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What's a good coffee flavored beer.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MartinP, Feb 25, 2012.

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  1. MartinP

    MartinP Aspirant (25) Feb 25, 2012

    I'm in western PA and my new favorite beer is by Sam Adams, called Black and Brew, a light tasting, coffee flavored beer. Unfortunately this is a seasonal beer and is already unavailable until next year. Are there any similar flavored beers by other manufacturers that are made all year round that are available in my area?
  2. Fitzmke

    Fitzmke Savant (250) Texas Dec 27, 2011

    Dogfish head Indian brown
  3. BB1313

    BB1313 Poobah (1,010) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    Founders Breakfast Stout (in season)
    Peche Mortel (year-round)
    Flying Dog Kujo (in season)
  4. Mohican88

    Mohican88 Savant (315) Ohio Jan 20, 2010 Beer Trader

    +1 to Founders Breakfast
    Troegs Java Head is probably my favorite readily accessible and inexpensive coffee beer. Since you're in PA it shouldn't be hard to track down either. Dogfish Head has a beer called Black Lodge on draft at their brewpub right now called Black Lodge that is a fantastic coffee beer. I would love to see it bottled in the future.
  5. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poobah (1,290) Pennsylvania Dec 11, 2008 Subscriber

    Southern Tier Java and Mokah are both spring seasonals
    Philadelphia Joe Porter is year round
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  6. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poobah (1,290) Pennsylvania Dec 11, 2008 Subscriber

    Sorry, I re-read the OP's post. The Southern Tier beers are great, but are not "light" in any way
  7. Not sure if they are available to you, but the two that come to mind are Wolaver's Alta Gracia Porter and Peak Organic Espresso Amber.
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  8. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (855) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    I haven't had the SA beer so couldn't comment on similar flavors but I enjoy Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout.
  9. Frozenmoses

    Frozenmoses Savant (250) Texas Nov 23, 2010

    I assume you get Great Divide in PA, and espresso yeti is one of, if not my favorite coffee beers of all time.
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  10. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (385) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    Founders Breakfast Stout and Terrapin Wake n Bake (WNB)
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  11. Swuntly

    Swuntly Initiate (0) California Nov 3, 2011

    Not sure if you get Alesmith, but Speedway Stout is amazing.
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  12. FeerBart

    FeerBart Initiate (0) Colorado Aug 21, 2011

    I've had a few and to me the by far winner is Peche Mortel
  13. Swuntly

    Swuntly Initiate (0) California Nov 3, 2011

    Forgot about Peche Mortel. Such an awesome beer.
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  14. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    not sure if you get central waters but they make a few coffee stouts
  15. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Founders Breakfast Stout is king, but you should try a few Porters which are GREAT! I'm a little partial to Founders Porter though... I tried Bells Kalamazoo Porter and it was a little on the weak side comparatively.
  16. bhir

    bhir Savant (260) Pennsylvania Nov 1, 2011

    Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast is my favorite coffee beer.
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  17. Pittsky

    Pittsky Savant (250) Florida May 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    I love Cigar City's Cubano Espresso Brown Ale
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  18. BeerThursdays

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

    Surly coffee bender, but you may not be able to find it in PA
  19. I have to agree, Founders Breakfast Stout is top notch.
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  20. beepthebot

    beepthebot Zealot (90) Indiana Nov 12, 2011

    I liked Schlafly's Coffee Stout, pretty reasonably priced too.
  21. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (830) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist (Holy crap it has a ton of coffee flavor).
    Peche Mortal
    Founders FBS
    Bell's Java Stout
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  22. Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter is my favorite
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  23. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    coffee bender
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  24. WillCarrera

    WillCarrera Advocate (515) Ohio Oct 11, 2010

    their Beer Geek Brunch Weasel beer is also pretty damn good
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  25. bhir

    bhir Savant (260) Pennsylvania Nov 1, 2011

    I find that to be a great beer, but I get a lot less coffee off of it than I do the Breakfast for some reason.
  26. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Savant (330) Ohio Jan 15, 2010

    Schafly Coffee stout is my go to.
  27. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    Bell's Java Stout, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, etc...
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  28. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    Troeg's Java Head and Dundee's Porter are year round, pretty good and I believe are both found in your area.
  29. elshaggy

    elshaggy Aficionado (215) Minnesota Jul 12, 2009

    I live an hour north of the brewery and we can't even get Surly! It is great that it's a year-round brew though, and it meets the criteria the OP is looking for better than most of the suggestions I've had.

    Had Bell's Java Stout last night, great coffee beer. Founder's Breakfast Stout is top-notch. Not sure whats all in the PA market.
  30. Gmann

    Gmann Advocate (540) New York Aug 13, 2006

  31. worth every penny, awesome beer
  32. Nice...

    All three are great choices and not hard to find.
  33. Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Alesmith Speedway Stout
    Southern Tier Jahva and Mokah
    Mikkeller Beer Geek

    I definitely enjoy all of these quite fresh, so try to stay away from the dusty bottles. Coffee flavors also seem to not tolerate age that well.
  34. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    redband from great river is in pint cans and is superb coffee stout
  35. A little bit harder to find, but Black Damnation (Mocha Bomb) from De Struisse is pretty damn good.
    Brewed with coffee beans out of a craft Columbian coffee plantation.
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  36. syppr

    syppr Aficionado (190) Florida May 19, 2011

    Gotta give some love to Highland Black Mocha Stout. 5.60 ABV.
  37. nc41

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

    FBS no doubt.
  38. asustevo

    asustevo Savant (280) North Carolina Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    +1 on FBS and Terrapin Wake and Bake.
  39. asustevo

    asustevo Savant (280) North Carolina Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Have you had the Thunderstruck Coffee Porter?
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  40. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (645) Maine May 1, 2011

    Long Trail Coffee Stout is on shelves right now.
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