Clay County Coffee Stout
Bee Creek Brewery

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From:
Bee Creek Brewery
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
American Stout
ABV:
6%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 13.48%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
9
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 03, 2012
Added:
Mar 29, 2010
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Gots:
  6
SCORE
82
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Ratings by TheGordianKnot:
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Reviewed by TheGordianKnot from Tennessee

2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Bottle poured into Imperial Pint Glass...

A- Completely black beer that poured into a glass looking like no head would be apparent, then out of the the abyss a caramel/mocha foamy head rises to over an inch (I'm talking some X-Files shit going on here)... Then it quickly dies down to nothing and leaves a single thin ring of foam where it once was.

S- Definitely smell the coffee come through and then more or a very dark chocolate malt aroma, rather than the more overpowering black patent or roasted malt... Not too much to the nose really

T/M- To be honest, the mouth really follows the nose closely. Nice coffee presence, but it is followed by a chocolate/hint of roasted malt then almost nothing. Also, this tastes/feels like they brewed a 5gal batch of a stout (for simplicity sake) then added 5gal of water. This has a watery flavor and mouth feel. Minimal carbonation and too light of a feel round out this beer.

D- Eh, yeah... I mean, its fairly light and I could see myself being able to drink quite a few. Probably even more than some other stouts that I really like, but I think it alludes to the light factor of this beer; which though it shows higher drinkability- isn't a highly regarded feature in my eyes.

Overall, this one is kind of hard for me. I mean, it doesn't have the main components it needs to be seen as this style in my own eyes- but it isn't a bad beer per se.
Jun 15, 2010
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.75 by Lynn from Ohio

Sep 03, 2012
 
Rated: 2 by MichaelBurns from Indiana

Jul 24, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by Cris4545 from Indiana

Apr 22, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by MSandahl23 from Indiana

Apr 07, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by neckbracesub from Indiana

Mar 07, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by RobertMathison from Indiana

Mar 02, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by Mark000 from Michigan

Feb 16, 2012
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Reviewed by BeerAdvocate from California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #57 (October 2011):

A bit rough around the edges, the mix of roasted malt and fully expressed coffee flavor is slightly demanding on the palate, but we survive for the next sip. Burnt flavors take away from the potential of any true fresh- coffee flavor. A good stout nonetheless.

LOOK: Black, minimal head

SMELL: Freshly spent coffee grounds, burnt sugar, roasted grain

TASTE: Smooth, slick, highly roasted coffee, burnt grain, dark chocolate, hop bitterness, yeast, charred raisins, mildly acrid
Feb 10, 2012
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Reviewed by Brenden from Ohio

3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
From a friend who wanted me to try a genuinely local brew from a little guy. I do like me some coffee.

The color's quite close to black; it doesn't look viscous, just dark. A tan head just under a finger tall is creamy but a little loose. Lacing is spotty and dropped in moderation.
The coffee in the aroma is fresh and accompanies a sturdy roasted malts backbone. A bit of wood with some char come out secondarily and almost accentuate the coffee.
The flavor offers the same roasted malts backbone and plenty of coffee with wood, though a bit of a lactic element also comes into play. There's a lightly astringent and acidic character that seems to build off the char a bit, however.
The body is about medium and a little thin for a stout. It's got some character and is pretty smooth, but creaminess is edged out by an overly persistent carbonation.
Feb 08, 2012
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Reviewed by cagocubs from Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into tumbler.

A: Dark brown near black with a bulging tan head that dissipates to a 1.5 finger length and laces well.

S: Needless to say; coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate/espresso. Some hops come through the nose.

T: Big coffee taste with chocolate/espresso notes. The roasted malt leave a nutty taste. Good flavors through the aftertaste with some alcohol bite.

M: Medium body. Good warming and carbonation. Sips like any other quality stout.
Jan 14, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Jan 02, 2012
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very dark brown in color and poured with a finger high light mocha colored head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas coffee beans in the nose along with hints of chocolate.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has mild flavors of coffee.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth but foamy on the palate with a very high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink but would taste better if it had less carbonation.
Jan 01, 2012
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Reviewed by tsauce2 from Indiana

3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a tulip

A: SRM is dark brown. Nearly opaque. Head is tan, 7 in, dissipates to 1 cm, a little gritty. Heavy carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Mild coffee notes, dark roast malt, light hops.

