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:
962
Reviews:
392
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
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411
Gots:
120
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Photo of Beerhemoth
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bowers-Brew
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black color with some brown where light hits the glass, it had a foamy 1+ finger foamy tan head that was full of bubbles and dissipated on the faster side for an imperial stout, hissing and crackling as it went down. It left minimal spotty lacing, pretty pedestrian looking for a Central Waters stout which is surprising.

The aroma makes up for the average looks as this is all coffee, all the time and I love coffee stouts. The nose is a mix of fresh ground coffee, very burnt coffee, campfire wood, dark chocolate, espresso beans, roasted Kona coffee beans, dark fruit, brown sugar, burnt marshmallow, molasses, smoked malts and more chocolate and coffee. Hints of vanilla and mocha come through as well, but this is all coffee, chocolate and very roasted malts and I really like the way this smells.

Tastes like it smells with a lot of coffee hitting all sensory aspects which include fresh ground coffee, roasted Kona coffee beans, dark chocolate, burnt dark coffee, blackened campfire wood or ash, ground espresso beans, ground vanilla beans, dark fruit like cherry, toffee, brown sugar, burnt marshmallow, molasses, smoked malts, Hershey's dark chocolate, more fresh used coffee grinds and a bitterness that could be from fresh piney hops or a Starbucks bold coffee. Quite complex, it got better as it warmed and resembles a smoked beer or actual cup of cold pressed coffee. The delicious coffee aftertaste just lingered forever and was perfect to me, just how I wanted each sip to end.

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Photo of HartCondition
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark opaque brown - almost black its so dark. Thick frothy foamy head dissipates somewhat, but leave a decent one finger thick tan head.

Smell is lots of rich roasted coffee beans, roasted malts, and chocolate. Its a simple aroma, but quite nice.

Taste has flavors of roasted coffee, malts, and chocolate. Again, very simple, but its very well done in its simplicity. The aftertaste is really very nice. Its like a chocolate bar with roasted almonds. Lingering cocoa.

Feel is smooth, and light. Drinks more towards a porter on the porter - stout continuum. Medium carbonation.

Overall a really nice coffee beer. Very simple, but very well done.

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.52/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MLDucky
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jkolls
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Poloplaya
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of IckyT2012
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I found it a rather familiar take on the coffee stout - nothing about it struck me as particularly spectacular; that said, it delivered what you'd expect - ample coffee flavors nestled in a darkly roasty, chocolaty malt base. Smooth and easy drinking. I had hoped it would feel a little fuller on the body, but it was fairly "porter-like" in my estimation. Still absolutely worth a buy, especially if you're into coffee beers.

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Photo of Spinaltapped
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Acquired from Halstead Whole Foods in beautiful Chicago, IL. Drank out of a Toppling Goliath King Sue teku.

Look: Initial pour has three and a half finger (!) quickly dissipating light khaki head, the color is a DARK brown. A bit of lacing, not too much. No visible, active down-up carbonation.

Smell: Milk chocolate, roast coffee beans, cappuccino, sweet vanilla.a touch of booze. I'm getting a bit of something I can only describe (embarrassingly) as Cocoa Puffs cereal, a bit of artificial chocolate flavoring.

Taste: Initial flavor is dark roast coffee, mildly bitter roast, organic chocolate milk, dry old chocolate. As the beer warms, a lot of room temperature cappuccino.

Feel: Nice medium-heavy body. Very slick and oily. A touch of a dry finish. Really nice mouthfeel.

Really nice coffee stout, especially for the price. Those CW boys sure do know how to make a solid stout. Definitely let it warm though, the complexity comes out as it warms.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks thin,but that is perhaps the most impressive aspect of this beer, that it looks so thin but feels so thick, incredible. The coffee is strong and spot on.....just another incredible central waters beer, they are slowly but surely becoming my favorite brewery .excellent as always.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. Pours nearly black with two finger tan head, some lacing. Pure coffee in aroma and taste, mouthfeel a bit thin for stout but since I love coffee this one is a winner.

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Photo of THoffner
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.55/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 962 ratings.
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