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Strongman Coffee Milk Stout | Hi-Wire Brewing

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Strongman Coffee Milk StoutStrongman Coffee Milk Stout
BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
112 Ratings
Strongman Coffee Milk StoutStrongman Coffee Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States
hiwirebrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wedge on 11-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,748
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
112
pDev:
10.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by mechamifune:
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly jet black except for some ruby thru the body when held up to the light,a thinner but well retained beige head atop.Big roasted coffee aromas along with bitter chocolate and mild earth.The coffee is pronounced on the palate but the chocolate and brown sugar and dark fruit flavors hold up to it pretty well.A beer that is coffee forward but has nice" other" flavors.

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Photo of codysjb
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of juicebox
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Belgian snifter

A very dark brown colored body with a short head that soon reduces to a ring but does leave some coating lace

Aroma: strong coffee notes, with some roasted grain and a hint of chocolate.

Flavor: medium-dark roasted coffee with some dark bread. Quality coffee flavors. Lightly sweet up front with transition to a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Feel: smooth; medium+ body; light carbonation; semi-dry finish that is also a touch powdery.

Overall: an enjoyable, coffee-forward ale with low bitterness.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingEdward
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFNC
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look; Dark brown to black with some reddish brown along the edges, A thin head that is gone quickly.
Smell; Dark roast coffee up front with sweet carmalized malts, but there is a sour (in a bad way) undertone. Vomit?
Taste; Much better than the smell. Again coffee is up front, with a slight sweetness from the malts acting as a good counter balance.
Feel; Thin and a bit fizzy for a Stout, more of a Porter in feel.
Overall; The unpleasant smell did not affect eh taste and the feel, while not ideal, is not a deal breaker. This is an easy drinking Coffee Stout that is light and enjoyable.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12/30....pours dark black brown with light foam. Sweet coffee creamer nose. Strong coffee burst. Medium bitter smooth creamy mouthfeel. The coffee pushes and the lactose keeps it smooth.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter via Savor Growl in Newtown. This rather
nice stout pours a deep muddy blackish brown with a nice head of light tan
foam that dissipates to a thick ring and thin layer with excellent lacing. Nose
of rich coffee, moderately heavy char, and mild cream notes. Flavors exceed the
nose with robust coffee notes swimming in char and dark bakers chocolate with
a moderate sweetness from lactose sugars. Some caramel malts appear with
warmth and a zesty hop note fills in the gaps on the finish to keep things in balance.
Nice mouth feel; medium carbonation, full body, and a roasted finish.

This is a mighty fine SOLID offering from a newer brewer in these parts.

Cheers

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Photo of Bung
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Draft at Duckworths Balantyne. Dark cola pour, thin layer of off white head. Laced the glass just a bit.

Aroma, a hefty dark roast coffee. Some dark chocolate and cocoa.

Taste, coffee is strong up front. Minimal latte presence. Just accenting my and chocolate presence. Cocoa and coffee bean finish it.

Mid body, good carbonation level. Drinks just fine. Weakness is that it is nearly a carbonated coffee beverage, I just couldn't find the milk stout behind it.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWillMitch
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of 13tido
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of n2185
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing

S: tons of robust coffee on the nose bitter chocolate and roasted malts, but mostly coffee.

T: dark roasted, robust coffee dominates here as well. Roasted malts, char, and cacao also come through before a lightly bitter finish.

M: medium body and carbonation on the lower side of moderate, this beer feels like a bigger beer than it is.

O: a coffee-lover's dream, this beer tastes and feels a lot bigger than its 5.3% (a characteristic that I like since most low abv stouts end up being watery and bland to me). Not complex, but delicious and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Photo of DerekCarruth
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A really good coffee milk stout.

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Photo of wedge
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

@ Bottle Revolution

Nearly black in color with not much head to speak of. Super fresh roasted coffee bean aroma, like sticking your face into a newly opened bag of beans. Sweetened coffee, some roasted malt, maybe a little vanilla. This is ALL about the java though...you absolutely must love coffee to enjoy this beer, it is not subtle. To be honest, I couldn't tell you anything about the quality of the base beer because of this, but I really don't care. I love when a brewer successfully harnesses the fresh bean aromatics. Medium bodied with a slight bitterness. Straightforward, but nicely done.

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Photo of tommy5
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Strongman Coffee Milk Stout from Hi-Wire Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 112 ratings
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