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Best coffee beer you've had lately

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

  1. I found Kona Pipeline Porter to be a bit watery for my taste, but it may have been because I had just finished drinking a Founders Breakfast Stout.
  2. Struise Black Damnation II Mocha Bomb was pretty fine last week.
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  3. Just had a Wake n Bake from Terrapin... that stuff tastes like delicious, sweetened coffee sex.
  4. Schlafly Coffee Stout.
  5. LopeJuice

    LopeJuice Savant (365) New York Aug 23, 2012

    so good.

    had the Hill Farmstead Earl this weekend... wow. probably top 3 coffee beers i've ever had. Perfectly balanced with little sweetness and some great coffee bitterness but not too much.
  6. 2010 Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. Really good. Just got BCBS Coffee and GI Big John. Those two any good? Havent had either yet.
  7. BCBS Coffee... I had it, was okay.

    Just kidding. It's incredible.

    The Big John I thought was fantastic, but is definitely a chocolate-type stout. No real coffee flavors.
  8. Sam_E

    Sam_E Aficionado (175) Ohio Oct 11, 2012

    I just finished a Big John tonight. Its definitely not a coffee beer. Label says its flavored with cocoa nibs.
  9. freeride

    freeride Aficionado (160) Illinois Dec 18, 2012

    We did a side by side of a number of coffee stouts and Goliat was the far and above favorite.

    Another great one is Epic's Big Bad Baptist. It comes a little hot fresh, but let this one age and it'll be awesome.
  10. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Savant (380) Texas Nov 7, 2011

    Austin Beerworks Sputnik
  11. It's always been Victory at Sea for me. Not my favorite coffee beer, probably my favorite beer period.
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  12. I know this dude, and this beer.

    Both are pretty damned good.

    But if you can only find one, find the beer.

    Sorry Mernin.
  13. aaronplayford

    aaronplayford Zealot (75) Michigan Jun 29, 2011

    I can't top all of these awesome beers listed, but for $6 a bottle new Belgium's imperial coffee chocolate stout is great!
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  14. slim2043

    slim2043 Savant (395) Connecticut Jul 23, 2012

    3Beans by SixPoint is amazing
  15. I am really impressed with Rising Tide's Tempest coffee porter. Of course Founder's Breakfast Stout doesn't suck either!
  16. 1. Terrapin wake n bake
    2. ballast point victory at sea
    3. Founder Breakfast Stout
    not in that order just top 3 that I enjoy. cheers!
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  17. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Savant (395) Illinois Apr 7, 2011

    My recent best is also the last one I have drank

  18. FEUO

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

    DDC Peche Mortel.
    DH Perkulator.
  19. Out of my top 3 beers of all-time, Victory At Sea AND Big Bad Baptist are on that list.
  20. De Molen Kopi Loewak from early 2012. Coffe flavour was really fresh, that surprised me.
  21. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Savant (275) Washington Jul 18, 2012

    Sticking to the PNW theme there, Flyers Breakfast Stout is really underrated.
  22. Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout. But for the true cold coffee in a glass experience, Schlafly does a good job.
  23. timc13

    timc13 Aficionado (230) Virginia Jan 7, 2011

    Cafe royale!!
  24. dcraig13

    dcraig13 Aficionado (215) Ohio Sep 13, 2010

    agreed this is a great coffee beer and it's not that expensive. all around solid beer
  25. Pittsky

    Pittsky Aficionado (215) Florida May 28, 2009

    wake-n-bake baby and an el diablo. (it's like Spanish for a fighting chicken)
  26. It's very well made. The coffee flavor is vibrant and pretty pure- of course there's cocoa in there too, so the overall effect is like eating one of those chocolate-covered espresso beans. The protein boost from the roman beans fills out the body nicely, too, so that it isn't all caramelly and syrupy. Best thing I've had by Sixpoint, for sure.
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  27. Alesmith Speedway Stout. It tastes like a frappacino. They have so many varieties but I've only been able to get my hands on the original (if anyone has any other varieties I would love to trade). I also just bought 3beans by sixpoint but I'm waiting to try it.
  28. FWIW- enjoy that one on the warm side. I popped my first one apparently too cold (maybe 50F), but it got much better as it warmed. The alcohol was too prominent at first.
  29. thanks for the heads up, i have it in a wine (beer) fridge right now at like 52F so i'll let it sit a bit before i try.
  30. OPSippin

    OPSippin Aficionado (145) Illinois Sep 18, 2012

    Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction blew me away. I've been hearing they're doing great things, but I thought it was incredible.
  31. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (550) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    Wake n Bake, Victory At Sea, New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout (porter ?), Founders Breakfast Stout
  32. oldschool9

    oldschool9 Aficionado (230) Ohio Dec 20, 2010

    Besides the Founders Breakfast Stouts in the fridge, I would have to say my Java Stout aka homebrew is awesome right now.
  33. FBS, Wake-n-Bake, Pisgah Valdez ... great suggestions, but one economical and easy to find choice with a great coffee flavor: Kona Pipeline Porter.
  34. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,050) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    Peruvian Morning. Nothing like coffee and bourbon!
  35. csbinva

    csbinva Savant (275) Virginia Jan 13, 2010

    Diablo as in Diablo sandwich and a Dr. Pepper? I second wake n bake, little more coffee flavor than fbs, cafe royale is darn tasty as well.
  36. KaiserSose

    KaiserSose Zealot (85) Minnesota Apr 17, 2012

    Surly Coffee Bender is fantastic
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  37. Also just had one of these and thought it a fantastic coffee beer.
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  38. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    I bought more! Rare for me being a ticker like ive been lately...
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  39. davey101

    davey101 Initiate (0) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    This beer on nitro tap is unreal! I'd drink it every morning if I could.

    Honorable mention to Coffee Bender and I'll be trying coffee stout trooper next week so hopefully that is nice.
  40. I haven't tried very many yet. I did Schlafly's Coffee Stout pretty tasty.