Heine Brothers Coffee Stout | Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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Heine Brothers Coffee StoutHeine Brothers Coffee Stout

Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An oatmeal stout brewed with English roasted barley and caramunich malt to impart a roasty and slightly sweet malt flavor. The addition of flaked oats lends creaminess and body. The Heine Brothers' specially roasted, organic, Mexican coffee is added in two doses; a ration is stirred into the hot unfermented beer to extract coffee flavor, then freshly brewed coffee is also added after fermentation is complete, to impart fresh coffee flavor and aroma.

25 IBU

Added by Brent on 02-21-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 33
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great coffee and great beer separately; together...

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque black with a thick, pillowy tan head that laces deep into the glass.

S: Aromas of roasted grain, coffee, cream, and dark chocolate are most prevalent on the nose. This is definitely a coffee bomb.

T: Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, heavy cream, roasted grain, vanilla bean, oatmeal, and minerals wash across the palate. The finish is oddly short and flat with coffee and chocolate flavors.

M: Surprisingly light in body and a bit oily. I found this ale to be a bit thin and watery in the mouth.

O: This is a drinkable coffee stout, but could use further refinement. In the end, it looks nice, but comes off as a bit one-dimensional.

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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a St. Bernardus chalice at Local Option.

Going from one coffee stout down the street to another here. It pours a straight obsidian topped by a finger of dark tan foam. The nose comprises coffee, milk chocolate, and roasted malts. Unlike before the coffee is still the primary scent, but it compliments and draws out the others. Just like a leader ought. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light vanilla bean and some light molasses in the background. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda thin feel. Overall, a very nice coffee stout, one that doesn't overdo it on the coffee and whose somewhat thin feel is really the only thing holding it back.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of tsauce2
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P: 750 ml bottle in to a tasting glass

A: SRM is dark brown/black. Opaque. Head is dark tan, 1 in., dissipates to line the rim. Medium carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Heavy chocolate and coffee notes, some carmelized notes.

T: COFFEE!!! Coffee blends with deep roasted chocolate malt. Aftertaste is roasty and coffee.

M: Semi syrupy, medium carbonation, yet very palateable.

O: Fantastic. This is one of my favorite coffee beers. I always seems like coffee beers leave me wanting more coffee, but not this one. Not overly complicated, just a deep roasted stout with huge coffee notes.

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2.12/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: First pour yielded about half head. Fortunately the head fell quickly and the second pour filled my glass. Black color. Fizzy soda-pop head, which falls quickly and leaves no lacing behind.

3.5 S: Exceedingly dry with surprisingly low amounts of coffee. The roastiness and oatmeal comes through well along with chocolate. I like it. I would have given a higher score if it wasn't slightly acrid.

1.5 T: Oh boy, I see where the acrid part of the nose comes from. Exceedingly acrid day old stale coffee taste dominates giving a this beer a puckering aspect. This flavor is so strong that anything outside of general roastiness cannot be perceived.

2.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Despite constant swirling, I couldn't get the carbonation down to a reasonable level. Not particularly creamy and certainly not smooth.

1.5 D: I don't know why I gave this brewery another chance after being disappointed time and again by their products. Unfortunately, I bought two other BBC brews when I bought this. Hopefully they will be better. Avoid this at all costs.

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2.52/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a gratifying black with a reasonably thick texture and a surprisingly large amount of tan head. A really surprising amount. The amount of bubbles in this one look more like something from Belgium than Louisville.

S: Aroma is strong with coffee, but almost stronger with chocolate, very nice. Hints of alcohol and even a little licorice linger in the end.

T/M: Tastes highly carbonated, unnaturally so. Stouts shouldn't really have this many bubbles in them. Coffee is apparent at the start, but the chocolate aroma just doesn't hang around for the flavor. Some roasted malts follow, but the body is super thin, considering how thick it looked.

This is really an all around disappointing beer that looked like it was going to be great. The coffee is decent, but the thin mouthfeel and watery flavor are a deal breaker. And what the hell is with all the bubbles? I've already got gas.


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3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Was gonna send this out as an extra, but it leaked on the walk to fedex. Stuck it in the fridge, and shockingly, weeks later, it still has a good seal. Nice!

Pots a deep, thick, super inky brown with 3 fingers of brown foam.

Smells burnt and roasty - a whiff of coffee and loads of bready malts. A bit of chocolate sweetness arrives as it warms.

Taste is decent. All malt and bitter coffee. not much sweetness, and the coffee flavor is harsh.

Mouthfeel is disappointing, especially for an oatmeal stout. Thin, dry and overcarbed, which is surrising since it looks rather viscous.

Luckily, this dude wasn't a flat drainpour, but all in allit wasnt great. Probably not gonna re-visit it.

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2.66/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Drank this beer with gwuilliums at Camp Lawrence for 15th anniversary celebration.

A: Very dark brown. Good head formation and nice retention.

S: Some roast malts, but no coffee at all.

T: Weak. Barely bitter and no coffee at all. Very disappointing.

M: Drank like a dry stout, not an oatmeal stout. Where is the creamy mouthfeel?

O: I would not think of buying another one of these.

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Heine Brothers Coffee Stout from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
3.73 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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