Coffee | Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
Sweden
dugges.se

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Follow our journey as we flavor it out towards the perfect Stout. Step by step, beer by beer, on and on. Forever! This is Coffee. A big imperial stout brewed with coffee to really pack that coffee-punch. Get it? Coffee!

Coffee is one of two inaugural stouts brewed for us at Dugges under the Twelve Percent beer project in the USA. For this first trip over we did not mean to brew stouts. We were supposed to brew IPAs. But, since the government at the time was shut down, with no-one there to approve our labels and you don’t want IPAs to sit, we quickly had to come up with another idea. Basing the beers on a grand neo-classic Dugges recipe and then giving them American flavors was that idea. Enjoy!

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
pDev:
4.21%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
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3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like spicy (slightly peppery) and roasty coffee, dark chocolate and nuts.

This is quite a lot of coffee here. It's not surprising, given the simplicity of flavor that the name promises. It's slightly peppery, but it's not an overwhelming thing. The coffee is very roasty, spicy, and with lots of dark chocolate notes. There's some caramel and tobacco, too.

This is creamy, and fairly thick bodied, with a touch of booziness, and a decent drinkability.

Maybe the can was a bit old, but the coffee was slightly disappointing here, due to the pepper type flavor. Luckily, it's not overwhelming, and this is still a fairly tasty beer.

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Photo of EMH73
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a thin beige head that was well retained and left spotty lacing. Smells and tastes of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, roasted malts, caramel, toffee and a hint of nuttiness. Full bodied, creamy mouth feel, a little sweet on the finish, soft carbonation.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shoulda called it Chocolate and Coffee - made with cocoa and coffee, barley, rye, and oats... Black-bodied beer in the nonic pint, under a few fingers of dark head... Big chocolaty character - from the nose to the flavor to the feel - still full of coffee, too, mind you - but it's kind of an "equal parts" thing... Smooth and soft, more sweet than dry, with (obviously) lots of coffee and chocolate across the palate... Sure to please fans of that... 12% abv seals the deal...

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Photo of superspak
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into snifter; no can dating, but was just released. Pours dense opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and creamy khaki head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Amazing appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, spicy rye, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, cherry, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Slight booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/rye/bready malts, cocoa, coffee, and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, spicy rye, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, cherry, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, grassy, woody, peppery hop; and roasted coffee, charcoal bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, spicy rye, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/rye/bready malts, cocoa, coffee, and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char/coffee bitterness. Medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and fairly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of 12%, with no booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing imperial coffee stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/rye/bready malts, cocoa, coffee, and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the modestly bitter/charred/drying finish. Nicely soft feel, not overly bitter/charred. Insanely rich/balanced rye/oats/malts, cocoa, and fruity/nutty coffee complexity; with great earthy hop presence/balance against sweetness, and restrained fruity yeast notes. A highly amazing offering, and top tier style example. Perfectly balanced between all flavors. A bit more bitter/drying than the fudge version, but nearly just as impressive.

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Coffee from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8 ratings