Coffeehouse Stout | AleWerks Brewing Company

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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
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0
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Photo of millerbuffoon
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mdfb79
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Had on 3/12/10 at Galaxy Hut.

a - Pours black with 2 inches of brown head. No retention.

s - Smells mostly of coffee, although it is not as strong as I would have thought. Also has a certain sweet smell to it.

t - Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, and cream. A little bit of sweetness to it; pretty enjoyable.

m - Smooth and creamy. Medium body.

d - A pretty good stout. Had a nice sweet vanilla taste that mixed well with the coffee. Would try it again.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this tick.

A: The pour is a dark brown color, nearing black, with a minimal tan head forming.

S: Not the greatest nose for a coffee beer. I get coffee grounds and acidic, roasted malts. There's some bitter chocolate to the beer as well, and maybe a touch of vanilla.

T: The roasted malts provide a strong flavor as well as some definite bitterness. Definitely a better coffee character than the nose offered, and there's a little caramel sweetness. Overall, though, it's sort of underwhelming.

M: The body is on the thin side, unfortunately, and there's a low to medium carbonation.

D: One of the few beers that I've had from these guys, but this one sort of missed the mark. I wasn't a huge fan of this one, I must say.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Thanks to Azurelimits for this dose o' short-range nostalgia!

I'm digging this newer label, what with the faux wax seal and all. Fancy. The beer inside pours a deep, dark black-brown topped by a half-finger of ashy-ecru foam. The nose comprises a sweet coffee mixed with a velvety rich dark chocolate. Some roasted malts, a clear prerequisite as per usual, finish things up in the back. There may or may not be a small amount of maple syrup in there as well. Just sayin'. The taste leans a bit more toward the chocolate end, but the coffee remains, staunch as ever. It's a very simple combination, but it's done to near perfection here. Very tasty. The body is a sleek medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decidedly smooth feel. Overall, a very nice coffee stout, straight up.

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Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of AlexFields
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/15, consumed 2/4.

Pours a very dark brown, near black, thin but attractive head.

Smell is all rich coffee at first, backed up by lightly roasted malt. Give it some time and some sweet chocolate and vanilla appear, but the coffee is front and center.

Taste is more of a balance, still plenty of coffee but there's also milk chocolate, vanilla, sweet lactose. Well balanced, good coffee flavor but not a coffee bomb.

Slightly less carb than I'd like but still a nice and silky mouthfeel and good drinkability.

A great coffee stout that isn't totally dominated by coffee. Very good!

7.9/10

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Photo of imbibehour
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. You bought the milk stout... yes I did... but hey it's Alewerks.. and if they make Cafe Royale.. say no more.

This is easily one of the darkest milk stouts I've seen. Thick black walnut color out of the bottle matching to fill the body. A simple off creamy to foamy head, manages three finger tall and settles to a flat puck of two fingers with ease. A nice capped looking stout.

Bouquet on this is solid, just not amazing. Simple light roasted malts, hints of small chocolate and charing. Strangely not much sense of coffee, but a good milky bent that hints to style. It's actually a nice subtle and pleasant aroma. It's also not overly sweet.

Palate comes nicely. Slightly light and with a bit of prickly carbonation, but the mouthfeel doesn't distract the palate too much. Light hints of milk and hinting to bitter roast and chocolate angles. Kind of waffery and very light. Real easy drinking mouthfeel and slight milk but not creamy thickness which is alright.

It's a good milk stout in my realm, a style I am not usually a fan of. But it's not overly sweet, has a good waffery light cookie quality, and chocolate hints. Strangely though of all the things it should hint at, coffee isn't one of them. But I don't care, it drinks well either way.

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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 SadMachine
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a bottle into a schooner, the beer is jet black and creamy thick on the pour, with a low profile, light tan head. Aromas of rich roasted coffee, dark and bitter, with subtle highlights, both earthy and creamy, providing depth on the nose. Flavors are bitter roasted coffee forward, with slight creamy sweet notes blending throughout. Earthy and woody highlights in there, as well. Smooth, creamy, light body, with a coffee bitter aftertaste. Smooth, slow, finish with a solid coffee linger. Good beer.

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Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Tone
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of coffee, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight alcohol, hint of wood, and slight piney hops. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level and slight bitterness. Tastes of coffee, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight alcohol, hint of wood, and slight piney hops. Overall, like a Milk / Sweet Stout and an American Black Ale combination. Good appearance, blend, complexity, and body.

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Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark as night black with a thin brown head and left very little lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma definitely had some big coffee notes with burnt char, slight oatmeal grians, and faint chocolate notes. The taste has more chocolatey flavor mixing real good with the coffee notes alongside roasty burnt char and oatmeal grain accents. The brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, roasty burnt char, slight astringent, and silky finish. The beer was more roasty and smokey than anticipated but still drank decent. I still think it would have had a better balance if it had more chocolate flavors.

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Photo of tempest
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

After having Williamsburg's IPA, which is just OK, I wasn't sure what to expect. But this easily stands up with the better coffee beers I've tried. The key is that this beer establishes a fantastic balance between the coffee and supporting beer when too often the java dominates.

The coffee beans aren't fantastic, but they're definitely still tasty. It's more on par with a decent cup of Starbucks, but nothing special like what the very best coffee beers infuse.

At the same time there's a great balance from the creamy chocolate malts (with a little roast) and lactose to balance out this beer.

Overall, I'd buy a 6-pack of this to have a respectable coffee beer around. Good ones like this are hard to find.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of tobelerone
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
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 AngusOg
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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