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Café Royale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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4.29/5
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777 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
alewerks.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We age a stronger version of our CoffeeHouse Stout in Virginia Gentlemen Bourbon Barrels for 3 months. This aging adds layers of complexity including notes of vanilla and bourbon to this big coffee beer.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,162
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
777
pDev:
8.62%
 
 
Wants:
272
Gots:
165
Trade:
15
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 777 |  Reviews: 187
Photo of Unclevince
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan4120
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Deep, opaque black with a dark tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly leaving behind minimal lacing
S - a solid amount of roasted coffee notes along with roasted malt and sweet chocolate
T - Follows the nose: roasted coffee and roasted malt followed by sweet chocolate and a sweetness from the lactose. Slight hints of nuts and vanilla as well. Not really getting too much bourbon - maybe a little extra sweetness from it.
F - Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, smooth
O - A really nice coffee stout, but I'm not really sure this one needs the bourbon barrel aging as it doesn't really enhance the flavor profile.

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Photo of Fusion7777
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ddeck212
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markjknowles
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrookW
4.72/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark appearance with slight tan head that disipates quickly. Aroma is a very nice bourbon with an equal amount of coffee. Taste is also a pleasant blend of bourbon and coffee.

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Photo of hophugger
3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Almost_retired
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good stout. Good nose and very satisfying flavor. Alcohol bite well hidden. Outstanding mouth feel. Tried this stout in the brewery and subsequently purchased a growler.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cafe Royale - Williamsburg Alewerks
BBA Imperial Coffee Milk Stout - 8.4% abv
Purchased for $6.49 at Growlers to Go, Richmond, VA

L - 2-finger hazelnut head atop a dark brown opaque body.

S - chocolate milk, coffee, nuts, vanilla sweetener, roast.

T - follows the nose. Moderately sweet, zero booziness, zero bitterness.

F - medium body with medium-low carb.

O - very good, but a bit too sweet and the barrel doesn’t have much of an influence.

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Photo of ryanmextorf
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TijuanaTovar
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured at 50F from a 01/17 bottle. At almost the 1-year mark this is drinking SUPERB!

I like to compare brews and this is identical to BCBS. At 8% + it drinks like a bigger beer but def taste like an 8% but the alcohol is well hidden. Full body. Fudgy brownies dipped in bourbon. Need to find more ASAP!

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Photo of rspauldi
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SBlobaum
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Café Royale from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 777 ratings