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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: 289
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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marcb105

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-24-2013 14:39:37 | More by marcb105
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 03:49:54 | More by Ohiovania
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

12-23-2013 03:18:52 | More by sleuthdog
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-22-2013 13:49:58 | More by FlyingHellfish
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-22-2013 01:18:07 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-21-2013 17:18:11 | More by Soneast
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 16:15:35 | More by Ri0
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

12-21-2013 04:13:50 | More by szmnnl99
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 20:00:49 | More by PaulyB83
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Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

12-20-2013 02:08:48 | More by Kerrie
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Drk93TT

Michigan

4.79/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 16:59:50 | More by Drk93TT
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Boverhof3

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-19-2013 01:43:29 | More by Boverhof3
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krl2112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-18-2013 23:45:07 | More by krl2112
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

12-18-2013 02:36:28 | More by DMarlinJ
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gashmoney

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-15-2013 23:37:29 | More by gashmoney
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2013 03:49:57 | More by Alextricity
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Fargrow

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

12-14-2013 17:53:06 | More by Fargrow
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alelover

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-14-2013 16:40:03 | More by alelover
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jmich24

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-14-2013 01:52:03 | More by jmich24
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kyle86

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

12-13-2013 13:33:10 | More by kyle86
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kylelenk

Michigan

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

Bottled and enjoyed in both a snifter and a pint glass...Not at the same time.

A- Black with a little bit of settlement at the bottom of the bottle. Head is a white/tan bubbly beauty that dissipates quickly and leaves little cascading laces.

S- Rather smokey for the category.

T- Expected it to be more like a mocha shake and yet the pallet is filled with wooded char and burnt almonds. There is a very subtle taste of morning coffee that is just begging to be unleashed. Absent is the lactose that is supposed to make this sweeter (?).

M- Little disappointed with how viscous and rich it is compared to the rather subtle pallet.

O- Never really found Cup A Joe to be a balanced beer. For a milk stout, it isn't that sweet. For a coffee stout, it's rather bland. Every year I keep hoping they'll tweak it and nail it.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 04:59:18 | More by kylelenk
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California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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Utah

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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adrienne

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

09-09-2013 12:28:44 | More by adrienne
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alfie

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

09-06-2013 15:10:05 | More by alfie
Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout from Short's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.