Nate's Coffee Stout | Country Boy Brewing

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Nate's Coffee StoutNate's Coffee Stout

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Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by KYGunner on 01-12-2014

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by craft_shannie:
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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Photo of WattsofBeers
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- first canning run for this beer and they made it better. Pours a very dark, rich brown with a dark tan head. Appearance in the glass is near black.

N- strong black coffee shines with just enough roasted malts to balance it.

T- coffee up front and in your face but smooth enough to not be overpowering. Little bit of chocolate, bittering from the coffee. Well done.

M- full and decently thick. Tingles over the tongue. Finishes making you want more.

O- Just a delicious example of a strong coffee forward stout. I’m a fan of CB and I’m glad they finally canned a very good beer and canned it well. Pick one up if you get the chance.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The new batch is released! The coffee flavor is so prevalent, it drowns out most everything else, but that's not a bad thing (and this is coming from a non-drinker of coffee), and the coffee adds an extra level of body to the mouthfeel that elevates this beer well above that of a 'normal' coffee stout.

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Photo of juicebox
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Country Boy Brewing - Nate's Coffee Stout. 8% ABV. 750ml bottle split into three snifters.

Look: Body is pitch black, with a thin cap of light tan foam.

Smell: Very profound rich coffee, earthy and roasty, along with some dark malts and bakers chocolate, although not as strong as the coffee.

Feel: Rather light body, and very smooth feel, with some minor carbonation to balance it out.

Taste: Really strong coffee backbone (obviously), along with some dark roasty malts, bakers chocolate, and sweet cream. Sweet coffee finish on the end.

Overall: Great coffee stout without being too bitter or having an overwhelming amount of coffee flavor. Oddly light bodied, but nice smoothness and drinkability.

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Photo of Bmonster
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of KYGunner
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The deepest of hues the blackness is completely opaque with a moderately thick head.

The scent is just roasted coffee, plain and simple.

The flavor is deeply roasted, with a very hearty brand of java. This is reminiscent of Avery's Tweak with a high quality coffee and a profound roast. This is perhaps one dimensional but it has such quality that I found it to be quite delightful.

The feel is all too thin for a stout, lacking any real body. The carbonation is moderate to low which helps but it's still lacking.

This capped off a group of coffee beers by Country Boy and I believe this to be their best offering.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Country Boy, enjoyed in a snifter from a growler from DEPS. This FINE stout pours a almost pitch black with some DARK brown highlights and a fairly fast dissipating head of tan foam that leaves light lacing and a thin ring. Nose of strong roasted coffee and dark bakers chocolate, and while not intricate it is extremely expressive. Flavors surpass the nose with strong black coffee, dark chocolate, and very dark toffee notes on all sides. A dark berry note is detectable on the very back featuring blackberries. Slick coating mouth feel is lightly lifted by moderate carbonation. The finish is LONG with coffee flavors, toffee, and deeply roasted malts. Exceptional. One of the best stouts of this style I have ever had. PERIOD.


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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Magery
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rod_J
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cory_Brown
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is one really good coffee stout.. It really smells like I have a fresh cup of coffee in my glass. Country boy delivers again. I can't wait til they start distributing more beers state wide.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Someone say COFFEE? This is dark and heavy smelling like fresh espresso coffee. Taste is not as stringent as I expected it to be. Very good example of a coffee stout.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a coffee stout??? Either the coffee has almost completely faded or this beer was put in the wrong bottle. I almost don't feel right rating this. Completely disappointing for a coffee stout.

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Photo of JustinWhipple
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cwkash
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of axf4129
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nate, I know not of your coffee, but as a spice to the American Stout that is Country Boy, the ale becomes somewhat of a standout! So many coffee stouts on the market, it's easy to see how the taste becomes watered down, but there's no risk here as the brightness of coffee shines in taste as it darkens its hues.

As the dark ale smolders in the glass, Its ominously dark appearance sucks all the light from the room as its delicate espresso-like creme swirls about on top. As the ale declines in the glass, its dainty creme holds true and never falls flat yet never overwhelms the lip either. Its light wavelengths of lace are subtle and understated.

Its aromas are alive with strong coffee- not quite espresso, but not quite kona; its Columbian blend scent is nutty, earthy, moderately roasty and highly aromatic. Walnut oils, heavy toast, cocoa and campfire decorate the nose while subtle sweeter burnt toffee notes rise from beneath to support the roasted stout.

Similarly in taste, the flavor of burnt malts provide something of french-roast coffee, roasted walnut, bitter chocolate and charred toast; and that's aside of the actual coffee infussion that layers on top. Its overwhelming java taste dwarfs the base stout and delivers a prominent latte and turkish blend. As the ale settles on the palate, it finishes with a dry roasty taste and earthen chicory tones.

Its body is medium-full as the light carbonation allows the weight of the beer to rest heartily on the tongue and saturates the taste buds fully. Its middle is supple and sweet as the soft bubbles are creamy and delicate. Finishing with a bitter coffee taste, its dryness is much more of roasted grain as it is of woodish hops.

Nate's Coffee Stout is a masterful ale that delivers on the promise of decadent espresso creaminess but avoids much of the acrid roast that's normally associated with the grind.

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Photo of do_ob
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Medium brown pour and settles black in the glass. Big, sticky 2 finger head of caramel-colored foam on top. Seems like we're gonna have some good lacing left behind. Wonderful, roasty coffee aroma with just a hint of bitterness from those Guatemalan beans. I also get some notes of chocolate and lactose in there as well. Not an overly complex aroma, but it is very pleasant. The taste follows suit very well, with lots of roasty coffee flavor engulfing the palate from start to finish. While it's not lacking in flavor, the bold intensity that a normal cup of coffee holds is absent. Not bitter nor sweet, really. Very well balanced and what a mouthfeel, wow. Easily the smoothest, creamiest coffee stout I've ever had. This beer is just perfection in terms of being drinkable.

Overall, I loved this. It's worth mentioning that I am a coffee drinker, so this really hit the spot for me. Nate, if you're reading this, awesome beer, brother.

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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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