Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"A brew uniquely different from most coffee stouts, we cram Higher Grounds roasted fair trade espresso beans into every facet of the brewing process. Prominent aromatics of malt, espresso, and cocoa are abundant and create a flavor robust with big malt characters fused with cream and coffee. The perfect morning night capper." 
20 I.B.U.’s

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-26-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
753
Reviews:
312
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
12.41%
 
 
Wants:
309
Gots:
120
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 753 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of ThomasTheTank88
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was very excited to try this beer. Pours a black color, little carbonation. Smells of a medium coffee roast that's just perfect. I could taste a hint of chocolate note as well though it was very slim. Tasted real smooth and delicious. Will buy many more.

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Photo of stortore
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 1/12/17.

Pours an opaque, dark brown, with a half inch foamy head, and some soapy lacing. Looks oily. The smell is big coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, milk chocolate, licorice, molasses, some caramel and vanilla, a light lactose aroma. The taste also leads with the coffee- but not quite as big, roasted malts, less cocoa and chocolate than the nose, molasses, light caramel and lactose, a good amount of bitterness throughout. Smooth, creamy, full bodied for the style, well carbonated.

A great, complex aroma with the incredible coffee, the flavor runs a little behind, but is still very good. Well worth grabbing a few bottles. A nice effort from Short's with this one.

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Photo of khargro2
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CPAles
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into stout glass. It pours a nice, deep walnut with two fingers of creamy, mocha-colored head and lacing. It smells of burnt coffee, nuts, and whiffs of vanilla and tobacco smoke. The taste is better than the smell: burnt coffee, lactose, dry nuts, earthy peat, and a touch of molasses and caramel. All of the tastes blend nicely to create a pleasant and tasty stout. It finishes with a slight sour bitterness. It is medium-bodied and drinks like a porter, moderately carbonated, with light carbonation, and a manageable ABC of 8%. If this stout were more viscous and the ABV a little higher, then it would be outstanding. As it is, it's an easy drinking, tasty stout.

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Photo of rsquared59
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Powderhornphil
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lelampp
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle dated 10/31/16. The beer pours a solid black with a small tan head that quickly dissipated leaving medium lacing.

The smell coffee, coffee, and coffee. There is also a little chocolate and something sweet, maybe the creme.

The taste is sweet like a milk stout and very coffee forward. There are some nice roasted malts in there also.

The mouthfeel is decent with medium carbonation and thickness.

Overall this is a very nice beer. The coffee is strong but not overpowering and it's tempted by the sweetness of the creme.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Flows a deep, dark brown straight from the bottle prior to precipitating a modest cap of fine, mocha foam. Enticing aroma smells of coffee, peat, and salted caramel. Excellent presentation thus far.

Coffee emerges in full throat on the front end, succeeded by roasted malt and some lactic sweetness. Earthy hops make a nice complement. The bitter aspect of the coffee yields to a more nuanced, slightly chocolately, roasted character in the finish. Medium body and high carbonation make for a dry, zesty mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a nice coffee stout that offers vibrance and character while avoid abrasive bitterness. It's also really nice to behold.

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Photo of Timc32
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lastmango
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black. One finger tan head that dissipated quickly. Moderate lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and burnt toast. Tastes the same. Not overly milky but this had a little sour aftertaste. Light to mod carbonation and rather thin body. Overall ok beer.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Newest WOW stout! This beauty pours a rich coal black with a fantastic
head of medium brown foam that settles to a thick ring, light layer,
and sports some FINE sudsy lacing---best on a coffee stout I have
seen to date. Nose of chocolate, rich coffee, cream, and subtle
char laden malts. Flavors hit the perfect notes with cream laced
lightly bitter coffee and cocoa mixed with a black strap molasses note
that rides through till the end with touches of medium char malt.
Excellent mouth feel; medium to full body, creamy, medium light
carbonation, and a bitter malt finish.

Overall----darn near perfect for the style and rich as the day is long!
WORTHY!

Cheers

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Photo of rodlavers
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

on draft. color is black and even the head was dark tan, which dissipated quickly. Aroma was mostly chocolate but the taste certainly was coffee forward. The creme, choc, and coffee blend really well. This is a great beer

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Photo of nwhittin
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, stamp on the label says 10/31/16. I'm assuming that's the bottled on date since Short's website says this brew was a November 2016 release. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like coffee, cream, roasted malt and some chocolate. I think the taste pretty much follows the aroma, it's all coffee, cream, roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate. I think it's more bitter than sweet, and that's fine with me! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this coffee stout, I'll see if I can find a 6-pack of this one to buy. $2.79 a single bottle.

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