Coffee Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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1,029 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,639
Reviews:
412
Ratings:
1,029
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
4.36
 
 
Wants:
211
Gots:
121
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,029 |  Reviews: 412
Photo of Taybeh
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeLev
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leantom
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Ehh...probably the first NG beer I haven't liked. Tastes like a mediocre home-brew. Here goes:

A: Best thing about the beer. Beautiful big, white head. Great lacing. Also pours a beautiful, dark black.

S: Ermmm...Well, there is some coffee and chocolate, but unfortunately these flavors are masked by a musty, home-brew-like scent - probably from the yeast. I've noticed that other NG beers had this off-smell, but it's no where near as pungent in those beers as it is in this one. Not my cup of tea.

T: Follows the nose, and this is not a good thing. Some coffee, but mostly musty home-brew flavors (probably from the yeast). Not good.

F: Great. Nice and crisp.

O: Not good.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SB2017
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One sip made me say "wow" out loud, and in earnest. If the perfect appearance of black coffee hadn't already been nailed, I certainly got it on the first touch to my lips. Perfectly roasty and smoky, with enough malty sweetness to keep the coffee from being overwhelming. Just a beautiful stout, but not quite perfect. Compared to the taste, the smell is nothing special and really gets too much of the barnyardy coffee notes.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jchanley
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color. Thin quarter white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than forty five seconds. Lacing, yeah, I guess that was there, uh...kinda and in a messy sort of way (why the hell is every beer I’m having tonight has a messy sort of lacing?), sorry for the stupid disclaimer. The smell had a full roasted coffee bean conglomerated aspect of leading to a light dark chocolate and then a light milk chocolate. Both seem to stay subdued enough to not overdo anything whatsoever. The taste was roasty and sweet with a super nice bittering coffee underneath. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body. The carbonation was there, but honestly not bad for the style and for me. There’s a light harshness that allows a light creaminess to pervade lightly on through and onto my tongue. Overall, I say this was a good American Stout that I would have again if I could get it.

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Photo of Krusader
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours opaque brown with small khaki head.
The aroma is stale coffee rich toasty malts and cocoa.
The flavor follows the nose, except the coffee is better. I get largely rich malt and cocoa, with the coffee coming in mid palate.
Overall this is very average, I won't be seeking it out again.

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Unknown vintage; drank 3/10/16 @ California Split.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Opaque brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small khaki head; minimal lace.

Fresh earth, raspberry, mild coffee & faint chocolate syrup notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Cream & fresh earth flavors up front; mild coffee notes on the finish. This was OK, but smelled better than it tasted. Not much coffee character at all.

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Photo of christimm
3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcf5ve
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 12packpoet
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONUMello
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass; 11/20/15 per the date code
A: Very dark brown, almost black with a 1.5 finger head that lingers
S: Lots of chocolate/roasted malts and coffee
T: Matches the nose. Malty with chocolate malts and coffee
M: Medium-bodied, a touch bitter
O: Not as much coffee flavor or complexity as I anticipated coming from New Glarus. I'll have to try to find a fresher one to see if it's more intense

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Coffee Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,029 ratings