Fall Coffee Stout
Maine Beer Company

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American Stout
Ranked #208
Ranked #11,189
3.96 | pDev: 8.08%
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
Fall Coffee StoutFall Coffee Stout
Notes: As the leaves begin to change and cooler nights prevail, we celebrate the turn of the season with our autumnal offering. Fall, developed from our Pilot Beer program, is a stout made with cold brew coffee selected and brewed with our friends from Coffee By Design.
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: opaque; very dark brown in color; 1+ finger light brown head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S; strong black coffee;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; moderate bitterness at the end, much of that coming from the coffee;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: there's a lot of coffee character here - more than most coffee stouts;

Apr 21, 2020
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours dark black body, solid and opaque. Light tan head, short in the pour but persistent, with lush full lacing covering the glass with a curtain of bubbles.

S - Soft bitter malt nose, a bit of coffee, a note of wet limestone.

T - Opens with chocolate and bread, a middle of sharp coffee acidity, and a lightly bitter finish.

M - Moderate weight and mild prickly carbonation, and a slow fading finish.

O - Superb. A nicely built coffee stout with solid feel. Delicious.

Apr 19, 2020
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: rich coffee beans, roasted dark chocolate malts, slight sweet, dry finish. toasted coffee beans, nutty nose. Black, brown hue, mostly opaque, tan head ringed lattice. Nice coffee aroma after dinner stout.

Mar 26, 2020
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philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Voluminous khaki colored froth from a standard pour... Stellar retention... Jet black in color... The coffee aroma is evident right off of the bat and is mixed with some slightly roasted malts... These components flip in terms of assertiveness on the palate... Sturdy and medium bodied... I've never been let down by a Mainer Beer Company offering and this is no exception - a very enjoyable solid coffee stout...

Feb 22, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 pint .9 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 10/1/19, so closing in on 4 months old.

Jet black body, initial good tan head dissipates to a ring, leaving little lacing.

Aroma of coffee, little else.

On tasting, the coffee comes through, not harsh or bitter, nice taste, but a little one dimensional.

Mouth around medium, feels a little more carbonated than would be preferred. finish coffee

Overall, a tasty enough coffee stout, nothing special, but not bad at all

Jan 26, 2020
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EMH73 from New York

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown but not quite black with a two inch mocha head that left excellent lacing. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of char. Taste is dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, a bit of cream, oak and char. Light bodied and highly carbonated for a stout, mouth feel is on the thin side, slightly dry and bitter finish.

Dec 16, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a muffin top taster pint; bottled 10/01/2019.
A: Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with mahogany highlights, a one to two finger, foamy and fluffy, wheat colored head, rim and cap retention, and broad but substantial lacing.
S: Aromas of mocha, cafe au lait, cola, toast, and honeysuckle.
T: Semisweet to sweet. Flavors basically parrots the nose, but I would say more sarsaparilla and birch than cola. Solid bitterness that keeps the sweetness and flavor pallet under control.
M: Medium to full bodied with moderate to full carbonation. Creamy and smooth
O: I share this around a table and the consensus was that this was an amazing coffee stout. Understated and confident. A view I completely endorse. Kudos to MBC.

Dec 06, 2019
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown to pitch black color with a frothy, bubbly caramel lacing ring, no carbonation.

S - Coffee, pine, dark chocolate roast with a slight hit of char and smoke.

T - Chocolate roast, some pine, coffee bean up front. Ends with a strong roast and lingering char chocolate and pine.

M - Full body, thick, chewy, and velvety.

O - A ton of flavor going on for 5.6%.

Nov 19, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up a single bottle at Bradford's in Plymouth for about seven dollars. My third brew reviewed from these guys, have had a few more. This is a fine beer, just not at all of the MBC packaging/pricing.

Nov 13, 2019
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b11 from New York

3.06/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very plain, thin, simple stout. I pay attention to stouts, I expect a medium feel, and a complex taste, this has neither. The one good thing to say is that the coffee flavor is balanced, not excessive. Disappointing, and over-priced.

Nov 06, 2019
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nasty15108 from New York

3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Poured motor oil black with a thick tan head.

S- Roasted Malt upfront with a slight bitter smell at the end.

T - Malty with slight roasted coffee bean flavor up front, finishing with a slightly bitter and medicinal hop bitterness. Very well balanced.

F - Medium mouthfeel. A little thinner then my liking, but well put together.

O - Thinner and with less ABV then I usually go for. That being said, a very well done beer.

Oct 27, 2019
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mickyge from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coffee smell as it was poured. Nice full head and good lacing. Taste was a bit thin, I tasted some roast and malt, almost felt like something more should be coming. Slight biscuit taste, but not much mouth feel. Finished slightly prickly. It was a nice stout if you’re looking for one on the lighter side.

Oct 27, 2019
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours black with a brown head. Head retention is good.

Taste: It has a rich, coffee aroma to start with. There are some roasted elements as well.

Taste: It has a rich coffee flavor with some roast.

Feel: It has a medium body with moderately high bitterness.

Overall, it is a simple beer but the flavors are certainly good for coffee lovers.

Oct 27, 2019
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium light carbonation with an above average body
Aroma is earthy,peat,coffee,roasted malt. Theirs an odd aroma of cannabis that really drowns out other components
Taste is identical to aroma, odd mix of dry and sweet.

