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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
955
Reviews:
390
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
409
Gots:
119
For Trade:
14
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Ratings: 955 |  Reviews: 390
Photo of Mersh
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaypaul522
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one snuck up on me - unexpectedly pleasant coffee flavor blasts you, and stays through the finish. I really found this one to be a refreshing, pleasant drink that is truly a good breakfast-style stout.

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Photo of Cycle69
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bscalt
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Btip1969
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monty79_1997
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bbtkd
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Central Waters Brewhouse Coffee Stout, 8.2% ABV, 30 IBU. Pours thin and black, with 4+ finger tan head, slight lacing. Nose is malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste follows, some sweetness, and without the coffee bitterness typically found in coffee stouts. Yes, you can have coffee taste without bitterness! Mouthfeel is just OK due to thinness, but overall one of the best stouts I've had, and I have tried a lot. Would love to have a BBA version of this - may try mixing this with a Cassian Sunset.

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Photo of loganburgh
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amalburg
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wiescins
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allenson21
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bartleby91
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Have had it bottled but this is the first time having it on draft.
The appearance is an opaque reddish-brown. It's dark but not as much as I would expect an 8.2% beer to be.
Big coffee aromas obviously are upfront along with chocolate, malty sweetness, and some fruitiness from the coffee.
Tastes are coffee, chocolate and some malt sweetness.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin for a beer of this strength but it does linger well.
Overall another really good stout from CW.

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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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Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 955 ratings.
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