Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)
Long Trail Brewing Co.

Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)
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American Imperial Stout
3.95 | pDev: 10.38%
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)
Notes: 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
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Reviews by strangefate:
Photo of strangefate
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Craft Beer Outlet (NE Philly), 6/23/2010

Pours an attractive pitch black with a dark brown head. There is little lacing throughout drinking. Scent and taste are of coffee and malts with a subtle fruitiness. This is a full bodied beer with a fair amount of carbonation, but easy to handle.

The price is also a steal like the other Brewmaster Series beers.

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Photo of Jayli
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Thingus
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live tasting bomber courtesy of caguiar (thanks buddy!!) into Duvel tulip.

Appearance; pours a very deep, dark brown... Appears a solid black in the glass. A very slight mocha colored head with minimal retention... Lacing is non-existent...

Smell; tons and tons of coffee, hints of chocolate and vanilla... Some roasty malts sneak in as well.

Taste; definitely got some coffee in this one, chocolate, roasted malt, hints of vanilla and anise on the finish.

Mouthfeel; a little on the thinner side with a slight lingering finish... Goes down smooth, with a velvety mouthfeel.

Overall; a rock solid coffee stout!

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Photo of Casey10
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a nice coffee stout that I pick up at the local store. It drinks nice and easy and while does not have a overwhelming coffee flavor or smell they are present and this is a nice beer and it is a excellent value for the style.

I would recommend and definately have again.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of weissbierdrinker
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice black color with a thick creamy chocolate brown head that sticks around for a little bit.

Smell is of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and of course coffee

I am blown away by the flavor of this beer. Not because it's big and overpowering, but because it drinks so easily. Has a nice thick creamy mouthfeel. The roasted malts, dark chocolate, toffee, coffee, and caramel all blend together very smoothly. The aftertaste has a nice nuttiness to it that lingers.

This beer is scarily drinkable, I couldn't believe how fast a bomber went down! If I was able to get this beer more I would drink it every single day.

A big thanks to EJLinneman for the hook up on this one.

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Photo of WreckingBrew
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of bum732
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours as black as night, nice chocolate colored head, lots of lacing. Smells of freshly roasted coffee, some chocolate, touch of diacetyl, roastiness, some alcohol. Tastes of sweet milk chocolate up front followed quickly by a wave of coffee. Finishes with some bitterness and dryness at the back of the throat. Perfect low carbonation for the style.

A great beer, too often, coffee beers have a weird acidic bitterness from the coffee beans or grounds. Not so here, great coffee flavor that melds perfectly with the roasted malt creating a great smooth stout. Great balance, not cloying at all. IMHO, best beer from Long Trail.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ne0m00re
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

07/27/10- Had a 22 oz bottle of this.
A: Jet black, it poured with a nice chocolate head that died to a good collar and film.
S: Espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla oak (especially strong), banana caramel rum.
T: Vanilla oaky character comes through bitter, thin coffee. The rest of the flavors are dim but true to the smell. As the review lets on, the taste is kind of disappointing.
M: Thinner than expected, with less carbonation than the appearance implies.
D: OK.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ckeegan04
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pitch black with a thick brown three finger head after a gentle pour. Slowly fades to a one finger head. One of the darkest heads I have ever seen on a beer. Excellent sheets of lacing left behind on the glass.

S - Light sweetness with just a hint of coffee. Roasted chocolate and roasted dark malts come through stronger as the beer warms.

T - Very mellowed seetness initially along with hints of fresh roasted coffee. Bittersweet chocolate and just a touch of dark fruit provide the backbone. Coffee becomes stronger as the beer warms but it never becomes overwhelming.

M/D - Medium to full bodied with a silky smooth feel. Very easy drinking imperial stout. A perfect touch of coffee without being too overwhelming.

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Zachattack698
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Bdel34
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of cwxc818
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Shilt
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of muffinman703
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Berts in Hooksett for stocking this.

Sunday afternoon, why not enjoy an Imperial Stout.

a- Dark brown halos surrounding the bubbles of the brown head. Hard pour for about 1" of airy carbonated head, followed by fair lacing.

s- I must have some congestion, so forgive that lack of smell.

t- Warms your soul. Nice undertones of the coffee and caramel malts. Smooth as it looks, and a nice subtlty to the alcohol content.

m- Drenches the tounge nicely. Finishes well with a light aftertaste leaving you craving the next sip.

d- After this one is gone, so am I. Back to Berts for another bottle.

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Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of paco1029384756
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a large tan head and good retention.

Scent of bitter coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and dark fruit. A bit different, the coffee is the main feature here, but it has a strange funk to it. Doesn't smell bad or oxidized, just a bit strange.

Taste of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and some dark fruit. Somewhat off kilter here as well, seems lacking for the style.

Mouthfeel is medium full bodied and smooth, with very low carbonation.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a beautiful dark brown almost black pour with 2 fingers of tan head that gave off some great lacing. smells of coffee, chocolate, tobacco, dirt, toasted grains, lightly hopped. taste is phenomenal. a perfect breakfast beer.lightly roasted, milky sweet, chocolate malt, coffee flavor.. it's wonderful, really. medium body, nice creamy texture, medium carbonation. silky smooth.
overall this is an excellent stout. slightly on the light side for an imperial stout, but it's all about the flavor with this one.

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Photo of TK5150
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours black into the glass with a light brown head. Just a little brown around the edges when held up tot he light.

S- Smells of powdered cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, and some black coffee. I like the nose a lot.

T- Big coffee here,with roasted nuts (though not as much nuttiness as other coffee stouts) mixing with dark bitter chocolate at the finish. Lingering burnt coffee/cocoa aftertaste. Not nearly as complex as other big stouts, but one tasty beer nonetheless.

M- Pretty much full bodied, but not syrupy. Decent body for a beer that's just barely on the imperial stout level (obviously no Dark Lord). The smoothness is where this beer really shines though. When at room temp. this is one of the of the smoothest beers I've had.

D- Good drinkability. Not a pounder obviously.

I'm pretty impressed with Long Trails effort on this one. I'm not a fan of their beers but this is nice. This beer is smooth. The price point alone makes it worth getting. Best when warm in my opinion. Nice beer.

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Photo of tellish33
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 542 ratings