What's a good coffee flavored beer.

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

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  1. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,059) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

  2. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (3,006) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    Lost Abbey Serpent Stout or Expresso Yeti yum yum. Breakfast Stout is always a favorite also.
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  3. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Meyvn (1,023) Sep 5, 2008 Missouri

    Lots of good ones mentioned above; I dunno if you're into trading, but if so, try to snag a Schlafly Coffee Stout 6er (only around 8 bucks a six pack, and damn delicious espresso flavors), and (one I didn't see above, unless I missed it) a 4pk of 16oz cans from Great River Brewery, their 'Redband Stout'. It's like creamy, thick, iced coffee. Probably the most coffee-forward beer I've ever had. Schlafly is distributed througout IL/MO and a few other states; Great River brews are almost exclusively in IL and IA I believe.
  4. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    KBS, Peche Mortel, Speedway Stout
  5. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

    Schlafly's Coffee Stout is excellent. Don't know if you can get it Western PA. A favorite stout of mine with a lot of coffee taste is Stockyard Oatmeal Stout at Trader Joe's.
  6. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    I have had one delicious sip of Williamsburg Aleworks Cafe Royale and I was sold. To me, better than FBS. But I don't find it a light beer like OP originally asked all those months ago. Wake n Bake isn't too heavy and so damn good.
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  7. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    this, and as stated above, the yeti are both very good and easy to find out here in CA
  8. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    go cards!
  9. drperry11

    drperry11 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 South Carolina

    Depending on where you are in west PA, troegs javahead, southern tier as others have said..almost all big stouts have some coffee. Weyerbacher Old Heathen
  10. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    Surley Coffee Bender. Yup.
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  11. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

    12 run inning vs. the Cubs tonight!
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  12. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    7 doubles in one inning!
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  13. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    I'd you get Highland Brewing in your area, pick up a Black Mocha Stout. Best coffee flavor in a beer that doesn't actually use coffee.
  14. americajesus

    americajesus Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2011 New Jersey

    to øl mochaccino messiah
    i agree kujo
    didnt look but terrapin wake n bake must be on here
    drink any of the 3 above before you spend your money on one of the mikkeller coffee ones... beer geak breakfast or weasel. theyre good however these are better
  15. BoRaeCho

    BoRaeCho Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2010 California

    Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout and Ballast Point's Victory at Sea for the win.
  16. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'm just going to continue to parrot what a bunch of people are saying here, and given what I know we can get in PA:

    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Terrapin Wake-n-Bake
    Bells Java Stout
    Troegs Javahead
    Dark Horse Perkulator
    Flying Dog Kujo
    Atwater Vanilla Java Porter (Well, I like it)
    Ballast Point Victory At Sea (which I honestly have not seen here in a year and a half in Pittsburgh but who knows)
    Full Pint Perc E Bust
    Great Divide Espresso Yeti

    I wish we got Schlafly's here, I've heard so much about their Coffee Stout
  17. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (759) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    Founders Breakfast Stout and Mikkeller Kopi IPA
  18. newbrews

    newbrews Aspirant (260) Jul 24, 2010 Florida
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    Williamsburg Alewerks Cafe Royal is one of the best and Nectar Black Xantus is very good. Along with WnB, CCB Cubano, and Victory at Sea.
    As far as rarities, Penultimate Push and Final Push Marshall Zhukov were off the charts good.
  19. gustogasmic

    gustogasmic Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Michigan
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    Terrapin Wake N Bake
    Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti
    Founder's Breakfast Stout
    Founder's Frangelic Mountain Brown

    In no particular order.
  20. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    If you're looking for something very balanced, I'd say Kujo all the way. 8.9% and there is no tasting the alcohol in that big boy.

    For a big coffee whopper: Black Damnation II Mocha Bomb is still my favorite coffee stout. Definitely a sipper at 12%.

    Péché Mortel is also stupidly delicious.
  21. rdilauro

    rdilauro Crusader (753) Mar 8, 2010 Connecticut

    With Stout season approaching, I went back to Founders Breakfast Stout, which I still love. This year it seems to me more coffee, almost esspresso in taste, which I love. Next I tried Flash Point Double Stout. Now that was the opposite of Founders. Flash Point was loaded with rich deep chocolate that was so perfectly balanced.
    So, now I have my coffee Stout (Founders) and my Chocolate stout (Flash Point) But I know the season is still early
  22. soughtbygod

    soughtbygod Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 California
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    coffee bender for sure worth the trade
  23. brplatz

    brplatz Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 New Mexico

    I have a local, Santa Fe Brewing, Imperial Java Stout at 8%. Delicious
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  24. stantheposterman

    stantheposterman Initiate (54) Aug 6, 2012 California
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    Vietnamese Coffee Speedway, Victory at Sea, FBS, Coronado Blue Bridge Coffee Stout, Lagunitas
  25. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Founders Breakfast Stout is my choice for sure
  26. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    I'm a big fan of many mentioned in this thread, but since I just picked up a six-pack of Highland's Thunderstruck Coffee Porter I'll echo that one. Really great coffee flavor.
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  27. tronto

    tronto Initiate (84) Dec 22, 2010 Kentucky
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    if your tired of stouts try dark horse perkulator. coffee doppleback.
  28. ceolach

    ceolach Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 Massachusetts

    If your in the Boston area or know someone in the area Brash Brewing just released Texas Exile. Fucking Delicious.
  29. Morey

    Morey Meyvn (1,042) Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    A couple of other people have mentioned it, but Troegs Java Head might be just what the Dr. ordered as far as what you're looking for. It's not as big of a beer as the ST, Founders, and Terrapin beers that have been mention, and it's also available year round in western PA.
  30. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Speedway Stout FTW!
    Founder's Breakfast Stout
  31. zirkusaffe

    zirkusaffe Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 Minnesota

    Surly - Coffee Bender
    Dark Horse Perkulator
    Lift Bridge - Irish Coffee Stout
  32. Greenchileman

    Greenchileman Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2012 Georgia

    Founders Breakfast Stout is very tasty, however, I like the Santa Fe Brewing Imperial Java Stout even more. The problem is that I now live in Atlanta and for now it's sold in NM and maybe in Southern Co., West Texas, I only get to enjoy it when I go back to ABQ. I do pack a six in my checked luggage when I return to ATL so that helps for a week or so. That all said, I'm going to go look for some of the labels y'all have posted. Have a great evening!
  33. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,637) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    Amazing beer. And severely underrated.
  34. Scalzo

    Scalzo Aspirant (245) Feb 27, 2012 Illinois
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    The Devil Made Me Do It Coffee Imperial Porter
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  35. sugeknight6289

    sugeknight6289 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
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  36. Pythonhgr

    Pythonhgr Initiate (13) Dec 10, 2006 New Jersey

    Keegan Joe Mama's Milk, please!!
  37. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Zealot (585) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    I tend to like the variations of speedway stout that vietnamese was amazing
    Of course like the FBS and Troegs java head
    Nobody seem to mention Black Xantus which is solid brew in itself
    just got that Long Trail brewmaster series cant wait to try
  38. APB

    APB Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2012 Nebraska

    Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout by Great Divide Brewing Company. The taste has stuck with me for the past 2 years when I first tried on tap at my favorite local bar. Its a strong beer with a heavy espresso flavor.
  39. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Ballast Point Victory at Sea & Williamsburg Alewerks Cafe Royale are good options.
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  40. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Black and brew is a good entry level coffee but there are much better options out there.

    Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter
    Harpoon's new 100 Barrel Series (Trifungo I think its called)
    Wollavers Coffee Porter
    Founders BS
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