T: Slightly astringent on initial palate, followed by large coffee notes and dark roast malt. Lightly hopped. Aftertaste is coffee, malt, a touch of alcohol.

M: Medium body. Malt and coffee combine to give a mf that is semi creamy and leaves a bit of bitter coffee, very much like drinking an actual cup of coffee. Finished crisp and somewhat dry.

O: A nice beer overall. Super over carbonated, I had to pour this beer, at an extreme angle, 5 times before I could drink it. Flavor profile is good overall, but I was surprised by the semi-metallic taste up front. Take this out, and you would have an excellent beer.
Dec 16, 2011
 
Rated: 5 by sigtau200ws from Indiana

Nov 19, 2011
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Reviewed by SaCkErZ9 from South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Beer is nearly opaque, chocolate grape in color with a voluminous, three finger sized, tan head. Even with a slow pour, this one really fizzed up. I hope that isnt the sign of an infection.

Aroma is coffee forward with some chalky aromas bringing up the rear. Plenty of chocolate malts as well. Not too bad.

More coffee in the flavor. I was actullay looking for coffee in this one so I was very pleased. I really cant get passed the extremely overcarbonated mouthfeel. Every sip explodes in my mouth and makes this one hard to grasp. I think the flavors and aroma are there, but with the "mentos and coke" in my mouth, this one isnt very enjoyable.
Nov 15, 2011
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Reviewed by DAllspaw from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
on tap at Tom Tap room city market indianapolis.

No head to speak of, just a few mocha bubbles around the edges. Dark as you would expect. Definitely a bit thin.

Smell is not as overpowering, yes a little coffee as expected, more just roasted goodness.

Taste is very well balanced, nothing too noteworthy in any particular area, just an easy drinking beer for those who like porters/stouts. I really like the finish on this, a bit of a caramel taste. Perfect for dark beer fix when you don't want the more robust options out there.
Oct 07, 2011
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Reviewed by Jishguy from Indiana

3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Poured a solid black body which allowed absolutely no light to pass through. The pour produced a one inch creamy off-white head. Moderate lacing along the glass.

S- Roasted malts, caramel, and chocolate. The coffee is present, but isn't nearly as prominent as expected. Smells very complex.

T- The coffee is a bit more present in the taste than in the aroma, but it still not the dominating flavor. Roasted, almost burnt malts immediately strike the palate. The backbone is mostly coffee with hints of chocolate. The finish is a bittersweet chocolate/caramel/coffee character. Very complex and impressive.

M- Very rich and creamy. The only thing that stopped this from being a 5 is the slight over-carbonation.
Sep 25, 2011
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep black in complexion and heavy of body, this stout pours with almost no carbonation and no lace, either.

The nose is pleasantly coffee -- sweet with some chocolate hints somehow.

Taste is heavy on the coffee, with some bittersweet chocolate and even a faint hint of mild tart berries. Quite enjoyable, really, and so far my favorite from the Bee Creek stable.
Aug 07, 2011
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Reviewed by titosupertramp from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Near black in color and an aggressive pour yields a full 3 fingers of mocha head. After the head receeds, you're left with sparse film and a good amount of thick lacing.

S: Big time coffee, I think brown sugar. The roasted smells are very well balanced by the sweetness. No hop presence in the smell.

T: Sharp coffee, some chocolate, roasted malt flavors. The taste is just a little let down from the smell. It's hard for me to put my finger on it, but something doesn't quite come together here. With that said, it's a tasty enough beer.

M: On the thin side of medium. Leaves a tingling sensation on the tongue and leaves behind a nice aftertaste.

O: This isn't a bad beer at all. The next time I'm in IN, I won't seek this out, but I'll gladly pick up another bottle if I come across one.
Jul 29, 2011
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Reviewed by Brent from Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Overall, a pretty good coffee-centric stout. Poured the expected black with thin tan head. Up front was black coffee tinged with cream. Quickly following behind was a bit of sharp coffee acidity that threw things off balance for a second. Some malt sweetness crept in toward the end. But for the unbalanced acidity, would have bumped the rating a bit.
Jul 28, 2011
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Reviewed by Another6Pack from Michigan

3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a deep black with a very thin, tan head. Leaves very little lacing. Coffee prevails in the nose with a little sweet cream and a bit of chocolate.

