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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

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Photo of suncrust
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz poured to a pint glass.

L- Chalky dark brown and cloudy. Light head with minimal lace. Coffee / cola esque in its appearance.

A- Huge coffee aroma, especially the fruitier, cherry smells of coffee. Roasted malts, and big toffee. Some milk chocolates and chocolate syrup notes.

T- Rich, syrupy chocolates and coffee dominate the flavor. Reminiscent of coffee ice cream. Sweet, with some burnt flavors of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and creme brulee. Burnt marshmallows in there as well.

Texture is smooth, with hints of toffee and caramel. Actually a detectable hop bitterness, but buried behind the malts. The hops are slight grassy in flavor. Toffee is more dominant than the coffee flavors.

MF- Milky and creamy, like an iced latte with the texture of a root beer float due to the higher carbonation. Aftertaste heats the throat and middle of the tongue. Almost a herby or sprucey mouthfeel at times, likely coming from the bitterness of the coffee and hops.

O- Creamier and sweeter than I remember from previous years. Not nearly as bold of a coffee aroma or flavor, and really the toffee notes dominated my palate. Still tasty and easy to drink. A bit one dimensional at times. Alcohol is hidden well. Despite it being different from my memory, I still miss this one….

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Photo of robwestcott
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to zimmerbloke for this one.

poured cold from the bottle near black to a dogfish head signature glass with a short lasting mocha head and nice retention.

great big roasted espresso aroma on this one to the exclusion of all else. it's all about the coffee.

as advertised, it's seriously coffee. deep dark creamy espresso roast.

creamy, big bodied, toasty, very subtle bitter.

drinkable - yep.

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Photo of TK5150
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours dark brown/purple with a 2 finger beige/light brown colored head. Leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S- Smells of light roasted coffee, raisin, and dark fruit syrup. Some powdered sugar. Pretty good aroma, but could be a bit more bold.

T- Roasted coffee (with roasted nuttiness), raisin, and dark fruit syrup. Maybe some vanilla in there as well. The first couple of sips were dominated by powdered chocolate drink mix, but that went away fairly quickly. I wish it had stayed around. It says this is released in the fall; and I am just trying it now in spring. I'm sure this would be best fresh at release.

M- Full medium body with quite a bit of carbonation (though not out of control by any means).

O- I like this beer. Not a bad beer if it is relatively cheap and comes in a 6 pack. Would not seek this out as the main component of a trade, but it makes for a nice extra.

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Photo of OakedCanuck
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into globe

This beer pours a nice black/brown with decent tan head formation. Some lacing but not much. Smell is strong coffee to mocha due to a chocolate element I am picking up. Some dark fruits and vanilla. Taste is mainly coffee (no surprise) with a backup of chocolate, vanilla and some molasses. Very similar to smell. Mouth is medium-heavy with noticeable carbonation (perhaps a touch too much). This is a tasty cold-coffee brew that I'd like to try again but won't go out of my way to obtain.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this from jrallen34 in a trade.

A - Pours a deep, deep brown with a nice two finger head. It was a light brown and left sheets on the side with the stick, but no real lacing.

S - Very strong and deep espresso smell and some roasted bitter cocoa. That's really all I get on this one. It's a lot of coffee, with cocoa malts. Smells nice and tasty, but very on the nose.

T - Well, guess they weren't kidding when they named this "Coffee Stout." Bitter coffee taste with some notes of dark/bitter chocolate. A bit of a milky taste that is broken up nicely with some carbonation bite. This tastes good, it's a coffee load, but it gets less overbearing as you drink it. Somewhat sour after a while, this tastes good, but it's not world class in my opinion.

M - Heavied bodied with a healthy dose of carbonation which balances out a nice creamy feel.

D - Good for the ABV, but could only get the one 12 oz bottle down. This is a good beer, but there's it ranks toward the bottom of the top coffee stouts for me.

