Brewhouse Coffee Stout
Central Waters Brewing Co.

Brewhouse Coffee StoutBrewhouse Coffee Stout
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Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
American Stout
Ranked #5
Ranked #2,783
4.21 | pDev: 8.55%
Mar 09, 2023
Mar 18, 2007
Brewhouse Coffee StoutBrewhouse Coffee Stout
Notes: A coffee lover's delight! A wonderful stout infused with coffee that is specially roasted for us by Emy J's in Stevens Point, WI.
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Rated: 4.08 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Mar 09, 2023
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Reviewed by KenjiN from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a black, oily-looking brew with a diminutive tan head. Wonderful toasted grain aromas in the nose. Dark-roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavors dominate the palate. Creamy in texture. I look forward to having it again.
Feb 12, 2023
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear dark brown with a massive tan head that leaves nice lacing as it falls away. Aroma is fresh roasted coffee. Flavor is coffee forward, with dark roasted malt. Feel is medium bodied with ample carbonation. Overall, this is delicious. Enuf said.
Jan 19, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 20, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can into a pint glass. Canned 11/2/20, so 2 years old.

Looks decent enough. Darkest brown body, small white head shrinks to a ring. No lacing. Some tiny dark floaties.

Nice smooth coffee aroma.

On tasting, the coffee flavor is still excellent after 2 years. Smooth, rich, warming. No roast at all.

Mouth between medium and full, finish coffee and some warming.

Overall, glad to have risked this one, coffee has either not faded much, or was phenomenal fresh. Kinda one dimensional, but a dimension I'm happy to be in right now.
Oct 09, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by brandoneast from Texas

Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by akk14 from Illinois

Apr 13, 2022
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Reviewed by krh from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Closing out the last days of winter with this tasty coffee stout. Hits on all points, nice cold brew coffee influence, delicious taste and smell, and abv well hidden. Killer deal at $10 for 6.
Mar 20, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Jan 31, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
12oz can

Clear cola color, the scent is boozy and distant, lots of coffee bean. Taste is so good, I'm not even a huge fan of these coffee stouts, but this is just done damn well. The hops and the dark grains and the coffee all meld into one flavor, I wasted one of these on a roast and regret it. World-class
Jan 29, 2022
Rated: 4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jan 25, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by einman from Minnesota

Jan 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great value bang for buck.
Coffee coffee coffee. This is a load of coffee in a beer. Not to thick. Can’t taste alcohol.
Pretty delicious for $10 a six pack
Dec 13, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Feb 21, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by tjb27 from Minnesota

Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 4.51 by Fubudu187 from Illinois

Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Brewhouse Coffee Stout pours an almost black color, with not much head. Aroma is fresh cold press coffee. Flavor is a nice rich sweet malty stout, with fresh cold press coffee flavors mixed in. Good body and feel. Overall, very good coffee stout, flavors blend great.
Dec 23, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Sep 10, 2020
Rated: 3.97 by desint from Belgium

May 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Madman2001 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Nice stout, which a heavily pervasive coffee flavor which argues against multiple glasses. . For it's depth, there is surprisingly little bitterness or aftertaste.
Apr 04, 2020
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz, canned on 01/09/20. Dark brown pour with a foamy tan head. Aroma is dark cocoa, coffee, and roast. A nice amount of coffee complements the roasted barley, dark chocolate, and earthy hop flavors. Medium body, moderate carbonation, excellently balanced. Really good beer here.
Mar 21, 2020
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Near black color. No light passes. Lasting small beige head. Some thick streaks.

Bitter black patent malt upfront to the nose. There's a strong aroma of coffee. No notable sugar nor cream.

Smooth body with a nitro-like carbonation. The flavor is mostly coffee but there's a good dollop of Baker's chocolate in the mix. Not quite as dry as most stouts. Long, deep roast malt aftertaste.
Mar 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Brook82 from Ohio

3.41/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Look is black with tannish head. Fairly prominent lacing. Aroma light on coffee and taste followed which is somewhat disappointing for me. Chocolate taste came through more. Bitter aftertaste, but not too dominant. Canned in Oct of 2019. Not bad, but not my favorite stout.
Feb 29, 2020
Rated: 4 by MountainHiker from Wisconsin

Feb 26, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by wl2bill from Wisconsin

Feb 09, 2020
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
01/23/19 can @home;
Jan 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours an opaque brownish-black (blackish-brown?) with a excellent three-fingered, big-bubbled, foamy tan head that lingers decently and gives way to an excellent ring of lacing.

