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
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4.08/5
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764 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:
#2,524
Reviews:
313
Ratings:
764
pDev:
12.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
127
Trade:
6
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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

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

Photo of Benish
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a nice pitch black in color after pouring. Very bright neon-like foamy brown head that dissipated quickly to nothing.

Aroma: bitter black coffee. Very roasty and strong like espresso. But there is a sweet cream-like quality that comes to you quickly to give it a mocha flair. Chocolate eventually comes to your senses.

Taste: again with the delicious coffee. After the strong aroma, the coffee hits you hard. The coffee is bitter at first, but the cream follows up midway through. Sweet, creamy and well layered with the bitterness. Bitter chocolate comes around eventually. Then you're left with a strong mocha aftertaste, that just continue to linger around.

Mouthfeel: very appropriate for this beer. Medium bodied with a nice slick mouthfeel.

Overall: coffee is aggressive, maybe almost abrasive and that is a good thing. Far better than many coffee stouts out there. It's bitter like it should be, but then the coffee creamer comes in midway through. Really enjoyed this.

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Photo of prototypic
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BB1313
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 10/31/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a small mocha head that fades leaving decent retention and lacing. The aromas have lots of roasted black coffee with some subtle hints of vanilla. Chocolate is there with some mild hints of anise. Some smoke in the mix. Cocoa and roasted malts do their thing. The flavors have nice coffee flavors. Lots of milk chocolate and lots of dark chocolate. The milk sugar is definitely there. More smoke notes, especially in the finish. It's slightly sweet, but nothing cloying or over the top at all. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of medium-bodied with lower carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and pretty easy to drink.

This is a nice stout. The coffee and milk sugar come through. Enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of Muss42
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lukass
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Easy drinking but with bold espresso roast flavor with a spot of cream. It pours almost jet black, like you expect from a cup of coffee, with an average head. Medium body, as several have noted, and nowhere near a mouth bomb of bitter like some stouts can be. Cocoa comes on late as it acclimates to room temperature.

Oooh, I liked it. I easily see myself drinking this early in the morning. Don't judge, I work many third shifts and like to come home to a good coffee based stout.

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Photo of stadmo1
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zekeman17
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love the balance of coffee roast and sugar sweetness from this. More than just a coffee stout in my opinion.

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Photo of allenson21
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Helly
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of red94tt
4.61/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Short's Cup A Joe Coffee Creme Stout from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 764 ratings
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