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Best coffee beer you've had lately

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

  1. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Struise Black Damnation II Mocha Bomb was pretty fine last week.
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  2. nihiloexnihil

    nihiloexnihil Jan 2, 2011 Maryland
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    Just had a Wake n Bake from Terrapin... that stuff tastes like delicious, sweetened coffee sex.
  3. craft_shannie

    craft_shannie Nov 9, 2012 Indiana
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    Schlafly Coffee Stout.
  4. LopeJuice

    LopeJuice Aug 23, 2012 New York

    so good.

    had the Hill Farmstead Earl this weekend... wow. probably top 3 coffee beers i've ever had. Perfectly balanced with little sweetness and some great coffee bitterness but not too much.
  5. SoggyCoasters

    SoggyCoasters Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey

    2010 Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. Really good. Just got BCBS Coffee and GI Big John. Those two any good? Havent had either yet.
  6. nihiloexnihil

    nihiloexnihil Jan 2, 2011 Maryland
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    BCBS Coffee... I had it, was okay.

    Just kidding. It's incredible.

    The Big John I thought was fantastic, but is definitely a chocolate-type stout. No real coffee flavors.
  7. Sam_E

    Sam_E Oct 11, 2012 Ohio

    I just finished a Big John tonight. Its definitely not a coffee beer. Label says its flavored with cocoa nibs.
  8. freeride

    freeride Dec 18, 2012 Illinois
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    We did a side by side of a number of coffee stouts and Goliat was the far and above favorite.

    Another great one is Epic's Big Bad Baptist. It comes a little hot fresh, but let this one age and it'll be awesome.
  9. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Nov 7, 2011 Texas

    Austin Beerworks Sputnik
  10. ggwheeler

    ggwheeler Jan 8, 2011 California

    I know this dude, and this beer.

    Both are pretty damned good.

    But if you can only find one, find the beer.

    Sorry Mernin.
  11. aaronplayford

    aaronplayford Jun 29, 2011 Michigan

    I can't top all of these awesome beers listed, but for $6 a bottle new Belgium's imperial coffee chocolate stout is great!
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  12. slim2043

    slim2043 Jul 23, 2012 Connecticut

    3Beans by SixPoint is amazing
  13. jdauria

    jdauria Sep 15, 2010 Massachusetts

    I am really impressed with Rising Tide's Tempest coffee porter. Of course Founder's Breakfast Stout doesn't suck either!
  14. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

    1. Terrapin wake n bake
    2. ballast point victory at sea
    3. Founder Breakfast Stout
    not in that order just top 3 that I enjoy. cheers!
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  15. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    My recent best is also the last one I have drank

  16. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    DDC Peche Mortel.
    DH Perkulator.
  17. iKasey

    iKasey Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Out of my top 3 beers of all-time, Victory At Sea AND Big Bad Baptist are on that list.
  18. Garlic_of_Doom

    Garlic_of_Doom Oct 10, 2009 Sweden

    De Molen Kopi Loewak from early 2012. Coffe flavour was really fresh, that surprised me.
  19. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Sticking to the PNW theme there, Flyers Breakfast Stout is really underrated.
  20. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout. But for the true cold coffee in a glass experience, Schlafly does a good job.
  21. timc13

    timc13 Jan 7, 2011 Virginia
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    Cafe royale!!
  22. dcraig13

    dcraig13 Sep 13, 2010 Ohio
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    agreed this is a great coffee beer and it's not that expensive. all around solid beer
  23. Pittsky

    Pittsky May 28, 2009 Florida
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    wake-n-bake baby and an el diablo. (it's like Spanish for a fighting chicken)
  24. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    It's very well made. The coffee flavor is vibrant and pretty pure- of course there's cocoa in there too, so the overall effect is like eating one of those chocolate-covered espresso beans. The protein boost from the roman beans fills out the body nicely, too, so that it isn't all caramelly and syrupy. Best thing I've had by Sixpoint, for sure.
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  25. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    Alesmith Speedway Stout. It tastes like a frappacino. They have so many varieties but I've only been able to get my hands on the original (if anyone has any other varieties I would love to trade). I also just bought 3beans by sixpoint but I'm waiting to try it.
  26. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    FWIW- enjoy that one on the warm side. I popped my first one apparently too cold (maybe 50F), but it got much better as it warmed. The alcohol was too prominent at first.
  27. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    thanks for the heads up, i have it in a wine (beer) fridge right now at like 52F so i'll let it sit a bit before i try.
  28. OPSippin

    OPSippin Sep 18, 2012 Illinois
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    Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction blew me away. I've been hearing they're doing great things, but I thought it was incredible.
  29. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Dec 19, 2010 Colorado

    Wake n Bake, Victory At Sea, New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout (porter ?), Founders Breakfast Stout
  30. oldschool9

    oldschool9 Dec 20, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Besides the Founders Breakfast Stouts in the fridge, I would have to say my Java Stout aka homebrew is awesome right now.
  31. chinchill

    chinchill Feb 29, 2008 South Carolina

    FBS, Wake-n-Bake, Pisgah Valdez ... great suggestions, but one economical and easy to find choice with a great coffee flavor: Kona Pipeline Porter.
  32. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Peruvian Morning. Nothing like coffee and bourbon!
  33. csbinva

    csbinva Jan 13, 2010 Virginia
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Diablo as in Diablo sandwich and a Dr. Pepper? I second wake n bake, little more coffee flavor than fbs, cafe royale is darn tasty as well.
  34. KaiserSose

    KaiserSose Apr 17, 2012 Minnesota
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    Surly Coffee Bender is fantastic
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  35. gratefulbeerhead

    gratefulbeerhead Dec 7, 2009 Indiana
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    Also just had one of these and thought it a fantastic coffee beer.
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  36. Nectar

    Nectar Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    I bought more! Rare for me being a ticker like ive been lately...
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  37. davey101

    davey101 Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    This beer on nitro tap is unreal! I'd drink it every morning if I could.

    Honorable mention to Coffee Bender and I'll be trying coffee stout trooper next week so hopefully that is nice.
  38. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I haven't tried very many yet. I did Schlafly's Coffee Stout pretty tasty.
  39. tjsdomer2

    tjsdomer2 Apr 9, 2010 Illinois

    Goose Island Resolutions at Clybourn location. Pure coffee flavor.
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  40. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    One of the only beers I've ever had that I like on nitro. Generally I think nitro ruins beers, but this and Left Hand Milk Stout beg to differ. But yeah, BBC Coffeehouse Porter on nitro is in my god tier of beers.
    davey101 likes this.
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