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Coffeehouse Stout | AleWerks Brewing Company

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Coffeehouse StoutCoffeehouse Stout
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
518 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#5,100
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
518
pDev:
9.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
63
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 518 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of rdmiller89
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bwood06
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A - Extremely hard pour results in nearly no head (1/4 finger at best). Dark tan frothy head that dissipates very slowly but leaves only an extremely thin lacing once dissipated. Light to moderate carbonation based on bubbles clinging to sides of glass. Pitch black beer with only the slightest hint of mahogany at the base of the glass. 3.75/5

S - Dark roasted coffee and extremely dark chocolate on the nose. Milk chocolate with almost a coconut note follows the dark chocolate note. Nice strong note of vanilla as well pairs with the coffee and chocolate nicely. Note of whole milk/lactate rounds out the aroma. 4.25/5

T - Deep dark chocolate and very dark malt up front along with a rich roasted coffee bean which is quickly followed by lactate and then even more coffee. The coffee expressed in this beer is not necessarily espresso strength coffee. It reminds me more of a medium to dark roast coffee from a local coffee shop than anything. Bitter finish but not overly so and bitterness does not linger for long. Bitterness is much more coffee based that hop based. 4.25/5

M - Full bodied from the chocolatiness and malt but somewhat light at the same time due to the coffee. Finishes dry but does not linger. Carbonation burn representative of a moderate carbonation is present (this actually brings out more of the coffee flavor in the beer). Lactate provides a creaminess to the beer a well. 4/5

O - Excellent coffee stout offering here. The dryness and the full bodied feel of a stout is retained while adding in a nice medium to dark roast coffee which actually slightly lightens the beer which could otherwise be very heavy. Nice duality between creamy and carbonated due to the lactate. 4/5

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Photo of TildenKatz
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of montman
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mweso2000
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BOD 1/16/15. Pours pitch black. Below average head volume, lacing and retention.

Rich nose of coffee, chocolate and roast over a malt background of biscuit and caramel.

Medium body with a smooth texture and a bit of oily slickness. Superb carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly burst in the finish.

The outstanding flavor profile is intense, complex and balanced. It begins with a blend of coffee and chocolate. As the middle approaches, a balancing sweetness arrives that is biscuit and caramel. The middle brings a light bitterness with a bit of roast. The prickly finish is a slow fade of the aforementioned flavors and demonstrates the malt aspects. This one has a smooth flavor profile and avoids the harshness of some stouts

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Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan4120
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dringus
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer at the Food Lion in Williamsburg Saturday for $9.99. Bottled on 1-15-15.

Beer poured black with a nice tan head.

Nose is coffee and sweet malt.

Taste is a sweet malt backbone infused with a nice dose of cold pressed coffee.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth.

Overall a very nice seasonal that I am glad to have had the opportunity to try.

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Photo of Bilco
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vincehayter
3.19/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of memphisjet
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cumhuriyet
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours of very brown to black in color. Coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Medium to thin bodied. Medium, slightly bitter finish. Pretty good coffee stout. Not bad for an everyday offering.

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Photo of alexkwilhelm
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jimpyle48
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of DaisyBeans
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EN27
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppyhoppy
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 518 ratings
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