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Photo of stakem
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes taken on 4/23/11. On Tap at Capones served in a pint. This brew appears a very dark brown color with some clarity and lighter brown coloration around the edges. A tan cap forms and recedes holding close to the rim of the glass with spotty lacing that stays across the top of the surface and sticks to the glass.

The aroma of this brew includes a roasty grain smell coupled with chocolate and a bit of a nutty aspect before the onset of the coffee characteristics. As this brew warms up, it collectively forms a scent that is strikingly similar to the smell of fresh pretzels. Strangely interesting yet enjoyable.

The taste of this brew is roasty with malt which provides a flavoring similar to chocolate and the coffee comes in through the back tasting quite fresh. The aftertaste of this brew is lightly nutty and a flavor emerges just like the nose suggested which tastes like pretzels. Interesting, I've never run across this in a brew before.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is lively and easy drinking with a fresh coffee taste. The pretzel character I was picking up on in both the flavor and aroma was a bit weird but overall enjoyable. I never would have guessed this brew was over 8% abv, the alcohol is hidden very well.

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Photo of cavedave
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a darkest brown/black, with a creamy looking, one finger, dark beige head that sticks around for a bit, ends as a ring. Crazy sheets of lace coat the glass.

Roasty char and coffee are the main aromas, with a bit of bitter hop, chocolate, and just a hint of tart yeast.

Strong flavor, starting with very roasty char, some toasty bready sweet, deep coffee, a bit of bitter chocolate. Simple flavor profile, quite tasty, and it ends with the sweet diminishing, and the bitter hop, char, coffee flavors giving it a dry finish. Nice.

A bit thin in the mouth, and could be a bit more resiny on the palate (drinks like a porter), but an excellent finish. Clean and easy drinking.

Drinkability, due it being tasty, clean, and refreshing, is quite good.

Impression: This baby is a nice take on the style. I recommend it.

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Photo of yamar68
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 10-2010

a - uh oh, serious goobers floating about - looks like a goddamn blizzard in there... great color and head though, a bit more clarity than one might expect (if it was as dark as most of its peers I probably wouldn't have noticed all these little sons a bitches dog paddling around in my beer!)

s - smells real nice, vanilla, caramel, instant coffee, cream

t - turned from coffee to caramel latte, very pleasant, bit of nutmeg maybe, vanilla, coffee grinds

m - too thin, really the downfall of this beer - lacking carbonation but there really is no need for it

o - overall, I'm glad I put a year on one of these, the coffee really evolved without getting bitter or becoming muted - just goes to show that you might not have to follow every little rule to have fun cellaring beer

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to mnbearsfan for hooking this up in the good people don't need rules FARM system BIF. enjoyed in my cigar city snifter.

a - popped the bottle and poured the brew...a watery brown black which settled in the glass much darker. a thin mocha head that left the scene quickly leaving a thin film of a head.

s - strong dark chocolate flavored coffee, smells like a champ. milk chocolate, deliciousness. touch of vanilla. roasted malt backbone.

t - flavor follows the nose. some fizziness overtakes the flavor and taste takes a backseat to the mouth. i wish i could turn up that coffee chocolatey taste i got in the nose since it is so nice, but much tamer than the nose. roasted malts are also there.

m - surprisingly over carbonated for my tastes. felt it in my nose. very porter-like in the feel. leaves a tingle. bready finish.

o - overall, feels like a chocolate/coffee porter to me and not a stout. tis a good beer, but there are many other coffee stouts that i enjoy far more than this one, but worth checking out if you are a fan.

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Photo of Paulydeets
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a tan 1 finger head and decent lacing

S: Lots of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt, cant wait to drink this one

T: Not as much coffee as I thought would be there, a lot of chocolate and roasted malt coming through with a nice coffee bitterness.

M: Creamy, smooth, light carbonation

O: Not bad at all, was hoping for more coffee and the aroma led me in that direction, but not as much of the coffee flavor as the bitterness of the coffee. Still a great brew.

