Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout | Narragansett Brewing Co.

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587 Ratings
Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk StoutNarragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States
narragansettbeer.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is a unique collaboration between two iconic Rhode Island companies. A custom blend of Narragansett’s bittersweet milk Stout with dark, delicious Autocrat Coffee makes for a delightful beer that is more Rhode Island than Roger Williams himself. Since the 1890’s, Narragansett Beer and Autocrat Coffee have been home-grown Rhode Island favorites.

Added by Todd on 12-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,928
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
587
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
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41
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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
1.06/5  rDev -72%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This may be a big nostalgic feel-good hit in Rhode Island, but let's be honest, it's in no way a stout. It's thin malt water. And the "coffee" is coffee flavoring, a confection made primarily out of corn syrup.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Pours a rich brown that's dark but stays translucent. A thin tan head with decent retention, but ultimately subsides to a ring of foam, and a good amount of visible carbonation for style.

S: Coffee and roasted malts. Mild vanilla within the lactose sweetness, and some dark chocolate notes as well. Reasonably appealing nose with a medium-roast coffee character.

T: Coffee that's maybe sat just a little too long on the warmer. Roasted malts with a fair amount of bitterness. Mild lactose and vanilla sweetness, and a milder bitter baker’s chocolate. Some tobacco with the roasted malts. The burnt coffee flavor lasts through the hang with minimal sweetness to balance it.

M: A fairly thin body for a milk stout – not the richness you’d expect with the lactose. Average carbonation sensation and low alcohol presence.

O: The thin body hurts this; and while I’m not a fan of overly sweet milk stouts, I think this swung too hard the other way. It’s not "palate wrecker" levels of bitterness or anything, but not the rich sweetness you want to see balance the bitter coffee notes. Not terrible, but nothing I’d drink again.

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Photo of Dalkri
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kayakguy
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The can I have is yellow with a red band across the middle. The bottom area on the front says "ALC 5.5% BY VOL" and the bottom says: "Hi Neighbor! 10/02/18 10:00"

Appearance: The body of the beer is black and it has a minimal off-white ring. Despite the lack of any head it does form some lacing from the ring.

Aroma: There is a very light coffee and chocolate aroma.

Taste: Right off the bat there is a prominent charred sugar flavor. It has a bit of a earthy tea flavor to it. Towards the back of the mouth right as the beer finishes there is a touch of coffee that pops ups as the beer fades out.

Mouthfeel: It is full bodied with a lighter finish. Carbonation is light as expected.

Overall: It is a pretty average coffee stout that doesn't lean for or against any particular category. It is decent enough to pick up if you are going on a fishing trip or something but there are other coffee beers (even in cans) that are preferable. It is worth picking up so you can decide whether or not you would drink it again, because although it really straddles the line of "average" I would still drink it.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of selecter70
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance is mostly black with some dark brown edges. Topped by a creamy beige head. Retention is fairly good, with sheets of lacing left behind.

Smells like nutty medium-roast coffee, leaning towards burnt black coffee. Musty and grainy like old coffee grounds. Hints of toast, roasted barley, and dark chocolate in there as well.

Tastes like nutty medium-roast coffee, some acrid burnt coffee, dark chocolate, hints of milk chocolate, almond milk creamy sweetness, burnt toast, roasted grains. Smooth and well-balanced, neither bitter nor too sweet.

Feels medium, well-carbonated, smooth. A bit light, but not watery. Easily drinkable and refreshing.

A nice, easy-drinking coffee milk stout. Nice coffee aroma. Nothing inspiring, but a nice, solid, easy-drinking coffee stout. Good.

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Photo of travelguy
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hgbckt
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbiello
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBDave
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells like a cup of fresh brewed coffee. Tastes like a stout beer mixed with iced coffee. I’m surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I’d probably buy this more often if it was easier to find.

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Photo of jpleonardi
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

When you want to switch up from a Guiness it's a nice way to go. Certainly not as frothy, but give American stouts some love!

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Photo of SABERG
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a recent 16 oz can into the test glass.
A - Cup of coffee dark, gently carbonated, leads to a small frothy cap.
S - Coffee forward, then some bakers chocolate, and milk sugar.
T - Follows the nose perfectly, add a bit of bitter dark roast
M - A bit on the thin side, like a good cup of Joe. The start is semi sweet then a quick move toward the bitter side and nice coffee linger closes the experience
O - A very nice coffee milk stout. The feel is very muck in the cup of coffee scale, and thankfully not to muck milk sugar.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a translucent dark brown with ruby highlights when held up to the light. The head is two fingers, creamy and light mocha colored. Retention is great for the style and there are many sticky patches of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is bitter black coffee, coffee grounds, smokiness and some roasted malts.

Taste is similar, but the coffee grounds are overwhelming. I love my coffee black, but this is more like chewing on grinds than drinking black coffee.

Feel is light with fairly high carbonation. The finish is bitter and very dry, which makes it almost feel as though you are licking spent coffee grinds.

Overall this beer is a miss for me. The coffee flavor is burnt and too bitter. Maybe a little more lactose sugar would have rounded this out.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomWight
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 587 ratings