Brewhouse Coffee Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Brewhouse Coffee StoutBrewhouse Coffee Stout
BA SCORE
93.3%
Liked This Beer
4.22 w/ 979 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:
#1,001
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
979
Liked:
913
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
8.77%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
410
Gots:
123
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 979 |  Reviews: 399
Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of stakem
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
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 chippo33
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of dvmin98
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jwc215
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

1 pt, 6 oz bottle:

Pours black with a tan head that slowly becomes a thin cover that eventually settles to a lasting large island. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is rich and robust. Wonderful! Strong black coffee with dark grain and earthy/rooty notes - especially anise/licorice. Some plum mixes in.

The taste is also rich. Black coffee is powerful, but is balanced enough to let a complex imperial stout come through. Earthy, dark fruity, chocolate-like flavors mix with the coffee very well. The alcohol mixes in well, also - giving some mild warmth that enhances the layers of complexity. Sweet and roasty balanced finish. Root-like notes linger.

It has a silky, smooth body.

Rich and complex, yet very easy-to-drink. Coffee mixes very well with the strong stout character. This is a great brew! (And, well-priced, to boot!) Great example of the style!

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Photo of Duff27
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Small lived head, good lacing, dark brown beer. Sediment on the bottom of the pint glass.

S- Smells straight coffee.

T- Robust coffee.

M- Very full mouthfeel, creamy.

D/O- A real treat for any coffee beer lover guaranteed. Central Waters got it right...lives up to the hype.

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Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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 smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

This was poured into a nonic. The appearance was a dark brown color close to black with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. No lacing. The smell took rich dark and milk chocolate to boot at roasty and sweet coffee bean (somewhat espresso-like). Light cake underneath. The flavor takes the previously mentioned flavors to combine nicely. Lingering chocolate cake-like to cocoa rich aftertaste. Quick sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation rides nicely along - slight stickiness, but acceptable. Overall, really nicely done American stout with coffee and chocolate to boot

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Photo of BeerOps
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.57/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of aasher
3.56/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterSki
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Working through a bunch of low-gravity brews to make some fridge space. Served in my Surly pint glass.

A - Pours a slightly transparent dark reddish-brown color. A finger of dark tan foam that dissipates to a thin ring and leaves glass-coating lacing. One of the lightest colored stouts I've ever tried!

S - Roast coffee, caramel malt, milk chocolate, perhaps some lactose sugar. Takes a little time to warm up, but once it does it is quite excellent.

T - The taste is significantly more bitter and roasty than I expected from the nose. The cocoa is also of the darker, more bitter, variety. Mild residual bitterness in the aftertaste, but not as palate-wrecking as some coffee beers. I wish it was a little sweeter.

M - Light tingly carbonation, medium-light smooth body, maybe a touch watery. Finish has light stickiness to it - also wish it was a little dryer.

D - One of the more sessionable coffee beers out there, thanks to the low alcohol and lower residual bitterness. It's a little to acidic to be perfect in this area though.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from a buddy from another forum.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice thick black color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head, with some sticky lacing to follow. The nose is malty, big coffee/chocolate/toffee notes, with some vanilla. The taste is awesome, malty, sweet, with some nice dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and toffee. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty Coffee Stout.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

Photo of drabmuh
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle sent to me in a trade by beerwolf77. Thanks, again, this is part of my #1 beer series, the best American Stout on beeradvocate. Also, this is an old list top 100 beer that I had not reviewed, double bonus.

Beer poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Russian River tulip. Beer is dark brown to black with a nice mocha head that falls away to a ring, that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation appears to be low. Looks good.

Chocolate, coffee, mild roast, sweet, YUM. I have to say it, this beer smells fucking awesome.

Smooth, creamy, the ending is a little rough. Medium bodied, the beer leads off with some minimal sweetness, gives way to a creamy chocolaty midpalate and a bitter ending that finishes a little to dry for the accompanied bitterness. Its good, very good, but if it were a little less dry I would love it even more. A very awesome beer. My wife will love this.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93.3% out of 100 with 979 ratings
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