Best coffee beer you've had lately

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

  1. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Texas

    Not sure if it's been mentioned already, but I had the opportunity to try Surly Coffee Bender from a friend. Definitely recommend this if you want to try something other than a coffee stout.
  2. teamizm

    teamizm Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2005 California

  3. ElGallo

    ElGallo Champion (818) Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    Allagash James Bean (in my dreams). This beer is still a long way off from hitting the streets, but I am fascinated by it. Back to reality: I love FBS and Hill Farmstead's Earl and Twilight of the Idols.
  4. TimHitchings

    TimHitchings Aspirant (286) Oct 7, 2010 New Jersey

    Kane Morning Bell. Kane's a New Jersey brewery that teamed up with a New Jersey coffee roaster Rook Coffee Roasters to combine dark roasted Sumatra with a 9.2% ABV imperial milk porter. Growlers only.
  5. waddellc2

    waddellc2 Crusader (723) Aug 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, and Ballast Point Victory at Sea, Peche Mortel, and founders BS,
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  6. TheHopBuddha

    TheHopBuddha Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 California

    Big Bad Baptist.
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  7. soultrain19

    soultrain19 Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2008 Texas

    Most of everything mentioned is pretty damn tasty. I am surprised there is no love for New Blegium - Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout.
  8. PackPride

    PackPride Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    I can now vouch for this beer as well, I just had some a little while ago and it's very good. Also, the Terrapin Wake n' Bake is very good, although I'm sure that has already been mentioned somewhere.
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  9. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    I've got a ton of love for that. That shit is tasty
  10. Dtrain4

    Dtrain4 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2012 New York


    Left hand Java Lava
  11. dlello2

    dlello2 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    Read through all the posts. Some awesome beers here, and some I will have to seek out as I love coffee.

    Here's one that has yet to be mentioned. It is freaking awesome--worth tracking down.

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  12. JLebowski

    JLebowski Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2008 Ohio

    Well, after 4 pages a lot of great beers have been mentioned. I would add, although they are not necessarily available in your area, Valdez from Pisgah and Cafe Silk Porter from Hoppin Frog. Both are great beers.

    I've only had Valdez once, on tap, while spending time in Asheville, and I loved it.

    HF Cafe Silk Porter I have had a few of, and It has a great black coffee taste. An excellent brew.
  13. blackcloud

    blackcloud Disciple (341) Apr 28, 2012 Alaska
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    I finally drank the Midnight Sun Brewtality that was sitting in my fridge for probably too long, but it was definitely delicious (and made me wish I'd picked up more bottles...)
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  14. afluentturtle

    afluentturtle Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Texas

    Wake-n-bake and Victory at sea
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  15. ChicagoNick

    ChicagoNick Disciple (327) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois
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    I just tried this earlier this week. Really good stuff!
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  16. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Savant (912) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    I was really impressed with Bell's Java Stout.
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  17. dlello2

    dlello2 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    Definitely an underrated beer. Similar to Great River Redband Stout. Also stellar.

    I will also second Big Hugs. This years' version from Half Acre is phenominal--had it on tap at their new taproom last night.
  18. BobGrins

    BobGrins Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2012 Minnesota

  19. goalie33

    goalie33 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2009 New York

    I'm going to nominate two: best coffee flavor and best stout base.
    For coffee flavor, I'm going with WnB. I describe it to people as a cup of fresh brewed coffee poured into your beer.
    Best stout base for me is bcbcs.
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  20. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    FBS, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, New Belguim Lips of Faith Chocolate Coffee stout... I'm not sure if i actually got the name of the New Belgium one right lol
  21. bccocx

    bccocx Zealot (553) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    Austin Beer Works Sputnik (Russian Imperal Coffee Oatmeal Stout)
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  22. ferillo

    ferillo Defender (653) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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  23. acbe

    acbe Aspirant (204) Jul 23, 2011 Texas

    This and Victory at Sea.
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  24. smo

    smo Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Had some Sixpoint 3 beans on tap at Blind Tiger on Wednesday. VERY tasty!
  25. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    Harpoon's 100 barrel series coffee porter, best coffee beer I have ever had, if you want that pure coffee taste.
  26. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,293) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Never had that one but I am sure its good...LH knows how to make a nice stout and porter. Their Week Sauce Coffee Porter was quite enjoyable last year as well too.
  27. CubsJedi

    CubsJedi Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2012 Michigan

    Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock. Fantastic. Very nice change to have a coffee brew that is NOT a stout. One of my new favorites.
  28. frognot

    frognot Aspirant (239) May 20, 2009 Texas

    Another fan of Founders Breakfast Stout.
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  29. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Your 1st response
    pretty much nailed it.
  30. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine coffee stout I've ever tasted.
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  31. paulytasker

    paulytasker Disciple (331) May 16, 2012 New York
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    We're talking lately, not ever right? Just tried Southern Tier's Jahva Imperial Coffee Stout for the 1st time last week and was more than impressed. Cheers!
  32. ChugginOil

    ChugginOil Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2010 Illinois

    Bourbon County Coffee of course! Peche Mortel is also a favorite of mine. Has such a high quality coffee taste.
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  33. bkov33

    bkov33 Initiate (176) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    I think age plays a big part in how much the actual coffee comes through
  34. sokrman14

    sokrman14 Initiate (72) Mar 8, 2012 California
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    For what I have had lately...Big Bad Baptist.
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  35. afallon86

    afallon86 Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 California
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    Listen to the others above and get yourself a Victory at Sea... Amazing
  36. soughtbygod

    soughtbygod Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 California
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    bourbon county coffee cant beat it best coffee beer ever
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  37. keenerauctions

    keenerauctions Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Ohio

    Hoppin' Frog Cafe Silk Porter
    Fat Heads Bean Me Up Koffee Stout (not available in bottles yet)
  38. lewdwig

    lewdwig Aspirant (232) Jan 6, 2013 Michigan

    Greenbush's Mr. Hyde is extremely good.
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  39. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Defender (657) Sep 10, 2012 Florida
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    Wake and bake
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  40. grandmachine

    grandmachine Initiate (89) Mar 11, 2010 California
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    Ballast Point Victory at Sea and Big Bad Baptist.