilla-latte's.

T: 25% of the brew tastes like coffee/espresso roast. This is a great thing. There are many other similar "coffee-stouts" That ive tried that just blow your head off with java. Awesomely, this **Cup A Joe** does not do such a thing. 50% Milk sugar and cream balance nicely with the espresso flavor in a way no other Coffee stout can. and the other 25% id say goes to a a decadent/velvety roasted chocolate explosion that dances on the palate. OH YEAH! Not Kool-aid oh yeah.. but good brew OH YEAH!

M: Rich and creamy. Medium bodied with hints of coffee and sweet milk throughout. Taste doesnt stick around long and give you any sort of lasting coffee-breath. Very happy that the coffee doesnt dominate the mouthfeel. This is the holy grail of coffee stout mouthfeel to me..

O: A must try. If I find this on draft I just might sleep on the floor of the establishment thats serving it..? Maybe not. But it is excellent. And I feel like this beer could be sessioned.. maybe paired with a good book or something of that nature.

Drk93TT, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Boverhof3, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

krl2112, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

DMarlinJ, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

gashmoney, Dec 15, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

$5.50 a pint at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

I found a new Short's favorite.

Appearance: Pitch black. Little head on it that goes away pretty quickly. Nice lacing at the top, but not much at the end. Looks... well... stouty.

Smell: Ugh. Good Lord. So much coffee... fully loaded with it. Roast. Maybe notes of chocolate. The coffee dominates and permeates all around.

Taste/feel: Like the smell, but the feel puts it to another level -- perfectly silky and creamy and way too drinkable. The coffee is at the forefront, of course, with a bit of chocolate sweetness. A touch bitter, but well balanced as a whole. If you love coffee in your stouts, you'll fall in love with this as I have.

An utterly incredible beer worthy of a pick up. The rating is among Shorts' highest for a reason... I thought their Mystery Oatmeal Stout was awesome, but this is actually a little bit better. Don't bother putting socks on before trying this beer, because it'll knock them right off anyway.

Cheesy? Don't care. Just drink it, damn you.

Alextricity, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Fargrow, Dec 14, 2013
Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout from Short's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.