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Photo of nataku00
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
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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Photo of msubulldog25
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. pour to a pint glass. Eye-catching label, screaming orange with a trippy bird holding a cuppa Joe. 'Made with Fair Trade coffee' from local roaster Emy J's. A special central Wisconsin treat from BA alctradamus.

A: Leaving the bottle, a blatant ruddy tint - one that really doesn't show as well in the glass unless held to strong light. There it is again that warm glow, now a deeper chestnut orange...certainly not the darkest stout these eyes have seen. Very nice sudsy crown, builds close to 2 fingers of mocha tan before fizzling to a paper-thin cap. Lace sticks in broad patches.

S: Not the vibrant noseful expected, instead it's a more subdued medley of fudge/cocoa nibs, sweet cream and a generic 'roast coffee'.

T: Coffee-forward, a balance of sweeter vanilla, roasted nuts and an acrid/charred java blackness. The burnt bean bitterness balances creeping sugars. An ever-so-slight soured tang in the finish,with a drying spice and earthiness.

M: Carbonation has a nice prickle, feel is smooth and just a bit oily. Coating grit leaves a long-lasting bitterness, not to much different than the remnants from my morning cup. Body seems slightly thin.

D: Easy enough to drink, ABV unlisted but feels in the 6% range. That said, I could have another as a follow-up (if there were any to be found without traveling 2,000 miles to get some) and would be happy having again. Another good one from Central Waters.

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Derek for offering this up at a recent tasting.

Appearance -- Pours a dark brown with rusty red highlights and one finger of bubbly beige head.

Smell -- Very aromatic. Coffee, roasted malt, and caramelized sugar dominate. Rich, robust. My interest is piqued.

Taste -- Follows the nose pretty well. Coffee with cream, vanilla bean, medium roast malt, dark unrefined sugars. Robust, pretty sweet, but not nearly to the point of cloying.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied, moderate, pretty thin for the style, especially given the abv.

Drinkabiltiy -- Don't get me wrong, this is a tasty beer. However, the roast character and body would suggest more of a sweeter brown ale than a coffee stout. Great coffee beer definitely, great stout is not as certain.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle courtesy of seeswo. Served in my Duck-Rabbit snifter. Pours the color of cola with a loose, quarter inch, khaki-colored head. Some spots and strands of lacing, but weak legs. Nose reveals roasted coffee grounds and a trace of brown sugar or molasses. Taste follows nose - roasted character really comes out, as well as dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a pleasant, lively effervescence. All and all a very drinkable coffee stout - not too sweet and the coffee character does not come off as being overly vegetal or charred. Abv is exceptionally well-hidden at 8.20%.

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Photo of awakeavast
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep dark dark brown. As dark as brown can get. Persistent light tan head with a little lacing.

S: Roasted malt, cocoa, and faint coffee notes. Not a whiff of hops or alcohol.

T: Similar to the smell. Strong taste of roasted malt on the front mellows into a bittersweet dark chocolate and coffee flavor. Finishes up with a touch of hops and bready malt while the bittersweet notes linger. Alcohol flavor is completely masked.

M: Very decadent. Creamy and smooth. The medium body and just enough carbonation keeps it from being very sticky.

O: A very good stout from central waters. Definitely worth picking up.

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Photo of scream
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was very nice although a bit on the lighter side for a stout. It has a wonderful coffee nose to it. If beer were meant to be for breakfast I would not turn this one down. Definitely one to have again

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Photo of oline73
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark brown, almost black. There is a half finger of light tan head that goes away quickly.

Smell: Sweet and malty up front with some dark fruit as well. There is a roasted malt/coffee bitterness. The coffee smell is slightly burnt.

Taste: The coffee stands out a lot more here. There is a bitterness from the coffee and the roast up front. In the background there is a sweetness along with some nutty and creamy notes.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the thick side of medium with a lot of carbonation. The finish is dry and maybe slightly chalky.

