Brewhouse Coffee Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
970
Reviews:
395
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
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411
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123
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Ratings: 970 |  Reviews: 395
Photo of cmsfish
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours dark brown with a one finger tan head. Light amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate.

T - The taste is cold brew coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla and some light light nuttiness in the finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice dry finish.

O - This is a great cofffee stout. The flavors are right on par with a cold brewed coffee. Perfect breakfast beer.

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Photo of Honeybourne
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: toasted coffee bean, chocolate malt, toffee smooth finish. Mild nose of the same. Black, opaque, tan foamy head, some broken ring lattice. Medium to med/full body. Easy drinker.

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Photo of vess
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic. The appearance was a dark brown color close to black with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. No lacing. The smell took rich dark and milk chocolate to boot at roasty and sweet coffee bean (somewhat espresso-like). Light cake underneath. The flavor takes the previously mentioned flavors to combine nicely. Lingering chocolate cake-like to cocoa rich aftertaste. Quick sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation rides nicely along - slight stickiness, but acceptable. Overall, really nicely done American stout with coffee and chocolate to boot

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Photo of smithj4
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agrinnell
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pezhead_79
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- pours a dark brown with a one-finger, tan head that dissapates quickly. Just a little carbonation.
S- Brilliant coffee ant toffee malt smell. Also milk chocolate.
T- wonderful medium coffee bitterness that really stays around. Sweet carmel malts and milk chocolate. Slight vanilla mid way and nuttiness to end.
F- Thinner to medium mouthfeel in which it smoothly runs down the shoot. No hint of alcohol.
O- Amazing coffee stout especially $5 a bomber!

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very dark brown in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a short light tan head that died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of cold brew coffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is dominated by moderate to strong flavors of cold brew coffee and dark roasted coffee beans. There are subtle hints of chocolate from the underlying stout.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout has intense aromas and flavors of coffee—it would make for a good breakfast beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big nutty medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, toffee, and toasted dark bread; with light notes of smoke, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee notes; with great strength. Taste of big nutty medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, toffee, and toasted dark bread; with light notes of smoke, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero acrid/astringent roasted flavors after the finish. Slight dryness from herbal/roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 7.8%. Overall this is a fantastic imperial coffee stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Awesome vibrant coffee character with great balanced malt complexity that is never overly roasty, bitter, or charred. Great showcase of the coffee. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of seedyone
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From bottle at Home. Deep brown with a very tan head that dissipates quickly with a sparse lacing.
The texture is really on the money & the taste is very well balanced, The coffee is there but not obtrusive. A slight bittersweet chocolate evolves & lingers.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlabs
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaxmanRick
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased one week ago in Hudson, WI. 22oz bottle into shaker pint glass. I am a huge CW fan, but was hesitant with this one due to a low-end bomber price.

Opened to little carbonation. Drank fairly flat. Very little head and no lacing at all. Very dark brown appearance, nearly opaque. Very slight malt/coffee aroma…had to really try to detect.

There is a non-objectionable, very safe coffee stout flavor. But, it doesn’t excel at any level or dimension. Mild coffee flavor matched with a light stout base. This could be good more as a “session” ale. As you’d imagine, the mouthfeel was lacking substance.

This is a decent flagship beer. But, it is not worthy of bomber pricing…$9.99 six pack would be fine, but not $18.00 for 3 bombers. Drinkable, but not notable.

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Photo of JeffSK
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The coffee is really nice, but the stout itself is too thin and carbonated more than I consider ideal for this type of beer. It's not bad but it's also not what I'd call enjoyable

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Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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