First taste has some sour tartness without the coffee blast I was hoping for. The relatively thin body of this fizzy stout seems to prevent the coffee flavor from standing out front. Flavor improved with warming, but not beyond average.

Overall a pretty typical coffee stout that would improve with a bigger stout to better support the quality Greencastle Jameson coffee.
Jul 24, 2011
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Reviewed by 1Adam12 from Indiana

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured into my New Belgium snifter. Pours black, but on the lighter side of black with a tanish white head. Nice sticky lacing. Malt and coffee on the nose, with a bit of chocolate. Lots of coffee on the pallet. This beer is on the sweet side. I taste a bit of sweet chocolate and malt. Mouthfeel isn't very heavy at all, pretty thin actually, medium carbonation, but very creamy. There's really no complexity to this one, but it's very drinkable. I'd drink it again.
Jul 07, 2011
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle, picked up a single of this at Keg Liquors. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head. Head retention is decent, but there isn't much lacing left on the glass at all. Aroma is pretty straight forward, it's all coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. The brew mostly tastes like coffee, burnt/charred and roasted malt, and the chocolate flavor shows up in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it is pretty thin for a stout. With that being said, it's also easy to drink. I think it's a decent enough overall brew, and I'd try it again in the future.
May 29, 2011
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Reviewed by mondegreen from Georgia

3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz into a Stone Tulip. Received as an extra in a recent trade (Thanks!)

Pours dark brown with 2 fingers of head on a hard pour. Head fades quickly into a thin ring.

Nose is malty & sweet. Slightly roasty, sort of like stale coffee.

Taste is pretty sweet. A touch of bitter roast from the coffee.

Mouth is somewhat thin, but not overly so for the style.

This beer is decent, but it seems that coffee really benefits from a bigger base beer. I'm glad I got to try a brew from Bee Creek, but this one rings as moderately above average at best.
May 16, 2011
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Reviewed by lsrose from Indiana

4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Very aggressive pour had a 1.5 finger head that dissipated quickly. Very dark brown in color with tan head.

S - Lots of malt and coffee smells as I would expect.

T - Good coffee flavor with other toffee malts present.

This had a little bit of a weak mouthfeel but overall was pretty good. Better than I expected from the average rating. Only real downside was the lack of head.
May 16, 2011
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Reviewed by Cresant from Kentucky

2.62/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Duvel glass. No date. The tan head sat on an opaque, dark brown body. The modest head faded to a ring and island pretty quickly.

The smell was cocoa powder and maybe brown sugar. All malts.

The taste was a bit metallic. Light coffee flavor. Hints of brown sugar.

The mouthfeel was medium to thin. The carbonation was fine and full enough. Underwhelming really.
Apr 11, 2011
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Reviewed by RunForYourBeer from Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours black with a thin, brown head.

S: Lots of coffee with some chocolate with some sweet caramel.

T: Lots of coffee here. Also has a bit of chocolate with some caramel in the aftertaste.

M: A bit thin, but I like the amount of carbonation.

O: Solid beer. Nothing spectacular but has some nice coffee flavor. I don't like coffee, but still enjoyed this.
Apr 08, 2011
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Reviewed by timherremans from Indiana

3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
A - Poured a deep dark brown with a fairly thin, not so creamy head.

S - A fairly nice aroma of roasted coffee beans and malt. Pretty basic. Not to strong. Nice.

T - Not to complex. The roasted coffee bean is not overpowering but is bold. Some malt and maybe a hint of chocolate. The coffee is not that bad tasting in this stout, but could be improved. It is also pretty one layered tasting due to the pronounced roasted coffee bean flavor. I think it could use more malt perhaps. I have had much worst java stouts /porters.

M - Fairly thin and not creamy. Not to carbonated but it was there, felt a bit like water on the palate. One of my biggest negatives on this stout. Just to thin.

D - It's drinkable, but I would not want to drink more than 2-3 before I got tired of it. It's a bit boring and to thin for me. Does not have enough going for it to be a session drinker.

