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Best coffee beer you've had lately

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

  1. nharres

    nharres Savant (350) Illinois Feb 8, 2012 Verified

    Cafe Royale. I had high expectations before I tried it and it still impressed me.
  2. dmfc906

    dmfc906 Aficionado (130) Illinois Jul 2, 2010

    Had both of those recently and they were awesome
    funhog likes this.
  3. JLG193

    JLG193 Savant (270) Michigan Sep 14, 2010

    Prob already been said, but Epic Big Bad Baptist and Right Brain CEO Stout have some pronounced coffee flavor/aroma to them.
    buddha5050 likes this.
  4. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Verified

    Dayman IPA
    buddha5050 and YogiBeer like this.
  5. This is the clear answer but I will say that TAPS Balinese coffee stout was amazing

    and if you havent had Beachwood Brewing Mocha Machine, that beer will bring your beans something fierce.
    Blacktooth likes this.
  6. Speedway Stout
    Furlinator likes this.
  7. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poobah (1,000) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2010 Verified

    Well I'm super late to the game but my picks from what I've had lately would be:

    Harder to get - BCBCS 2010
    Easier to get - Evolution Rise Up Stout
    luwak likes this.
  8. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Savant (435) Illinois Oct 5, 2012 Verified

    Dayman and peruvian morning. Both on tap.
    Houser likes this.
  9. VoDre

    VoDre Initiate (0) Minnesota Mar 23, 2013

    peruvian morning (not the most recent batch) and surly coffee bender. both are top notch but very different types of beers.
    SteveKotajarvi likes this.
  10. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Advocate (615) New Jersey Mar 17, 2013 Verified

  11. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Champion (770) Indiana Jul 6, 2005

  12. Mitchell57

    Mitchell57 Savant (330) Wisconsin Jan 8, 2013 Verified

    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Central Waters Peruvian Morning
    Central Waters Brewhouse Coffee
    Phil_H likes this.
  13. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    OddSide Ales Bean Flicker
  14. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    I was just about to say this. This is the newest coffee beer I had, and it's a hell of a brew. There's a bit of an appearance/taste discrepancy because you expect coffee beers to be dark, but this was great stuff. I imagine this is what Dayman would taste like if it cut out 70% of the hops.
    king75 likes this.
  15. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Advocate (715) Arizona Dec 20, 2011 Verified

    Enjoy Kona Pipeline, especially since it's dirt cheap compared to what's available here for Coffee brews (and that makes it taste better)
  16. jivex5k

    jivex5k Advocate (660) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Well I haven't had it quite yet, but I'm about to have some Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from FB in an hour.
    LuisQ and Circleo12 like this.
  17. Evolution Rise Up Stout
    Troegs JavaHead Stout
    Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout

    All great, you can't go wrong with these.
  18. Cjett

    Cjett Aficionado (175) Illinois Dec 20, 2012 Verified

    peche mortel. its nearly perfect
    dbossman, rxeight, MattXT and 9 others like this.
  19. Yes! Saw it for the first time last week and picked up three bottles. A+
    DevilsCups likes this.
  20. MikeCactusGordon

    MikeCactusGordon Advocate (665) Ohio Feb 20, 2011 Verified

    Stone Espresso Imperial Stout
  21. tmm313

    tmm313 Savant (450) Georgia Nov 6, 2011

    Drinking my first Highland Black Mocha Stout as we speak. Will definitely be having again.
    Yosefus, KhakCane and burgerpaw like this.
  22. So good....
  23. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Champion (870) California Oct 24, 2009 Verified

    Beachwood's System of a Stout
    Bruery's Mash & Grind
    Noble Ale Works Naughty Sauce

    All brewed with coffee from Portola Coffee Labs
    El_Chupahueso likes this.
  24. Last night I had Uinta Labyrinth on tap for the first time. Absolutely delicious beer. It was somewhere between Wheaton W00tStout(which doesn't get enough cred on this site), and BCBS.
    DropDead likes this.
  25. LuisQ

    LuisQ Aficionado (200) Florida Jan 9, 2013 Verified

    How so?
  26. ddedhed

    ddedhed Savant (495) Ohio Dec 4, 2012 Verified

    Peche Mortel and Bomb! were recent revelations.
  27. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    The Bruery - Mash & Grind! So good!
    Quickicks likes this.
  28. sphuston

    sphuston Aspirant (40) Illinois Oct 20, 2012

    Tried a Local Option Morning Wood last night - excellent balance in a somewhat lighter coffee ale. Two Brothers has a coffee version of its French Country Ale, called French Press. Cheers!
  29. GeorgiaBeerGuy

    GeorgiaBeerGuy Poobah (1,020) Georgia May 31, 2013 Verified


    great coffee flavor, and an interesting lighter body than the coffee stouts...

    and I think my peruvian morning's are infected. not amazed by them.. briskly fizzy and almost tart.
    Terrapin8, SWChi, SadMachine and 3 others like this.
  30. lowbit

    lowbit Initiate (0) Wisconsin Jul 24, 2013

    Peruvian Morning and KBS are obvious choices, but the best non-obvious/new coffee beer I've had lately was Central Waters' Brewhouse Coffee Stout. I didn't expect to like it much, since I lean heavily toward barrel-aged stouts and Brewhouse isn't aged at all, but it has a really strong, smooth, clean coffee taste to it, like no other coffee beer I've had. I'll definitely be buying it again.
    SWChi and Drew26 like this.
  31. JamesStreet

    JamesStreet Champion (820) Louisiana May 9, 2013 Verified

    Peche Mortel.
    MattXT and Gunboat82 like this.
  32. TheSamKuehn

    TheSamKuehn Champion (810) Florida Aug 27, 2012 Verified

    I was there last night and had some. Might be the best batch I've had. Seriously. While the maple was probably the most subtle of the ingredients; the bacon and coffee were quite strong. Very cool bluegrass duo played too. Enjoy!!
  33. jivex5k

    jivex5k Advocate (660) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    By driving to the Lounge and ordering one, hopefully.
    I might have made a mistake posting here lol, hope it's not gone by the time I get there.
  34. Armando_Perez

    Armando_Perez Advocate (585) Florida Jul 15, 2013 Verified

    Cigar City Cafe Americana
  35. jivex5k

    jivex5k Advocate (660) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Yeah that beer is so good!
    Thicker than Zhukov, sweetness and coffee....my god.
    I'm just happy a keg made it to S. Florida, didn't think I'd be lucky enough to try it ever.
  36. sethmc01

    sethmc01 Zealot (85) Wisconsin Apr 29, 2013

    Ale Smiths Speedway stout. Just came to Wisconsin. Delicious!
    charlzm, ncketchum and Furlinator like this.
  37. Cigar city cubano-style espresso brown ale was awesome, I'd love to try a cup of coffee with those beans
    pjkelley82 and jkd03c like this.
  38. Armando_Perez

    Armando_Perez Advocate (585) Florida Jul 15, 2013 Verified

    I was going through 2 growlers a week when they had available for growler fills.
  39. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (440) Vermont May 29, 2012

    Everytime someone asks this question, my answer is Peche Mortel

    It's because I've always had it recently, and it's always my favorite.
  40. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (380) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    I had a local offering recently that tasted like really watered down espresso.... that was....pretty cool.....

    On a more serious note however I'd have to go with Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, that is pure win in a bottle if you ask me. If you haven't tried this beer then you need to.
    SWChi, frothyhead and bpasquini like this.