Coffeehouse Stout | AleWerks Brewing Company

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517 Ratings
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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 shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffejherb
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Brass Rail Deli on 1/31/11.

A - Black carbonated liquid with deep burgundy highlights around the edges and a dark tan head that receded quickly, leaving very little lacing around the perimeter of the glass.

S - Moderate roasted malt character with a pleasant coffee aroma. Hints of chocolate and lactic notes round out the nose.

T - Initial flavor blends mild coffee and lactose. This stout is not overly roasty as one would expect from a coffee beer. Instead, the flavor is quite sweet with just mild coffee bitterness and earthy, herbal hop notes. Finishes with just a hint of astringency in the backend.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth, oily texture and quite a bit of bristly carbonation. Finishes with faint bitterness and a hint of astringency on the palate.

D - Solid coffee stout, although it's on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Still, there is enough of a coffee presence to please. Overall, this was a nice introduction to this brewery.

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Photo of Lucular
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ncaudle
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from bottle into snifter.
pours dark black with thin head that left no lacing.

coffee. I hope so considering its name is "coffeehouse stout".
sweet, sweet coffee... taste brings again, coffee, but there's a nice oatmeal and caramel sweetness. nicely balanced.

nice thickness. light to medium while slightly viscous.
one of the better coffee stouts I've had.

easily drinkable.

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Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger light mocha colored head with moderate retention. Beer is pitch black but thin. Lacing is spotty and stringy with moderate to low stick and thin, wide legs. Decent.

Nose is coffee, roasted malt, a touch of tartness and some dark chocolate. Very aromatic. Aroma is right on point.

Opens coffee, lactose, chocolate and roasted malt. Some smokiness in the middle mixed with more chocolate and some mocha. Ends lactose sweetness mixed with some fudge, honey and milk chocolate. Really delicious!

Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Silky smooth in the mouth and goes down slightly dry with just a touch of bubbles. Finishes soft with a lightly lingering aftertaste. Excellent!

In a world of Imperial this and Double that, this subtle little coffee stout really comes through. Great balanced flavor with an excellent mouthfeel. I could drink cases of this stuff!

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Photo of srandycarter
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black. Some small light tan head. Some cling.

S - Coffee and malt. Hard to say more.

T - Nice. Much like smell, sweet end unexpected. Thinner than expected, too.

M - Medium body, fair carb, fair balance. A little simpler than I would have liked. It had way more potential.

D - A good offering. Nice job.

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Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of JMUbrewz
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a black color with not much of a head. The smell is weak, and has a subtle coffee smell. The taste isnt heavy, but is sweet at first then the coffee flavors finish. Could use some more carbonation, but its flavorfull. Overall is good stout, different and deffenlty worth a try.

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Photo of philbe311
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A sleek opaque black... A thin medium brown colored head quickly fades leaving a scant lacing... A little carbonation... A bit of lacing clings to the glass as the session proceeds...

S - Subdued or effective... A nice inviting coffee presence... Some chocolate and caramel notes... A bit of roasted malts...

T - A nice roasty character... Kona blend coffee... Some subtle hints of chocolate... Some very subtle hops and a bit of wheat presence... Perfect balance...

M - Medium bodied, perhaps a tad bit on the lighter side... Sharp biting carbonation... Smooth... Consistent sip after sip after sip...

D - Loaded with flavor... A relatively low ABV... I could drink several of these in a sitting... I have yet to be let down by a Williamsburg Alewerks offering...

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Photo of mrcraft
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 campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of misternebbie
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Bilco
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a really deep opaquee brown/black. The smallish head is mocha colored and substaining to a degree. Aroma is rich black coffee beans, roasted malts and hints of cream from the lactose probably. Maybe some bittersweet chocolate. The sweetness of the lactose in this milk stoudt help to mellow out the acidic bitterness. I like that the coffee essence smells like fresh roasted coffee beans instead of black coffee. Richly roasted malts add to the flavor as well as a milky creaminess. It drinks smooth with a velvetty thickness. Pretty good beer more towards a sipper or desert say with a creame burlee.

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Photo of Jspriest
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of KevMo84
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Chaney
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/12/11

Presently, this is ranked #8 in its style class here on BA. Cafe Royale, their other milk stout is #5.

A: Poured opaque, with no light passing through it, and a massive 1.5 finger cappuccino-colored head that stayed a marshmallowy formation for many minutes after the hard pour.

S: It smells just like one of Starbucks, iced foo-foo coffee creations. I friggin love those things! The coffee was very understated and didn't have that pure coffee ground-esque intensity that I hate so much.

T: I truly love the smooth, pillowy finish on this one. Sure, the coffee bitterness is in there, but there was just enough sweetness to cut it without being too. Milk and coffee: Who would have figured? lol

M: Nice and creamy, and with a bitter enough lingering, but not so bitter that I had coffee breate afterwards. The lacing on the glass was substantial.

O: This is a very high quality, fairly low octane, coffee brew that is definitely amongst the best I've tried in its style class. Nicely done!

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