Worth a try. You may enjoy it.
Mar 15, 2011
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Reviewed by dmfrench from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5
A thin but flavorful, sweet, chocolaty Coffee Stout.

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A: Opaque deep brown with the faintest ruby brown highlights. One finger persistent creamy khaki head. There was a bit of sediment in the bottom of the bottle which stained the last bit of the head chocolate sauce brown.

S: Pretty convincing big roasted cocoa bean up front with coffee and cinnamon notes behind, and maybe some indeterminable hops a distant third.

T: Following the nose closely... big, sweet, roasty chocolate and coffee with a now clearer dryish hopping. Finish is on bitter hops and coffee.

M: Unfortunately quite a bit thin for the style, but typical and expected of smaller operations.

D: With the thinner body body and pleasant aftertaste, I'd say on the high side for the style.
Feb 02, 2011
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Reviewed by dudemuskie from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Picked up a single bottle at Bourbon and Canal in Terre Haute!

Appearance- Deep black with some faint mahogany glimmers on the edges. Fizzy, loose, dark beige head quickly builds and fades just as fast. No lacing.

Aroma- Light/medium roast coffee grounds, slightly acrid, dusty black malt, very slight roast, and powdered cocoa. Some earthy, herbal hops hiding in the mix too.

Flavor- Seems to lack the bigger flavor that I anticipated out of a stout to start, but powdered dark cocoa and light roast coffee flavors intensify in the middle and linger well into the after taste. Nice lingering finish brings you back for another sip...Not too sweet or overwhelming of a beer, and actually quite drinkable for a stout. Coffee flavors could be a bit more pronounced, but thats just my personal preference.

Mouthfeel- Moderate warming in finish. Med-high CO2. Starts off a bit thin but finishes with a medium-full body. Slightly astringent from darker grains that leaves the mouth a bit dry feeling in finish. Low residual sugars.

Overall- Not the big, viscous, intense coffee experience that I was hoping for after a long day of working outside in the cold, but a respectable and very drinkable coffee stout nonetheless. Theres definitely something to be said about a subtle coffee stout, and this brew speaks that language well! Almost wish I had a second bottle to chase the first with...
Jan 26, 2011
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Reviewed by JKIRBY from Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a 6 of this on a whim while in Southern Indiana visiting family. Knew I liked the style and wanted to purchase something local while in the area. It was worth a shot, right??

I was skeptical at first as I poured to see almost no head form. Uh Oh, what's wrong here....Color is right, no light coming through.

Hmmm, in the nose I get very strong coffee, smells wonderful.

Taste followed the smell, strong coffee, roasty, tasty!

Mouthfeel was great stout, not too thick, but plenty chewy.

I rate the drinkability really well. I'm looking forward to the rest of this 6!
Jan 11, 2011
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Reviewed by RickS95 from Indiana

3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Very dark brown, almost black. A little thin for my liking, but meets the stout profile well. A small head forms, but doesn't stick around long.

Smells like a cup of coffee, almost overwhelming. No other smells are present.

The taste is like the smell, except some hints of chocolate are there.

If you sip fast, it's very pleasant in the mouth as there's almost a chocolatey sweetness. However, let it sit for a second before the swallow to take it in, and it gets bitter quick.

Pretty good stuff, even if you're not a coffee drinker like me. Good alcohol, but no heat. Good flavors.
Jan 10, 2011
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Reviewed by JoePat from Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
This beer pour pitch black with a thin tan head that dissipates to a ring at the edge of the glass pretty quickly.

I get a huge aroma of freash ground coffee beans and a light chocolatey malt sweetness in the aroma.

The flavor doesnt really resemble the aroma at all. I get a little chocolate but no real coffee or sweetness to speak of. It has a kind of thin sourness to it.

The mouthfeel is very thin like it is really over attenuated. On the other hand it is a very drinkable beer because of that.
Dec 29, 2010
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Reviewed by homebrew311 from Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Bottle received in trade from khumbard- thanks!

A: beer pours a tad thin for a stout, dark brown appearance with no light passing through, thin light brown head, okay retention

S: nice roasted and coffee notes up front along with some cocoa. The grains become slightly astringent towards the end.. the finish is a little messy

T: sweet malts up front backed by heavy roast, the coffee flavor is thin and acidic, some of the less desirable coffee characteristics are dominating.

