What's a good coffee flavored beer.

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

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  1. CaptainKirk

    CaptainKirk Initiate (0) May 22, 2007 Connecticut

  2. GarthDanielson

    GarthDanielson Poo-Bah (4,730) Nov 6, 2010 Virginia
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    I just had LongTrail Coffee Stout the other night for the first time...very tasty, and made with ingredients from the Vermont Coffee Company...part of the Brewmaster Series.
  3. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Great Beer, not sure if you can get it in PA.
  4. gustogasmic

    gustogasmic Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Michigan
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    So, the obvious answer is FBS, as many here have pointed out. But if you like light stuff, seek out Dark Horse Perkulator... it's a doppelbock with coffee flavor, and somehow works.
  5. syppr

    syppr Initiate (26) May 19, 2011 Florida

    No, but I see it is stocked at our local TW. The Oatmeal Porter is good, but I will try your suggestion. I am a fan of Highland, and when SN gets ups and running in Asheville, I may have to move there.
  6. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Disciple (335) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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    Grand Teton Wake Up Call Imperial Porter, Wake n Bake, FBS, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout (off the top of my head)
  7. stevefinny

    stevefinny Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 New Jersey
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    Java Head is pretty damn good
  8. rdilauro

    rdilauro Crusader (753) Mar 8, 2010 Connecticut

    For coffee taste in beers, here are the ones I start with:
    Flounders: Breakfast Stout
    Brooklyn: Chocolate Stout
    Southern Tier: Choklat
    Rogue: Chocolate Stout
    Lagunitas: Cappucinno Stout
  9. fortsambo

    fortsambo Initiate (137) Feb 14, 2011 Colorado
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  10. jgreenearrow

    jgreenearrow Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2009 Virginia

    Agreed! Based on you (OP) being located in PA, this has to be one that you pick up.
  11. DarthKostrizer

    DarthKostrizer Meyvn (1,219) May 13, 2011 California
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    Victory at Sea is the correct answer
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  12. loudmouth

    loudmouth Aspirant (245) May 24, 2010 Wisconsin

    I know Furthermore distributes to some parts of Pennsylvania, and from your description it sounds like you would like their Oscura Coffee Lager.
  13. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,433) Mar 18, 2010 California

    This is the correct answer.
  14. markmiller

    markmiller Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2010 New York
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    For a coffee beer, I would think Jahva would be recommended over Choklat from STBC. For the best of both worlds you can also have Mokah, which is (obviously) a combination of the two.
  15. nas4atu

    nas4atu Aspirant (258) Dec 3, 2011 North Carolina
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    Epic Big Bad Baptist is pretty damn delicious.
  16. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee
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    Peruvian Morning. It got some good distribution this year, so it's much easier to score this go-round. Thunderstruck is a nice one as well.
  17. whyhellomichael

    whyhellomichael Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2011 Virginia

    For a PA person, easily available, Troegs Javahead is the easy winner out of the things listed.
  18. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 California

    Tried Kujo yesterday and I too feel it's a worthy recommendation.
  19. LusciousJackson

    LusciousJackson Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Illinois
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    Loving this one these days...

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  20. rbouton

    rbouton Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2008 New Jersey

  21. MartinP

    MartinP Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012

    Wow, I wasn't aware there were so many coffee flavored beers. Guess I have some work cut out for me now, printing all those names then going to the distributor (who I don't think will have any of these) then going to my bar that has some extraordinary beers. I should be able to find at least a few of these. Thanks for the help and suggestions.
  22. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    I find fullers london porter has some nice coffee flavor to it when its pretty fresh.
  23. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (225) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    I'd recommend Wake N Bake from Terrapin, Breakfast Stout from Founders. Both awesome coffee beers.
  24. bitterbeerguy

    bitterbeerguy Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2011 Minnesota

    I gotta say that Big Hugs by Half Acre is the winner for me- just cracked a bottle on Friday and the coffee character blew me away! Since that brew is pretty limited, my next best definitely goes to the aforementioned Schlafly Coffee- especially if less than 1 month old.
  25. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Wolavers Alta Gracia Coffee Porter, Southern Tier Jah-va, Meantime Coffee Porter, Berkshire Coffee Porter, Ballast Point Vanilla Coffee Porter, Bridgeport Cafe Negro are a few that I've had and love.
  26. Chugs13

    Chugs13 Devotee (499) Dec 11, 2011 New Jersey
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    Yeah, dont know if you see this in your parts, but this was a solid coffee stout, and great value at $4.49.
  27. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (2,616) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    There's only one 5-gallon cask of it available each year, but the answer for me is a no-brainer:

    Coffee-Infused Imperial Stout Trooper
  28. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    Just tried a Wolavers Alta Gracia porter for the first time last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Coffee flavors really stood as the base beer didn't seem too strong.
  29. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Disciple (342) May 1, 2011 Maine

    Kona Pipeline Porter is pretty good too.
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  30. Marti403

    Marti403 Disciple (328) Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Trade for some Short's Cup-A-Joe. Other than that...+1 to Founders Breakfast Stout.
  31. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (242) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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  32. gobrewins

    gobrewins Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    I'm a big fan of Coffee Flavored Beers (including the Black & Brew, which you mentioned). Here are some I like, though I'm not fully sure of what some of these have for availability in PA:

    Berkshire Brewing Company CoffeeHaus Porter
    Atwater Block Vanilla Java Porter
    Troegs Javahead
    Three Heads Java Sutra Porter

    Also not quite coffee, but one along those lines, that you might like:

    Rogue Hazelnut Brown
  33. gobrewins

    gobrewins Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    Oh, also the Dogfish Head WorldWide Stout.
  34. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Devotee (456) Sep 13, 2011 Florida
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    Terrapin Wake N Bake has the greatest coffee flavor I've had yet. Also some other great coffee brews:
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Cigar City Cubano Style Espresso
    Surly Coffee Bender
  35. jsanford

    jsanford Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2010 Georgia

    Terrapin W-n-B, Bell's Java Stout, Founders Breakfast Stout, and Pisgah Valdez all jump out.
  36. dap325

    dap325 Initiate (151) Apr 2, 2009 New York

    Wolavers Alta Gracia Coffee Porter and Three Heads Java Sutra are 2 that I have enjoyed lately. They should be readily available in your area.
  37. andrewinski1

    andrewinski1 Savant (941) Apr 14, 2009 New Hampshire

    You didn't want to mention Dogfish Head Chicory Stout? C'mon Man!
  38. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Poo-Bah (1,641) Sep 1, 2008 Colorado
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    Central Waters Peruvian Morning.
  39. dagmer

    dagmer Initiate (134) Feb 27, 2012 Illinois

    I thought i didn't like coffee beers until I had Great Divide's Espresso yet, by far my favorite and a top 10 pick for me.
    Lagunitas Cappuccino stout is also great
  40. TheYeagermeister

    TheYeagermeister Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2010 Texas

    Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Real Ale Coffee Porter
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