Coffeehouse Stout | AleWerks Brewing Company

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Coffeehouse StoutCoffeehouse Stout
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Coffeehouse StoutCoffeehouse Stout

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Riverwarrior on 03-28-2009

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Photo of johnnybgood1999
4.62/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pretty black for a low abv stout. A nice tan head poofs up, followed by decent lacing.

S: This is really heavy on the coffee, with burnt malts coming through at the end. The coffee is very appealing.

T: A blast of coffee on the front end. It quickly mellows, but is still prevelant. It blends with the burnt malt as it mellows. I'm getting milk with the malt and coffee. Semi-bitter chocolate is there, but not really a key player, since it plays second fiddle to the coffee.

M: Creamy, well carbonated, smooth! Well done and certainly a milk stout's body.

O: This is no doubt the best low abv-less than 7% abv- coffee stout I've had to date. It tastes like a mini breakfast stout with a milkier body. Outstanding.

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Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of flyers1980
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of HopHead84
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Thanks! Snifter.

A: Brown bordering on black with a short-lived light brown head.

S: Medium roast coffee with a dash of nuttiness and a restrained earthiness. Sweet dark chocolate blends in nicely with a soft roasted malt presence. Licorice is light.

T: The flavor has a nice coffee and cream combination going on. The coffee seems a medium roast with a dash of earthiness and it's devoid of astringency and harshness. There's some sweet dark chocolate with a touch of brown sugar. The finish is drying with a dash of licorice.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.

Overall: A nice coffee Stout. Recommended.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A black bodied beer with a small tan head that settles quickly and minimal lacing. Assertive aroma of freshly brewed dark roast coffee and roasted malts. Smells great for a coffee beer, that’s for sure.

Taste begins with a burst of fresh coffee flavor and the accompanying roastiness you’d expect from both the coffee and the malt. Light sweetness, caramel, cream, very faint earthy hops adding to the bitterness. The flavor seems to lack depth to a certain degree; it’s quite vivid upon first tasting but seems to dissipate quickly, leaving me wanting more. Dry finish and minimal aftertaste reinforces this feeling.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation; slightly smooth and creamy. Decent enough mouthfeel, not too big though. I really enjoyed this beer, primarily the aroma and first tasting, but was left feeling like it could have been better. Again, the flavor seems to vanish too quickly leaving you wanting something more. A definite recommendation for coffee fans, though.

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Photo of Hophead717
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of andrewborstein
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Beerontwowheels
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of nosavingsaccount
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Yabev15
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of therealmattdamon
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of pagardner
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Cstromberg57
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Kadonny
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter glass. I got this via trade from Hanzo.

A: A light black color with some hints of dark brown. Head was very small on a fairly aggressive pour. No glass lacing at all.

S: Tons of coffee in the nose mixed with some chocolate and slight roasted notes.

T: Coffee is first with heavy flavors up front, but it gets quickly overwhelmed by the sweet milk chocolate, cocoa, slgiht vanilla and creamy flavors. Sweetness stays as does the chocolate flavor to finish out the beer. I'm not getting much hops and the coffee really never comes back.

M: I actually felt it was a bit thin. No real lasting flavors and it left my mouth wanting more. No alcohol.

O: I know this is a milk stout and not an impy stout, but still I thought the beer lacked body and complexity. A good beer, just not great.

Glad I got to try another Williamsburg beer, I can't thank Hanzo enough.

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Photo of WankelEngine
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a mug

A: Pours an opaque brown/black with a reddish tan head that fades fairly quickly to a cap of foam.

S: The first scent I get is brewed coffee. This is fairly potent and makes up the majority of what I can pick up. There is also some malty sweetness, caramel and molasses.

T: Much like the scent, the taste opens with nice brewed coffee. This is followed by milk and bittersweet chocolate. There is a definite roasted flavor, maybe even slightly smoky. A lactose character backs everything up.

M: Mouthfeel is both thick and smooth at the same time. Mild, soft carbonation. Pretty much everything a milk stout should be.

O: A good milk stout. Coffee is very strong in the aroma but more balanced in the flavor. Sweet as it should be, but nicely balanced with some more bitter flavors.

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Photo of bhir
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of just_n_thomas
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wonderful coffee/milk stout that is very drinkable. Not a lot to make this stout stand out from the rest of the pack, but it is quite drinkable and the cold pressed coffee taste is manageable on the pallet.

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Photo of Maltus
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of nanobrew
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large tulip.

a: A nice two finger sized tan head formed on top of the black beer. The head dissipated fairly quickly.

s: a little off putting. Strong coffee, but not a very pleasant coffee smell. A little bit of chocolate and roasted malt

t: much better than the smell, still the coffee profile is not the best I have tasted. More chocolate and sweetness in the taste than smell. No real roastiness, little hints of vanilla.

m: initially very smooth and thick, this was my favorite part of the beer. However, as I continue to drink it I continue to get more of a thin body, mainly when compared to other milk stouts.

o: not a bad beer at all. Definitely an enjoyable milk stout, though not my favorite. I would love to try this again some time next to some of my favorites.

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Photo of KnightRider
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 528 ratings