The Velvet Coffee Ground - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Mikerphone Brewing

The Velvet Coffee Ground - Bourbon Barrel-AgedThe Velvet Coffee Ground - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
ABV:
11%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 3.92%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
26
From:
Mikerphone Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  3
SCORE
90
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The Velvet Coffee Ground - Bourbon Barrel-AgedThe Velvet Coffee Ground - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Notes: Triple-infused coffee oatmeal stout that aged in bourbon barrels for 7 months. Shortly after removing it from the barrels, we hit it with the final infusion of Tugboat Coffee Tanzania coffee
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of gibgink
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So do you like coffee? Like black as night, no cream or sugar? If so, this one is for you! All pitches removed, this beer pours black as night, like used motor oil dredging its way out of your car. Very strong coffee presence on the nose. The coffee flavor is very strong upfront. It grabs ahold of your taste buds and never lets go. I enjoy coffee a lot, but not black, so a little disappointed that the barrel did not add any sweetness to the overall beer itself. Other than that, a very well made coffee stout.

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Photo of emyers
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

6 oz draft pour.

Near black with a thin creamy light brown lacing

Nose: coffee with cream. Not getting a ton of bourbon barrel.

Taste: coffee, vanilla, bourbon. A lot more depth than was in the nose. Good balance. Finish is more coffee and vanilla.

Feel: extremely smooth, medium to full body, low carbonation.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours like rich coffee, with a head that disappears as a fast as it formed. It almost dissipates like a sour.. I was scared at first.

Aroma of super deep roasted coffee. Bitter on the nose. Not overpowering, but almost like a dark roast. Booze burns the nostrils as the beer warms up.

Coffee dominates the palate. Dark, baker's chocolate, with a boozy finish. Not getting a lot of barrel, but it finishes hot.

Mouthfeel feels thin at first, but then smooths out and feels bigger. I'd say body is medium, overall.

This would be amazing with a bit more body and some maple. Overall, great beer.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a tumbler from draft at the Mikerphone Brewing tap room on August 13, 2018. A triple infused coffee oatmeal stout that was aged in bourbon barrels for seven months. Shortly after removing it from the barrels, it got a final infusion of Tugboat Coffee Tanzania coffee. What resulted is a smooth, full-bodied, chocolatey, coffee stout with an oak and bourbon finish. Highly recommended.

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Photo of eppie82
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Mikerphone.

Deep dark black liquid with foam only present around the edge of glass. Smell is of wonderful coffee. It's very obvious and very present up front. The creamy (not bitter) coffee flavor is also very much at the front of the flavor profile, but the beer does open up to this chocolate and vanilla fudge as it warms. Not much barrel presence (quite mild), but you can tell it's there if you're looking for it. It serves more as something to balance the beer as opposed to dominant presence. Medium-thick mouthfeel that turns sticky as you sip along.

Very much enjoy this BA coffee IS. Out of the 3 barrel aged beers from MIkerphone, I would put this one just behind BA Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit and ahead of BA Softly Spoken Lies.

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Photo of miniditka77
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a tulip glass
L: Black, kind of thick, a little bit of fizzy head
S: Lots of coffee, a little bit of bourbon, not much else
T: Same as the smell, basically. Never had a beer with this much coffee flavor before. A tiny bit of sweetness and a little bit of bourbon toffee vanilla flavor as it goes down. Aftertaste is pure coffee too.
F: Pretty smooth for a BA stout, moderately thick.
O: A very good BA coffee stout, with coffee, coffee, and more coffee. I will say though, it was probably #3 out of the 3 BA stouts I've had from Mikerphone - BA Bean Spirit and Softly Spoken Lies were significantly better. I was fine with paying $50/4pack for those beers. I'm on the fence as to whether this one was worth it though.

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Photo of pstalec
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted at the brewery from the keg in a stemless glass.

A: Dark and opaque. Tan head at top of pour.
S: Full nose coffee smell.
T: Coffee in the front with a slight bourbon taste at the back of the mouth. Finishes and lingers with coffee.
M: Smooth and semi thick feel
O: Very good coffee stout if you enjoy the coffee flavor.

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The Velvet Coffee Ground - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Mikerphone Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 26 ratings