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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. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Well, since everyone else is ignoring the OP's request to list beers available year-round in his area, here are my favorites...
    Peche Mortel
    Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
    Great Divide Espresso Yeti
    AleSmith Speedway Stout
    Founders Breakfast Stout
  2. vande

    vande Advocate (565) Illinois Jan 26, 2007

    FD Kujo was tasty. Terrapin's Depth Charge was expressorific! NG Coffee is not bad. CW Peruvian Breakfast is yummy as well.
  3. Swim424

    Swim424 Savant (320) Florida Apr 29, 2011

    If you can find terrapin wake-n-bake stout. best coffee stout I have had.
  4. Other than Breakfast Stout, my favorite that I have regular access to is the Berkshire Brewing Company's Coffeehouse Porter. In addition, I found the Three Heads Java Sutra to be comparable.
  5. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008 Verified

    2 others to keep in mind that have just as much coffee like flavors to the great ones already mentioned; Left Hand's Milk Stout and DFH's Chicory Stout...there are quite a few great stouts out there I must say I could fill the fridge with a great many of them.
  6. MichPaul

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

    Thank you Fitzmke for the suggestion of Dogfish Head Indian Brown. I am enjoying one right now for the first time, it's SPECTACULAR!
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  7. Fitzmke

    Fitzmke Savant (250) Texas Dec 27, 2011

    No prob, glad you like it
  8. Kadonny

    Kadonny Advocate (705) Pennsylvania Sep 5, 2007 Beer Trader

    Ummmm, ok. I don't get much coffee on WWS, just booze.

    Slam dunk, for me the best three are FBS, Wake N Bake and Peche Mortel.
  9. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (810) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    2 of these are not in your area, none are year round, but Central Waters Coffee Stout, BCBCS, Peruvian Morning.
  10. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Savant (485) Pennsylvania Jan 23, 2007

    Joe Coffee Porter by Philadelphia Brewing Co. Highly drinkable coffee beer.
  11. paulys55

    paulys55 Advocate (735) Pennsylvania Aug 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    Lot of good suggestions above. Just be sure to get them as fresh as you can, check the dates because that coffee flavor fades to the back pretty quickly in most of those beers.
  12. Genuine

    Genuine Advocate (525) Connecticut May 7, 2009 Verified

    Founders breakfast stout
  13. BeerSingh

    BeerSingh Savant (425) India Jul 25, 2009

    FBS is really a beer flavoured coffee ;)
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  14. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Advocate (505) Indiana Oct 12, 2011 Beer Trader

    I have had a ton of coffee beers; they are my favorite style (even thought oat stout is on my profile as my fav style). One of the best, imho, is Bluegrass Brewing Company's Hiene Bros Coffee Stout. AleSmith Speedway Stout and Bells Java kick it too. Terrapin WnB is a new fav of mine.

  15. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Advocate (505) Indiana Oct 12, 2011 Beer Trader

    I believe Central Waters is in state distro only.
  16. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,275) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    that would be wrong it is currently in 3 states
  17. MichaelBMartin

    MichaelBMartin Aspirant (30) Feb 26, 2012

    I considered making another thread, but could anyone give me recommendations of coffee beer around Chicago or a bit further out? I lament Black n Brew as well. I have liked Bridgeport Cafe Negro, but a local liquor chain tells me it is out of production and I have been waiting for Bridgeport to e-mail me back to confirm or deny for over a week. I have had and was not too big on Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout or Dark Horse Perkulator. Any help?
  18. BrewDogRocks

    BrewDogRocks Aficionado (140) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Hello. If you mean a coffee beer brewed in Chicago probably the only one I could think of is Goose Island's Bourbon County Coffee Stout. Now if you mean, what kind of coffee beers can I get in Chicago you should be able to get just about everything that's been listed here. Because Founders and Bells are available in Chicago I would recommend Founders Breakfast Stout and Bells Java Stout or even an Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. Good luck.
  19. atone315

    atone315 Champion (930) Wisconsin Oct 8, 2008 Beer Trader

    Impossible to find: Central Waters 1414
    Hard to find: Hitachino Espresso Stout
    Seasonal: (at the end of it's rotation right now) Founder's Breakfast Stout
    Year Round: Tröegs Java Head Stout
    Good Luck finding w/o donating an organ, or two: Goose Island BCBCS
  20. If available or in season: Ballast Point Victory At Sea.
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  21. MichaelBMartin

    MichaelBMartin Aspirant (30) Feb 26, 2012

    BCBCS is something I have given up on. I do not care what reason GI has for such short supply, but it is ridiculous that it is that hard to find.