Oct 22, 2019
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Spieglau stout glass. Massive mocha colored creamy head which dissipates slowly. I smell fresh leather, pine, floral,toffee,coffee not abundant. Taste is reminiscent of coffee,vanilla,hops. Almost taste like Breyers coffee ice cream when melted at the bottom of the bowl. I don't get any char or severe roast flavor. Feels thin for a stout, but then again it is rare I have a standard American stout rather than an imperial. Actually medium bodied ,finishes sort of juicy. Overall this is a great tasting beer. Not sure why the lower scores.

Oct 21, 2019
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

16.9 ounce bottle in a stout glass. All of 19 days young.

Deep brownish black colored brew with a beige 1-plus F cap. nice retention, ample lacing.

Out of the fridge, the bottle had a half an hour of room temp sitting before opening. Hopeful that would enhance the aroma, but it didn't. Modest notes of charred malt, sweet chocolate, and coffee.

Coffee and roasted malt flavors. Slightly metallic.

Ultra-light body and feel. Smooth and drinkable, but no backbone.

Some oats or Cheerios or something for feel would go a long way. It comes up short as a stout IMO.

Oct 20, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.56/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

5 oz pour on tap. Pours brown/black with a small head. Smells like coffee, bitter chocolate, dark malts, and pine. Tastes similar along with citrus and more pine than I expect from a stout, but somehow it works absolutely beautifully. Dry finish, not sweet. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, soft, smooth, just divine. This is an amazing beer from MBC and perfect for fall.

Oct 18, 2019
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q33jeff from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


Bottle to Pilsner glass.

LOOK: thick black. Healthy beige head. Excellent retention.

AROMA: mix of charred barley and strong coffee.

TASTE: earthy barley, mineral, coffee,

FEEL: smooth, good carbonation for a stout.

Quality stout, though almost a porter.


Oct 13, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high light tan head that left a wide collar consisting of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose.
T: The taste has moderate flavors of cold brew coffee along with underlying hints of dark and roasted malts from the stout. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems light in body for a stout and has a mouthfeel that is more resemblant of a porter, but for this reason is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

Dec 25, 2018
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle dated 10/23/18. Wasn't refrigerated until I bought it, so hopefully it held up well. Poured into Kane chalice.

L: 2F light tan head with good retention, leaving some nice sheets of lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is jet black.

S: Coffee, promising to be on the bitter side, roasted malts, earthiness.

T: Follows nose. Cold-brewed slightly bitter coffee notes, malts are roasty but not hugely robust, could almost be fooled into thinking there is a chicory quality as well, but I think I am imagining it.

F: Pretty light-bodied, probably needs a bit more heft. Light carbonation. Construction is good although it comes off a tad watery instead of full-flavored. Well-balanced and drinks nicely.

O: Not bad for a light ABV coffee stout, but it lacks heft and complexity.

Dec 22, 2018
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. Beer pours with a massive light brown head that dissipates quickly. Generally light black appearance. Coffee is there in the aromas, but its not too overpowering. I found the taste to have more bitter black coffee dimensions than what the aromas were hinting it. However, the flavors were well balanced and nothing too coffee-ish or underwhelming. Decent creamy texture with a good, moderate amount of carbonation. Overall, not the most explicit coffee flavors for the coffee stouts I like, but there is still a good coffee taste characteristic.

Dec 16, 2018
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Black pour, thick brown head that retains forever. Chunky lacing.

S: Earthy, overall. Cold brew coffee, grassy and piney hops, cola, otter dark chocolate.

T: Cold brew coffee, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, cola, Smokey, French roast. Dose of pine, bark and grass from the hops. Trailing hop finish with smoke and French roast beans.

M: Medium bodied, lithe, stiff and scrubbing carbonation. Sits lightly.

O: Coffee character seemed a bit bland, though the beer itself is well done and tasty. Drinks on the lighter side and comes across more porter-like to me, not that there’s much difference between porter and stout. Just consumer expectation, I guess.

Dec 10, 2018
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body with minimal khaki head and left no lace patches. Coffee bean aroma that is powerful but not strong and has a hint of sweetness. Medium body, mild coffee sweetness, light and enjoyable, hint of roasted malts and easy finish.

Nov 26, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Coffee black at first, while filling darker in the glass, a large tan foam settles in lumps leaving tons of mushrooming chunky lace platforms.

Smell and taste align consistently, with semi-bitter, smoky charred coffee and dark roasted malt that's dryly nutty and woody. Accents of tobacco are almost ashy with a hint of brown sugar.

The smooth, medium-light body has a moderate, soft carbonation, finishing semi-dry.

Nov 26, 2018
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip bottled on 10/23/18. Pours a very dark brown with a 3 finger light brown head that leaves a nice thin wall of lace. 4

Smell coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla, and some hazelnut. 3.75

Taste follows a tad one dimensional and that isn’t a complaint at all. Coffee, cocoa, and vanilla. 4

Mouthfeel is about medium, gentle carbonation, not really dry for the style, and drinks more like 6.5% as opposed to 5.6%. 4

Overall a very solid beer, no wow factor but tasty for sure. 4

Nov 21, 2018
Fall Coffee Stout from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 122 ratings