Coffee Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,019 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:
1,019
Reviews:
409
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
119
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,019 |  Reviews: 409
Photo of Gambyt20
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pablobomb
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got this one a little late in the season, but it is still good for these cool, early spring nights. The pour is almost black, with some brown and red hues barely peeking through.The head is a light tan in color with pretty good retention and lacing. The scent of the beer is mostly coffee and burnt malts, although the coffee is faded a little (I suspect from the assumed age of the beer). Taking a drink, the coffee and burnt malts are again prominent in the flavor of the beer. The coffee is a little subdued, just like the scent, but that just makes this one taste and drink like a dry porter. It is very drinkable and smooth, yet sits fairly light in the stomach. No alcohol is detectable.

Overall, this is just another great example of New Glarus knowing their craft and doing it very well. Nothing especially stands out about this beer, but it is a very good example of the style, displaying dry and bitter flavors from both dark malts and a dark coffee brew.

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Photo of PackenGreen
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thumperskibum
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amstaffs
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark reddish black - for a stout it looked watery right from the pour. Almost no head.

Smelled roasted malts and cocoa with barely noticeable coffee notes. Taste was immediately noticeable for the bland minimal coffee flavor. Did get some notes of cocoa and the malt flavor, but the coffee was just not there. Feel was very watery - for a stout distractingly slow. This was more of a porter in consistency.

Overall, really disappointing offering from New Glarus. Usually love their stuff, but this was the first time I drank something of theirs and did not like it.

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Photo of Wellhisarah
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigMack61
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NappyB
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RichardARoss
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shawner
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vainosuomi
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Near black, creamy brown head.
Smell: Not very strong. Roasted malt, chocolate, little bit of grassy or herbal hops, little bit of coffee
Taste: Follows smell. Toasty, slightly sweet (caramel), slightly bitter. The eponymous coffee is more apparent in the taste.
Feel: lower carbonation, medium/heavy body. Creamy. Somewhat dry finish.
Overall pretty good, but there are better coffee stouts and New Glarus offerings. Very smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of SPD656
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hardysf
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

So surprised to see the high ratings when I logged in to rate this one. Nice extra in a trade and I was super excited to try another New Glarus beer. Second time I've been let down by them; havent tried a R&D beer though.

This beer looked like a coffee stout, and thats about it. Hardly any nose of coffee. Lots of malt present in the aroma. Taste was so malty and sweet. No balance and very little coffee. Tasted like a homebrew that used malt extract. Super thin and watery. Did not finish this one.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ironman84
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jae61
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ffshore545
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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