Kewl Beans
New England Brewing Co.

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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #25
ABV:
6%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,483
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.76%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
162
From:
New England Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  9
Gots
  16
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: Formerly Coup Beans

The flaked oats added to the eight malts and grains in this brew add a creamy, near sweetness that cuts the sharpness of the coffee without eliminating the rich, robust flavor. A blend of Dominican and Costa Rican coffees from our friends at One World Roasters give you that "morning cup" flavor in an easy going pint of beer.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 162
Reviews by jimmy82063:
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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always a treat to have a new NebCo beer. Poured into a snifter. Color is jet black with a nice tan head. The nose is slight coffee with also a bit of cocoa (bitter). Love the taste of this one, charred coffee, the aforementioned bitter chocolate and I do believe I am getting a bit of vanilla. I think that sweetness balances this nicely. Mouthfeel is very smooth, carbonation is mild.

One of the better sessionable stouts that I have had. Well done!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of alexgash
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

64 oz. growler. Filled on 3/20/13.

Dark inky brown to almost black. Pinkie finger of gauzy, light khaki head. Nice lacing. Dark chocolate, full city roast coffee, peat, and licorice on the nose. Nice.

Roasted coffee and cocoa nib bitterness up front. Notes of dark fruit and caramel mid-palate. Nice coffee flavor and bitterness mixes with dark chocolate bitterness into the finish. Lingering caramel. Medium body with a nice, creamy feel. Very well made and would be a great addition to the canning line!

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Photo of CHADMC3
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a viscous black body allowing no light through beneath the thick, dark tan head which dissolves to leave a thin ring of lacing around the perimeter.

Immediately the aroma offers generous, dark roasted coffee beans combined with the roasted oat aromas one would expect of the style. As it warms there may be hints of milk chocolate as well.

The flavor offers abundant roasted malt and oats as well as copious amounts of fresh brewed coffee. There is also a touch of woody or earthy hops if I am not mistaken nd some char in the finish.

Medium carbonation and a full, chewy body highlight the mouthfeel.

Overall another tasty New England brew. These guys always seem to do a great job of sticking to the style, just pronouncing some of the character more.

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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of briancroz12
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PicoPapa
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler straight from the brewery. Pours a pitch black color with an inch of light brown head. Some lacing. The aroma is sweet with some roasted malts, coffee chocolate, milk, and brown sugar. The taste is dark chocolate and roasted malts upfront followed by some sweet milk and oats. Coffee throughout. Silky, light mouthfeel. Very drinkable with a light alcohol presence. Overall, a tasty, easy drinking Oatmeal Stout with a good amount of coffee flavor.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the brewery. Thanks to Matt, Rob, and everyone who else at NEBCO who made this happen.

A: Nearly black body glows a rich, deep brown when held up to light. On top is a finger of fine tan head. Ok retention, light lace. Decent. According to the brewer the oils from the multiple coffee additions hurt the head retention, but it's still not unattractive and certainly not a high price to pay.

S: Big, roasty, nutty coffee dominates, with a hint of sweet chocolate malt underneath. Simple, powerful, and absolutely terrific.

T: Decadent coffee up front, in the middle, and on the finish. Some faint chocolate malt and fainter dark fruit notes add complexity without distracting from the coffee. Bitersweet coffee bean aftertaste. Amazing.

M: Solid, creamy medium-full body. Incredible for the strength. A couple people have complained about this beer being thin, but it finished at 6º Plato and is among the thickest 5% stouts I've ever encountered. It's perfect in this respect.

O: What a beer! My expectations were sky-high given the stunning quality of Coffee IST, and this did not disappoint. It's exactly what I want out of a non-imperial coffee stout: huge coffee aroma and flavor with enough malty body to prevent the coffee from getting the least bit bitter or astringent. Beautifully done!

Cheers!

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Photo of davey101
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour from a 64 oz growler into a 668 tulip glass.

A - Pours a nearly jet black body, just a hint of light passes through the very edges exposing a dark brown color. Two fingers of light khaki foam settles down quickly. Great lacing and retention.

S - This is an absolute coffee bomb. Just a huge rush of fresh cold roasted coffee beans. Throw in a bit of milk chocolate, oats and some light roasted malts and that is about it. Its eerily similar to Founders Breakfast Stout. The coffee is just so damn intoxicating with a smooth oat finish.

T - Fresh and intensely bitter coffee beans, sweet milk chocolate, smooth oats and lightly bitter roasted malts. Very basic but again, huge coffee presence. This is incredibly tasty stuff if you're a fan of coffee. The chocolate sweetness on the end seems to cut through perfectly.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation, somewhat syrupy and sticky. Rather drinkable given its low abv and single stout status.

O - Wow, this is a very impressive beer. Just an unrelenting force of coffee goodness. Its just so damn fresh and strong with a solid albeit overpowered chocolate and roasty backbone. The oatmeal element also provides a smooth and grainy body. I could just drink this every morning....

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Kewl Beans from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 162 ratings