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Best coffee beer you've had lately

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by inchrisin, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (435) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    I've been curious about coffee beers for a while now. I've only had a few from local microbreweries and would like to try more. Any suggestions for good commercial coffee beers?
  2. Drew26

    Drew26 Savant (330) Wisconsin Nov 2, 2012

    I'll try to be the first to suggest Founders Breakfast Stout. Another good one is Tyranena Devil Made Me Do It, though that is actually classified as a Porter...
  3. Though not commercially available, I recently really enjoyed Coffee Eclipse!
  4. Wake n Bake
    FBS
    Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
  5. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (435) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    I never limited you to a stout :)
  6. Lately: Wollavers Alta Gracia Porter

    In General: Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter, Harpoons 100 barrel series Coffee brew.

    FBS is one of my top beers everl, but I'd consider it a "beer with coffee" not a "coffee beer". If ya know what I'm sayin.
  7. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

  8. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (260) Illinois Nov 27, 2012

    Big Hugs, Peche Mortel, Schlafly Coffee Stout
  9. HF Twilight of the Idols is pretty damn awesome.
  10. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Aficionado (210) Wyoming Jan 10, 2013

    My small local brewery here in Sheridan, WY (Black Tooth Brewery) had a winter seasonal java porter. I thought it was, in a word, awesome. Chocolatey, coffee-y, robust, and very balanced. I swear that you could have mixed some ice and cream in it and it could have passed as a Starbucks drink (not that I would ever disgrace it in such a manner!). But it was still very true to the porter style. I was heartbroken when they ran out of it last week.
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  11. Beer Geek Breakfast although I don't know how available it is.
  12. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    Just had a BP victory at sea. Yum
  13. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Savant (375) Illinois Apr 17, 2007

  14. huysmans

    huysmans Savant (330) New Jersey Dec 5, 2007

    Really looking forward to trying the coffee porter from Kane called Morning Bell, made with Rook coffee. Going on tap locally very soon.
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  15. miketd

    miketd Advocate (510) Ohio Mar 2, 2006

    Kopi Luwak Dark Apparition.
  16. joeseppy

    joeseppy Savant (285) Illinois Oct 20, 2012

    Yeah what he said ^^^...BCBCS
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  17. I just finished off a 2012 BCBCS, and I would have to say Peche Mortel. *Edit: And I love the shit outta BCBCS.
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  18. None, I like my coffee in the morning sans alcohol. One of my least favorite flavors in beer.
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  19. A yearly treat:

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  20. OP...based on your location, seek out Founder's Breakfast Stout. It is a fine example that should make you happy. It is a seasonal, but is still available.
  21. Schlafly Coffee Stout, pretty damn good IMO.
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  22. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    My favorite will probably always be Ballast Point Victory at Sea.
  23. wiscokid920

    wiscokid920 Savant (420) Maryland Apr 27, 2011

    As mentioned, BCBCS and Founder's Breakfast Stouts are phenomenal, but if your looking for a great Coffee Stout that is often off people's radar...get your hands on New Glarus Coffee Stout I highly recommend it!
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  24. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Savant (470) California Nov 10, 2006

    Epic Big Bad Baptist. The most coffee forward beer I've ever had. I had it last night on tap for the first time and I think I enjoyed it more than the bottle. Got a tad of bitter chocolate as it warmed. Would like to see a ba version of it some day.

    As for fave of all time....ba Speedway. Hands down
  25. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (370) New York Jul 16, 2011

    man I love speedway stout (my usual "go to" beer)... and mikeller beer geek breakfast, fbs, and bcbcs....

    also love joe mama's milk stout.... have several packs in my stash "in case of emergency"
  26. Unequivocally Tyranena Devil Made Me Do It and Surly Coffee Bender. Between the two, they are by far the most unadulterated coffee flavored beers I've ever had. Understandably so with the distribution of Tyranena, but frankly I'm surprised to be the first to say Surly.
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  27. ChefBergo

    ChefBergo Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 9, 2011

    Best I've had ever would be by Back Forty Brewing in Alabama "Coffee Stout" when I asked why they didn't bottle it and sell it as liquid gold he replied that the bottles would explode because of residual sugar so it would be on tap only....crazy
  28. RedHook Double Black is VERY good.
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  29. MattSweatshirt

    MattSweatshirt Advocate (645) Texas Jun 29, 2011

  30. DaKur

    DaKur Savant (400) Rhode Island Nov 15, 2012

    Troegs Java Head
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  31. walterfredo

    walterfredo Savant (260) California Nov 22, 2011

    Midnight sun brewtality
  32. PHKrames

    PHKrames Aficionado (215) Illinois Sep 14, 2011

    Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction. Very nice.
  33. Kerrie

    Kerrie Savant (485) Michigan Aug 24, 2012

    Atwater's Vanilla Java Porter... if they distribute in your area.
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  34. MichiBrew

    MichiBrew Aficionado (170) Michigan Nov 26, 2010

    Had some phresh Terrapin Wake N Bake last month thanks to my buddy Marc...had a wonderfully strong coffee bean bite to it...fantastic...obviously the coffee is MUCH more pronounced with FBS and BCCBS when fresh as well...these three take the (coffee) cake for me...
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  35. Coffee bender... Yum
  36. Spaceloaf

    Spaceloaf Aficionado (215) Oregon Nov 27, 2008

    Cascade's Oblique Coffee Blonde is probably the most interesting coffee beer I've had in a while. It's the only non-stout/porter beer I've seen mentioned here. The less assertive backbone of the blonde ale allows the coffee flavor to come through in a very different way.

    Unfortunately it's not available in bottles (and it's not even on tap at the brewery right now). But it inspired me to try brewing my own sometime soon.
  37. Flying Dog's Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout! Holy freaking crap that stuff's good.
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  38. bosshop

    bosshop Aficionado (120) New York Sep 13, 2012

    This was going to be my reply...we JUST got this in Upstate NY (along with other BP beers), but this one really, really stood out for me.

    Drinking my 3rd bottle of the week right now. Stellar.
    dianimal and AverageWhiteGuy like this.
  39. Best coffee beer i've had recently is the same best coffee beer i've had in the past - fresh Berkshire Brewing Coffeehouse Porter. the best. Founders Breakfast Stout is also fantastic.

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