Brewhouse Coffee Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Brewhouse Coffee StoutBrewhouse Coffee Stout
BA SCORE
4.22/5
982 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,013
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
982
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
408
Gots:
123
Trade:
14
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 982 |  Reviews: 399
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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Photo of kinggimp
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

On tap at The Ginger Man in Boston, MA.

This one pours a pretty dark black, with a small head and a bit of lacing.

Smells like cocoa powder, caramel, and roasty and fruity coffee.

This tastes like the classic coffee stout I always love. There's heavy coffee, fruity and roasty, but it doesn't dominate a wonderfully black and chocolatey base. This has perfect balance.

This is creamy with a good level of carbonation. It's super drinkable.

Central Waters doesn't mess around when it comes to dark beers.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Shy5
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ystazi
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlakeAM
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 982 ratings
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