The aroma is a remarkably balanced blend of roasted grains, caramel malt, and coffee in the foreground, with hints of vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, dark chocolate, smoke/char, cashew, and dark fruit. A tasty aroma.

The flavor is excellent, but a bit of a letdown after the smells. Caramel and brown-sugar sweetness hits hard, but is quickly offset by roasted malts, and coffee--lots and lots of excellent cold-brewed coffee flavor. A variety of chocolate flavors--milk, dark, semi-sweet, cake batter. A shade of booze warming the background.

The brew is certainly full-bodied, yet it never feels heavy or sticky. The carbonation is superb, and it has a drying, instead of a sweet or sticky finish.

This is one of the best coffee-forwards I've had. The coffee is very strong and present, yet it never overpowers the other things that are going on.
Dec 21, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by McHenry from Wisconsin

Nov 28, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by mikerieder from South Dakota

Nov 24, 2019
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Reviewed by BB1313 from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned on 10/24/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black; small khaki head that fades leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas have a balanced amount of coffee. Subtle hints of vanilla and chocolate. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. The coffee shines and is the star without completely dominating. More hints of vanilla and chocolate. Some roasted characteristics. Low sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a pretty solid coffee stout. Nice coffee flavors. Well done. I like it.
Nov 19, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From the growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate in a snifter.
This nice brew pours a dark blackish brown with a thin
cola highlight and a nice head of khaki foam that settles
to a thin ring, thin dusty layer, and sports some rather
nice lacing. Nose of coffee, light char, and dark sweet
malts. Flavors nail it with dark coffee with moderate
bitterness, touches of dark cocoa, and a thin touch of
cream amongst and smearing of dark fruit jam of
blackberry and raspberry. Nice mouth feel; medium full
body, medium light carbonation, and a rich coffee and
dark cocoa bitter malt finish.

Overall, a SOLID brew from a new to me brewery!


Nov 12, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by Gregf51 from Ohio

Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Sep 02, 2019
Rated: 4 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jul 28, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

Jul 22, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by Boccu from New York

Jun 04, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
There are a few things that keep me here in Lancaster, PA. Two are my mother & the family home + her brother (my maternal uncle) & their family home. Another is our proximity to the major northeastern metropolitan areas & our (relatively) easy access to them, especially by/on public trans. The big one, though, is our insane distro! Goddam, we are the ONLY state outside of Wisco (my love) to get Central Waters! I met their owner/brewer many years ago during PHL Beer Week & it is only because of some connection of his that we see them at all. Obviously, we do not get everything, but I will take one of anything that we do get. This bomber was from The Beer & Beverage Shoppe on Roseville Road & those guys could not be more accommodating! In this case, I merely needed to pluck a bomber from the shelf.

From the Bottle: "Made with Fair Trade coffee specially roasted for us by Ice Cream*Smoothies*Coffee*Tea".

I Pop!ped the cap & sat in rapt fascination & contemplation for a moment or two before moving on. When was the last time that I indulged in a bomber? How to handle one? What if it does not bond with me & wants to go home to its fermenter? Eh. I snapped out of it & went with a slow, gentle C-Line pour into the now anxious glass. Ooh, my, did it foam forth! Am I having Stout or cappuccino? The former. It created two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with very good retention, but without much in the way of lacing. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity & ruby highlights. Nose was definitely of coffee, but not in an intense, overwhelming way. Instead, it was more towards a light roast, the kind of thing that I blend with the dark roasts to achieve a more mellow blend, Mouthfeel was big, soft & creamy. Wow! It was like having a well-endowed gal unleash the assets, except in the mouth & on the tongue. Hello. The taste was much like the nose - definitely of coffee, but in a lighter, mellower roasty way than so many of its contemporaries. It was not as rich or robust as my morning coffee, but that was fine. Mine uses several scoops of grounds & has to be coaxed into dripping through the filter. This was a much lighter, less roasty blend that was actually counterintuitively mellow. A mellow Coffee Stout?!? Holy sacrilege, Batman! But wait, Robin! It was a relatively big beer in a bomber (22-fl oz) format. Would you want intensity in quantity? Not me! This was like that mid-afternoon cuppa coffee that I often crave but do not have out of fear of lack of control. All I need is one of my coffees mid-day & I will be orbiting the Earth until well after Midnight. Ugh. This was just so pleasant as I drank it that I almost began to think that it may have been tea-infused. No, this was definitely coffee, but fatigue was setting in. It finished with a pleasant dryness that made me want an amuse-bouche or a small cake-like snack as an accompaniment. Perhaps a Tastykake of some stripe … YMMV.
May 04, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Mar 09, 2019
Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1064 ratings