Coffee Vanilla Stout
Brickway Brewery & Distillery

Coffee Vanilla StoutCoffee Vanilla Stout
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American Stout
Ranked #229
Ranked #13,450
3.97 | pDev: 10.58%
Brickway Brewery & Distillery
Nebraska, United States
Very Good
Coffee Vanilla StoutCoffee Vanilla Stout
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Photo of akaizer
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a great, long lasting tan head that has a vanilla coffee flavor. Looks dark brown to black with a sweet vanilla smell. Taste is a smooth stout with subtle vanilla and coffee flavors that complement each other nicely. Ever so slight bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of timmy2b
2.91/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Dark Brown with a very large off white head. Overly carbonated. Small amount of coffee in the nose along with some malt and a very minor amount of vanilla. Vanilla takes over the taste and I get almost no coffee. Light on the tongue with a mild bitterness. I am not getting any balance and the vanilla is too strong.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours black cola like with thick tan head that settles to a thin cap, lost of spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Lots of roasted malts, chocolate, light vanilla, getting some very mild coffee.

Taste - Same as the nose mostly roasted malts, little more vanilla, some bitter chocolate.

Feel - The mouthfeel is pretty thin, carbonation is a little high mild dry finish.

Overall - A pretty decent stout only complaint would be the feel.

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

Very dark brown colour. Aromas of roasted beans and cold press coffee, vanilla bean, a little bitterness. Smooth and creamy body. Light coffee body and roasty espresso on the end. Mild vanilla notes blended in. Easy drinker.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a very dark brown with a large foamy tan head. Nice amount of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is roasted malts and coffee.

T - The taste is black coffee, roasted malts and light vanilla.

M - Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft finish.

O - Nice sessionable stout. The coffee is standout with the vanilla adding a nice light sweetness.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visiting my son in Nebraska at Offutt AFB, we stopped to have some dinner at the local burger joint the airmen gravitate too. As it turns out, they had a nice selection of local craft and this was one of their choices on tap...not too bad...

In the pint glass it was a dark, almost black color with a small tan-ish head, little staying power, but very good lacing down the glass. The smell was a distant tang of coffee with the strong notes of a basic stout, and the mouthfeel was certainly creamy with a light spicy after effect. Though I could pull out the coffee notes as well while tasting, this is all I could really mention of note - decent coffee flavor but no vanilla to balance. Overall, it was a good beer. Not the best in this class, but decent nonetheless.

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

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, cream, lightly nutty coffee, toasted brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, vanilla, and light-moderate coffee notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, cream, lightly nutty coffee, toasted brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Slight herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, cream, lightly nutty coffee, toasted brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, vanilla, and light-moderate coffee flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness from roast/hop bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a very nice American stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, vanilla, and light-moderate coffee flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Nice big vanilla presence with balanced malt complexity; a bit lacking on coffee, but had solid presence. Very flavorful and almost dessert-like for the low ABV. Not as roasty as I expected for a stout, but still a very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of zeff80
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a jet black color with a small thin head of foam. It smelled strongly of vanilla with minimal coffee notes. The coffee comes through a little stronger than the aroma, but the vanilla is still dominant.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a finger of foamy, khaki head. Head forms quickly and lingers for a while, but not before leaving a smattering of lacing around the glass. Aroma opens with lactose, and toasted malts, with additional whiffs of coffee, vanilla bean, and some sort of musty yeast. Flavor profile opens with vanilla bean, almost like a smooth bowl of vanilla bean ice cream. As the vanilla bean flavor fades, coffee, toasted malts, and lactose sweep the taste buds. Slightly bitter finish, with notes of vanilla bean lingering long after each sip. Mouth feel is silky smooth, and somewhat creamy. Overall, a beer with promise, but misses the mark on several notes. Despite its varying consistency, it still makes for a pleasant beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a fun beer, cream stout with coffee and vanilla, and they have done a really nice job with it. my first beer from these guys. there is a ton of coffee, hearty roast to it, even a little smoke in the nose, but there is also so much vanilla in this that its a little hard to drink more than one of, it gets very sweet towards the finish and the intensity of the coffee cant quite balance it out enough for this to be a session beer. the flavor of the coffee and the vanilla together is awesome though, especially in the first half of it, where they seem to be on equal footing and go back and forth between the beans, really nice. the vanilla starts to take over in the middle, more of a caramel malt middle than it needs, and that kind of tips the scales, and the dark roast and coffee in the finish are crowded out a little bit. still its super smooth despite being sweet, velvety feeling and creamy for sure, is there lactose in here? tastes and feels like it, but its maybe an unnecessary addition. if we could scale the sugar back just a bit this would be top notch, i love the coffee flavor throughout it. i liked all the beer here, and the vibe was rad, definitely get this place on your radar if you are going to visit omaha anytime soon...

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Photo of Bear1964
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Mason Jar, huge tan head and dark brown/black brew. I love Stouts and the Coffee flavored ones are some of my favorite to sample, didn't get a lot of aroma after the head went down and only some through the head. Taste was pretty good but you have to remember this is an American Stout and lighter coffee notes can happen so I can't count that against this brew because it does taste good and some Vanilla comes out as it warms....Id like to note that while drinking the second one more depth of flavor began to come through. The mouthfeel was light to medium with just enough bitter in the background keep it real, carbonation was light to medium and that worked well with this brew. Overall I would say it's a really nice Coffee Stout in a can...had a couple sips from the can and it was great so anytime a canned Stout is in order....grab this one!

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Photo of bbtkd
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brickway Coffee Vanilla Stout on tap. Strong coffee and slight vanilla nose, taste is vanilla, moderate coffee, with a bitter coffee close. OK mouthfeel and overall excellent.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.17/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brickway Coffee Vanilla Stout has a fairly thick, beige head, a brown appearance, which clouds up, with a grey plume, once the bottom sediment is swished and poured in, and minimal lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of strong, black coffee and dark malt, and the flavor is of those elements, with acidic coffee bittering and perhaps some vanilla. Chocolate and dark bread crust are evidenced. Mouthfeel is rather light, and Brickway Coffee Vanilla Stout finishes powdery dry.


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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep chocolate brown with some cranberry accents lighting up on the bottom. The head is creamy and full, 2 fingers, and has hilly lace sticking to the sides.

We have great aromas here of vanilla pods, mild coffee, and a touch of malt.

Flavor is not particularly original, but it is incredibly balanced. Roast malts, followed by mild-medium coffee grounds, staying acidic until the finish which tastes a bit like a vanilla coke! Not bad. Aftertaste of acidic coffee grounds.

Feel has a pocket of air right in the middle, which then pops and explodes into heavy carbonation all the way to the end. Again, like a vanilla coke.

Brickway's Coffee Vanilla Stout has a lot of things going for it. I'm not about to rush out to buy a six pack, but I'd order it on tap no problem. This sample was poured from a can into a tulip, and I think it's a worthy try.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straight "4.5 out of 5" on this one for me. :) Sampled back on 12/31/15. Also brewed down the road in Omaha. Comes in a 12-ounce can and chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 12 ounce snifter.

Brew pours close to pitch-black in color with a 2-finger foamy/creamy beige head. Lots of lacing is seen when sipped that was in layers. Aroma is what would be excepted with roasted malts, black coffee and vanilla. Taste follows the nose for the most part with nothing over-powering anything else. A very tasty brew with no harsh or bitterness at all. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall a really great stout!

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Coffee Vanilla Stout from Brickway Brewery & Distillery
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