Planet Bean Coffee Stout | Spring House Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81.9%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 271 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#4,083
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
271
Liked:
222
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
12.22%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
30
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pulito001
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pinyin
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served 38F from the 22 ounce bomber into a 14 ounce tulip.

Dark brown light black.

Nose is cat piss acidic brewed coffee. Sweet, malty and roasty.

Taste is very similar to Kerplunk, but not quite as good. This is much more acidic. Coffee is the most dominant flavor in the profile, followed by dark malts. This has a very acidic taste to it. Which is somewhat expected for a coffee stout. There is a hollow and acidic aftertaste. I think they slightly overdid it with the coffee on this one, but the base stout is still really good. Similar to Kerplunk and Big Gruesome.

Mouthfeel is really nice, aside from the acidic aftertaste. Thick, smooth, with beautiful head retention.

No bottle dates on any of these Spring House Bombers. No idea when they produced or bottled. Spring House stouts do tend to taste better with age (4-8 months), so it's not a huge deal, but there is so little information on the labels with regards to ABV%, product description and bottle dates. I really wish the marketing people here would be somewhat more descriptive.

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Photo of acurtis
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jjd315
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.22/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle. Black body. Smell is intense coffee. Pretty nice coffee aroma, too. Rich without being acidic. Taste is equally strong coffee. There's barely any beer here. Less rich. Sharp and bitter coffee. Light nutty malt and that's it. Light body, but maybe just seems that way because of all the coffee. Not bad. Not great.

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Photo of oldn00b
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours about jet black, a bit thin (but not in a bad way) with no lacing and a fizzy head that recedes quickly.

Nose is coffee.

Flavor is huge on Coffee. This is coffee and a bit of stout - coffee is hugely dominant.

Nice, smooth, well rounded mouthfeel.

Not complex, not a lot going on. But huge, really nice coffee flavor. Would definitely have again.

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Photo of Dicers
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cylinsier
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

tap

Pours jet black, light tan lacing for a head.

Smells of brown sugar, fresh roasted coffee, licorice, and toffee.

Tastes of brown sugar, coffee, licorice, and toasted bready malts. Coffee bitterness throughout.

Medium body with stinging carbonation.

Very good dark stout with some strong licorice and coffee flavor. Fairly unique and definitely worth trying.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Paid about 9 bucks for this which is more than the regular imperial stout so it MUST be good!

A - Light pour produced a 1/4 of head that dissipates quickly beer color as deep dark and black as I always want.
S - Very nice brewed coffee with chocolate and mild mocha bean bitterness.
T - Like a cold cup of coffee this beer is what I wanted Terrapin Wake and Bake to be strong coffee taste smooth with lingering bitterness and a semi sweet body making for a tasty beer experience,
M - So smooth and bold with straight up cold coffee taste.

Overall I don't care if people say it's one dimensional because its a great dimension a coffee flavored stout done right! If you need more add the whipped topping!

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Photo of Omnium
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber > Tulip Glass

A - Pitch black with a finger of fizzy light tan head, no lacing.
S - Coffee bomb. I mean its a lot, which is amazing, it smells so fresh, some bitter dark chocolate roasts, a hint of smokiness. Not complex by any means, but wow on the coffee.
T - Full out coffee assault, tons of freshly roasted and ground coffee, bold and black, dark earthy bitterness from it, light nuttiness, toasted grain, roasted chocolate malt, almost like baking chocolate.
M - This is what I like least about this beer, its kinda thin, a tad watery if you will, fizzy, which makes it shockingly easy to drink, but I'd rather prefer this to be thick and viscous, chewy, let it linger more.
O - If you love coffee beers this is a must try beer, tons of fresh coffee flavor. That being said it is a very one-dimensional kind of beer, I would like to see this amped up with more malt and alcohol, thicken up the feel and add some complexity to it.

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Photo of TimberSwanson
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.75 A: Black color. Two fingers of creamy/frothy tan head. Retention is a about below average but finger ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: This is all about the coffee. Dark roast coffee dominates with roasted barley upping the bitterness and char. Mild caramel and chocolate sweetness. Straightfoward, but pleasant.

3.5 T: The taste is big coffee as well. The base beer functions as a vessel for the coffee. It doesn't add a whole lot to the coffee flavor. Roasted barley adds more roast. It's fairly well balanced with a mild caramel and chocolate to combat the roast.

3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Mildly creamy and super smooth.

3.5 D: It's good, but it's one dimensional.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CorkandCageAllentown
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EvoRich
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours pitch black. The head is a ligth tan in color, but fizzy and quickly dissipates. I don't like nitros, but I prefer the head on a Stout to stick around atleast a bit longer than this.

Smell: Perfect. Exactly as I imagine any coffee stout should smell. Like coffee. It has a hint of sweetness, which I do like to add some sweet creme to my coffee generally.

Taste: Pretty good. But not quite as good as I had hoped. While coffee is the most upfront flavor, obviously, it seems a bit light, and not as robust as I had hoped. Like a light roast.

Feel: Not as full bodied as I'd like it to be. Feels a little thin for a coffee stout.

Overall: It's really good. I'm only nitpicking because I expected it to be better.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Planet Bean Coffee Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81.9% out of 100 with 271 ratings
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