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Best coffee beer you've had lately

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by inchrisin, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I've been curious about coffee beers for a while now. I've only had a few from local microbreweries and would like to try more. Any suggestions for good commercial coffee beers?
     
  2. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (217) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I'll try to be the first to suggest Founders Breakfast Stout. Another good one is Tyranena Devil Made Me Do It, though that is actually classified as a Porter...
     
  3. Luv2Brew422

    Luv2Brew422 Initiate (46) Jan 7, 2012 California
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    Though not commercially available, I recently really enjoyed Coffee Eclipse!
     
  4. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,767) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Wake n Bake
    FBS
    Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
     
  5. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I never limited you to a stout :slight_smile:
     
  6. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Lately: Wollavers Alta Gracia Porter

    In General: Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter, Harpoons 100 barrel series Coffee brew.

    FBS is one of my top beers everl, but I'd consider it a "beer with coffee" not a "coffee beer". If ya know what I'm sayin.
     
  7. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

  8. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (210) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Big Hugs, Peche Mortel, Schlafly Coffee Stout
     
  9. standardcherry

    standardcherry Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2011 Massachusetts

    HF Twilight of the Idols is pretty damn awesome.
     
  10. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    My small local brewery here in Sheridan, WY (Black Tooth Brewery) had a winter seasonal java porter. I thought it was, in a word, awesome. Chocolatey, coffee-y, robust, and very balanced. I swear that you could have mixed some ice and cream in it and it could have passed as a Starbucks drink (not that I would ever disgrace it in such a manner!). But it was still very true to the porter style. I was heartbroken when they ran out of it last week.
     
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  11. hogansct

    hogansct Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2011 Rhode Island

    Beer Geek Breakfast although I don't know how available it is.
     
  12. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Just had a BP victory at sea. Yum
     
  13. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

  14. huysmans

    huysmans Disciple (351) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    Really looking forward to trying the coffee porter from Kane called Morning Bell, made with Rook coffee. Going on tap locally very soon.
     
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  15. miketd

    miketd Zealot (520) Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    Kopi Luwak Dark Apparition.
     
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  16. joeseppy

    joeseppy Devotee (496) Oct 20, 2012 Illinois

    Yeah what he said ^^^...BCBCS
     
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  17. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    I just finished off a 2012 BCBCS, and I would have to say Peche Mortel. *Edit: And I love the shit outta BCBCS.
     
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  18. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    None, I like my coffee in the morning sans alcohol. One of my least favorite flavors in beer.
     
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  19. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

  20. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    OP...based on your location, seek out Founder's Breakfast Stout. It is a fine example that should make you happy. It is a seasonal, but is still available.
     
  21. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Devotee (462) Jul 23, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Schlafly Coffee Stout, pretty damn good IMO.
     
  22. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    My favorite will probably always be Ballast Point Victory at Sea.
     
  23. wiscokid920

    wiscokid920 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 Wisconsin

    As mentioned, BCBCS and Founder's Breakfast Stouts are phenomenal, but if your looking for a great Coffee Stout that is often off people's radar...get your hands on New Glarus Coffee Stout I highly recommend it!
     
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  24. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (453) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    Epic Big Bad Baptist. The most coffee forward beer I've ever had. I had it last night on tap for the first time and I think I enjoyed it more than the bottle. Got a tad of bitter chocolate as it warmed. Would like to see a ba version of it some day.

    As for fave of all time....ba Speedway. Hands down
     
  25. IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

    IMSPEAKNOENGLISH Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Illinois

  26. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    man I love speedway stout (my usual "go to" beer)... and mikeller beer geek breakfast, fbs, and bcbcs....

    also love joe mama's milk stout.... have several packs in my stash "in case of emergency"
     
  27. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Zealot (567) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Unequivocally Tyranena Devil Made Me Do It and Surly Coffee Bender. Between the two, they are by far the most unadulterated coffee flavored beers I've ever had. Understandably so with the distribution of Tyranena, but frankly I'm surprised to be the first to say Surly.
     
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  28. ChefBergo

    ChefBergo Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2011 Illinois

    Best I've had ever would be by Back Forty Brewing in Alabama "Coffee Stout" when I asked why they didn't bottle it and sell it as liquid gold he replied that the bottles would explode because of residual sugar so it would be on tap only....crazy
     
  29. Stockfan42

    Stockfan42 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2009 Massachusetts

    RedHook Double Black is VERY good.
     
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  30. MattSweatshirt

    MattSweatshirt Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2011 Texas
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  31. DaKur

    DaKur Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Rhode Island

    Troegs Java Head
     
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  32. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (262) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Midnight sun brewtality
     
  33. PHKrames

    PHKrames Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2011 Illinois
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    Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction. Very nice.
     
  34. Kerrie

    Kerrie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    Atwater's Vanilla Java Porter... if they distribute in your area.
     
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  35. MichiBrew

    MichiBrew Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2010 Michigan

    Had some phresh Terrapin Wake N Bake last month thanks to my buddy Marc...had a wonderfully strong coffee bean bite to it...fantastic...obviously the coffee is MUCH more pronounced with FBS and BCCBS when fresh as well...these three take the (coffee) cake for me...
     
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  36. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Aspirant (202) Dec 7, 2010 Minnesota
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    Coffee bender... Yum
     
  37. Spaceloaf

    Spaceloaf Initiate (165) Nov 27, 2008 Oregon

    Cascade's Oblique Coffee Blonde is probably the most interesting coffee beer I've had in a while. It's the only non-stout/porter beer I've seen mentioned here. The less assertive backbone of the blonde ale allows the coffee flavor to come through in a very different way.

    Unfortunately it's not available in bottles (and it's not even on tap at the brewery right now). But it inspired me to try brewing my own sometime soon.
     
  38. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Flying Dog's Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout! Holy freaking crap that stuff's good.
     
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  39. bosshop

    bosshop Initiate (190) Sep 13, 2012 New York

    This was going to be my reply...we JUST got this in Upstate NY (along with other BP beers), but this one really, really stood out for me.

    Drinking my 3rd bottle of the week right now. Stellar.
     
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  40. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Best coffee beer i've had recently is the same best coffee beer i've had in the past - fresh Berkshire Brewing Coffeehouse Porter. the best. Founders Breakfast Stout is also fantastic.
     
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