1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Beers with a coffee taste?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by amhatfield3, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Morey

    Morey Advocate (540) Pennsylvania Dec 30, 2007

    I'd like to add Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter. Big coffee taste on that one.
    cavedave likes this.
  2. Going to St. Louis in two weeks. Thanks for the tip!
  3. Bourbon County Coffee
    Big Bad Baptist
    Coffee Bender

    They are the beers that have highlighted the coffee the most to my palate.
  4. Dtrain4

    Dtrain4 Aficionado (185) New York Dec 29, 2012

    Left Hand's Java Lava is awesome
  5. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Williamsburg Alewerks Cafe Royale!
    jasoncheb likes this.
  6. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    While it is a seasonal, I picked up four of the 2012 batch right before christmas and the 2013 batch just dropped this week. So you can usually find it year round. Fresh it's pretty good, but with a year on it this beer really shines.
    Ford likes this.
  7. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    I had the same issue with it fresh. Try one from last year, it's amazing.
  8. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,015) New York Mar 12, 2009

    You'll need to trade for it, or order it online, but Oakshire Overcast espresso stout is one of the most delicious of the coffee forward beers I love. Luckily for me a local brewery makes a stupendous one as well, Rushing Duck Planet Bean.
  9. neas

    neas Aficionado (160) Pennsylvania Oct 18, 2011

    Terrapin wake n bake.
  10. no need to go beyond Founders Breakfast Stout, remarkable taste and mouth feel.
  11. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    It was better before it was cool. *adjusts scarf and speeds away on fixie*
  12. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Thanks.. I will keep an eye out for it!
  13. djsmith1174 likes this.
  14. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012


    cavedave and BMitch like this.
  15. Bonis

    Bonis Savant (440) Ohio Jul 28, 2010

    I would have agreed until I tried Peche Mortel and Speedway Stout, granted FBS is better than both of those brews.

    Then I tried Epic Big Bad Baptist... WOW!!... FBS is almost a memory. Damn, I better go buy a 4 pack!

    For me locally, there was also Elevator Bourbon Barrel Espresso Imperial Stout... Amazing stuff.
  16. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (745) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    Alesmith Speedway Stout - really a coffee experience IMO.
    KBS - the BA cuts it a little, but it's still a tremendous brew.
  17. BEER* not been. Idiot.
  18. southern tier mokah
  19. The best coffee beer I've ever had...
    Cheers from Switzerland!
    elgiacomo likes this.
  20. BBC Coffeehouse is unreal on draft and awesome in a bottle.

    Wollavers/OtterCree Alta Gracia is really good.
    Harpoons new hundred barrel series Trifuno is awesome too.
  21. This year's Hill Farmstead Earl is so much more coffee forward than the last iteration it's not even funny. Not just coffee but seriously high quality beans here.
  22. Agreed on the beer. As far as its availability, it appears frequently on Letspour.com, and I'm pretty sure some other online sites have it as well (possibly MadeInOregon.com, for one).

    Most of the best/most obvious examples have already been named. For a beer that doesn't explicitly include coffee but I get a lot of dark roast coffee flavor from: Founder's Imperial Stout.
    TheHurtMerchant and cavedave like this.
  23. jkn09

    jkn09 Savant (340) Texas Oct 17, 2012

    I'll second Real Ale Shade Tree Coffee Porter and Kona Pipeline. Both readily available (in DFW at least) and fairly inexpensive.
  24. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (745) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    Peche Mortal, just finished my one and only, and it was tremendous. Kills FBS, better than W&B too.
  25. Thevanpelt

    Thevanpelt Zealot (80) Sweden Sep 6, 2012

    De Molen Mout & Mocca
  26. Old Rasputin....no coffee in it, but it certainly has some similarities.

    Chicory Stout and Victory at Sea
  27. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
    Ballast Point Victory At Sea
    Samuel Adams Black and Brew
    Founders KBS
    Goose Island BCBCS
    Jester King Beer Geek Rodeo
    Jester King Weasel Rodeo
  28. Flying Dog Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout might be my favorite coffee stout. It has such a nice/pleasant coffee taste and it doesn't even taste like it has 8.9% ABV. Such a smooth and creamy tasting beer.
  29. I want that one!
    Bluecane likes this.
  30. Big Bad Baptist
  31. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    I'm getting some in; let me know if you want to come to Chapel Hill and crack one! I can't guarantee how long they will or will not last though haha.
  32. Quite often i get a coffee/cocoa-ish taste outta 60 Minute IPA. In a good way.
  33. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (350) Florida Mar 16, 2012

    wake n bake is coffee city
  34. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Aficionado (205) Virginia Nov 23, 2012

    Hoping to pick up a couple bottles of the Hardywood Park Sidamo Coffee Stout this week. Will report back once I try one on for size. Right now, Cafe Royale from Williamsburg Alewerks is my leader.
  35. Wolavers Alta Gracia Coffee Porter
    Onenote81 likes this.
  36. forgot to add. but the Kona Pipeline Porter, while a bit thin, has very noticeable coffee flavor.
  37. nlmartin

    nlmartin Advocate (540) Ohio Jul 26, 2005

    The mother of all coffee foreward beers for me has been Peche Mortel. A dam near perfect coffee aroma. The coffee flavor was dam near perfect also. I am suprised noone has mentioned this beer. If you love coffee you will love this beer.
  38. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Savant (370) Missouri Jun 10, 2008

    It's Schlafly Coffee Stout.
  39. nogophers

    nogophers Savant (300) Minnesota Jun 28, 2011

    Ditto on the Surly Coffee Bender. It's my wife's favorite beer at the moment.
  40. csbinva

    csbinva Savant (275) Virginia Jan 13, 2010

    And don't forget Alewerks Coffeehouse Stout!