Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series) | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Long Trail Coffee Stout is made in cooperation with the Vermont Coffee Company using 100% certified fair trade, organic coffee. Brewed with their freshest, Dark Roast coffee, Long Trail Coffee Stout offers a rich coffee flavor complemented by a beautifully full head.

48 IBU

Added by Brad007 on 01-23-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 541 |  Reviews: 296
Reviews by WVbeergeek:
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark black coffeee pitch black stout with cream tan head forming thick and fine bubbled. Aroma has some dark chocolate and anise notes comting through, pretty amazing complex dark beer here. Bitter coffeee roasts simply explode with each scent from this dark coffee stout. Flavor wise creamy dark chocolate infused coffee stout standing tall without adulteration this is some nice drinking stout I'm proud to say I can get this in Pittsburgh even if it's limited to Robinson Giant Eagle Market District. Big caramel mouthfeel leaves it's expression on each flavor in my palate, what a big beer flavro big creamy coffeee flavor this beer is nice. Drinkability overall is pretty intense depending on the beer your looking to sample each and every time.

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imy pint glass a pitch black,no light showing thru here,a 1/2 finger mocha colored head atop.Dark roast and aromas,some earthy tones as well.Dark roast coffee is the main component of the flavor profile but its not the only thing,earthy hops and mild molasses sweetness round out the flavor profile.I lke this beer because the "big" flavors dont take over the beer,its roasty and lightly sweet but its very drinkable.

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Photo of aszatk01
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ExtraStout
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pour a thick opaque black - there is NO light passing through this bad boy! About a one finger of light brown head to it. Head retention is ok - recedes to a film that remains through the entire beer with thick lacing.

Nose is of mild coffee, roasted and caramel malts, some cream and a bit of alcohol. Taste is coffee upfront followed by a creaminess and finish with caramel. The first few sips also lent to picking up the taste of alcohol but after a few sips, that was no longer apparent.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick and creamy, moderate carbonation which lightens it up a bit and has a pretty dry finish to it. This is a nice stout.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jeez, this was a good beer. In my tulip glass the beer was a very dark black with a thick tan head. Mostly a coffee aroma, with a little chocolate, and a hint of licorice. The taste was a nice bitter coffee balanced by the sweet chocolate. A very smooth beer, will want to drink this again.

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Photo of vtcodajeff
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at the great lost bear
The beer forms thick dark tan head the color is black

The aroma is faint coffee, but smooth not bitter coffee, the coffee and roasted malts make a presents

The taste is where this shines, starts sweet quickly coffee and roasted flavors take over to make a very smooth velvet fell and taste

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Photo of megamass
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ouncer, well priced (cheap) @ $3.99, purchased at DeCiccios in Ardsley, NY. Pours dark and sludgy, Next to no head, just a minor dark tan thick film and equally minor bit of lace. D=Chocolate, coffee, dark grains in the nose. Full bodied, thick stuff. Robust notes of dark chocolate, rum soaked raisins, dark coffee and more dark/burnt grains. Allowed to warm up this one is a nice winter sipper. Stout lovers, go get some

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Photo of MisterDeeds
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful deep black, with some hints of dark red. A puffy cocoa head gives way to a lacing of what looks like the middle of a European Chocolate bar (the kind with the air bubbles, that melt in your mouth).

Smells like roasted coffee with a hint of sweetness. Very promising.

Put together pretty nicely, in that the coffee is all over the place, but never in an offensive or overpowering way. Roasted malts seem to be dominant as well, but there is certainly a nice bit of bittering hops in the finish.

Drinkable is an understatement. This a great brew that could go great with a desert, or stand up just fine all by itself. I'll be grabbing a few more bottles, and hoping to catch it on tap before their next offering comes in.

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Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kingcrowing
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown head with a really small brown head that's nice and creamy. Nose is rich with coffee and bitter dark chocolate.

Taste is dark coffee, not too bitter, it's got more of that dark chocolate flavor. It's a bit sweet and leaves my lips sticky but still quite drinkable. Mouthfeel is quite good, creamy and fairly thick. overall it's a tasty beer!

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Photo of jondeelee
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Midnight black with an espresso-foam brown head, this beer announces from the start that it's not going to pull any punches. The smell is just as telling, being a rich, complex mixture of almost-burnt chocolate malts, dark cocoa, caramel, and coffee.

On the tongue, the malts come through first, beating against the tastebuds in waves of chocolate malts and caramelized brown sugars. Dark cocoa flavors linger just below the surface, and the depths contain hints of tobacco. Around midway through, the sugars fade away, leaving only the almost-burnt flavors of chocolate malts, which are joined quickly by pure black coffee--and as a coffee connoisseur, I can attest to the quality of the beans used. The malt/coffee notes continue into the aftertaste, providing a long and lovely reminder. Mouthfeel is slightly heavy, reminiscent of light cream.

