Coffee & Cream Stout
Triumph Brewing Company

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American Stout
Ranked #40
Ranked #6,038
4.26 | pDev: 9.62%
Triumph Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 28
Photo of MadCat
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This batch is 5.6% abv. Had at the Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton, NJ on 6/11/11.

Appearance: Black with a short creamy brown head, left some lacing

Smell: Like good dark roast coffee with a little cream and sugar in it. Seriously, like I had cold coffee in front of me and not beer.

Taste: Like the smell, it was primarily dark roast coffee with a little cream and sugar, but you could also taste some good roasted malts in there. Quite delicious.

Mouthfeel: Decent carb/nitro, very creamy feel, medium body

Overall: Pretty good, very different. It is an idea that I wanted to see done after I had Southern Tier's Jahva, and I'm glad I've had it!

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Photo of lstokes
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer made the trip to Princeton worth it. It's a very dark brown with a creamy tan head which lasts for a long time in the mouth and on the sides of the glass, and it smells like sweet roasted coffee grounds.

The taste is of coffee, coffee, coffee (I honestly wondered if I was at some sort of amazing alcoholic's WaWa) and some sweet cream, with a very smooth, creamy, milk-stout like mouthfeel. An exceptional dessert beer--I'm not much of a stout person usually, but I am a coffee person, and oh, this is an exceptional coffee beer.

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Photo of shiptoshore
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- very dark with a nice brown head

Smell- definitely picked up the coffee and cream in the scent, through me off at first because of how overwhelming it was

Taste- The usual stout taste at first and a nice chocolaty after-taste

Mouthfeel- exactly what a stout should be smooth and chewy

Drinkability- Easily consumed, what else to say?

It's nice to have a brewery that close to my college, and even better when they put out an excellent stout like this

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Photo of BeerNemesis
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coffee & Cream Stout | on-tap| ?% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Triumph Brewing Company
Style: American Stout
Glass: Pint

Deep coffee-brown beverage sporting a creamy tan head

Coffee grounds and a milky sweetness.

Bitter dark chocolate and stale coffee with some roasted malts in the back.

Smooth and creamy.

Overall a nice stout, especially compared to Triumph's standard, though not that impressive considering what other breweries are putting out these days.

Would I get it again?:
If at Triumph then yes. I would not seek it out.

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Photo of BigIrishman
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours pitch black with coffee colored head probably 1.5 inches, on nitro so it's super creamy looking.

Smell: Roastiness hits hard first which definitely lets you know this one has a milk stout base. Opens up as it warms and you can start to pull out the coffee bean and toffee undertones.

Taste: They said this was a hybrid (which made me believe it would be somewhere between a cream stout and an american stout) but this one definitely rests strongly on milk stout shoulders. That said it has a nice roasty opening with a sharp lactose sweetness mid palate. This one finishes with an excellent coffee bean flavor. There really are 3 distinct flavors going on, overall pretty awesome.

Mouthfeel: Heavy and creamy (what else did you expect?)

Drinkability: Had this for my dessert and it really hit home nicely. Pairs with chocolate and ice cream (obviously) but also with some of the heartier steak offerings IMO.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

I had a sampler of this and this one stood out the most. Poured black with a thick cream colored heading that left leg's all throughout the tasting.

Smell and Taste were identical meaning everything detected was all in both. A heavy milky coffee aroma and taste.

Mouthfeel is ridiculously smooth,with an excellent thick carbonation.

Drink is a bit much unless you are a coffee fien but is an amazing taster.

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Photo of StarlightSeraph
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Princeton Triumph location. ABV was listed as 4.9%.

Appearance: Beautiful. Dark brown, practically black, with an incredible cascading effect from the nitro-tap. The head and rest of the beer blended together, and took a long time to separate. Once they did, the beer was left with three fingers of off-white head, one of which lingered for the entire glass. Tons of lacing, too.

Smell: Coffee, cut with the typical sweet smell of a milk stout.

Taste: The best way I can think of to describe it is a cappuccino, but without the sweetness. There's definitely strong coffee and milk flavors. As the beer warmed, the coffee flavor came through more and more, and the beer developed more roasted and bitter flavors. Fairly one dimensional flavor.

Mouthfeel: Nice and creamy thanks to the nitro. Nothing to complain about.

Drinkability: Went down quickly. It was enjoyable - tasted a lot like Youngs Double Chocolate, but with coffee flavors instead. I'm surprised this wasn't classified as a milk/sweet stout instead. It's not my favorite style of beer, but I enjoyed this.

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Photo of Dodo2step
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from notes

A- Now this was a great brew. Dark thick and creamy looking. A motor oil like color.