Overall: A very nice coffee stout. Don't like this one quite as much as the Terrapin, but still good.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It had been a while - at least 3 years - since I had this so I ran out and picked up a bottle of this year's release. I remember it being excellent. Is it as good as I recall? Not quite.

Not sure of the bottling date but pretty fresh. Just came to MN this week.

Appears a bit thin. Not much lacing. But it does pour with couple fingers of creamy head.

Coffee on the nose of course. Not a whole lot else on the nose.

Tastes of coffee and big malt sweetness. Feel like it could use more roast/ chocolate malts. Not extremely complex but I do love my coffee.

It is a bit thin for the style.

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Photo of drseamus
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this beer side by side with the Stone Kona Coffee Porter collaboration (which was amazing) so some of the scores may have suffered as a result.

A: Dark garnet body. Thin tan head.

S: Light coffee aroma with good richness. Some alcohol apparent. Tons of bitterness and dark cocoa.

T: Medium coffee with plenty of cocoa. A good amount of sweetness plus some good bitterness from the roast.

M: Pretty light bodied for a stout, and especially for a coffee stout.

D: If I didn't drink it next to the Stone/Kona beer it would be amazing.

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Photo of Viggo
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to EliteDigger for hooking us up with this as an extra at DLD.

Pours an opaque black, some red in the edges, thin tan head forms, drops some solid lacing, decent ring around the glass. Smell is nice, coffee roast, some chocolate, caramel, nice thick roast, quite rich, some biscuity malt, decent aroma, not too complex. Taste is weird, like a bad cup of coffee, bitter roastiness, chocolate, bread, not a whole lots of finish on it, coffee roast lingers. Mouthfeel is meidum bodied with low to medium carbonation. Not sure, wasn't too impressed, just didn't really like the coffee character, but still a beer to try. Thanks Scott!

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Photo of Phelps
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared by whiterascal and poured into small taster glass.

Dark, opaque mahogany with some ruby edges when held to the light. The half-finger head of khaki quickly fizzles to a thin ring.

The nose is dark and coffee-like. Espresso, hints of cocoa, tangy sourdough every now and then.

At the front of the flavor, I get sourdough and old medium roast coffee. The good stuff doesn’t hit until after the swallow — that’s when the deeper, darker roasted beans roll in. There’s also some dark chocolate and toasted bread.

Fairly light body, quite fizzy with medium bubbles and light, massaging carbonation. Slight hints of booze as well.

This here stout almost tastes more like a cup of joe than a beer, which I’m totally cool with. Big, roasty and pretty delicious.

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Photo of Kaiser81
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jerz for sharing this beer. I believe he got it as an extra from jojomdma.

A - Pours black, with about a finger width of head and had very nice lacing.

S - Smell is of a deep coffee with some espresso in there. There's plenty of roast, and I get just a faint hint of ash and/or charcoal.

T - the taste is similar to the nose, but I swear I got a tinge of a metallic taste at first. It left as the beer opened up a bit, though. Coffee and the roast is the overriding taste in this beer.

M - Medium body and high carbonation...slightly off for a stout, but it works, I guess, with the coffee flavor.

D - OK on drinkability. Glad I got to try it, but I'll stick with Speedway Stout if I want a coffee-style stout.

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Photo of claspada
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
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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Photo of kojevergas
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with orange-red label, fun label art, and a standard unbranded brass pry-off cap acquired in a trade with the gracious Duff27 (thanks again, buddy!) and served into Cantillon stemware in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite high given the brewery (which has made some beers I've quite enjoyed) and its current rating. Reviewed as a coffee stout becuase it identifies as such in the name and on the label. No ABV is listed on the bottle. 2013 vintage.

Served chilled - straight from me fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head of yellow-khaki colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Not much frothiness. Head retention is below average - about 1 minute. Little lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a very dark brown-black; the bottom of the glass is a cola-brown. It's certainly not a jet black. Opaque. No yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it's right on the money for the style. The head colour is a bit atypical of the style, but I've seen this hue in other Central Waters stouts. Not unique or special, but there are no overt flaws. I'm really looking forward to it.

