Achromatic - Coffee Maple
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

Achromatic - Coffee MapleAchromatic - Coffee Maple
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From:
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #169
ABV:
11.6%
Score:
97
Ranked #530
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 5.42%
Ratings:
129
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 18, 2022
Added:
Sep 17, 2016
Wants:
  18
Gots:
  8
SCORE
97
World-Class
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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4.76 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Mar 18, 2022
 
4.26 by Lucnifter from California on Oct 31, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

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
 
4.38 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Apr 11, 2021
 
3.93 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Mar 29, 2021
 
4.42 by fstone from California on Mar 27, 2021
 
4.3 by smithj4 from New York on Mar 20, 2021
 
4.21 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Sep 20, 2019
 
4.52 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Sep 01, 2019
 
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Aug 04, 2019
 
4.31 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York on Jul 29, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mkh012 from Colorado

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
 
4.19 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 24, 2019
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Jun 19, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by rbrefbeerman from California

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Jun 09, 2019
 
4.5 by RyanTheLion13 from Iowa on Jun 07, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

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
 
3.88 by acurtis from New Jersey on May 31, 2019
 
4.48 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on May 27, 2019
 
4.44 by ScottP from New Hampshire on May 27, 2019
 
4.23 by emerge077 from Illinois on May 23, 2019
 
4.73 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on May 01, 2019
 
3.82 by StoutSnob40 from California on Apr 28, 2019
 
4.64 by deereless from Colorado on Apr 21, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by beergoot from Colorado

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
 
4.18 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Apr 15, 2019
 
4.5 by Eziel from Ohio on Apr 05, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

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
 
4.5 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2019
 
4.5 by Kdouble from Tennessee on Mar 09, 2019
 
4.5 by HopBelT from Belgium on Feb 17, 2019
 
4.16 by 22Blue from Kansas on Feb 16, 2019
 
4.22 by Raziel313 from California on Feb 09, 2019
 
4.41 by jtk21351 from California on Feb 05, 2019
 
4.66 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 04, 2019
 
4.6 by cp45 from New Jersey on Feb 02, 2019
 
4.27 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 02, 2019
 
4.44 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado on Jan 08, 2019
 
4.31 by sd123 from Georgia on Jan 07, 2019
 
4.33 by adusso415 from Colorado on Jan 05, 2019
Achromatic - Coffee Maple from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 129 ratings