Brewhouse Coffee Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewhouse Coffee StoutBrewhouse Coffee Stout

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

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

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brownish black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of tan head which recedes into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A very roasty and rich stout aroma with big hints of coffee beans and dark chocolate. Dark roasted barley malts with a big presence of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, cream, lactose, burnt caramel, toffee, toast, and biscuit. Also some hints of grains, oatmeal, and nuts along with some brown sugar and molasses. Subtle undertones of dark fruit with some hints of raisin, plum, and dark cherry. Hops are very subdued. A pretty good coffee stout aroma.

Taste: Like the nose hints at, a rich and roasty dark stout taste with a big presence of coffee beans and sweet chocolate. Rich dark roasted malts with big upfront notes of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, cream, milk, lactose, toasted bread, burnt caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Some notes of oatmeal, nuts, grains, and a little smoke. Sweet notes of molasses and brown sugar. Dark fruit undertones of plum, raisin, and dark cherries. Slight earthy hop presence towards the finish. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the fuller side of medium. Carbonation is moderate. Very creamy and silky smooth. Slightly syrupy. Alcohol is masked well.

Overall: A very good imperial coffee stout. Good roast coffee and sweet chocolate flavors with a nice oat like bready presence.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black and moderately thick. Head is tan foamy, about 2 fingers and retains nicely.

Smell has notes of bitter dark chocolate and slight hints of vanilla. Notes of fresh brewed medium roasted coffee comes through as well as some toffee life malt. Coffee is a little more mild then I was expecting.

Taste is great fresh brewed coffee is forward followed by a mild vanilla sweetness and balanced nicely with some chocolate caramel like malt and mild herbal hop bitterness

Mouthfeel is good carbonation bubbles are small and the body is medium to full which gives is a creamy milkshake like feel.

Overall really great coffee stout. I may have to grab another to put away.

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Photo of martyl1000
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up the last one from Cork & Bottle. A handsome, if watery-black, pour into a tulip glass, with a thin tan head that dissipates and leaves a only a bit of lacing that slides completely off the glass.

Coffee in the nose. Coffee with sugar. Maybe some quiet dark fruit.

Sweet malty chewiness, with pleasantly overt mildly bitter coffee with sugar. Some semi-sweet chocolate. None of the tinny tartness of so many other, lesser stouts. (I'm looking at you, Guinness Foreign Extra.)

Reasonable carbonation, lighter-bodied than expected, even with the thin appearance. This is a good thing. I'm drinking a really good, fizzy ice coffee with sugar. A mild essence of alcohol in the throat reminds you it's 8.2%, but almost entirely hidden.

Somewhat simplistic, but wonderfully so. Coffee lovers will love this. Wish the store had ten more bottles. Now gonna have to go on a liquor store hunt for others.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of kevanb
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into a Central Waters snifter.

The beer pours a deep, jet black color with just a hint of cola brown around the edges, very opaque, with a khaki head that rises about 2 fingers high and has good retention and leaves a few spots of lace behind. The aroma is heavy on cold pressed coffee, slightly roasty with some toasted dark grains, bitter dark chocolate and some light pitted stone fruit. It's simple, but straightforward and the coffee is great. The flavors are right in line with the nose, wonderful cold pressed coffee, perfectly roasty with some nice fruit accents, bitter dark chocolate, toasted dark grain with pitted stone fruit and slight alcohol at the finish. The mouthfeel is nice, lively carbonation, it's fairly full bodied, slightly thinner than I'd like, coats the mouth decently well and finishes crisply.

Verdict: A very nice coffee stout from Central Waters. It's thin, like many of their beers, which I'm not overly fond of, but the flavor profile is quite nice. Certainly one of the most drinkable coffee forward stouts I've come across and one I'd love to enjoy many more times.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of TheSSG
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice, soapy, tan head that collapses softly and leaves nice lacing. Huge, toasted aroma of coffee. Black. Starts with an intense, almost overwhelming coffee flavor; acidic, roasted, earthy coffee beans. Moves into a nice medium bitterness; the transition of the hops is seamless. The coffee comes back, peaks in acidity, and then the finish begins; wonderfully aromatic coffee floats atop of floral hops and toasted malt.

I really, really like this one. This is EXACTLY what I think of when I think of a coffee stout; tons of coffee merged seamlessly with a deeply toasted stout.
Just superb.
I fell in love with this one years ago, and I still love it.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of joeseppy
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black pour with garnet hue in the sunlight with dense mocha head that jiggles when roused.

Smells incredible. Smells like walking into a coffee bistro with a quality mild roast blend coffee brewing. On the back end I'm getting sticky buns with pecans.

Taste is sweetened coffee with cocoa quality bitterness. Some vanilla.

Mouthfeel is oily and sticky sweet. My glass is stained brown. Coffee lingers well.

CW delivers as advertised. I was gun shy after their Peruvian Morning debacle two years in a row. I bought this fresh and drinking now. A tremendously tremendous craft at thankyou prices!

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 973 ratings.
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