Snowcat Coffee Stout | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Snowcat Coffee StoutSnowcat Coffee Stout
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Snowcat Coffee StoutSnowcat Coffee Stout

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Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

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Added by denver10 on 03-08-2013

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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 26
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can.
Looks like used motor oil on the pour.
Short-lived beige head.
Dark roasted grains with hops and coffee grinds in the nose. The flavor follows except for a heavy dose of burnt grains and very dark coffee.
Smooth, full, lightly carbonated body.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours black brown with a medium fluffy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet grainy malts with a little acidic coffee.

The flavor does not have a lot going on - some acidic roasted grains with a little stale coffee. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and is a bit watery.

Overall, I had this on nitro tap and it seemed really washed out. The bottled version is sadly the same. Roasted acidic grains with no real flavors and no real coffee to be seen.

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Photo of Dbrulet
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Black with a thin beige head

Smell: Coffee and malts

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth full bodied. Taste of coffee and hint of chocolate with malts.

Overall: Good stout, taste like I'm just drinking a coffee.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a half inch of densely packed brown head resting on top. The aroma is of dark and lightly bitter roasted coffee and chocolate. The taste is much more bitter than the nose implies with an aftertaste of dark, bitter coffee, toffee and dark chocolate that lingers a bit. The mouth is oily and warm.

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Photo of beerbrains
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly effervescent mahogany with 3 fingers of fluffy tan head. Good head retention & head retention

S: Coffee & roastyness

T: Follows the nose, roasty, dry with a little cocoa up front. More dryness, roastyness, carob as this warms. Finishes with coffee grinds, dryness & charred grain, a little bit of woody & herbal hops

MF: Light/medium body, semi-firm carbonation

Drinks pretty easy, a pretty good take, not a great one

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Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The coffee is to present in this coffee stout. Reminds me of a cold cup of coffee. You can't really taste the base beer at all, it's all coffee. It has potential, just needs more stout. I would like to try this next year to see if they change it.

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Photo of 40ontarget
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Austin32
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Decent stout, nothing too crazy.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a glass mug.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a substantial off white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Slight lace ran around the glass fairly nice.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet and roasty coffee rolling into some creamy portions and coming off somewhat like vanilla. A little wafer on the back end.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a nice roasty coffee character making a good play here to balance it all out. The aftertaste was moderately sweet with a creamy coffee sort of mentality to this part.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair balance between sessionable to sipping quality. I couldn't gulp this but I couldn't sip it (at least not for too long). Finish was fairly roasty with a substantial cling but not cloying hitting against my tongue.
Overall, it's a pretty good American stout packing in all of the points an American stout is supposed to.

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Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of mike_dawson
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Trevor_martin
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

3-6-16 - On tap at Tellers in Golden, CO after a loooong drive home fro Beaver Creek with Todd and Miles. Served in a large, dimpled, pineapple mug with little to no head. Nice coffee stout, however viscosity was a bit thinner than I hoped. Taste was great, but mouthfeel was less than I had hoped.

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Photo of Immortale25
2.69/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch dark tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate with a metallic smell overlaying.

T- Burnt Folgers coffee flavor that's bitter and bordering on acrid. Not much sweetness going on here which would actually help tip the scales away from the intense roastiness. Unpleasant bitter aftertaste.

M- Thin and lifeless with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Yep, the reviews are correct. I love coffee beers and this one is a failure. Cheap coffee flavors with nothing else to accompany it, brewing flaws apparent in the nose and a limp mouthfeel. It's becoming clear that the only decent beer these guys make is Lawyers, Guns & Money, which isn't even that good to begin with.

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Photo of metter98
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a short dark beige head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted coffee beans are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is dominated by lots of flavors of dark and roasted coffee beans, which continue through the finish and linger in to the aftertaste; only faint bits of malts are perceptible. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has slightly thin with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a little thin and light in body for a stout but makes for a good breakfast beer with all of the coffee aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BdM
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kubrickx
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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