The Roast | Henniker Brewing Co.

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86
very good
11 Reviews
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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
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
58
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
20.72%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by SawDog505:
Photo of SawDog505
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 12 oz snifter. Pours a slick black, with a two inch dark tan head that leaves behind plenty of lace and takes its time settling into a quarter inch of bubbles. Smell is very roasty coffee, vanilla bean, and dark chocolate. Taste is the same, a huge hit of expresso throughout. Body is medium, excellent carbonation, very dry, and easy drinking, but seems much bigger than its 6% abv. This beer really impresses me for a tiny brewery.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz brown bomber, sample from the brewery.

Towering brown head on top of a very dark brew. Wafting of fresh brewed coffee, prunes and mild charcoal. Dense roasted character, lots of coffee with some suggestions of burnt toast and dark unsweetened chocolate. Small hint of alcohol, mild dark fruit and a kiss of molasses in the finish. Coffee lingers hard in the aftertaste as well.

Very robust yet still quite drinkable.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark, dark brown with a two inch light brown, bubbly head. Some lacing retained on the glass. Smells of roasted malts and coffee. Some milk chocolate too. Taste is very much the same with coffee up front and slight cocoa on the finish. Medium bodied, a little watery on the finish. A bit sticky on the lips too. Overall, was expecting more but still a decent brew.

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Photo of NavyGoat
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A brew to try. Love the smell and look! The taste is good but not as good as the smell, look and feel !! I would try this one again!

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Photo of kattycakes603
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GmAn613
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JKama
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of puboflyons
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From one of the few 650 ml bottles they have released on this limited edition beer. Sampled on January 30, 2014. Serving at about 55 degrees into a stem glass.

The pour is a deep brown color to practically black with a tremendous, soft foamy tan head that lingers and laces.

Check out all that coffee on the nose. And toasted malts! Coffee and toast in my beer just like breakfast with an slight earthy hop hint on the tail side.

Medium and smooth body for certain.

A veritable caffeine rush! Lots of roasted coffee and toasted bread in the taste with a lingering, slightly dry bitterness at the finish. Very nicely done. Get it while you can. When it is gone it is gone.

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Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Inglewood
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of smanson56
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of illpass78
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a stemmed glass.

Appearance: It's a deep brown with a one-and-a-half finger off-white head. Classic stout presentation.

Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt, some dark chocolate.

Taste: Follows the nose, with a touch of hops and a more bitter chocolate finish than expected. Maybe a little dark fruit a la dates, too.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thick. A sipper even at not-super-high ABV.

Overall: Nice coffee stout. It's all there for stout fans - great cold weather beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/15/2015 at British Beer Company, in Walpole, MA served in a becker pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong black coffee flavor up front that is quickly followed by a hearty roasted malt character and some smokiness. There is some chocolate flavor in the background. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid coffee beer to drink for a long time.

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

Photo of gdub
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of b1ackdeath
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the Beer Store,
Pours a solid black color with a huge bubbly and creamy beige head that persists forever. Aromas of creamed coffee, chocolate, and caramel dominate the nose. Light vanilla and a hint of earth round out the nose. The flavor is rich creamed coffee, caramel and a hint of chocolate again with just a touch of vanilla and brown sugar. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet creamy silky mouthfeel. This is a very nice coffee beer, easy drinker and quite flavorful.

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Photo of ScotNH
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishKevin
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of apkarian100
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 603to843
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Roast from Henniker Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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