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

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Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
542
Reviews:
296
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
39
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 542 |  Reviews: 296
Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark with some off-white head. Aroma of coffee and some baltic, and that's what the taste is about, coffee, fairly smooth and flat, joined by some baltic. Big hit at latest holdiay tasting. Bitterness there and not extreme.Pretty smooth for coffee stout, not thick and big chocolate for RIS.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out with a nice dark brown color to it. There was a decent size head on top that didn't have much lacing but the retention wasn't too bad. The smell of the beer had a lot of coffee on the nose, there may have been some chocolate mixed in there as well. The taste of the beer wasn't overly impressive, it tasted like coffee pretty much, there wasn't much depth to this one. The mouthfeel wasn't terrible, there was a nice amount of carbonation, the body was full and had a slight thickness to it. Overall this beer wasn't too bad, but still not overly impressive in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a thin beige head that quickly faded away leaving some lacy patterns of bubbles on the surface.
S: There are light aromas of coffee in the nose, which become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of coffee beans and roasted malts, finishing with notes of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and a bit thin on the palate with a light amount of carbonation.
O: The beer isn't as full-bodied as you would expect from a stout but this makes the beer go down effortlessly.

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Photo of brentk56
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an almost black color with a rather unimpressive head that pancakes the liquid and is more leggy than lacey on the side of the pint glass

Smell: Coffee aroma with a bit of husky grain and a touch of mint underneath

Taste: Coffe flavor, up front, with a growing acidic character that adds a minty element to the bitterness; subtle sweetness develops from mid-palate and persists after the swallow; in the finish the coffee is suplemented by roast and licorice

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation; surprisingly thin

Drinkability: Far from the top echelon of coffee stouts and really doesn't score as a double stout from a mouthfeel perspective; not a bad beer and a pleasant enough drinker

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of zeff80
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a small, light brown head of thin foam. It left very little lacing.

S - It smelled of espresso, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Fairly typical for a coffee stout.

T - This one really delivers on flavor. Nothing is overpowering - good mix of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and toffee.

M - It was soft and smooth with a dry finish. A medium to full bodied stout with a touch of alcohol warmth.

D - This is a really great tasting coffee brew. I love a coffee stout that has great balance and this one really does.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a snifter. The color is near black and is quite still. There's not much even after a good swirl, though that will create a bit of a head for a second or two. The nose is some roasted malt and roasted coffee, but nothing terribly deep. Taste is the same with the coffee taking over. Feel is roasty with a medium body. The roast gets to be a bit much in the end without any other components to complement it.

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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 well....coffee 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 jlindros
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The next in the Brewmaster series, which has been pretty good so far.

It pours pitch black with a dark creamy and bubble 1 finger head that fades semi quickly at first then slows, and leaves a slight lacing.

The nose brings lots of coffee, like fresh brewed coffee not the roasted beans. Then a little roasted malts behind that, as well as hints of chocolate malt, a slight creamy oatmeal and light chocolate milk, a slight sweet malty aroma with some booze, a little caramel and vanilla too. Hints of earthy roasted malt bitterness hidden in there.

Taste is just as expected from the nose, starting with fresh coffee, again the brewed coffee itself and not roasted coffee beans, with a little acidity and slight briny coffee grind taste. Some roasted malts, bringing a little scorched malt bitterness and hints of burnt malt flavors. A light chocolate flavor, much less than the nose as it seems overpowered by the coffee and roast, which brings a very light chocolate milk. A hint of oatmeal and creamy flavors. Semi sweet to start, with a somewhat dry finish. The finish also brings a lot more of the acidic and slight metallic coffee grind flavor, with a sticky chocolate mouth coating, and little burnt roast bitter flavor. A hint or booze comes through on the finish as well.

The mouth is pretty thick but not as rich and creamy as I expected, with lower but decent carbonation.

It has a decent drinkability with a sticky mouth feel and some acidic slight metallic coffee grind taste, but drinks well for 8% abv, and for the somewhat thickness it goes down pretty smooth.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap 3/7/09 at Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a thin brown head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of roasted malts, black coffee and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is likewise loaded with strong black coffee and dark roasted malts. There's a mild hops presence but the bitterness comes more from the coffee flavor that stays into the after-taste.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium-to-heavy body despite being a little watery, medium carbonation, finish is sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down ok, slightly filling, good kick, decent representation of style, to be honest I was little disappointed as I had expected a bit more out of Long Trail, there are definitely better coffee beers out there that I would pick over this one.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at MexiBBQ in Queens, NY

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color. The beer has a finger thick creamy dark mocha head that has great head retention properties - the head reduces by the thinnest of margins such as that a solid 3/4 finger of head reamins evenly covering the entire surface of the beer even as I am getting to the finish. Significant amounts of lacing are observed, it coats the entire glass.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with moderate to heavy aromas of coffee. There is also a light presence of chocolate.

T: Similar to the smell, the beer has a light amount of dark roasted malt body with some complexity. There are strong flavors of coffee including fresh ground and espresso bitterness. Light notes of bittersweet chocolate.

M: On the lighter side of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth with some light dryness in the finish.

O: This is a great brunch beer, with the strong coffee smells and flavors. I really enjoyed this one and found it really easy to drink - definitely a beer that is easy to sip on. This is probably my favorite beer from this brewery.

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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Bruery tulip. It poured black in color with a thin, creamy tan head barely covering the top of the beer. Nice lacing as I drank it.

The aroma has a very good coffee presence to it. It's very roasty and rich with some nice bitter-sweet dark chocolate flavors to it. I get a sweeter, creaminess to it that really helps give it some balance and depth. Very nice aroma.

The taste also shows a bold coffee flavor to it throughout. The finish is balanced by some more of the creamy, malty, sweetness. Nice flavors to it.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and somewhat creamy. carbonation is moderate. Overall I thought it was a really good coffee flavored beer. The coffee was bold and flavorful but it also felt pretty balanced and drinkable. Very enjoyable beer overall.

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Photo of smcolw
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Near black where no light shines through. Long-lasting beige head with great lace after each sip.

Milky chocolate without any sweetness in the smell. Some chalk.

Rather thin considering the pour. Great rich flavor of coffee and darker crystal and chocolate malts. There's enough hop to give some balance.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a deep black, with a small tan head on top that fades quickly leaving behind touches of lace, but nothing substantial.

S: Some heavily roasted malt and an overwhelming amount of coffee. Not much else comes through over the coffee for me.

T: Again, tons of coffee with some dark roasted malt. A hint of hops come through as a lightly floral flavor, but overall the coffee dominates again.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly sticky finish.

T: Even though I don't like coffee, I can appreciate a good coffee beer, and have had some. This one just didn't cut it for me. Would have liked some other flavors and a little more balance.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 542 ratings.
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