Coffee Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

Coffee StoutCoffee Stout
BA SCORE
74.6%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 1,020 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
Ranking:
#6,719
Reviews:
409
Ratings:
1,020
Liked:
761
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
11.28%
Alströms:
4.36
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
119
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,020 |  Reviews: 409
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Reilly's in Madison, shared with Chris. Substantial coffee taste and aroma. Good think its very good coffee.Some cocoa to make it go down and impart sweetness. A bit light mouthfeel. Very lacey. Carbonation right there. Good drinkability. Good after dinner beer.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pressure cap with stylish blue label acquired in a trade from the very gracious Duff27 served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are sky high given the brewery - which makes some beers I really adore.

Allowed to warm nearly to room temperature in keeping with instructions on the label. I mean, it's slightly chilled as I start to pour it but I'm planning to savour this one. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a gorgeous light tan colour of great cream, amazing thickness, and fantastic retention. Light thin lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Body colour is a very dark brown. I love the soft mocha head; it's near ideal in colour for the style methinks. Often, stouts go for that rich vibrant dark tan, but this one keeps the head colour a bit lighter, evoking a less boozy dark malty flavour and more of a restrained roast character. I'm excited to try it. Nontransparent and opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Evocative cold-pressed coffee, a bit of roast, soft cream, well executed dark malts, milky notes, mocha, light cola notes, marshmallow, light nutty notes, and some black coffee bitterness. Any hopping is so minimal as to be imperceptible. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Comes off subtle and pleasant. I'm excited to try it.

T: Delightfully integrated full-flavoured coffee; mocha, cream, light coffee bitterness, sinfully delicious roast - it's all here. Maybe even a dash of espresso. It's balanced near perfectly with some light cola notes, well executed dark malts, marshmallow, and light nuts. I'm not big on the cola notes; they weaken the body. It lacks the complexity and bold aggressive flavour I love in a coffee stout, but it compensates with impressive balance and notable subtlety. A bit of milk chocolate in the third act. I don't get any yeast or alcohol.

Mf: Silky smooth and refreshingly wet. Perfect carbonation. Chewy feel. Feels good on the tongue; not too overbearing, actually quite luscious. It's full bodied, but it might be a bit thin.

Dr: Extremely drinkable for a coffee stout; it's more approachable than most offerings. I'll enjoy this bottle, and I'm impressed by the subtlety and balance New Glarus has brought to it. But I do want more complexity and boldness from a coffee stout. I love the experimentation and would definitely get this again - now knowing what it tastes like. Another solid brew from one of the best breweries around. Highly recommended for fans of the style; this pushes boundaries - just in a different direction than most.

B-

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Photo of emerge077
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the second batch that was recently released, the neck label has a white border instead of flat blue.

Supposedly there was a different type of coffee used for this batch also. On to the review...it was a transparent brown when poured, black in the glass. Sturdy two finger head that billowed above the rim and stood there saluting for a few minutes. Puffy and meringue like. Mellow coffee and a more pleasant nutty aroma than what I remember the first time around. Good flavor, mellow coffee again, nutty and nougaty. Fairly thin bodied, more like an English Stout. Nice lingering sweet pipe tobacco and caramel notes. Easy and approachable for a coffee infused beer. Very mellow and not acidic at all.

Original review 04-07-2007 - bottle

B / 3.6
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4
rDev: -4.4%

Sampled at room temperature, half-past noon.

Billowing tan cumulo-nimbus head. Sticky lace, black body with mahogany edges. Foam recedes to a skim over time. Smells of mild roasted grain, slight metallic edge.

Taste is roasty, malty, mild chocolate, hint of sweetness. Coffee is muted, I was hoping at room temp it would come out more. There's an aromatic grainy malt present too, which overrides the coffee. This taste reminded me of the Copper Kettle Weiss.

Agreeable mouthfeel & drinkability, it's a little thin for a stout though.

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Monger: Poured a clear black color stout with a nice big foamy brown color head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry coffee is dominating but not to the point of being gross. Body is a bit light with some great carbonation. Definitely not en extreme example of a coffee stout but a well balance example that I wouldn’t mind having access to on amore regular basis.

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Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opaque dark brown in the glass, topped by a lighter off-white head that lasts. Great aroma, grainy at the forefront along with coffee, toasted malt and cream. Smells semi-sweet, and the coffee is nicely integrated rather than dominant. Tastes close to the aroma, quite malty and grainy, coffee with cream at an even balance with the other flavors. Medium-bodied, lightly sweet in the finish and only mildly bitter. Great stuff, I'd drink this regularly if it were locally available.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Matilda chalice.

