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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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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 759 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of akopczyk
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
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 -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Photo of Tone
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong coffee, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of hops, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable roasted bitterness. Tastes of strong coffee, sweet malt, lactose, slight roasted malt, hint of hops, and slight alcohol. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

 485 characters

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

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeanVonMorrison
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of brewskis
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnes09
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Super dark, dense color. Minimal head. Rich, sweet and roasty malt with some pleasant lactose. Lots of coffee but will balanced. Cooked corn flavor. Dense, sticky feel. Minimal carbonation.

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Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Knapp85
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NonicPanic
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 759 ratings
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