What's a good coffee flavored beer.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MartinP, Feb 25, 2012.

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  1. MartinP

    MartinP Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012

    I'm in western PA and my new favorite beer is by Sam Adams, called Black and Brew, a light tasting, coffee flavored beer. Unfortunately this is a seasonal beer and is already unavailable until next year. Are there any similar flavored beers by other manufacturers that are made all year round that are available in my area?
  2. Fitzmke

    Fitzmke Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2011 Texas

    Dogfish head Indian brown
  3. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (4,391) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    Founders Breakfast Stout (in season)
    Peche Mortel (year-round)
    Flying Dog Kujo (in season)
  4. Mohican88

    Mohican88 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Ohio

    +1 to Founders Breakfast
    Troegs Java Head is probably my favorite readily accessible and inexpensive coffee beer. Since you're in PA it shouldn't be hard to track down either. Dogfish Head has a beer called Black Lodge on draft at their brewpub right now called Black Lodge that is a fantastic coffee beer. I would love to see it bottled in the future.
  5. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (7,609) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Southern Tier Java and Mokah are both spring seasonals
    Philadelphia Joe Porter is year round
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  6. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (7,609) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Sorry, I re-read the OP's post. The Southern Tier beers are great, but are not "light" in any way
  7. nathanjohnson

    nathanjohnson Aspirant (292) Aug 5, 2007 Vermont

    Not sure if they are available to you, but the two that come to mind are Wolaver's Alta Gracia Porter and Peak Organic Espresso Amber.
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  8. leedorham

    leedorham Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    I haven't had the SA beer so couldn't comment on similar flavors but I enjoy Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout.
  9. Frozenmoses

    Frozenmoses Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Texas

    I assume you get Great Divide in PA, and espresso yeti is one of, if not my favorite coffee beers of all time.
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  10. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Aspirant (250) Jul 15, 2011 Michigan

    Founders Breakfast Stout and Terrapin Wake n Bake (WNB)
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  11. Swuntly

    Swuntly Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2011 California

    Not sure if you get Alesmith, but Speedway Stout is amazing.
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  12. FeerBart

    FeerBart Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2011 Colorado

    I've had a few and to me the by far winner is Peche Mortel
  13. Swuntly

    Swuntly Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2011 California

    Forgot about Peche Mortel. Such an awesome beer.
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  14. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (8,364) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    not sure if you get central waters but they make a few coffee stouts
  15. MichPaul

    MichPaul Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan

    Founders Breakfast Stout is king, but you should try a few Porters which are GREAT! I'm a little partial to Founders Porter though... I tried Bells Kalamazoo Porter and it was a little on the weak side comparatively.
  16. bhir

    bhir Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast is my favorite coffee beer.
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  17. Pittsky

    Pittsky Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Florida

    I love Cigar City's Cubano Espresso Brown Ale
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  18. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Devotee (429) Feb 28, 2010 Delaware

    Surly coffee bender, but you may not be able to find it in PA
  19. RoamingGnome

    RoamingGnome Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2010 Wisconsin

    I have to agree, Founders Breakfast Stout is top notch.
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  20. beepthebot

    beepthebot Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2011 Indiana

    I liked Schlafly's Coffee Stout, pretty reasonably priced too.
  21. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (585) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist (Holy crap it has a ton of coffee flavor).
    Peche Mortal
    Founders FBS
    Bell's Java Stout
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  22. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (6,550) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter is my favorite
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  23. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (8,364) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    coffee bender
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  24. WillCarrera

    WillCarrera Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2010 Ohio

    their Beer Geek Brunch Weasel beer is also pretty damn good
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  25. bhir

    bhir Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I find that to be a great beer, but I get a lot less coffee off of it than I do the Breakfast for some reason.
  26. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Schafly Coffee stout is my go to.
  27. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    Bell's Java Stout, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, etc...
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  28. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    Troeg's Java Head and Dundee's Porter are year round, pretty good and I believe are both found in your area.
  29. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    I live an hour north of the brewery and we can't even get Surly! It is great that it's a year-round brew though, and it meets the criteria the OP is looking for better than most of the suggestions I've had.

    Had Bell's Java Stout last night, great coffee beer. Founder's Breakfast Stout is top-notch. Not sure whats all in the PA market.
  30. Gmann

    Gmann Poo-Bah (3,187) Aug 13, 2006 New York

  31. muskiesman

    muskiesman Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2011 New Jersey

    worth every penny, awesome beer
  32. 05Harley

    05Harley Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2008 New Hampshire


    All three are great choices and not hard to find.
  33. cbutova

    cbutova Poo-Bah (4,478) Oct 10, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Alesmith Speedway Stout
    Southern Tier Jahva and Mokah
    Mikkeller Beer Geek

    I definitely enjoy all of these quite fresh, so try to stay away from the dusty bottles. Coffee flavors also seem to not tolerate age that well.
  34. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (8,364) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    redband from great river is in pint cans and is superb coffee stout
  35. 05Harley

    05Harley Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2008 New Hampshire

    A little bit harder to find, but Black Damnation (Mocha Bomb) from De Struisse is pretty damn good.
    Brewed with coffee beans out of a craft Columbian coffee plantation.
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  36. syppr

    syppr Disciple (309) May 19, 2011 Florida

    Gotta give some love to Highland Black Mocha Stout. 5.60 ABV.
  37. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    FBS no doubt.
  38. asustevo

    asustevo Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 North Carolina

    +1 on FBS and Terrapin Wake and Bake.
  39. asustevo

    asustevo Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 North Carolina

    Have you had the Thunderstruck Coffee Porter?
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  40. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Maine

    Long Trail Coffee Stout is on shelves right now.
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