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Best coffee beer you've had lately

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

  1. Jerome1929

    Jerome1929 Savant (370) Michigan Sep 11, 2008 Verified

    If you ever get to MI, try some Short's Cup a Joe. Hands down my favorite coffee beer.
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  2. gcamparone

    gcamparone Advocate (675) Rhode Island Dec 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    Surly coffee bender
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I'm going to have to go with Big Bad Baptist.
    curtind1 and denver10 like this.
  4. beefmental

    beefmental Savant (260) Iowa May 26, 2005 Beer Trader

    There are so many great ones out there, but I'll give the edge to 2012 BCBCS.
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  5. acurtis

    acurtis Poobah (1,360) New Jersey Sep 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Box Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of Hell
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  6. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    Peche Mortel. I have a Twilight Of The Idols sitting on my shelf, new to me.
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  7. boilermakerryan

    boilermakerryan Savant (305) Indiana Nov 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    Had my first Cup a Joe from Short's Brewing (thanks kdmcguire10!!), by far my favorite to date!
  8. Handle

    Handle Savant (415) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009

    I'll take a departure from some of the admittedly great coffee beers already mentioned to say that lately I've been really enjoying Highland's Thunderstruck Coffee Porter.
  9. seplo

    seplo Savant (490) Connecticut Sep 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    Im gonna go with Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock....CHEERS
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  10. I really do love bbc's coffeehouse porter, it's a few notches above drayman's if you ask me. Also a big fan of high and mighty's two headed beast stout. Looking forward to six point three beans!!!
  11. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Advocate (670) Illinois Jan 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    If you're going for pure coffee taste, I'd say Red Eye Coffee Porter by Two Brothers and Coffee Bender by Surly. I'm not a coffee drinker, but these capture all the best notes of coffee in my opinion.
  12. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Advocate (630) California Jul 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    recently i tried this vermont Longtrail brewmaster's series coffee stout was pretty good
    you can never go wrong with BCBCS and FBS but my all-time favorite is
    you have to go to the brewery to get it
    i also like a lot of the other variants of speedway stout
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  13. adkieffer

    adkieffer Savant (420) Washington Nov 23, 2010

    Haven't had too many lately but I did have Renegade Sunday Morning (Coffee infused strong ale) on Monday and thought it was a great beer. Like nothing I had previosly. I would definitely go back for another or drink tailgating.
  14. Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought Big Bad Baptist was already aged in whiskey barrels.
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  15. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Advocate (575) Maryland Oct 26, 2011 Beer Trader

    If you're looking for barrel aged, go for Big Bad Baptist ( I can send you one if you can't find it). For non barrel aged, go for Wake N Bake by Terrapin. Breakfast Stout is great, but I think Wake N Bake is better if you're really into coffee
  16. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Savant (305) New York Oct 21, 2004 Beer Trader

    Wake N Bake, Peche Mortel or Beer Geek Brunch Weasel hmm...guess I'll have to try them all again and see what I think - coffee beer tasting coming up!
  17. jkeffer13

    jkeffer13 Aficionado (235) Virginia Dec 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hardywood Sidamo, brewed with some of the best local coffee I've had. But on the easier to get side, I have to agree with the Wake n' Bake and Breakfast Stout. BCBCS is a favorite too, but also fairly hard to track down.
  18. OddNotion

    OddNotion Advocate (635) New Jersey Nov 1, 2009 Beer Trader

    Wake-n-Bake or Bourbon County Coffee... completely different beers but both are amazing!
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  19. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2008 Verified

    Tie between Shorts Cup of Joe and Epic Big Bad Baptist. Both are amazing.
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  20. rudzud

    rudzud Champion (870) Massachusetts Apr 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    Vietnamese Speedway Stout and Big Bad Baptist (Batch #7)
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  21. Billy1856

    Billy1856 Aficionado (155) Texas Aug 20, 2012

    Iron Joe by Rahr and Sons
  22. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Advocate (550) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    Southern Tier Mokah and Javah
  23. Baab200

    Baab200 Savant (455) New York Jan 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    Java Sutra Coffee Porter by three heads in Rochester, NY. Not given a great rating by this site by I really like it.
  24. Beerpharmer

    Beerpharmer Zealot (95) New Jersey Apr 22, 2010

    Troegs JavaHead, BP Victory at Sea, and Flying Dog Kujo. Damn good
  25. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (635) California Nov 10, 2006 Beer Trader

    You're right, my bad. I get distracted easily
  26. bdonley5

    bdonley5 Savant (295) Michigan Dec 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Wake N Bake
    Lift Bridge
    Anchor Porter Infused with Jittery Joes Coffee Beans (beans used in WnB)
  27. RTrain12

    RTrain12 Savant (410) Illinois Feb 6, 2010

  28. Glad to see I'm not the only one.


    I've had a lot of coffee beers and a lot of the ones mentioned in this thread, but this is possibly my personal favorite. More stout than coffee and that's the way I like it.
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  29. In order

    New Glarus Coffee Stout- crazy good flavor for under 6%
    FBS - Classic
    Pearl Street Jahva Lava- Never had a beer that tasted that much like coffee
    Dark Horse Perkulator
    KBS - Good, to expensive and the coffee gets over powered

    Will be recieving Terrapin Wake and Bake soon so things could change I suppose!
  30. Darklight

    Darklight Savant (360) Pennsylvania Jun 27, 2006 Beer Trader

    I can't believe it's only been mentioned once but Bell's Java Stout is definitely one of the best coffee beers around. It's just perfect. And it should be widely available in Indiana.

    As far as coffee beers I've had recently that were really good I would say Midnight Sun Brew-Tality and Epic Big Bad Baptist. Brew-Tality is actually a black lager and to be honest it blows away most coffee stouts.
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  31. walterfredo

    walterfredo Savant (395) California Nov 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    completely agree. Best coffee beer I've had, period.
  32. Bourbon Barrel Sumatra Brown that founders tapped along with KBS at last year's release. Blew KBS out of the water.
  33. Darklight

    Darklight Savant (360) Pennsylvania Jun 27, 2006 Beer Trader

    I've only had it once but I think I have to agree with you there. There's a lot of great coffee beers out there, but this one is the closest to actually drinking coffee.
  34. tag

    tag Aficionado (190) Illinois Dec 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    from my coffee beer run this morning:


    all delicious but my favorite has to be the BCBCS...
  35. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    Surly Coffee Bender on tap. Best of the style I have had, and frankly blew a hole through everything else I have tried.
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  36. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,055) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Epic's Big Bad Baptist
    Great Divide's Espresso Oak Aged Yeti
    Terrapin's Wake n Bake
    Santa Fe's Imperial Java Stout
  37. dbol

    dbol Savant (270) California Aug 19, 2007

    victory at sea
  38. xanok

    xanok Savant (475) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Had BCBCS for the first time last week. Lives up to the hype.
  39. Zoso2772

    Zoso2772 Aficionado (225) Illinois May 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    And although hard to track down, FFF Hell's Black Intelligencer
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