Achromatic - Coffee Maple
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

Achromatic - Coffee MapleAchromatic - Coffee Maple
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WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #194
Ranked #526
4.43 | pDev: 5.42%
Mar 18, 2022
Sep 17, 2016
Achromatic - Coffee MapleAchromatic - Coffee Maple
Notes: Chewy and creamy with tons of chocolate malt, huge additions of maple syrup, and enough coffee to balance, Coffee Maple Achromatic is our quintessential breakfast beer. We boil for more than 6 hours to achieve the unbelievably rich, chewy, thick mouthfeel of the base beer. We take the decadence to the next level with multiple maple syrup additions throughout the process, which are a perfect complement to the huge addition of barrel-aged Peruvian coffee from our friends at Zoe's Cafe, which was aged for several weeks in a spent Medianoche bourbon barrel before roasting.
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Rated: 4.76 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Mar 18, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by Lucnifter from California

Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours black with two fingers of caramel tan foam. Aroma is maple right off the nose. A little syrupy and sweet, but not to the point of overdose. Coffee hits second, adding some mild bitterness, but not enough to shift the nose from sweet. Roasty, toasty, and caramely malts the remainder of the nose. Flavor profile is a touch more balanced, with a more sticky, cloyingly sweet maple out front. Beyond maple is coffee and milk chocolate. Coffee adds some mild bitterness, and with it, some balance. Roasty, toasty, caramely, and bready malts add some bread pudding, thick malty background to the maple and coffee. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a creamy texture that just has a touch of grit right at the start, before settling into a more creamy, heavy latte texture. Overall, big time maple and coffee with a thick, creamy stout underneath. Despite all this, it leans more towards the dessert side, as opposed to being balanced.

Served in a 16oz Speigalu tulip from a 500mL bottle.
Oct 03, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Apr 11, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Mar 29, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by fstone from California

Mar 27, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by smithj4 from New York

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Sep 20, 2019
Rated: 4.52 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Sep 01, 2019
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by mkh012 from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 3 months ago.

Pours almost pitch black with a thin tan head.

The nose is chocolate, maple, savory roast, and faint metal.

The taste is chocolate, maple, coffee, roast, and subtle bitterness. Hints of cherry. Very nice. It's fairly sweet but never excessively. The flavors are nicely melded and deftly presented, almost like CBS.

The mouthfeel is big. It starts full and almost melts on the palate into chocolate/maple/etc.

Overall, awesome. The 19 oz. format is a lot for one person, but it never becomes taxing.
Jul 24, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Jun 19, 2019
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Rated by rbrefbeerman from California

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by RyanTheLion13 from Iowa

Jun 07, 2019
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Presentation: 19.2 oz can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a Rastal Craft Master Grand.

Appearance: The thick, tan colored two fingers head stays around for a while and leaves behind a foam ring that stays until the end a lot of patchy lacing. It's a deep, rich black color with some very dark reddish brown showing up on the edges.

Smell: It's a strong and sweet aroma of milk chocolate and pancakes covered in maple syrup. There are some darker notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee but they take more of a back seat on the nose.

Taste: The taste is extremely well balanced and never gets too sweet or too bitter. The maple syrup hits first, that's followed up by some fresh coffee bean and chocolate notes. It ends with a slightly bitter aftertaste of roasted malt and black coffee.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth and creamy but not that robust. It's more medium bodied, a bit watery even, and the carbonation is low.

Overall: A very well made beer that strikes an almost perfect balance of flavors on the palate, smells great and looks good too.
Jun 05, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by acurtis from New Jersey

May 31, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

May 27, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by ScottP from New Hampshire

May 27, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by emerge077 from Illinois

May 23, 2019
Rated: 4.73 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

May 01, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by StoutSnob40 from California

Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4.64 by deereless from Colorado

Apr 21, 2019
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Dark mahogany body, looks black in some light; relatively thin yet lasting tan head; frothy and bubbly; small blobs and fingers of foam cling to the inside of the glass. Intense aroma blend of dark roast coffee, caramel and toffee, charred grain; roasted nuts. The taste mirrors the aroma, perhaps a bit less intense, yet also highlighting some bitter and milk chocolate and whiskey notes; maple syrup notes are low-key but do contribute to the overall sweetness. Heavy body; smooth and viscous; soft warmth throughout; nice residual sugar heft coats the palate; semi-sweet, semi-dry.

The Peruvian coffee really accentuates this beer, with the maple syrup element keeping somewhat in the background. The interesting twist is that it is the coffee bean that are barrel-aged ("...the huge addition of barrel-aged Peruvian coffee from our friends at Zoe's Cafe, which was aged for several weeks in a spent Medianoche bourbon barrel before roasting..."). Well, this sample was canned 04/08/19, and so the coffee really shines since it is so relatively fresh in the mix. A must try...
Apr 18, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Eziel from Ohio

Apr 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This features smoky charred coffee, as well as maple that's mature and not sugary, with a good dark chocolatey roast through a big body lightened by some effervescence. The moderate roast keeps it tethered to earth and it's overall deliciously savory with a semi-dry finish.
Mar 20, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by HopBelT from Belgium

Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by 22Blue from Kansas

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by Raziel313 from California

Feb 09, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by jtk21351 from California

Feb 05, 2019
Rated: 4.66 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Feb 04, 2019
Rated: 4.6 by cp45 from New Jersey

Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado

Jan 08, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by sd123 from Georgia

Jan 07, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by adusso415 from Colorado

Jan 05, 2019
Achromatic - Coffee Maple from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
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