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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by inchrisin, Jan 18, 2013.
Stone coffee milk stout was good
Actually going with Goose Island Fulton Street as one in the last two day?
Probably somewhere in here already, but morning bell by Kane
This has probably been brought up many times before, maybe even in this post (I didn't feel like searching through 32 pages) and it should probably be its own thread but I hate that I miss out on great beers because I'm not a fan of coffee. In fact I hate it, the smell, the taste, everything.
Lately I've tried some anyway just to see if I can handle them because I love imperial stouts and stouts in general, as long as there isn't pronounced coffee. I don't mind mocha-y beers and the toasty malt that give the impression of coffee; it's just the actual thing.
I was really pumped for Stone Xocovesa thinking the other ingredients would make it okay for me but no. Also no go on Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad, Peche Mortel, etc...
I guess I'm just looking for some love from my few fellow non-coffee beer BA's. There are a couple of you out there, right?
If you want a great coffee beer, but you're sick of the same old stouts, then I'd be drinking a Perkulator from Dark Horse. I believe the style is dopplebock, but whatever the base beer is it has a lighter body and is more drinkable than many other coffee beers, but still has a great coffee character to it.
Totally agree on the 2014 Drakes, had one last month and it really aged well.
When you don't like a taste that is prevalent in the industry, it can be difficult to avoid since many see it as expected and acceptable. I am fine with coffee, but I don't like sour, bitter, or "bourbony" beers - so I read reviews before buying a beer so I can avoid the tastes I don't like. You apparently like stouts as I do, so it would be very restrictive if you don't like coffee. Sounds like you have tried to tolerate it, so you may need to depend on reviews like I do.
Good Morning from Treehouse.. Incredible!
Vietnamese Speedway or Bcs coffee.
For shelf stuff readily available right now, how can you beat Founders Breakfast Stout, and with a whiskey twist Big Bad Baptist. Can't be done.
Stout: Tree House Double Shot Salvador simply amazing. Like cold brew with carbonation.
Non-Stout: Maui's DoubleShot DoppleBock was really good. Reminded me of coffee with creamer in it.
I do check reviews on BA all the time for that reason. Xocovesa was the one where I saw a lot of other tastes and thought I'd like it. Oh well. FT: 5 bottles of Xocovesa...
Best new coffee beer recently = Ninkasi NOIR
Ascension coffee porter from Community. I read a review that called it the Breakast Stout Jr. and couldn't agree more.
Bell's 30th Anniversary
My buddy and I opened a 2014 Bourbon County coffee several weeks back. It was okay.
Second this one . . . no less than the illustrious @Roguer compares it straight up to Peche Mortel, which is high praise, especially from him.
madtree bba coffee & van axis mundi
Whistler Brewing Company's Unique Brew - Cold in Fusion Coffee Brown Ale made in collaboration with the Whistler Roasting Company. Tasty little beverage
Had my last Mash & Grind last night. Even at a yr old the coffee was still prominent.
These forums just keep getting better and better for newbies like me. Thanks for the tip! I roast my own beans and some friends just helped us make a batch of stout, so now I can create a very unique house-brew.
Lagunitas ScareCity High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout. Had it at the brewery and brought bottles home to the cellar. Comes in third for me after BCBCS and No Rules Vietnamese Porter.
Parabajava "Drops the mic"
Victory killed it with Java Cask, comparable to KBS and BCBCS. Definitely helps ease the fact that DE and MD only got BCBS this last week.
I had a Dragons Milk Reserve with Coffee and Chocolate this weekend and blown away at how much I enjoyed the beer, it had a good overall blend of flavor that no one tasting note overwhelmed the other. All I have to say is if you can get your hands on a bottle it is worth your while.
Agreed, damn good, I was curious if it was Kona coffee in there that was making it so tasty. Here's their website's 411:
This unique Doppelbock was brewed to showcase the fresh roasted Yellow Caturra MauiGrown coffee from Ka’anapali, Maui. This beer is rich in pale malt character and brings slight sweetness to compliment the smooth character of the coffee.
Skillet Donut is absolutely f'ing delicious. I could drink it each and every day.
I see AleSmith gave me a "like". Gotta say, if I could live in San Diego, I'd be stopping by at least a few days per week.
Double Shot from Tree House is one of the best coffee beers that I've ever had. Obviously Good Morning is the best for me, with KBS and BCBS are wonderful, but I haven't had this in a while. I guess I wasted all these letters to say that Founder Breakfast Stout is probably the best fairly readily available coffee beer out there.
Had my first VaS last night. It was really good and I would be hard pressed to decide between it and FBS.
At first, I didn't get much vanilla. However, I drank it while cooking and eating dinner. I prepared some shrimp in a sauce of tomatoes, garlic, onions, poblanos, chipotle in adobo, and coffee dregs (I know...you're happy for me). While eating, the food kind of competed with and masked the VaS coffee flavor, but the vanilla really popped.
I think I'll be taking my maiden voyage with Speedway tonight, so we'll see.
Good Morning comes to mind.
1. Peche Mortel
2. Founder Breakfast stout
Yeah, this has a great coffee flavor without being too heavy. One of the best I've had from DE.
when i think of Coffee Beers i assume a stout or porter. the best coffee beer i've had in a while was a Coffee IPA
Brewed in NJ, Exit 15 Coffee IPA by Flying Fish was amazing.
smells like coffee and somehow citrus. poured a gold color with a nice sustainable head. great beer
FFF Wigsplitter is money. Typically, when I drink coffee beers, the beer profile seems like it is compromising to meet the cheap coffee flavors. With Wigsplitter, the coffee flavors are enjoyable independently and in-conjunction with the beer.
I had a Prairie BOMB! yesterday. Really good, but maybe could have done with a little less chili bite... will still drink again. Of course, the Firestone Parabajava that I opened Saturday might be the best stout that I've ever had. Now I just need to figure out how to hide a couple from my wife to get a couple years of age on them.
Drakes Jolly Roger coffee porter
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
Haven't had the pleasure of enjoying that one yet.