Coffee Breath
New England Brewing Co.

Coffee BreathCoffee Breath
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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #47
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,557
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 5.76%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
95
From:
New England Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  9
Gots
  6
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: This Imperial Coffee Oat Milk Stout is dang huge in name, taste, as well as ingredients. There's five different roasts of malt in here along with a smattering of roasted barley, a goodly bunch of oats, a pinch of lactose sugar for a rich and creamy mouth feel, and big ole heaping brew of Dominican and Sumatran coffee from our java pals over at One World Roasters. Imagine a fudgey chocolate brownie dipped in a smooth, locally roasted cup of joe.
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 95 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by sulldaddy:
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cellar to room temp growler of this beer poured into a snifter. The beer pours a very dark cola to oil black. A fluffy densely packed tan head of 3 cm foams up, even with a gentle pour from the growler. the head does recede to a thin edge layer. The aroma is roasted malt and a good dose of coffee grounds. I also get a bit of brown sugar and molasses without any real hop presence. This is a big malty nose with some coffee notes.
The first sip reveals an average body with a silky smooth texture and soft rolling carbonation. Nice easy drinking physical traits on this beer. There is a slightly syrupy coating after each swallow that lingers long after each swallow. Flavor is what the nose advertises with lots of roasted notes and some coffee ground, but more sweet coffee here and a bit of chocolate and brown sugar. I dont get the booze anywhere and it does sneak up on me as I move through the growler. This is a great malty coffee stout and is nice for a boozy nightcap. Im glad to have attacked this growler and would recommend to any maltys out there when they stop at NEBCO for beers.

Dec 25, 2016
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Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Mikexw from New York

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Matty123 from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

Dec 13, 2014
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untitledeuphoria from New York

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Mar 26, 2018
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appears jet black with moderately tall spicy cinnamon colored head. Swirl of cream in the middle. It would pass for coffee.

Rich, earthy spiced coffee poured over crushed ice swirled with a stick of cinnamon and a drizzle of dark chocolate syrup.

Full body, slight creaminess, sweet syrupy and moderate carbonation.

Robust coffee flavor tempered by lactose sweetness. Slight citric acidity. Dark chocolate and earthy spice notes. Delivers on its promise; my breath indeed is emboldened and awakened by the aroma of coffee.

Mar 20, 2016
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SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 26, 2014
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MikeM417 from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nov 25, 2014
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Jhfinn from New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 29, 2017
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beanoboy7 from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Nov 26, 2014
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Tylerhurlburt from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 17, 2015
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DrunkyBuddha from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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wulfie85 from California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Dec 06, 2014
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Man, this is a great beer!
Dark brown/black with dark tan head that lingers, no lace. Smells like roasted coffee, slight hint of earthy hops and it is full and interesting, not just one-sided. Taste is strong, bitter roast and coffee, but balanced with a really thick sweet feel. Not too creamy or milky but it is thick with a nice dark bitterness. Leaves a coating feel that fades slowly and leaves you wanting another sip. Fantastic!

Mar 14, 2016
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Feelmebone from Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 11, 2015
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jcflorian from Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 04, 2017
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Footballtennishockeygolf from New Jersey

4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smells like a nice, hot cup of coffee

Dec 21, 2014
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xtonytx from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Dec 05, 2014
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Tbone2131 from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jan 01, 2017
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tregan_20 from Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 24, 2016
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jwent91 from Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Apr 02, 2016
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Uconnelmo from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 12, 2015
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OntheLambic from Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 03, 2015
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TomMorris from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Coffee Breath from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 95 ratings