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Best coffee beer you've had lately

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

  1. brewtus

    brewtus Savant (460) Ohio Dec 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Sometimes I take a sip of coffee in the morning and it reminds me of founders breakfast stout.... I'm proud to say that's true
  2. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    Ive been seeing it on the shelf of literally every shop within 25 miles of me for 2 months here in southern NJ. Finally picked it up and it will now be a constant in my fridge.
  3. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

  4. Kerrie

    Kerrie Advocate (565) Michigan Aug 24, 2012

    Sorry for posting again so soon, but someone mentioned Lagunita's Cappuccino Stout and I happened to have that in my fridge. Just poured myself a glass and damn, it's fantastic! Seconding that one. This is also my first Lagunita's brew. Won't be my last!
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  5. scud

    scud Savant (380) Indiana Sep 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    '12 BCBCS
    '12 WNB
  6. Its Delicious. By far their best beer IMO. Keg kicked in 3 days at my bar.
  7. Beergelden

    Beergelden Aficionado (245) Ohio Jan 15, 2013

    Wolavers coffee porter, wake n bake are both great coffee forward brews that you have to try if you are serious about drinking a beer with coffee.
  8. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (480) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    That's the one I can think of that I HAVE had. It's great, but I take it for granted like Gumballhead. I want somehing else. :)
  9. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Not sure if it was mentioned yet as i skimmed this thread fairly quickly but i would have to mention the perkulator coffee doppelbock from Dark Horse. I thought it was unique and very tasty
  10. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Aficionado (225) Virginia Nov 23, 2012

    Beer Geek Breakfast and even Beer Hop Breakfast. Cafe Royale is also really high on the list.
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  11. I noticed that someone mentioned Big Bad Baptist on tap. I had it via bomber a few months ago, and I immediately went back the following day to purchase a case. It is extremely coffee-forward and, though it's rated very highly on this site, I still think it is underrated - one of the best beers I've ever consumed.
  12. nogophers

    nogophers Savant (335) Minnesota Jun 28, 2011

    Morning Wood by Big Wood Brewery (MN)
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  13. Dominion Morning Glory

    Schlafly Coffee Stout <---most coffee flavor i've had in a beer. not the roasted black coffee flavor you get in many stouts, more like coffee icecream flavour.

    picked up some black coffee notes in Smuttynose Robust Porter aswell.
  14. LarryAppleton

    LarryAppleton Savant (360) Quebec (Canada) Dec 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    There's a great thread going on from last week about French pressing coffee with beer. Sorry, I'm too lazy to link.
  15. KISSFR33K

    KISSFR33K Aficionado (200) Michigan Sep 15, 2012

    Atwater Brewery Vanilla Java Porter
  16. Espresso Oak Aged Yeti
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  17. GoGators

    GoGators Champion (875) New Jersey Aug 5, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

  18. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

  19. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Advocate (625) Delaware Feb 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    I'm a sucker for local, and I really dig Evolution Rise Up stout.
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  20. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Savant (270) Illinois Nov 16, 2010 Beer Trader

    Had my first alesmith speedway stout, it was excellent.
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  21. AC-Mivsek

    AC-Mivsek Savant (330) Ohio Nov 14, 2012

    Coffee brew are one of my top three favorite types of beer.
    I'm thinking of beers which should be readily available in most all locations...

    Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout- I saw it has already been mentioned, but it is is very good, and reasonably priced. Which is nice. And made with local coffee.

    Bell's Java Stout- One of the best I've had. Bell's usually does not disappoint and this is another example of finely crafted brew with a stern coffee presence.

    Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout- STRONG coffee presence which to me stands out the most even though this is an oatmeal stout. Delicious brew.

    Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Imperial Stout- If you can't find the espresso version the original yeti should suffice. But definitely go for the espresso if available.

    Founder's Breakfast Stout- It has been recommended by a few people already, but that is because it is just that good.
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  22. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012


    Short's Cup of Joe ain't half bad either! Usually Short's is hit or miss with me, but this was solid
  23. Best coffee beers ive had are fresh BCBS Coffee and Speedway stout. IMHO, Speedway is the best non barrel aged stout, hands down.
  24. To Ol Goliat. Extremely delicious.
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  25. Coffee Bender is excellent, and another one I really enjoy is Great River Redband Coffee Stout.
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  26. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

  27. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (685) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Just got back from a Ballast point event at the bar I work at... the taste of Victory at Sea is still in my mouth... so damn good!
  28. urwithdave

    urwithdave Savant (320) Florida May 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    Moat Water is delicious! Kicking myself in the ass for not buying more of it!
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  29. cyrushire

    cyrushire Champion (855) Florida May 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    cubano espresso brown ale from ccb. its a seasonal but should be hitting distribution in the very near future.
  30. cyrushire

    cyrushire Champion (855) Florida May 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    I bought 7 and will buy every last one I run across in the future if I can... I kick myself in the ass for not buying more too. It is hands down the very best beer I have ever had.
  31. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Advocate (520) California Dec 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    Beachwood TOVARISH!
  32. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    3 amazing coffee beers had recently:

    Impossible for you to get: Rushing Duck Planet Bean
    Hard for you to get: BCBCS
    You really oughta get: FBS
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  33. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Advocate (530) New Jersey Aug 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Just got this in a trade about a week ago! Can't wait to try it!
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  34. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    I haven't seen that around in at least 2 or 3 years but I used to love that beer.

    Also, Black Xantus gets my vote.
  35. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Wolavers Alta Gracia Coffee Porter. Delicious, and at 5% it makes a great alternative to the typical bellybusters
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  36. garuda

    garuda Advocate (525) Pennsylvania Jan 18, 2010

    Wake n Bake.. I forgot how good that beer is.
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  37. codysjb

    codysjb Savant (470) Prince Edward Island (Canada) Jun 16, 2010 Beer Trader

    Wake n bake, in fact I perfer it over fbs and many other available coffee stouts. Bcbcs is my number one overall though, what an amazing brew.
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  38. galvetraz

    galvetraz Aficionado (135) Texas Sep 7, 2009

    I am also a fan of both the Lagunitas and Santa Fe stouts as they are readily available in Texas. I forget about the espresso version of Yeti as it is one I haven't tried but is available here. For a local Texas brew I have to go with Real Ale Coffee Porter. Unfortunately most of the others mentioned in previous posts are not available in Texas.
  39. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Advocate (630) Florida Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    CCB Cubano Espresso
    Beer Geek Breakfast
    Cycle Brewing Fast Breaker Stout
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  40. ao125

    ao125 Savant (335) Virginia Dec 1, 2010

    Cafe Royale from Williamsburg AleWerks