Best coffee beer you've had lately

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

  1. ChicagoBeersFan

    ChicagoBeersFan Initiate (113) Dec 27, 2010 Illinois

    I must have missed it because I'm sure it has been mentioned in a six page thread on coffee beers, but just in case: Central Waters Brewhouse is phenomenal! I haven't seen it in bottles in over a year, but get it if you see it. O'so had a coffee version of their already fantastic Night Train porter at their tap house the last time I was there. Hopefully, they bottle it in the future as it was also phenomenal and used coffee from the same cafe that Central Waters uses for Brewhouse.

    Also, for those who mentioned Great River Redband, have you tried Bent River Uncommon Stout across the river? Two awesome, albeit different from each other, coffee stouts representing the Quad Cities very well.
  2. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    i don't know about commercial but the best coffee beer on the planet is BCBCS.
  3. BMoldy

    BMoldy Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2010 New York

    I had Peak Organic's Oak Aged Mocha Stout on tap last night. Generally I'm not too impressed by their beers, but this one was delicious. Not sure why it doesn't have better ratings.
  4. BradStokley

    BradStokley Disciple (348) Jan 19, 2013 Maryland
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    Flying Dog Kujo. That stuff is fantastic!
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  5. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,322) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Coffee Bender
    Peruvian morning
    NG coffee Stout
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  6. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,454) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    On tap would be killer.
  7. SamJory

    SamJory Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Try Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout. It's absolutely fantastic
  8. TastyIsBeer

    TastyIsBeer Devotee (499) Dec 13, 2006 Illinois

    Fuel Cafe ended up being a drain pour of more than half the 6'r, and I like coffee, beer, and coffee beer. Just way too much like cold bad coffee for my taste - I prefer a more cappuccino or espresso take on the style...
  9. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

    Darkhorse Perkulator Doppelbock
  10. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

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  11. JaysusJr

    JaysusJr Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois

    2012 Goose Island Bourbon county Coffee stout is one of the best I have had in a while
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  12. dbmernin83

    dbmernin83 Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2010 California

    Noble Naughty Sauce on nitro. Creamy coffee caramel deliciousness
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  13. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Disciple (304) Aug 23, 2012 Texas
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    Dieu du Ciel's Péché mortel is one of the best coffee beers I've had recently.
  14. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Aspirant (232) Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
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    3beans from sixpoint, restored my faith in the brand in a single sip.
  15. BadgerBrewer16

    BadgerBrewer16 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Wisconsin
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    FBS and BCBCS and new glarus coffee stout. BCBCS was the best by far
  16. LouDogg114

    LouDogg114 Aspirant (283) Jan 1, 2012 Georgia

    Founders breakfast and Terrapin Wake and Bake of course
  17. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Aspirant (296) Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    Olde Hickory's The Bean
  18. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    Fair enough. You would probably like Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout then.
  19. Verbal

    Verbal Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Virginia

    Peche Mortel
  20. curtind1

    curtind1 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 North Carolina

    A friend of mine and I were at Three Penny in VT in Dec 2012. The hop head friend of mine was drinking Lawsons Liquids Double Sunshine (draft), Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy(draft), and Heady Topper (can). I shared my Peche Mortel and he ordered one. Of course he later finished the others. Fresh Peche Mortel is awesome!
  21. curtind1

    curtind1 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 North Carolina

    The Bean is based off their Stick Stout. I am not that impressed. Too me for the sytle I would much rather have an Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Smidy.
  22. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD Aspirant (215) May 23, 2007 Maryland

    Bell's Java Stout - I second that motion. I skipped it last year, forgot how good it was!!!
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    ILLEGALSMILEs Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2010 Illinois

    Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction.
  24. bostonlogga

    bostonlogga Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 Washington

    Espresso oak aged yeti
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  25. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,454) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Would love to have hit the Double Sunshine.
  26. czfreeman

    czfreeman Initiate (0) May 22, 2007 California

    was skimming the forum to put that one on myself

  27. MuertosPorter

    MuertosPorter Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2010 California

    Vietnamese and Kopi Speedway side by side last night at the release. Both are phenomenal!
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  28. Stinkypuss

    Stinkypuss Poo-Bah (4,018) Apr 7, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout

    Brewed with then barrel aged steeped in Haitian coffee. I thought it was great.
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  29. Foamfollower

    Foamfollower Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2004 Illinois

    BCBCS...hard to get, but shared a bottle at the Bodega in LaCrosse and bought another to bring home.
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  30. corbenlee

    corbenlee Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 Indiana

    Recently had a breakfast stout at the founder's brewpub, and it was by far the best coffee beer I have had. This may change when I try my BCBCS.
  31. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    Real ale Coffee Porter
  32. Adlar2789

    Adlar2789 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 Connecticut

    Lagunita's Capuccino Stout
    Founder's Breafast Stout
    Kona Pipeline Porter
    Wolaver's Alta Garcia Coffee Porter
  33. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    THIS ^^^^^^^ Literally THE best coffee beer. End of story.
  34. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (443) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    I find the coffee aspect of Pipeline Porter to be very, VERY subtle, compared to say....Wake n Bake, or Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter. With that being said, I still love all 3, and would take any of the 3 if given the option.
  35. RyanSchwam

    RyanSchwam Aspirant (263) Oct 30, 2012 Delaware
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    I have been on a Wake n Bake kick as of late. With it being so easily obtainable, it's great.
  36. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    With focus on the coffee aspect and balance between coffee and beer:

    1. De Struise Brouwers Black Damnation II: Mocha Bomb
    2. Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
    3. Dieu du Ciel! Péché Mortel
    4. Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast (vintage 2007 in 66 cl bottles)
    5. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

    Dieu du Ciel! gets massive bonus brownie awesome points for being so easily available and cheap to me (less than 4 bucks a bottle via a French webshop). BCBCS finishes last because I didn't get a whole lot of coffee in it, maybe the 2012 will surprise me. Mocha Bomb is quite simply perfection, there's nothing I can fault there.

    No spot for FBS. The 2011 had faded in the coffee department and the 2012 was too thin for me.
  37. toofdoc

    toofdoc Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2011 New Mexico
    Beer Trader favorite beer of all time.
  38. mateuszekxxpl

    mateuszekxxpl Initiate (171) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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  39. bulldogbrewhaus

    bulldogbrewhaus Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012 Virginia

    Came to post this. Recently had it for the first time and I really liked it. Also its fairly low ABV. Very drinkable.
  40. Gunboat82

    Gunboat82 Aspirant (201) Jul 3, 2012 Massachusetts
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    I found Kona Pipeline Porter to be a bit watery for my taste, but it may have been because I had just finished drinking a Founders Breakfast Stout.
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