Coffee Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

very good
1,019 Ratings
Coffee StoutCoffee Stout

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

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Photo of jera1350
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a tall head of rocky dark khaki foam. Nice retention.

Complex smell of caramel, chocolate, smoke and coffee.

The taste is wonderful, but does lack in the coffee department. Chocolatey, lightly roasty, smoke, light coffee, some vanilla and a hint of alcohol. Has to be the most complex and flavorful american stout I've had.

Medium bodied, soft and smooth carbonation.

Drinks very easily and chock full of flavor. I wish more of the coffee was here, but the overall product is still wonderful.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Lemke10
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of New Glarus’ darkest offerings that also have national fame as one of the tastiest stouts. Coffee Stout is an often asked about brew during the wintertime hitting shelves before equally tasty Snowshoe and Road Slush. So before Road Slush hits the shelf, let’s enjoy some Coffee Stout.

It pours a dark brown/black color with a thin beige head. The aroma is rather mild but contains coffee, sweet malts, and robust malts. The smell is very inviting much like a good sweet milk stout.

Certainly a unique tasting stout as the texture is lighter than a traditional stout but just as tasty. There is more of an overall sweetness rather that a robustness in the flavor. The coffee is very nicely blended with the rest of the ingredients that creates a slight coffee aftertaste.

A tasty coffee stout that is also light in texture without compromising the flavor is awesome! I’ve never been one for warm beer so I did drink this chilled, but I hear it’s highly recommended to try this brew at room temperature. If you’re not a coffee lover don’t worry, neither am I. I’ve never seen the appeal of hot coffee, but as an ingredient in beer, it’s delicious. Lots of local ingredients only add to the awesomeness. If you’ve never tried this, you don’t know what you are missing!
-Chris Lemke of

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ncketchum
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage, served cellar temp in a Duvel tulip

A - pours a dark brown with a large amount of dark brown head, fades to leave a good amount of lacing

S - very nice amount of coffee and malt, not overpowering at all, a small amount of chocolate at the end.

T - coffee, chocolate, malt up front, great balance of these flavors with a little bit of hops to finish

M - incredibly smooth, a little bit of bitterness in the very end

O - I've been waiting for this one to come back, and I'm glad it's here. This is a great example of a coffee stout, incredible balance and feel. Will definitely stock up on this one, especially at this price point.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of starrdogg
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a dark brown/nearly black with a medium tan head. Smell is a nice mix of coffee and chocolate, pretty nice. The flavor is a bit of a disappointment after the nice smell - it's pretty one dimensional with coffee and not much else backing it up. Beer isn't overly roasty or sweet and doesn't have much of the chocolate that I got in the nose. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for the style with nice carbonation. Overall, this is an okay coffee stout that is far from bad, but isn't really all that spectacular either. It's simple and very coffee-forward.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Coffee Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,019 ratings.
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