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:
#6,716
Reviews:
409
Ratings:
1,020
Liked:
761
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
11.28%
Alströms:
4.36
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
119
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,020 |  Reviews: 409
Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChicagoPartisan
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
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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Photo of Richter525
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of SerialTicker
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled given as an extra by Tony/Anthony -- thanks again.

Pours pretty much black with some red tinges around the bottom of the glass. Nothing but a ring of head, with no lacing left behind. Looks the part of a stout -- black.

This smells of roasted malt and some dark fruits. There's a milky sweetness in there, too. Coffee? Not at all, really. I'm not sure why this is called a coffee stout, at least if the aroma is any indication... to me, this smells more like a porter. This lacks the bolder notes I associate with stouts.

Exactly like the aroma, I'd say: roasted malt, and a nice balance of dark fruit flavors. Again, there's a milky sweetness... the bottle doesn't say there's lactose in this, but it really tastes like it. It just has that milky sort of sweet flavor that I get in many beers that have lactose. The feel is also porter-esque. There's a nice bit of heft to it for the ABV that I'd expect from stouts, but there's actually a bit of a strong prickling carbonation that's a trademark of porters (at least in my experience. I know many people think stouts=porters).

So, this is a fairly interesting beer. In terms of being a coffee stout, that's a bummer. There's no coffee specifically that I'm tasting in this -- I suppose if I pretend that the roast tastes like it, sure, but it doesn't taste like it's brewed with any. Also, this drinks like a porter. By that I mean the flavors aren't as bold as I expect from a stout, and the carbonation is a bit high.

As a coffee stout, this is a relatively poor beer. As a regular stout, it's a decent beer. As a porter, it's a very respectable beer. My rating reflects how I think it tastes, more than what I think the style should be. Most definitely the weakest New Glarus beer I've had, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chadbo
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a blackish brown body, tan slightly creamy head. Nose has a charred bread crust aroma, with roasted malt and faint coffee acidity behind it. Taste is more roasted malt, burnt chocolate, floral hops, a bit of coffee. Dry. Body is light-medium, somewhat over-carbonated.
Lacks body and coffee, the stout notes were on the more mild side of things although their flavors were good, just not especially deep. Yahhhh.... naw.

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Photo of rank9262
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of tmryan21
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ZombPumpkin
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Umdrunner
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured black with moderate creamy khaki head that dissapeared quickly but retained just enough to keep lacing. Scent from bottle was coffee and milk chocolate, though this scent didn't linger well in the glass. Flavor is smooth coffee with subtle cream and milk chocolate notes. Carbonation is high, mouthfeel is thin, but feels balanced with the beer. Great offering, worth trying if you are passing through Wisconsin!

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Photo of Immortale25
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. Bottleneck says 3155.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Medium-roasted coffee aroma that's slightly sweet and a tad nutty.

T- Dark roasted malt character melds well with the coffee. Again, slightly sweet with mild bitterness from the malt and a dry finish.

M- Typical for the style with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- A straightforward coffee stout that's tasty enough but I wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of rossracing
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rawfish
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coffee Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 74.6% out of 100 with 1,020 ratings
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