Ellen's Coffee Stout
Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ

Ellen's Coffee StoutEllen's Coffee Stout
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From:
Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 10.61%
Ratings:
115
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 30, 2018
Added:
Jul 05, 2013
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  13
SCORE
89
Very Good
Ellen's Coffee StoutEllen's Coffee Stout
Notes: None
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3.11 by Supergenou from Canada (QC) on Jul 30, 2018
 
3.67 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Jun 15, 2018
 
4.39 by MaxxInked49 from Maine on Jan 14, 2018
 
4.61 by jmj42 from Illinois on Oct 08, 2017
 
3.92 by zimm421 from Ohio on Sep 02, 2017
 
4.24 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Aug 05, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

The appearance is a dark brown colored body almost close to black with a two finger white to almost off-white foamy head that dies at a nice pace leaving a decent amount of foamy lacing in its wake. The smell is a fair amount of espresso coffee beans up front dosed with some nice light vanilla creaminess that comes through slightly roasty. The taste is mainly sweet and roasty but an underlying gentle bitterness adds into the flavoring from the espresso. The aftertaste has a sweet roasty espresso and slightly vanilla with a quick dry finish. The palate is about at a medium with a slight sessionable quality to it. Carbonation runs really smooth as it rolls over my mouth and tongue. Overall, I say this is a pretty good milk/sweet stout with a nice added coffee flavoring to add to its complexity.

Jun 11, 2017
 
4.24 by mmorris15 from Maine on Dec 20, 2016
 
3.94 by billab914 from Virginia on Oct 09, 2016
 
3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland on Sep 24, 2016
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3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by argock from Virginia

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. Smudged best by date on bottle neck.

A: Very dark brown with solid 1-2 finger beige big-bubbled head with decent retention and a stripe of lacing around the top.

S: Aroma is of black coffee, vanilla, and light boozy stout aromas of prune, caramel, and roast

T: Flavor is disappointing with a strong chemical vanilla flavor, stale black coffee, and very little stout character. Caramel sweetness is too much and doesn't mix well with the weird artificial vanilla flavor.

M: Thin and lifeless with too light body and too high carbonation. Even letting it sit for 10-15 minutes didn't help the carbonation dissipate much.

O: I was really looking forward to this after the other Atlantic beers were pretty good. This one was off the mark in several areas and a disappointment. I wonder if it was a victim of the grocery store environment - I would have bought it from their gift shop but they closed at 6pm so just missed them while picking up BBQ.

Sep 16, 2016
 
3.69 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Sep 09, 2016
 
3.85 by ChipChaight from New York on Aug 22, 2016
 
3.5 by ecto from New York on Jul 28, 2016
 
3.77 by hockeypuck from Maine on Jul 17, 2016
 
4 by colbster92 from Pennsylvania on Jul 07, 2016
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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by GreesyFizeek from New York

On tap at Maine-ly Meat in Bar Harbor, ME.

This one pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with a white head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like roasty coffee, bitter dark chocolate, barley malt, and a little bit of lactose.

This is a solid straightforward coffee milk stout that hits all of the expected flavor points. Roasty coffee and black roasted malt, dark chocolate and sweet creamy lactose. It's nice.

This is creamy and soft tasting, with a good level of carbonation.

A solid no frills coffee stout that hit all he right notes for me.

Jul 05, 2016
 
4.25 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2016
 
3.98 by bootdown21 from Connecticut on Jun 07, 2016
 
4.09 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on May 03, 2016
 
3.75 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on Mar 31, 2016
 
3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 11, 2016
 
4.48 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Jan 31, 2016
 
3.52 by BostonPhilly from Massachusetts on Jan 01, 2016
 
3.79 by Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB) on Dec 08, 2015
 
3.83 by A-Sox from Rhode Island on Dec 05, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by FFreak from Vermont

Purchased at the brewery. Poured into a willy glass. Looks a bit like dark, black coffee...clear and slightly translucent, but too dark to let light through except at the edge, with a two finger, creamy, foamy head. Aroma is more coffee than roast. Taste is somewhat sweet, with coffee and maple syrup on the front and just enough bitterness to balance it out. Mouth feel is appropriate for the ABV...silky, medium-bodied, not thick or chewy like some might prefer. Overall, the best of the Atlantic beers that I tried and one of the better 'light' stouts I've had.

Nov 09, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by gueuzeonhigh from Maine

I'm at a cross-roads. Sometimes I love this curious stout
and other times I reach for something else.
It feels right-- but it is a light bodied stout masquerading as something more
rotund. I'm not sure what the vanilla and coffee add. The coffee hit is there on the flavor signature, there's a little vanilla underneath but maybe I'm just biased to RIP's or AIP's-- those ungodly heavy alcohol laden monster drinks wearing a mask called BEER.

But I readily admit the lower ABV is a big plus-- considering the lower alcohol content I can enjoy several w/o being welded to my chair at the end of the session. A big plus.

Oct 27, 2015
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4.89/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by TDelong from New York

One of my favorite coffee stouts. Perfect balance of coffee flavor, aroma and stout base. Smooth mouth feel the only thing that make this better in my opinion is if it was served on tap with nitro-mix.

Oct 26, 2015
 
4.38 by mmmbeerNY from New York on Oct 08, 2015
 
4.05 by lzepplin01 from Arizona on Aug 13, 2015
 
4 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS) on Aug 07, 2015
 
4.2 by scaliasux from Wisconsin on Aug 07, 2015
 
4.02 by grahuba from Connecticut on Aug 07, 2015
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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by RhinoBrew from Massachusetts

Very good mix of coffee and vanilla. Not a very bold taste, lighter than I expected but still good.

Aug 06, 2015
 
3.63 by nmann08 from Virginia on Aug 04, 2015
 
3.86 by deereless from Colorado on Jul 30, 2015
 
3.74 by Fitzy01 from Maine on Jul 24, 2015
 
4.11 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Jul 15, 2015
 
3.75 by laurapompeo from Massachusetts on Jul 11, 2015
Ellen's Coffee Stout from Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 115 ratings