Sm: Definite coffee, with a bit of roast and also some capuccino-like cream; the cream is a bit too too much in my opinion, and I'd like more coffee roast. Chocolate malt. Dark malts. Cream. A hint of vanilla. On the sweeter side. Coffee is definitely dominant. But it doesn't seem to have the depth of coffee that the best coffee stouts do, and seems like iced coffee or cold-brew coffee, not like actual hot roasty donut-shop coffee. I hope to stand corrected after tasting it. A pleasant aroma of mild to moderate strength.

No yeast character, alcohol, or hop character is detectable. There are no off-flavours.

T: Has a pleasant creamy open before the coffee hits. The coffee brings your usual coffee been/coffee grain notes with a hint of roast and sweetening cream/condensed milk. Dark malts and chocolate malts fill out the second act and body nicely. There's some coffee bitterness as well. A hint of vanilla with some accompanying sweetness. Any hop presence is minimal and is there purely for preservative purposes. On the sweeter end. Vague liqueur - perhaps kahlua. Where's the roasted barley?

I'd like more of a coffee presence, with more depth and diversity of flavour. The coffee here is good, but it isn't as multifaceted as something like Kopi Luwak.

Nicely balanced for the most part, but there is some coffee roughness about the climax and in the 3rd act. Decent complexity and subtlety. Nice build for a coffee stout. I like it. But it's far from world-class. It's an inspired brew, but the best beers in the style have far more nuance and balance. This is quite cohesive, but I wouldn't call it gestalt. A bit rough around the edges.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through. No off-notes.

Mf: The coffee bean does lend it a light roughness/harshness which is buried beneath the smoothness and wetness but is still noticeable beneath the surface, and which dries out and coarsens the finish; for this reason, it has subpar presence on the palate. A biteen buttery. Good thickness and body. Slightly overcarbonated. Creamy. The texture complements the flavour profile well.

Not oily, astringent, boozy, gushed, or hot.

Roughness fades as it warms, allowing the creaminess to take over.

Dr: The mouthfeel holds this back; they need to get that coffee roughness in check. It's quite drinkable, but the ABV isn't well hidden - nor is it overly-present; I'd guess this was 8% if I tried it blind. The best beers in the style always seem less boozy than they are. I like this, and I'll have no trouble killing the bottle alone. The price point is reasonable; I could definitely see myself picking this up again.

There're a lot of good elements here, but it seems Central Waters' beers fall into the "quite good, but not great" category for me. I look forward to continuing to try their other offerings, and this one is quite satisfying, but I don't think its current 94 rating is warranted. I'd recommend this one to friends and I'd love to try it on draught/nitro.

Low B+

05.19.15: 2nd impressions.

Brown-black body. Foamy khaki-tan head.Retains well.

Sm: Great coffee: impeccable roast, cappuccino cream, bitter espresso.

Moderate intensity.

T: Great balance. Great coffee. Ideal malt backbone. Cream. The coffee dominates - as well it should. Hints of hazelnut. The coffee is intricate as hell, and it's rather subtle and nuanced.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, wet, soft, medium-bodied.

Undeniable harmony of texture and taste.

O: High quality. As drinkable as a coffee stout can be. This is truly one of the best go-to coffee stouts I've had.

Low B+

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Photo of Bennettrox
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Hawks10 for this one!

Bottled on Oct 2010

A - Dark black with a nice khaki head that fizzes out rather sooner than I'd like.

S - Coffee up front, dark chocolate, espresso, dark malts.

T - Coffee is the star, but not in the way that I was hoping. You can taste it, but it's not really prominent in flavor. More chocolate and malts to follow.

M - This was easy to put down, felt great in the mouth. Right amount of carbonation with a simple body.

O - I would love to revisit a fresher batch of this. Eight months I believe has probably taken away the coffee presence that it once had. Overall I enjoyed this though.

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Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 932 ratings.
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