Coffeehouse Stout | AleWerks Brewing Company

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517 Ratings
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Coffeehouse StoutCoffeehouse Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
alewerks.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Riverwarrior on 03-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
517
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.13%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
61
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 517 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of gabrielsyme
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle purchased at the brewery. This is a little different - a coffee stout that tastes like actual coffee - not roasted espresso aromas, but the bitter, eye opening drip coffee taste. It makes for a nice change of pace from big, high abv stouts, and there is a decent amount of residual sweetness to balance out the bitter. Dark (surprise!) coffee color, light lacing. High points for originality but not necessarily a world-changer.

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Photo of Jimbo4430
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of gjim9beam
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mcaulifww
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours black with a 1" tan head. Some trails and clumps of lacing remain in the glass.

S- roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and light metallic smell.

T- bitter dark chocolate, coffee, a faint sweetness as well.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice body for a light beer with some chalkiness.

O- good coffee stout. I could drink a lot of these in a sitting with the combination of low abv, coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of 3SH33TS
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of JayQue
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad milk stout. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head, good retention and some lacing. Decent smell, the coffee is very prominent. Very tasty. Smooth, lactose and coffee are most prominent along with bready malts.

mouthfeel is a hair thin but still substantial enough. A very pleasant drink.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of smutty33
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single for $3.50. Not sure where they get a "97 points" on Rate beer since this is just an above average stout. Look is a fairly deep dark brown with a 1/4 inch of mocha head that sticks around for a while. Smell is much more exciting with fresh roasted coffee, cocoa nibs, and a touch of ashy roast. Taste is a bit letdown it is quite balanced for a milk stout with some cocoa flavors and caramel malts but coffee roast is very muted. Mouthfeel is pretty spot on with a creamy consistency and a medium body.

Overall I may have had better impressions with a fresh batch since this was bottled on 1/13. A few months may have really impacted the deep coffee flavor that MIGHT have been in this beer. May try it again sometime down the road.

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Photo of ThomasAWilson2
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of devilben02
3.17/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I like my coffee black and my beer to have a decent malt presence, so coffee stouts are generally right in my wheelhouse. This one makes a fine but common first impression, with the pour producing a deep, nearly-black brown color, but it is topped by only a fine wisp of a coffee-foam head. The aroma drastically improves my expectations, with a rich, roasty, iced-coffee aroma over more subtle notes of bittersweet cocoa and caramel malts. The flavor lets me down, though, by being surprisingly sweet compared to the aroma, with a heavy caramel malt backbone that overwhelms the roast and coffee characteristics. The texture likewise detracts, with a low-level of carbonation that results in a moderately syrupy feel that further enhances the sweetness. Overall, the beer showed promise, but the over-sweetness and under-carbonation were harmful flaws to the experience.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice coffee beer. Though, to be ornary, I would have guessed that this was a porter. I guess that's the milk stout thing though. Moving on though.

Nice coffee tones. More of a mellow ride than a blast in the mouth. Consistent, which I appreciate, since a lot of coffee beers seem to drop off too quickly. Feels good going down, though the carbonation was a bit excessive at certain points. Nice drinker. Liked this one.

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Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Pando
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of harrymel
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Batch: 15JAN13

Black with a very fine point rim of light tan foam, black mirror atop otherwise. Smells of coffee, cocoa, more coffee and pretty much just cold coffee. Flavor is coffee, soil, some bitterness, a little bit of bread, some bits of unsweetened chocolate. Medium bodied with hi carb and an off dry finish; a little less body and a little much carb for the style. Overall decent, quite a bit of coffee which makes it one dimensional.

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Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of phishbone23
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ZoomnWahoo
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of srw
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Steelcitynsouth
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 517 ratings.
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