Irish Donut Coffee Cream Stout
Spring House Brewing Company

Irish Donut Coffee Cream StoutIrish Donut Coffee Cream Stout
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.99%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
29
From:
Spring House Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  3
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Irish Donut Coffee Cream StoutIrish Donut Coffee Cream Stout
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 29
Photo of Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this on St Patricks day served cool from the can in a stout glass

the color is dark like cola, smell is like a peppermint patty with mint prominent. the feel is smooth and creamy yet some cocoa dry and nutty with creamy textures in the feel.
The taste is great with lots of stout roast yet enough mint that the taste is present yet not overpowering with mild levity from mint and finish is clean. super drinkable for the style of herb that is hard to utilize without an overly minty taste but I think the execution in this is spot on very much like a girl scout cookie

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into my snifter. The beer pours a dark chocolate color with minimal beige head that fades to nothing but the wispiest of island in the center of the glass. The aroma is some roasted malt, some mint chocolate chip ice cream, and a bit of burnt sugar. No hops and no booze on the nose for this one.
The first sip reveals a thinner body than expected and very fine yet tingly carbonation. Drinks pretty easy for an imperial stout.
the flavor is rich dark chocolate and minty notes that linger long into the finish. The beer also gives me some brown sugar and a bit of molasses. No hops come through on the flavor and I also dont get any booze. This is a very drinkable beer with a good mix of malt flavor profile.
This is a tasty imperial stout, if it had a thicker body this would be a better beer. This is a good beer and enjoyable, but there are better examples out there. If you dont like mint this may be a pass for you. But otherwise it is a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was elated to recently find this available in CANs during a recent visit to the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS)! It is a CANQuest (tm) thing, so you may not understand. No worries, I CAN bring you current pretty quickly.

From the CAN: "Creme Stout".

I CANmenced by Crack!ing open the CAN & then watching as it foamed & fizzed through the vent. Upon calming, it revealed itself to be a brimful craft CAN. Hmm. I then CANducted a slow, gentle Glug into an awaiting glass whereupon it asserted its presence by forming,, unbidden, a finger of dense, foamy, rocky, light-tan head with modest retention. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose was VERY minty, underlain with chocolate. 8=O It smelled like a liquefied Girl Scout Thin Mint! My fave! BUT ... is this within spec for the style? Remember, boys & girls, rate/review to style & NOT to taste or the Beer Advocate Secret Police will report you! Mouthfeel was mighty thin, not watery, but very noticeable in this style. The taste was VERY minty as well as quite chocolaty, but it was within spec for the style. I got some coffee notes in there as well, but mostly it was just chocolate & mint or vice versa. Finish was semi-dry, mostly as a result of the mint. Not bad, but one was enough.

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Photo of bret717
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look- Pours black w/a tan soapy head

Aroma- a lot of mint and a little milk chocolate

Taste- Mint leads off, but it's not as overpowering as in the nose; this is followed by chocolate, some dark roast coffee that's a bit sour and something like graham crackers

Feel- medium-light bodied, medium carb

Overall- decent flavored stout that's very mint forward; would have benefited from a bit more malt flavors to balance out the mint.

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Photo of Brew_42
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours back with some brown around the edges. Medium tan head

Smell is chocolate and coffee. Smells a lot like Irish Creme with roasted malts.

The taste follows the nose, dark chocolate, coffee, cream sweetness.

MF-Medium body but light for a stout.

OVerall- A pretty solid stout.

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Photo of CoasterGuy
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer Advocate states under Beer Info "This beer is retired; no longer brewed." Does anyone know when it was "retired"? Reason why I asked is the can I picked up from a local distributor yesterday (March 19, 2018) says it was "Canned on March 1, 2018". I am not that much into stouts, but I must admit that this one is rather tasty!

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Photo of ajm5108
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks as you’d expect. Smell is transportive- you’d think you are in a coffee shop bakery if you closed your eyes, aroma of glaze, cream, light coffee, chocolate. They really nailed the smell. Taste isn’t quite as robust - it loses a lot of those sweeter qualities, perhaps for the better - but it a really solid coffee / chocolate stout. Good balance, coffee isn’t overwhelming, clean finish. But man that aroma was really incredible

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Photo of stakem
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer being available on nitro tap was the entire reason we stopped when in the area. I heard lots of good things, was anxious to finally try it.

On tap at Hazel Street, served in a cervoise appears black in color with a silky brown head that holds well like only nitro can.

Nose is neutral with roast, some chocolate and an overall earthy to ashy feeling nose.

This taste chocolate forward blending to earthy with roasted coffee aftertaste.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. A pretty decent offering but not sure where or what the irish cream portion was. Regardless not bad but wouldnt go outta my way to have again.

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Irish Donut Coffee Cream Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 29 ratings