Coffeehouse Stout | AleWerks Brewing Company

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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 Stinkypuss
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a khaki colored head.
Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate malt. Some cream and roasted malt chime in as well. In the taste, coffee bean and vanilla cream. Mild leafy hop flavor and bitterness. Mostly like a good iced coffee, getting some mocha from this. Medium bodied feel, medium carbonation with waning retention. Overall, this is an enjoyable coffee beer I will have again.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up thinking it was a coffee stout/ now I see it's a sweet/milk stout. Into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

A hiss with a pry, this liquid comes out black and settles in the glass blacker. A very short lived cap that leaves nothing. Kinda flimsy.

Smell is dank chocolate, coffee beans and vanilla. Roast is up there and malts galore. Smell is bigger than it's counterparts though. Pungent, easy to detect.

The sweet kicks in and dominates the coffee in taste. Sweet lactose/milk, with milk chocolate and a faint bitter roast at the end. Some coffee in the aftertaste, that's about it.

The feel comes off a bit watery on each sip. I would say this is the smallest step up from light bodied as imaginable. The carb is not very pronounced and comes off kinda dead, but for some reason it works in the style. More bubbles please.

All in all a decent beer to kick back and relax to, without having to overthink anything about the beer. One was plenty for me. Glad to tick another brewery.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got to try a sample of this at the AleWerks Brewery from their filling tap. Poured a very dark brown with a quickly receeding tan head. Light-to-medium bodied and slightly oily, but still smooth and creamy with a dryness thanks to the roasted and coffee malt sensations but not overly drying or rough. Not overly sweet, and I like stouts that go sweeter, but this is still good nonetheless and it goes down easy and tasty.
The rare coffee stout that doesn't ruin your tastesbuds so you can keep drinking it or have something else.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
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 mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of yourefragile
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/7/12
*From notes

A: It looks like a much bigger beer then it actually is, almost RIS like. A standard pour yields a creamy and thick one finger head that sticks around for quite some time.

S: Creamy milk chocolate and a pot of morning blend.

T: Close your eyes and you'd literally think that you're drinking an iced coffee. Freshly harvested and unroasted coffee beans. The lactic acid is kept masterfully in check, as it balances the coffee to near perfection. This is a delicious beer.

M: Top shelf. AleWerks hits this out of the damn ballpark. Thick and rich beyond a 5.4% ABV beer should be. This is bigger and better then many a 10% ADIS. Seriously.

O: Killer stuff. Williamsburg AleWerks has set the bar for Milk Stouts, as this is easily the best non-BA'ed MS I've had. Between this and their Cafe Royale, they literally own the style.

Seek this out with haste.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled 1/23/2014. Thanks Matt for extra'ing me this treat. Poured into a Surly goblet today, 2/23/2014.

App- Pours a viscous, thick dark black body, one finger mocha head that retains quite well, fading eventually into a thin collar. Not much leg or lacing though.

Smell- Needs to warm up a bit, but I get a strong freshly ground and french pressed coffee flavour. But not much else from the base even as it warms up more. Perhaps a hint of baker's chocolate.

Flavour- Better than it smells. Freshly roasted cold pressed coffee. Milk chocolate sweetness. Lactose. Black coffee bitterness on the backend. Nicely balanced coffee stout.

Mouthfeel- A bit thin, not too watery but is certainly a bit thinner bodied than I'd like. Good carbonation, coffee-forward aftertaste, no indication of ABV at all. Nicely drinkable, slick and sweet finish.

Overall- Very nice coffee milk stout that brings a nice sweetness on the backend. Nice VA local beer.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

7/20/2012

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 jbaker67
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour - nearly black - with a mid-sized, creamy, taupe head. Excellent mocha aroma with a generous measure of vanilla. Medium-bodied and creamy with lazy carbonation. The flavor is a sweet medley of coffee, chocolate crème and vanilla. Bittersweet mocha finish. It is a little thin but a solid representation of the style.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

- brewed with guatemala antigua coffee. batch 1/15/13. consumed 5/29/13.

A: Dark hersey chocolate pour shows a 2 inch dark walnut colored head that was creamy and loose. Small speckled lace.

S: Rich cocoa at first, quickly followed by a fresh roasty nature and some dark fruit skin there after. Good level of awareness.

T: Flavor is dark fruit first, followed by the chocolate and finally a roasty finale. Roasty bitterness, milky creamer, smooth.

M:, silky, rich fresh roasty coffee with a silky smooth texture and mouthful.

O: silky texture makes this so easy going down with a roasty freshness makes this a must try.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of avalon07
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A huge amount of coffee in the aroma, with some malt as well.

T: Tasted of coffee, first and foremost, with malt, light hops, and a creamy quality in the finish. A much more robust flavor than I was expecting given the style. Pretty good.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solid, likeable, drinkable beer.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Photo of Immortale25
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- Pours a fully opaque motor oil black color with a 1/2 inch medium brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves tiny specs behind.

S- Vanilla, coffee and milk chocolate aromas emanate from the glass. There's also an earthy must that's hard to identify.

T- The coffee comes through nicely at first but then is abruptly swept aside by metallic and burnt flavors. Not nearly as tasty as the nose would imply.

M- Slightly creamy with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- A bit disappointed since the aroma and feel are both there but the flavor just does not deliver. I'm actually starting to believe that the house yeast might be at fault here since I've had similar experiences with other beers of theirs.

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

Pours a near black color with quick rush of bubbly brown head, gone quickly leaving little spots. Smell combined notes of spent coffee grounds and melted semi-sweet and milk chocolate - not the best notes individually but pleasant. Taste brings an initial dry and roasty coffee character but it is quickly covered up by notes of mocha and chocolate fudge. Fuller side of medium bodied, solid creamy feeling combines with a light powdery quality. A nice sweet stout with some quality flavor notes.

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

A breakfast beer to go with my eggs and bacon. From Grape & Gourmet.

A: The milk stout is pitch brown, an all-encompassing vortex that sucks out nearly all distinguishable color. A tan head, a stark contrast to the beer, sits patiently.

S: Primarily dark malts and sweet lactose, the coffee needs to some to perk its way through to the surface. When it does, it adds a nutty java element.

T: Much more coffee in the body of the ale, a pick-me-up after getting in at 3AM. The coffee, mildly bitter, complements the lactic sweet of the milk stout. Dark, burnt grains provide a strong foundation for the sweet bitterness, a toasted and roasted combo. Taken as a whole, the ale has a nice zing to it. Lactose defines the finish.

M: Well-rounded. The coffee is ever-present but it doesn't get in the way. Plenty of lactic goodies to go around.

D: Wishing I had picked up more than one bottle right about now. A solid milk stout, one of the better ones that I've had on a long time.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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 IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of hozersr
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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