MF: this beer feels thin for the robust flavors. Perhaps a bigger body would round this beer out a little nice.

D: this beer is not bad by any means, but given the other coffee stout I have to compare it to, it falls short of many.
Nov 06, 2010
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Reviewed by alleykatking from Indiana

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle. Many thanks go out to Lukafer for this one. Luke I owe ya!

A- Pours a deep brown almost black color. One finger tan head shows good retention and finally caps the beer. Light spotty lacing left on the glass with some of it falling back into the beer.

S- Roasted malts and cold black coffee dominate the entire beer. I also get a light oatmeal aroma toward the end of the beer just in hints though.

T- Roasted malts and coffee from start to finish. The coffee is more of a espresso flavor in the front which turns into cold black coffee by the finish. There is a light sour tone that comes in quick and leaves just as quickly in the middle.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Roasted malts left on the palate with a long coffee finish in the aftertaste. Alcohol has some light drying on the palate. This is a coffee forward beer that is balanced in that favor. Clean tasting overall.

D- I really liked this beer. Although, I really like the taste of coffee both warm and cold. The ABV is well hidden. I would love to drink a six pack of this on a colder day. Another great creation from Bee Creek Brewery.
Oct 06, 2010
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Reviewed by Lukafer from Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours Extremly dark brown/black with 3 fingers of dark tan head. Smells are coffee and that's about all I can smell. Taste is roasty malts and coffee. The finish is nothing but coffee, so if you don't like coffee you won't like this, but if you do, it's rather tasty!
Sep 15, 2010
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Reviewed by Gosox8787 from New Hampshire

3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12 oz. bottle poured into my Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Served chilled and allowed to warm over a half an hour span.

Appearance: Dark brown to black. Brown edges through the glass. No head at all. Leaves a lacing that stays around for about half the glass.

Aroma: Roasted coffee beans are the dominant note here obviously. Not much else, but the coffee aroma is balanced and even a little sweet.

Taste: Bitter coffee beans and espresso upfront. Drops off drastically after the first burst of coffee flavor. Relatively clean finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin with some light carbonation. Dry finish.

Drinkability: The ABV is manageable and the coffee flavor is nice, but can be a bit bitter. Pretty good drinkability.

Overall, a pretty good coffee stout. Can be a little bitter at times and is a definitely one note overall. Still a good example of the style.
Sep 06, 2010
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Reviewed by TexIndy from Texas

3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. No dating info so not sure how fresh. Was bought warm. Was a brown tinged black color with some surface evidence of carb streams. It had a good sized brown head that settled into a good collar and some film. Good slow sliding lace but not much sticking.

The aroma was kinda subdued for a coffee stout. The coffee ground aroma was definitely there and was the lead aroma but wasn't very strong. Not much beyond the coffee grounds except some toasted/burnt (in a good way) malt. The taste was similar with coffee leading the way as expecting. Good flavor but didn't jump out among the dozed or so coffee stout/porters that I've had in last 6-9 months. Watery tasting as well. Both the aroma and taste issues could be due to freshness but since no date on it I can't tell. Mouthfeel was light and watery. Needed more carbonation.

Overall, a fair to good coffe stout that just needed to amp the coffee a bit and then add something else to the mix so not a one horse show. Not available here in TX so I picked it up during my Indy trip - gotta support the local Indy brewers. Rotation - glad to try a new brewery but one is enough for me unless I could get an easy re-sample. Look forward to trying their flagship honey wheat next. [N;N]
Jul 30, 2010
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Got this from a friend during the pre-DLD times. It pours a straight black-brown topped by a finger of off-white micro-foam. The nose comprises coffee, coffee, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some coffee. Damn, that's a lot o' coffee! The taste holds notes of coffee (and lots of it, boyo!), roasted malts, smoke, dark wheat, and bitter dark chocolate. The coffee remains thoroughly dominant, but in a good way. Trust me. The body is nearing a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, a decent, drinkable stout, but you'd better like the coffee in your stouts if'n yer gonna try this brew...
Jun 26, 2010
Clay County Coffee Stout from Bee Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 46 ratings