Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout | Narragansett Brewing Co.

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3.79/5
Very Good
596 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:
#22,597
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
596
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
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41
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Photo of QuentinDishaw
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a Guinness stout glass.

Look is a dark reddish brown with ruby highlights and a cafe au lait head.

Aroma is sweet milky coffee.

Taste is really good. No fake coffee flavor, it just comes across as a sweet roasty milk stout.

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Photo of Tybokobes
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark stout color but not much of a head. Great coffee flavor and aroma but does masks the maltiness a bit. The mouth feel is watery for a stout but the flavor and aroma make up for that... Caffeine kick is substantial- it will give you heart palpitations :)

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 5

Appearance:
Thick bubbly light tan head that lasts and laces well but irregularly; Dark ruby black, nearly opaque

Aroma:
Smells of roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, slight alcohol and slight sweet note.

Flavor:
Roasted grains and slight sweetness fades to dark roast coffee. finishes like a strong cup of coffee. Not as sweet and malty as a typical milk stout.

Mouthfeel:
Medium, bordering on light. Too thin for the style. Light to moderate CO2. No alcohol burn or astringency.

Overall:
As a beer to drink for fun, it is a pleasure, hence the high overall score. A great beer to have when you want a coffee flavored beer. Speaking from the perspective of the BJCP, it deviates from style in that is lacks the level of thickness of mouthfeel and sweetness of aroma and taste of a sweet/milk stout. More like a porter in that department. If I did not know better I would have guessed it to be a coffee porter.

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

Very nice coffee stout. Drank from can, the roast coffee and cream aroma comes through. Nice balanced flavor between the bitter ground coffee, roast malt, cocoa, and sweet lactose. Smooth, refreshing, and worth a try.

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium brown with a one inch tan head that left a few spots of lacing. Smells of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Tastes of medium roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and a bit of lactose sweetness. Light bodied for the style, medium carbonation, mouth feel is on the watery side, slightly dry and bitter finish.

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Photo of cavedave
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A short simple review for a simple and delicious beer.

Pours a touch thin looking for a milk stout, and has less sweet, so I would label it in the American Stout area of thickness and sweetness. Has a yummy dark roast coffee flavor and a wonderful burnt caramel and dark coffee nose. Easy drinking, not sweet as expected, not thin but very light viscosity for a milk stout, with a clean linger. Tasty. Get some, best beer value out there.

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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

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Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 596 ratings