The Roast | Henniker Brewing Co.

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3.9/5
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82 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Henniker Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
hennikerbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Two feet of snow, boots warming by the wood stove, welcome to winter in New England! We brewed this stout with a blend of gourmet coffee beans roasted just for us by White Mountain Coffee in Concord, NH. Pair it with a piping hot bowl of beef stew. Cheers!

Added by ScotNH on 01-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,400
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
82
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
1
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Photo of lic217
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDoctor
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Can
No date (Consumed Jan-16)


A:
Pours thick and black with cascading ruby carbonation and two and a half fingers of brown Styrofoam head that leaves a perfect sheet of lacing in its wake. (4.25)

S:
Coffee, cinnamon, touch of smoke. (3.75)

T:
Sweet coffee with some hard water and a little bit of herbal hop bitterness/molasses at the end. (4)

M:
It is thick and creamy-feeling with a slick, oily, charred finish. (4.25)

O:
This is a nice coffee stout that kind of has an espresso vibe to it.
It is thick and sweet, with a tar-like bitterness that really makes me think of the bubbling oils on coffee beans being roasted and over-carmelized sugar. It is a little rustic and as it warms it gains some sharpness and becomes pretty potent-tasting. Regardless it packs a lot of flavor and feel for a beer of its ABV. Not bad at all. (3.75)

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Photo of TomWight
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keithmurray
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - dark mahogany body with tan head

Aroma - roasted coffee, dark chocolate

Taste - heavy on the coffee, dark chocolate as well

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, roasted coffee upfront, chocolate in the middle, bitter finish

Overall - decent stout here, albeit not very complex. Worth a shot

Price Point -$3.50/16 oz can

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Photo of ExtraStout
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Henniker brewed this stout with a blend of gourmet coffee beans roasted just for them by Concord's White Mountain Coffee Roasters. 6.5% ABV. Nice smooth stout, very drinkable.

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Photo of LXMRTN
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mickyge
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a nice looking off white foamy head that slid off adequately to leave some sly stringy lace.
The aroma had some roasted coffee bean to coffee ground notes fairly bold and up front with an all encompassing bitter cocoa powder semi-sweetness stifling the roast as it warmed.
The flavor was moderately bitter with a simple sweetness and the roasty tones coming in finely with a delicate toast coming in further underneath. Moderate aftertaste of the bitterness along with the roastiness.
The aftertaste was a semi-bitter harsh to semi-roasty pull along my tongue. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Finish was moderately smooth with a brisk roasty grip at the end.
Overall, I liked it for me, but not as "roasty" as I was lead to believe due it's name. Perhaps again.

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Photo of Sheepdog6
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had this with a burger and bacon. Was very good. I'm not a stout person but I tried this and was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khoff5
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dakin
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Looks like cold brewed coffee. Not much of a head. Looks tasty.

Smell: Thick, dark tasty coffee. Touch of hazelnut and sugar. Honestly the best coffee smell I've seen in a beer.

Taste: Smooth, cold coffee with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Love it. Not too harsh or bitter.

Feel: Nice medium mouth feel.

Overall: This didn't get the best reviews which I don't understand because this is an excellent coffee stout to me. Slightly sweetened high end dark roast. I will be buying again. 8/10.

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Photo of Matthowland
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mleblanc25
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Severymusic
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Head fades fairly quickly.
S: Aroma is tons of coffee. And I mean lots of coffee. There's also some dark malts in the aroma.
T: Coffee. It's pretty balanced flavor wise, with a coffee rind bitterness keeping the sweetness in check.
F: Smooth.
O: Excellent coffee stout. One thing I like a lot about this one is the bitterness that helps keep it in check, which some coffee stouts are unable to do. Pick it up if you see it.

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Photo of Dukies222001
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Roast from Henniker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 82 ratings