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

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Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme StoutShort's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout
BA SCORE
4.08/5
Exceptional
759 Ratings
Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme StoutShort's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout
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
Ranking:
#2,497
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
759
pDev:
12.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
126
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 759 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of Mikecd234
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kerrieh66
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djfrenchy
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hemlock4888
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
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 -0.5%
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 +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CPAles
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
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 -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Powderhornphil
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lelampp
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -2%
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 -8.6%
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 -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lastmango
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
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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Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 759 ratings
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