Coffee Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,018 Ratings
Coffee StoutCoffee Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,018
Reviews:
408
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
119
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Krusader
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
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 -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcf5ve
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 12packpoet
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONUMello
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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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Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of farrago
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very large head, close to three fingers, deep tan to lighter brown , good density as well as retention, likewise has pleasing breadth and length in the lacing, very sticky. The liquid has a filminess which serves as opacity, not the pitch black night many stouts can be, hint of yellow at the edges where you can see a swirl of pinprick bubbles sizzle upwards. Very steady but not insufferably thick nose of cocoa powder, caramel, American roast coffee and charcoal to campfire accents, there’s also a strong lactose to vanilla edge, light plum and dark fruits, nothing comes close to the general roast for effect. Remarkably lighter bodied, results in a fluid mouth feel and soft, fresh finish. The carbonation provides a consistent caress rather than prickle. The chocolate, whipped cream and coffee are all sweet in a powdery fashion, flavorful without overindulgence. As in the nose, minimal fruit presence. Slightly grainy at the end, not quite bready nor yeasty. Freshness and drinkability among its strongest attributes although this is not to say it is a weakling.

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Photo of Jodio
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vylo
4.73/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of c00ller
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nothing tends to the remarkable but it still packs a ton of coffee flavor. Light chocolate malts, roasted coffee, burnt coffee grounds, light lactose cream and a tinge of hop bitterness.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChicagoPartisan
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

06/06/2016

A- Pours a small, tan head. Not soapy. Color is very dark - looks like coffee. Characteristic of the style.

S- Smells of rich malt. Dark fruits are there. A little cocoa. Coffee, too, but not overly pronounced.

T- Strong coffee presence up front. Fades to dark fruits and then another wave of coffee on the aftertaste. Complex for the style. Getting some dark chocolate there as well as I move through it.

M- Fairly wet. Full-bodied. Light carbonation. Like others of the style here.

O- Pretty good. Definitely would be a better option for colder weather, but I knew that before I tried it. Better than others of its style. Doesn't blow me away like some of the offerings at New Glarus, but it is solid. I'd recommend it.

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Coffee Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,018 ratings.
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