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Brewhouse Coffee StoutBrewhouse Coffee Stout
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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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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (I believe a Oct 2010 bottling) poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark opaque brown, with lighter browns at the edges, with half a finger of tan color soapy head. Head dissipated quickly to a thin collar and a slick of film on the surface. Light lacing slides quickly back into the glass.

Nose is astringent roasted coffee, bordering on burnt, along with some light milk chocolate and dark roasted grain. Some sweeter caramel in there as well.

Taste of the coffee is a more medium roast on, fruity and earthy, with lightly bitterness. Some milk chocolate and roasted malt joins up mid tongue. Finishes medium, some burnt flavor on the back end and sweet and fruity coffee.

Medium to full body with mild carbonation, soft on the tongue. Coffee has held up pretty well after all this time, which is impressive.

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3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of whartontallboy. Bottled in February of what I assume was from last year. Usually I like my coffee beers fresh, so let's see.

Pours is super dark brown, almost black, but I can see some brown hues when held up to the light. Small minimal head that immediately recedes to next to nothing head wise. Slight agitation initiates a small brown head that leaves some spotty lacing.

Aromas begins with no surprise, coffee, but immediately and surprisingly, I get a large dose of dark bitter chocolate and equal milk chocolate. Black coffee is returns to overtake the dominant smell.

The tastes begin just like the nose, plenty of coffee on the front end with a bit of roasted malt in the middle, along with an ever so slight sweetness of chocolate. The finish is even more coffee along with a slight bitterness. Flavor is pretty straight-forward and less bitter and coffee dominant compared to what I was expecting, hoping for. Tastes more like black iced coffee with sugar than beer to be honest, good for some but not really how I like my coffee accented beers.

The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with a low to moderate level of carbonation. I would have guessed 6-7% ABV but not over 8. ABV is masked amazingly bu drinks mildly watered-down and light to be honest. I don't mind it because it works with the coffee flavor profile, but it falls a tad short for me here.

Overall, this was a pretty high quality coffee beer, but nothing amazing by any means. Even if this was fresh I do not think the flavor profile would have been remarkably different. Mouthfeel is still a lacking and there really seems to be a something lacking. No problems what-so-ever, but nothing world-beating. Would I turn it down, heck no, will I seek it out again, doubtful. After just having the Wake-Up Call Imperial Porter from Grand Teton over the holidays, this just falls short in the Coffee beer category.

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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think I've written like 4 reviews of this beer or whatnot, but internet gremlins are just working overtime.

Anyways, deep brown pour, rich 1/2" tan head. Beautiful sumatra-esque (strong) coffee aroma, not bitter, really dominates the aroma department.

Wonderfully balanced chocolate, coffee, possibly some dehusked malt to compliment large amount of two row that stays out of the way, doesn't get all sweet or bitter, just lets coffee do all the work. Alcohol amazingly hidden, this being over 8% was amazing to learn, because you certainly could not taste it. It was like oatmeal and coffee together, that smooth, yet rich and exertive.

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4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz received in a great trade from zimmerbloke.. Thanks Matt.

Pours deep dark brown... verging on black.. very nice dark tan head.... good lacing and retention.

Nose is cold brewed coffee and dark malts... very well done. Soooo very fresh... the malts mix perfectly.

Flavor mirrors the nose with some light brown sugar.. cold astringent coffee is a bit high... the coffee and dark malts mesh perfectly... hints of malt sweetness... is there lactose in this brew? The coffee and sweetness barely qualify for a beer.... loving it.. nicely done and I want more.


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4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 ox. bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip Style Glass. Liquid portion of the beer comes out dark (close to black) brown. Deeper brown highlights only where the liquid portion gets thinner. A hard pour gave an off-white to tan colored head. Not much in the lacing department and it doesn't stick around all that long. Regardless the darkness of the liquid makes it look pretty darn good.

The smell is really good and can be summed up in one word...."coffee." However I'm going to exercise my First Amendment Rights and explain it in a few more words. Not just coffee here, but dark roasted very fresh coffee. The roasted malts also provide hints of bittersweet chocolate and even slight hints of vanilla. For the style, I don't think you can get any better.

Taste is also excellent. There's no real way to describe it, except it's the perfect coffee stout. Even if this were a regular stout it would be extremely tasty. Hints of bitter chocolate, slight chocolate notes, ad the slightest bit of vanilla here, but coffee is the main event. Such a good coffee stout, any coffee drinker or coffee stout lover would thoroughly enjoy this guy.

Mouthfeel is as perfect as it gets. Pretty full flavored but a fairly lighter in body than I expected. Good carbonation level and no alcohol bite at all. Crazy good and ridiculously drinkable; really doesn't get any better. Overall this is the A1 top shelf coffee style stout. Gotta love this one.

Big props to bpfrush for the trade, thanks Brian!

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4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an awesome extra from sonoma1 today.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours the darkest of browns with but the thinnest margins having any light pass through whatsoever. The head is a very thin tan variety that dissipates hastily and leaves scarcely any lacing at all. The smell is rich in lovely coffee. One of the best smelling coffee beers ever. Has some rich vanilla and toffee notes intermingling with the coffee aroma. I also get the faintest hints of caramel and maple. IT's really wonderful. The taste as expected is quite coffee forward, but it's not as bold or strong as say, Breakfast Stout. This to me is very well balanced. The mouthfeel is smooth as silk with but the slightest tinge of astringency. Overall this is a strong beer. I had it on tap previously, and didn't review it. However, I can honestly say I like the bottled rendition better than the draft.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, dark reddish-brown color with a peripheral ring of golden brown bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass and fine sediment is plentiful.

S: Medium-dark roast and unctuous dairy notes outpace actual coffee which only makes a minor contribution. Other minor characteristics include fennel seed and green herbaceousness. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins dry, with fairly husky roasted malt and earthy hop aromatics. Acidity is mild, keeping within appropriate boundaries. Flavors are dark and unctuous in the middle, slightly touched by carbonic acid but absent of any fruity qualities. The finish is kicked off with a mild briny thread that gives way to dry coffee-affected bitterness. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, slightly syrupy and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Although this stout boasts of coffee presence on the label, it takes a metered and restrained approach to its execution. As a result this appears to be a respectable beer in which coffee is just one well-integrated component. The most troubling feature proves to be the pallid appearance, which is occasionally encountered in the field of strong stouts.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle received as an extra from StayWhatYouAre2. My first Central Waters beer! Bottle was marked as being bottled in October, but I couldn't find a year associated with the month, so, I must assume October of 2011. Poured into a DFH Signature snifter...

A - Poured a rich dark brown that almost borders on being black. A nice, 1 finger, mocha head forms and retains for a bit before eventually receding to a cap of the same color. So far so good!

S - Aroma is full of rich, roasted coffee right out front, but not so much that everything else is overpowered. Fruity components come out like cherry and berries. Sweet cream and some nice milk chocolate come come through as well. A bit of licorice on the end. Really nice nose on this one.

T - Fresh roasted coffee that is slightly bitter, milk chocolate, sweet cream, some brown sugar and vanilla come out front. Some roasted malts and a nuttiness comes through as well. Nice mix of sweet and bitter. A really nice tasting coffee stout. Everything plays off each other and nothing overwhelms the other flavors.

M - Medium bodied beer that is soft and creamy on the tongue. Lower carbonation keeps it light and an easy sipper.

O - Really enjoyed this one. Ihaven't had a coffee stout in some time, and this one was a true pleasure to try. I can't wait to see how the other CW beers taste!

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Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,004 ratings