Overall, I'm thoroughly impressed with this brew, as it nicely marries the beer and coffee flavors, each highlighting the complexities and nuances of the other. A must-try for stout lovers.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served on tap into a standard pint glass at mammoser's bar in hamburg, ny.

served nearly pitch black, slight brown rubiness on the edges. filled to the brim with a small tan head that faded to nothing within a minute or two. no lace.

nice aromna of deeply roasted expresso beans and some roasted malt. not much else, but the coffee smells authentic.

the taste follows the aroma with lots of deep roasted expresso coffee beans and some roasted malt. a bitter coffee finish. not a whole lot else, but very good non the less.

medium bodied with an assertive carb. a little weak for a impy stout, but i didnt know it was a impy at the time.

no alcohol noticable what so ever, i originally thought this was much weaker than it actually was. a very easy drinker.

overall a great coffee stout with tons of coffee flavor. not much else going on, but the coffee flavor is top notch. i had this in a bottle years ago and although i dont remember it much, it seems better off of the tap. highly recommend this one!

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Photo of juicebox
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of far333
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served just below cellar temp in a crystal snifter. 8.0% ABV.

I literally said wow as I poured this out. Deep brown, nearly black liquid with a full two fingers of dark brown dimpled and cratered frothy foam that sticks around a long while, and then slooowly recedes back. Leaves loops and rings of wavy lace around the insides of the glass.

Aroma reaches up before the glass is full, with rich notes of smokey oak, espresso and subtle bitterness.

Rich flavor of deeply roasted malt, charred bark, dark chocolate, and burnt espresso. Also some subtle sweeter notes of vanilla and toffee. A little leathery, finishes pretty dry, just a hint of warmth from the alcohol. Hop bitterness emerges in the finish and the linger. Tip of the tongue tingles.

Full mouthfeel, rich and creamy, but finishes crisp. Good sipper, very tasty.

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Photo of Soonami
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe it's because I've been craving a coffee stout, but in my mind, this is almost as good as FBS. Now granted it doesn't have the all oat or the chocolate goodness that FBS has, but this beer definitely has moments when the sweetness of the malt and the roasted coffee blend and trigger that happy feeling stored in my brain.

The opaque motor oil color and consistency is always a good sign of a Imp Stout. From the vigorous pour, it was immediately obvious that this beer was going to pack a coffee punch. The nose of was of sweet mocha with a hint of toasted grain. The taste was very sweet and rich in coffee flavor, but not overpowering, a good Arabica palette full of fruity overtones balanced by an earthy character. The stout had the perfect amount of carbonation and was very creamy on the finish. I have had half of the bomber and will thoroughly enjoy finishing this beer.

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Photo of aengleman
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TheLevi4000
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of 05Harley
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2/15/11.

Purchased @ Somersworth Village Market, Somersworth NH

Price: $5.99/bomber

Appearance: What beauty. A stunningly brown one inch creamy head forms on this ink black gem. Each swirl reveals another layer of brown creamy foam to catch the eye. Polka dotted lacing adds to the look. The appearance is certainly this beers strong point.

Smell: It smells like my house when my mother and father in-law stay for the weekend, "Strong coffee beans". My wife and I don't drink it so it's what I have to make a comparison. We do however love the aroma and this one smells wonderfully.

Taste: Bam, more coffee hits the taste buds followed by roasted malt. I was hoping for a little more complexity in the flavor though. The coffee's nice but it needs a deeper character. It's almost like an advertisment for the Vermont Coffee Company.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with some hop bitterness. A fair amount of carbonation along with a smooth feel. Finishes with a sweet bitterness feel.

Drinkability: Very good and @ 8.0% it's no slouch. I'll buy some more and see how it does with some age. Worth trying for sure and @ $5.99 a bomber you can't beat the price.

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Photo of CloudStrife
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a chalice. Bottled 01/03/12

A: Pours a fairly thick black with a large 2 finger khaki head. Lots of fisheyes disintegrate the head within a few minutes. A fair amount of lacing.

S: Loads of coffee on the nose, some chocolate in the background. Also dark fruits are present.

T: Somewhat mild taste, there is some coffee and some chocolate in there but neither overpowers. Balanced with some hops at the end.

M: Nice creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Smooth and velvety, I like it. Pretty darn drinkable.

Overall a decent coffee stout, one of the more session-able imperial stouts I have had. With this comes a slightly lackluster flavor, but tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of caddybuyer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber into a snifter.

A-Typical black stout appearance with a very nice creamy puffy tan head that scuds down pretty rapidly with fairly decent lacing.

S-Heady coffee aroma overpowers all. A hint of anise, and a faint whiff of alcohol in the background. Reminds me very much of Breakfast Stout.

T-Coffee stout indeed! A powerful semi-sweet coffee explosion with anise picking up midrange and some peppery astringent hops finishing it all out. This is not terribly complex, but it is nice.

M-Medium with balanced carbonation.

D-I like this...not as much as some of the truly over the top coffee stout offerings from Southern Tier or the like, as it lacks a bit of body and richness, but hell, for 3.75 a bomber, it is a smacking good deal and a really nice beer to boot.

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Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 541 ratings