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

Heine Brothers Coffee StoutHeine Brothers Coffee Stout
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Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States
Oatmeal Stout
3.76 | pDev: 15.43%
Jan 10, 2016
Feb 21, 2007
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
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Ratings by brewdlyhooked13:
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Reviewed by brewdlyhooked13 from Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - starts with a dark, opaque pour into the glass. A slightly watery finger of mocha. Light lacing as it melts down to a creamy cover. Halfway through, the lace and head have disappeared.

Aroma - roasty malt, undercut a little by the snappy, spicy coffee beans. They are intense, almost pepper-like.

Taste - lots of roasty malt, a touch of char. The coffee is a bit too much on the swallow at first, coming across with that pepperiness. The swallow shows a much better profile of the beans as a good roasted coffee flavor slowly emerges. The finish is tasty with the coffee still lingering and the roast malt helping out. Some good dark chocolate notes come out with warming, very nice.

Mouthfeel - medium body, but feels a bit thin for the style. Average carbonation.

Drinkability - a drinkable coffee brew; the early pepper detracts a little, but overall I like it.
Aug 14, 2009
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Rated by Benjamin_Stewart from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
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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Reviewed by mrfrancis from Kentucky

3.31/5  rDev -12%
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.
Feb 09, 2012
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
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.
Jan 15, 2012
Rated: 4 by cosmicslop from Tennessee

Dec 16, 2011
Heine Brothers Coffee Stout from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
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