Planet Bean Coffee Stout | Spring House Brewing Company

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271 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
springhousebeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Planet Bean Coffee Stout is smooth, dark, full-bodied, and satisfyingly rich. Coffee beans expertly roasted at Cumberland County Coffee Company give this stout its powerful aroma and pronounced fresh-brewed coffee flavor. Your only problem with this tempting brew will be resisting the urge to pour it in your coffee mug before work!

Added by Deuane on 02-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
271
Reviews:
120
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
12.16%
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
30
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into pint glass in June 2017. Drank it about 2 weeks after purchase. No packaged date on the bottle.

Appearance: Dark black with a thin tan/brown head. Head is thin, and leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass, more than most stouts.

Smell: Strong aroma of coffee and roasted nuts. There is a hint of chocolate as well, but overall the roasted coffee is most pronounced.

Taste: This beer is apply named 'Planet Bean', as the coffee flavor dominates. There are additional flavors of roasted malts, and chocolate. There is some hop bitterness to enhance the taste and add some complexity, but it is dominated by the coffee flavors.

Mouth-feel: Strong, and with a very smooth creamy body. Matches the 7.0% alcohol listed ere, I do not see the ABV on the label. Sweet and not as bitter as some other stouts.

This is an interesting stout, and it has a variety of flavors that adds a nice complexity to the beer. It is very smooth. It is too creamy and I would prefer a little more hop bitterness, but I would buy this again.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin off white to almost ran foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Messy lace leaves some filminess. The aroma had a soft sweet to roasty blend of dark and milk chocolate malts. Obvious amount of roasted coffee beans. Sly vanilla underneath. The flavor blends sweet to roast between coffee bean, milk and dark chocolate. Vanilla seems barely there. Nicely blended roasty to sweet aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. Mild carbonation. Soft acidity, but acceptable. ABV felt good. Overall, nicely done coffee stout. I would have this again if I could get it.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trygelski1
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz pounder can poured into an East End Brewing snifter:

Look: Pours a nice jet black color with about an inch of head present and little to no lacing!

Smell: Tons of coffee on the nose along with a bit of chocolate and roasted malts!

Taste: Taste pretty much follows the nose on this one! Lots of coffee present and some chocolate. Getting some bitterness from the coffee.

Feel: Medium bodied. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Wish this had a bit more of a heavier body though.

Overall: Nice coffee stout here! I would revisit this one when it comes out next year!

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Photo of Roberto11232
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CHickman
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black color with a nice brown 1-2 finger head that faded slowly and left really good lacing. Smells of cold pressed coffee, roasted malts, charred wood, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, faint piney hops and brown sugar. Really nice to inhale, great start to this brew.

Taste drops off quite a bit. This is roasty with nice coffee and burnt malt notes, but then it's basically like a Guinness with some Starbucks bold poured in it. It's a good beer and tasty, yet not close to how good it smells. There are roasted grains, chocolate, light espresso and charred notes but it lacks the robust coffee I got in the nose. It's thin and a little watery, lacking the stout texture I expected, but it went down easy enough and masked the 7% ABV quite well. Overall it's an above average beer, mostly because the coffee accents were so enjoyable.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Black. 1-2 fingers of deep brown head. No light penetration.

Nose
Medium roast coffee, caramel, raisin, prune, dusted cocoa, and roasted barley.

Taste
Medium roast coffee served black. Caramel and light roasted barley. Hints of raisin and prune with a dusting of cocoa.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, creamy, and balanced.

Overall
Easy drinking with a nice coffee flavor backed by a mellow Stout base.

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Photo of Boccu
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with one finger brown head. Very light lacing. Aroma is deep coffee and hints of sugar cane. Taste is coffee not as deep as the aroma showed. Very thin and over carbonated for a coffee stout.

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Photo of let8it8grow
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can dated 1/25/17 into pint glass. Pours a nice oily black, with no shading around the edges. Thin tan head. Initial impression is coffee and more coffee, with maybe a hint of cream and sugar. Really, you could almost swap this into your coffee mug and hardly notice the difference. Smooth mouthfeel; too much carbonation for a stout. Finish is coffee too.
Kind of one-dimensional. Not quite enough body for a stout. Over-carbonated. But not too bad, all things considered.

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Photo of thebeers
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours cola black with two fingers of tan head that leave decent lacing.

Creamed coffee, nutty malts, chocolate and a hint of vanilla compete in the nose.

The nutty malts are front and center in the taste. Greasy spoon quality coffee grounds are present, too, fairly stale with a slight cherry note. It has a dry, milky, woody finish, without a whole lot of depth. Not at all creamy, chocolatey or robust, either.

Relatively thin bodied with strong carbonation.

Worth a taste, but too dry and too thin for my taste. Sort of reminds of what a coffee Guiness would taste like. If that sounds good to you, you might enjoy it more.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace. Coffee bean aroma with slight lactic and sweet notes. Smooth body as there is a coffee taste is with sweetness and hint of lactic quality and clean finish.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampling a pounder can at cellar temp poured into a snifter. The beer is a gift from my brother Brian. thank you!
The beer pours a dark cola color with no light passing through my glass. I get a 3 cm spongey tan head with a fairly assertive pour. The foam fades slowly leaving dense lattice on my glass and a very sturdy surface layer.
Aroma is heavy with coffee grounds, very roasted and slightly bitter coffee scents. There are some light milk chocolate hints but coffee is dominant and the booze and hops are both absent at this juncture.
First sip reveals a light to average body with mild carbonation and a bit of sticky texture. Easy drinking for a bigger stout, a little more body would enhance this beer.
Flavor is all coffee with roasted and a little bitter grounds mixing together. I do get just a little bit of sweet chocolate, but the finish is all coffee with some lingering roast. I dont get hops nor booze on the taste profile either. I find this beer easy to drink, it is a little one dimensional, but it is good for what it is, a nice coffee themed beer.

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Photo of Budlum
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of citizencane
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid blend of dark malts and coffee taste. Pours dark translucent black with slight to moderate head. Slightly thin on taste. Not great, but certainly not bad and quite drinkable too.

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Photo of madelf66
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wheels2532
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Planet Bean Coffee Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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