    I shall look around for those mentioned in this thread. Thanks!
  22. unclejazz

    unclejazz Advocate (605) New York Oct 24, 2011 Beer Trader

    If you can find Flying Dog Kujo is an amazing beer for the price and excellent when it comes to coffee stouts. Also Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Imperial Stout is a coffee lovers dream. Imagine Founders Imperial Stout with Espresso.
  23. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,275) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    CW peruvian morning is one of my favorites
  24. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,275) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    another great one is great river redband in pint cans@ $6.99 4pk pint cans
  25. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    I tracked down some Kopi Luwak and there's a good reason you get less coffee off the BGBW... Kopi Luwak has almost no strong coffee aftertaste, no matter how black you brew it. That, plus the fact that we rarely drink a particularly fresh Mik coffee stout, so it might have faded... but still a great, great beer.

    I personally feel that FBS is pretty much the gold standard. There are dozens of great coffee stouts, and imperial coffee stouts that I like a lot, but FBS is a perfectly balanced beer. Consumed a little bit warm, it's heavenly. In fact... now I have to go drink one. And yes, I know they're better fresh... but I'm not letting em go to waste. :)
  26. bhir

    bhir Savant (260) Pennsylvania Nov 1, 2011

    Just had Iron Fist Velvet Glove last night. Great coffee stout there.
  27. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    Big Hugs, from Half Acre, too...
  28. SeanFitzgerald

    SeanFitzgerald Disciple (55) Feb 23, 2012

    That could be the best porter I've ever had.
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  29. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    Not sure of its been mentioned and probably doesnt matter to most since its draft only but Sixpoint Gorilla Warfare is fucking bomb. Its one of the best coffee beers Ive had. Others would be BCS Coffee and Big Bad Baptist which is definitely for the more extreme coffee lovers.
  30. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Peruvian Morning - I hear it comes to Pennsylvania?
  31. Mavajo

    Mavajo Advocate (580) Georgia Feb 10, 2007

    Not sure why WnB doesn't get more love. Granted, it gets love -- but it should be right up there with the best coffee beers in the world. Because, you know, it's one of the best coffee beers in the world. If there's a "What's the best coffee beer?" thread and it has 100 replies, then there should be 100 mentions of Wake N Bake.,
  32. I drink almost entirely stouts...good thing I run I guess. I'm constantly trying new one's (about to go pick up two to try tonight) but thus far my favorite has been the BBC Bourbon Barrel Stout. I am in love with this beer.
  33. spoonhawk

    spoonhawk Savant (370) Iowa Dec 3, 2010

    Central Waters Brewhouse Coffee Stout
    Cigar City Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale
  34. I am a beer geek AND a coffee geek, so for me I really enjoy brews where I can also get my hands on the coffee itself. I really enjoy Terrapin W&B and I appreciated it even more after I was able to brew a cup of W&B coffee. Don't get me wrong...there are plenty of beers that I enjoy that I can't try the coffee...but I appreciate the ones where I can get the coffee a good deal more.
  35. Jerome1929

    Jerome1929 Savant (370) Michigan Sep 11, 2008 Verified

    My two favorite are Short's Cup a Joe and Founder's Breakfast Stout. Can't wait for this years FBS in about a month.
  36. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    Well, the best I've ever had was BCBS Coffee. Fucking fantastic.

    More realistic ones might include Lagunitas Cappucino Stout and Founders Breakfast Stout as mentioned above. I'll add the Rogue Mocha Porter as well.
  37. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (805) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    The best coffee beers ive had have been in this order:
    Terrapin Wake n Bake
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Cigar City Cubano Espresso
    Surly Coffee Bender
    LoneRider Espresso Jack
  38. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Advocate (540) Minnesota Aug 21, 2005 Verified

    Yep. Came here to say both this and Coffee Bender. Both meet the criteria of great coffee flavor while being a little bit on the lighter side of ABV.
  39. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Champion (955) Pennsylvania Apr 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    just not this years batch..
  40. denver10

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

    That I have tried:

    Santa Fe's Imperial Java Stout.
    Great Divide's Espresso Yeti Stout
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