S- coffee beans and roasted malts. quite appealing to the nose.

T- taste was the of the smell. A sweet taste as well. Very well done on the buds.

M-creamy, viscous and smooth as it goes down.

D- i could pound this back all day and in fact i would like to get my growler filled if i ever go back.

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Photo of SonOfBen
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this when it was on tap at the Philly location.

Super rich dark color, with a really thick creamy head that seemed to last the entire time.

Mouth feel was satin silky and smooth doesn't even begin to describe this. Also seemed to linger for awhile on the tongue.

Taste was amazing. It was strong without being too heavy. Very low hop character. Had a creamy coffee flavor and a nice slighty sweet chocolate undertone.
Might as well have been a Cappuccino flavored Guiness.

The next time this shows up at Triumph I'm gonna bring my sleeping bag and lantern, because I'm not leaving.

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Photo of AltBock
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at the Princeton Triumph on 1/19/08. The beer was served to me in a tall Pilsener glass. The beer was an almost pitch black color with a few ruby red highlights at the bottom. It had a long lasting creamy 1 inch white/tan colored head of foam. That 1 inch head of foam never went away. That head of foam actually lasted till the last drop of beer was sipped away. The aroma was a bit on the heavy side and contained roasted coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate and some roasted malts toward the end. The taste was just filled to the brim with bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, cream, roasted malts, and a tiny hint of roasted hops at the end. This beer too smooth for it's own good. Besides that, it was also creamy, slightly chewy, and had a short lived aftertaste of roasted coffee beans and bitter dark chocolate. This was the best beer that I had at Triumph on 1/19/08. This is one beer that I would return again to drink once more.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the Princeton location: Pours flat black with a medium thick tan head that has good retention. Patchy lacing. Aroma of coffee with roasted malt and hops. Full-bodied with a robust coffee character. Flavors of sweet chocolate and roasted malt along with a fair amount of bitter hops. The finish is creamy and smooth with a tasty coffee flavor and aftertaste. Overall this is a solid coffee Stout.

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Photo of Bloop
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my absolute favorite beer. Went to the princeton location on my birthday and got the sampler and this was amazing. I then proceeded to order 3 more of this brew that night. It is extremely creamy with a chocolate/creamy/coffee aroma. The taste is extremely smooth and creamy with a big coffee taste. This beer is perfect in my eyes. I could drink this 24/7. If only they sold it in retail I would be in heaven.

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Photo of HimerMan
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Recently had on tap 10/7/06 again.

Really this is absolutely outstanding.

This pours a ridiculously nice black, with a great rich creamy head. Huge coffee aroma and medium burnt toast.

Taste - rich and luxurious taste as you drink pint by pint. Not over-powering with the coffee or cream either - and almost zero traceable hops. Best about a minute after they pour it, starts cold and doesn't have a chance to get warm.

Drinkability - a strong positive for this beer, as it is not nearly as filling as it may seem by appearance and taste. Overall - Excellent Sweet/American Stout - clearly one of my top five.

I am always looking forward to having this one at Triumph - it is my favorite of all of their stouts.

As a note - I used to have this rated 4.8/5.0; however, after recently having it I could not think of anything that could have been done to have this more enjoyable. Absolutely remarkable, this is my first 5/5 beer. Flawless.


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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Princeton location. It's black body reveals just a thin strip of mahogany highlighted at the base of the pint when held to the light; and the creamy light-tan head offers impressive retention. The lacing about the glass, however, isn't quite as bold as might be expected but it's still a nitrogenated beer and the lacing it does leave is very nice. The nose is charmingly mocha-ish with an impressive note of fresh brewed coffee and some mild cocoa and caramel notes. The body is medium and accentuated by the soft and creamy mouthfeel of the nitrogen-blend carbonation. The coffee returns in the flavor with a short hit of acidity upfront; followed by a quick note of milk chocolate or cocoa that gives way to a roasty edge and bitterness at the swallow. The aftertaste lingers quite nicely with flavors of caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate that appear one by one and slowly fade to leave just a dusty, dwindling bitterness. Really quite nice and very drinkable despite its full flavor. Very well brewed; impeccably balanced; and not over-done. Well worth trying!

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Photo of IPA17
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great beer that is definitely one of the best beers I've had. Thick, rich and chewy, it's silky smooth and a delight to drink. Well -balanced and full of taste, this is one not to be missed. It won the award for best beer at the 2001 NJ brewfest and deservedly so. I could drink this beer all night long and the next morning too (as it makes a great breakfast beer as well). Drawbacks? None. Give it a shot and you'll be raving too.

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Coffee & Cream Stout from Triumph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 28 ratings