Brewhouse Coffee Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewhouse Coffee StoutBrewhouse Coffee Stout
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:
976
Reviews:
399
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
410
Gots:
124
For Trade:
14
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Photo of jws7968
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Photo of corby112
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

Bomber received as an extra in a trade with ThomasHardy. Thanks again man!

Pours a very dark chocolate/chestnut brown color with slight mahogany edges when held to a light source and a thin one finger foam head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Strong roasted coffee/espresso bean aroma with a nice silky chocolate malt presence in the nose. Slightly smokey smelling with hints of caramel, toffee, oatmeal and tootsie roll. Complex nose but a bt overwhelmed by the overly roasted coffee presence.

Medium bodied with a huge roasted coffee/espresso bean flavor. I'm also picking up some silky lactic chocolate notes as well as some hazelnut, oatmeal, toffee and caramel. Slightly acrid with a dry bitter finish.A bit unbalanced with a too strong of a coffee presence for my taste.

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer sent by laymansbeerfan, I love me some coffee stout. 12oz bottle states that it was brewed in October, served in a pub nonic.

A: Dark brown with transparent blood red hues, two solid fingers of creamy light tan head had decent retention and leaves some solid lacing.

S: Coffee and chocolate dominate, lighter roast characters, toasted grains, bits of sweetness, faint nuttiness and earthiness.

T: More of the same as the nose, coffee and definite dark malt, breadiness, toasted grains and nuts, some earthy hops maybe, faint caramel and mocha, roast on the finish.

MF: Dry finish, medium body, aftertaste is coffee & coffee grounds.

O: Surprised by how much breadiness there was in this beer. Its a decent coffee stout but not my favorite. Don't know how the age affected this one.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.67/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a thin tan head that recedes into a wisp. Very light lacing.

Smells of coffee some roasted malt and a touch of smoke.

Tastes like coffee as well. Not a ton of other flavors here. There is some good roasty malt and a touch of smoke, but it lacks body and I don't get much beyond the slightly astringent coffee.

Too light for my liking for a stout. If this were creamier, it could be something great.

I love coffee stouts and there's certainly nothing wrong with this one, but it's kind of one note and lacks body to really put it over the edge. I'd rather go for an FBS when I'm in the mood for coffee.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured hazy deep brown color stout with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry and aromatic coffee with nice roasted malt with slight bitter aftertaste. Taste is also a nice mix with some quite dry bitter note of coffee with some aromatic notes of coffee and light roasted malt. Body is a bit light with great carbonation. Well brewed and easily drinkable without too much complexity.

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Photo of zhanson88
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer pours out looking a light-to-medium brown color, and appears dark brown with ruby highlights when it settles in the glass. About 1.5 fingers of very nice tan head forms, which has pretty nice retention. Lacing is pretty decent.

Smell: Chocolate malts and coffee are prevalent right off the bat, with maybe a hint of vanilla. A nice dose of floral hops as well to provide some balance. I like it.

Taste: Chocolate malt and coffee are quite strong up front in this beer. Vanilla and caramel back that up, with some nice florals on the back end for balance. This beer tastes phenomenal....until the finish that is. Not quite sure what to make of it but the coffee flavor turns smoky and acrid on the finish, and it just doesn't combine well with the hop character. Was on the way to giving the taste a great score, but now not so pleasant.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with nice fine carbonation. Great mouthfeel. I was going to give this beer a great score until the finish hit. Drinkability is decent but not great due to my issues with this beer. Still, overall it's pretty solid. Definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of craytonic
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep mahagony with a creamy head. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Roasted coffee beans, dark malt, dark chocolate

Taste: Harsh acidity, burnt coffee bean and used grounds, also some dark bitter chocolate. Hit of vanilla. Something makes me think of cigarette butts.

Mouthfeel: A bit harsh and overcarbonated.

Drinkability: I wasn't that impressed, another coffee stout. Perhaps with a notch higher grade of coffee.

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Photo of papat444
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tricerahops for this one.

Poured from a 22oz bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Pours a dark brown body with a fair head but retention is average and there's no leftover foam; not much lacing either. Aroma is fresh roasted coffee beans. Flavor is a prolonged robust coffee with sugar and cream to a minimum. Flavor is raw but body doesn't quite match up. I wouldn't peg this as an imperial stout but rather a regular one.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeezLynn
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

10/2010 bottle purchased at Zipp's.

Pours dark brown, not-quite-black with a big tan head that is brief, but easily revived. Smell is mostly chocolate malt along with some oat mustyness. Coffee is a somewhat light here and there's also a bit of a canned corn aroma. Flavor shows coffee a little better, with more of a cold-pressed quality. There's also quite a bit of bitter dark chocolate flavor and a little roastyness. The consistency is somewhere between a typical American Stout and an RIS, with heavy but fine carbonation.

Maybe this is better fresh, but the coffee seemed muddled and I picked up a few ''off" notes, especially in the smell. Decent, but was expecting better. Will need to try again next year.

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Photo of GStone899
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a deep black. Decent light tan head dissapated to a ring. No lacing.

Man, the aroma of the coffee came from the bottle before I even poured it in the glass. Tons of coffee and roasted grains. That's pretty much it.

Tastes just as it smells but with a little maltiness. A little too much coffee IMO. Tastes good though.

Overall the coffee makes it hard to drink alot of this. It tastes good but I probably won't drink a ton of these.

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Photo of crewfan16
3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle marked 10/10 into a pint glass on 8/10/11.

a-poured pitch black with a huge light tan head rising at least an inch or so. it slowly fell down leaving some nice lacing down the sides of the glass. no light seems to be getting through this brew

s-as expected there is alot of coffee. this is strong, like fresh coffee grounds. there is a bit of sweetness as well, maybe vanilla and a bit of cocoa. deep roasted malt as well

t- obvious coffee ground flavors at first seem to melt away to some sweetness and then a nice chocolate finish with some more bitter coffee. finish lingers with coffee, as it should

m- feels slightly heavy on the carbonation, but actually has a creamy texture. the flavors linger nicely without showing any booze at all.

overall, I like this brew. Another nice seasonal from Central Waters. I dont know if this is anything spectacular, but certainly a great brew for what it is.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Flyer for splitting this with SurlySober and me.

This beer struck me in appearance as more of a brown ale, but maybe "coffee brown ale" doesn't roll off the tongue as well as "coffee stout." It was brown and translucent, with abundant off-white head. Unlike most beers with coffee-notes, this beer really tastes like coffee! A lot of beers with coffee flavor taste like an approximation of coffee, and are sweet, so they come off tasting to me like coffee-flavored ice cream rather than actual coffee. This one tastes like coffee...period. Smell is lots of coffee, and not much else, maybe some caramel malt. Mouthfeel was unremarkable, but good.

I would recommend this beer. I thought it quite nice.

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Photo of DangleBerries
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of 1424IpA
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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 jhillwastaken
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Piddmeista
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Boston_Steve
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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

Photo of JMBSH
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 976 ratings.
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