Pours a small head that is slightly tan. Fades down to a thin layer. Leaves some thin lace rings. Color is a deep deep brown. I'd say it is safe to call it black.

Aroma: Roasted malts, the obvious coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, and there seems to be some dark dried fruits here. Kind of sweet and inviting.

Taste: Very rich with a ton of roasted malts. Coffee, chocolate and cocoa, earthy hops. I really taste some kind of plums or dark dried fruits here. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, a little rich. Full bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Ends with a slight sticky roasted malt/coffee flavored aftertaste.

Overall, this is a nice stout. A 12oz bottle is an appropriate serving size for this beer and I will have no problem finishing it. I could definitely have this one around more often.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A welcome coffee aroma greets you in the nose of New Glarus' Coffee Stout. Beyond that it's nutty, a touch chocolatey, and roasty with malt. It doesn't really carry over so well in the flavor though. The coffee is there, and it is nicely balanced with the rest of the stout so that it doesn't dominate, or worse, fade away after the first two sips, but it's not quite as rich as one might hope for, and there's a bit of dark malt acidity that can be a bit much at times. The nuttiness is lost, and there are no real noticeable caramel undertones; but some yeasty fruitiness slips in, and it reminds me of a good cup of African Tanzania with some notes of black currant and citrus. Some leafy and grassy hops are present in the background as well, which is appropriate, and the bitterness is right on track with a very firm, but not solid or brash attack as there's so much dark malt acidity and roastiness going on that it's not needed. It finishes really nicely though, and not really acidic or particularly bitter, with a note of sweet dark sugar at the front of the tongue, and a bit of toasted nutiness over soft spent coffee-grounds at the back. Enjoyable and drinkable!

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewery.

Pours black with a nice mocha head. The nose really brings forward a strong amount of coffee along with some slight roasted malt. The taste is coffee, roasted malt, hints of vanilla, and a bit of chocolate. Really great and smooth body. Drinks quite well overall and is one of the better coffee beers I've had in awhile.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from ughsmash so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lactose, coffee, roasted malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with creamy flavors of coffee and vanilla followed by a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, not quite the best in the style but it’s a decent beer worth drinking for a while.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into a pint glass. Big ups to joe1510 for yet another one of these great New Glarus brews.

Pours a deep murky brown, with at least 3 fingers of foamy mocha tan head. Retains into a soft and creamy layer, that stays rich and frothy, leaving a massive cascade of lacing back, which hangs in jagged rings down the sides of the glass. The aroma is quite lively up front with roasted coffee character, but man, there is a lot of sweetness in here as well. Plenty of chewy smelling notes of chocolate and molasses, with a touch of floral hops thrown in the back for good measure.

The taste is a smooth and a mostly even mix of roasty mocha and stickily hefty notes of chocolate and toffee. A firm bitterness also punctuates the profile. Finishes with residual sweetness and a dry lingering (and a bit acrid) bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth and bubbly carbonation, that then give in to a much thicker feel underneath. Overall, this just drinks like a champ though. This is yet another New Glarus brew that I wish that I had 2 of to review, it's going down so quickly.

Very nice coffee beer here. There was no lack of coffee and roast, but the sweeter malts came off maybe a bit too strong. A nice easy feel and great drinkbility really kept this strong though. Thanks again Joe!

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Photo of billab914
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Stone RIS glass. It poured dark brown in color with a full and creamy head filling the top inch of the glass. The head settled to a thin layer after a minute or so, but remained there through drinking it. It left some nice lacing as I drank it as well.

The aroma has a sweet and creaminess to it along with some roasty coffee peeking through. I get bit of vanilla out of it as well. As it warmed the coffee got a little bolder which helped offset the sweet and creamy flavor.

The taste shows a malty sweetness throughout the flavor. I get a bit of a creamy, almost sugary sweetness to it as you get to the finish. The coffee shows through and adds some roasty bitterness mostly in the finish. I get an unexpected cherry and apple like fruit flavor in it as well as a hint of smoke in the finish. As it warmed those fruit flavors I first got seem to fade behind the coffee. Pretty good flavor overall.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side for the style with carbonation being on the lower side. The frothy head gives it a pretty nice creamy texture as well.

Drinkability is pretty good, I liked it but it was different then I expected. The sweetness reminded me of a milk stout a bit. The coffee was fairly light compared to most coffee stouts, but added some nice bitter and roasted notes to the sweetness in the finish. Pretty solid beer overall.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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