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Joe Daddy Imperial Coffee Stout | Pig Minds Brewing Co.

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Joe Daddy Imperial Coffee StoutJoe Daddy Imperial Coffee Stout

Brewed by:
Pig Minds Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on a Coffee Stout! 2 Gallons of Molasses, 100 LBS. of Brown Sugar and 5 LBS. of Guatemalan Coffee roasted locally at Jadabug Roasters.

Added by stouts4me on 01-18-2014

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Reviews by DanaSwanson:
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5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best coffee stouts available. Thick and rich. Black in color, light brown head. We tried it at the Rockford, IL Farmers Market and immediately bought growlers. Does not disappoint if you like a rich coffee flavor with a hint of smokiness. Smooth. Wish it was available where we live, but they sell koozies for the growlers and it traveled well.

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

22oz Bottle
Binny's - Bolingbrook

A liquid, black as night, glugs from glass to snifter. It swallows the surrounding light. A swirl of foam reluctantly emerges on the pour so I give a hard pour, producing a finger of milk chocolate foam. The head eventually falls to random islands and a fat ring that leaves impressive lacing everywhere.

Would you like some beer with your coffee? In this case, it doesn't really matter. Big heavily roasted coffee screams with freshness. The brown sugar is present with a layer of sweet that's coffee w/ sugar-esque but unique with the use of brown sugar. Molasses is noticeable but not as strong as I expected from the amount used, which is good with me. Cocoa powder, carob, and dark berries are what the actual stout brings to the table and it's nice.

Again, we have huge coffee but it's balanced by huge, delicious stout-y-ness. Big old dark roast coffee with a dash of cream and a sprinkling of sugar, again brown with added depth. The malt brings roast as well and the molasses brings a touch of sweetness but also complexity. Cocoa is strong in this one, carob as too and the dark berries tend to linger on the swallow. I'm a fan of this guy.

The body weighs in squarely between moderate and full. There's a slight residual sweetness that coats the mouth after each drink which is surprising because there's also a solid roasty bitterness that lingers around. I don't often find those two things together. If a just a touch of that stickiness disappeared it would be spot on.

This is a toe tapping, pacing around the room coffee stout. The label mentions "Strong coffee Flavor" and they ain't lying. While it seemed at first the coffee was all this beer was it actually opened up nicely with a damn good base beer. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A slow gusher, not sure why so many coffee stouts have been this way for me lately. After settling it is a nice coffee stout, not too bitter or acidic. Strong coffee flavor like it says, but some malt and dark chocolate backing it up.
Slightly high carbonation as expected, but not overly offensive.

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4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Corner Cottage in Elmhurst for $10.99.
Honestly too much for a coffee stout, with Bells Java out there for $13/a six.

Black body with dark mahogany edges, spindly lacing develops after the initial thin tan collar fades away. Glassy, placid surface after the foam fades away.

Aroma is a balance between roasted malt and dark roast coffee, not all that intense, but good. Light chocolate and char from the malt seems to dominate over time.

Taste is good, bittersweet chocolate and dark roast coffee, a light astringency brings it down however. Dry aftertaste with a hint of ashy roast. Light to medium bodied. Overall it's decent, I'd try a draft maybe, but $11 a bottle it's not really worth it.

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3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

A-Black in the glass, one finger brown head but a clearing amber when pouring

S-Lots and lots of coffee. Roasty and some chocolate.

T-Lots of coffee, nice roasted notes, mild chocolate but wow the coffee.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation.

O-One of the most coffee forward beers I've ever had. Perfect if you love coffee.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

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3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Joe Daddy Imperial Coffee Stout from Pig Minds Brewing Co.
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