What's a good coffee flavored beer.

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

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  1. franklinn

    franklinn Aspirant (221) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Peche Mortel!
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  2. anglagard1

    anglagard1 Initiate (190) Nov 17, 2010 Wisconsin

    I just found New Glarus Coffee Stout back in stores for the first time in two years and it is every bit as good as I remember it. Not too intense on the coffee or alcohol, this is a sessionable beer.
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  3. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Crusader (728) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona

    +1 to Kona PL Porter
  4. Lerxst

    Lerxst Defender (614) Jun 17, 2005 Florida

    +1 to Espresso Yeti. It's a seasonal but for a "coffee" beer it is my favorite. Had one last night and it was fantastic
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  5. bradwalrus

    bradwalrus Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I had founders breakfast for first time today... highly recommend that!! friggin great!!!
  6. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Troeg's java head is fantastic and very easy to obtain for us pennsylvanian's!!! Founders breakfast stout is better but harder to obtain. Bell's porter and kallamazoo stout are fairly easy to get and nice and roasty and very very tasty. Great lakes edmund fitzgerald porter has some roasty coffee notes as well as some hops to it and i think you'll enjoy that as well. If you find a porter/stout in your local good beer bottle shop and or 6 pack shop try it out as a roasty coffee and chocolate note is often found in the style.
  7. BugTownPub

    BugTownPub Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Kona pipeline porter coffee and nothing else
  8. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Founders breakfast stout if you can find it, but it's not going to be local. Where you are, find Troegs Java Head. That'll do ye.
  9. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,753) Mar 18, 2010 California

  10. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Devotee (441) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Coffee Bender as stated by others. Surely one of the most coffee forward beers I've ever had. However, I'd add Devil Made Me Do It as having a yummy coffee flavor.
  11. sweetLew

    sweetLew Initiate (112) Jul 11, 2009 California

    TO ├śL Sleepover - IPA with roasted coffee beans added in the secondary; good coffee flavor, not much coffee bitterness.
  12. jdauria

    jdauria Devotee (401) Sep 15, 2010 Massachusetts

    Agree with Founder's Breakfast Stout, which I had for the first time last weekend. Another very good coffee beer, Rising Tide's (Portland Maine) Tempest Coffee Porter. Coffee beans in the mash and cold-steeped coffee added during conditioning. There website states that it's their seven barrel series and is only available on draft, but it is readily available in bombers here in Mass.
  13. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (412) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina

    Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter.

    Cold black coffee, in a bottle.
  14. Gannon81

    Gannon81 Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 Oregon

    Founders Breakfast all day.
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  15. cyrushire

    cyrushire Defender (691) May 25, 2012 Florida

    CCB cubano espresso brown ale
  16. Rosty

    Rosty Initiate (42) Nov 29, 2006 California

    The Bruery, if you are in the area, has a five taster sampler of five coffee's added to the same base beer in five different ways called Portola Rossa. It really exemplifies how different the coffee flavors can be depending on how you add the coffee to the beer. They do cold steep, brew hot etc. And being that each example is the same base beer one can experience the difference.
  17. Onenote81

    Onenote81 Poo-Bah (2,081) May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    Big Bad Baptist by Epic
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  18. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter

    Cold Coffee in a glass!
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  19. myspoonistoobig

    myspoonistoobig Initiate (159) Jan 25, 2009 Massachusetts

    What is the base beer style? Hopefully this is still on when I'm out there in a couple weeks.
  20. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Aspirant (229) Feb 22, 2011 California

    It's a damn shame you don't live in Los Angeles. We have a restaurant/taphouse called Ladyface, and their Picture City Porter is hands down the best "coffee beer" I've had under 7%.

    Other than that I would recommend Black Xantus.
  21. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    I would also have to give a shout out to Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout. Tasted like smooth, black sparkling coffee to me. And can't beat $3.99 for a 22oz.
  22. Beerdudenumberone

    Beerdudenumberone Disciple (328) Dec 9, 2012 Indiana

    Founders breakfast stout is excellent
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  23. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,753) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Do they still sprinkle coffee grounds on top?
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  24. MC6

    MC6 Initiate (109) Dec 12, 2008 Illinois

    Schlafly's coffee stout
    Great River Brewery Redband

    Both excellent.
  25. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (789) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan

    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Peche Mortel
    Big Bad Baptist

    My top 3
  26. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,744) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    I'm gonnna have to go with Troegs Javahead Stout.
  27. GeddyLeeRocks

    GeddyLeeRocks Initiate (103) Oct 14, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Troegs Javahead or Bell's Java Stout or a Bell's two Hearted Ale with a Maxwell House chaser!
  28. Momar42

    Momar42 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Maryland

    Haha, was just about to post the same two. Found them both recently and loved each of them a lot.
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  29. Swiderek202

    Swiderek202 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2012 Illinois

    Three Floyd's HIB and Pizza Port Coffee Monster
  30. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Devotee (415) Jul 31, 2010 California

    The New Belgium Lips of Faith Coffee Chocolate Imperial Stout. Actually tastes like coffee. Nice mouthfeel too
  31. BrewTasting

    BrewTasting Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2010 Nevada

    Midnight Sun Arctic Rhino and Ballast Victory at Sea.
  32. jlt6116

    jlt6116 Initiate (76) Oct 13, 2009 California

    Beachwood Brewing Tovarish
    Troegs Javahead
  33. shamrock1343

    shamrock1343 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2010 New Jersey

    Troegs, Central Waters, FBS, Terrapin
  34. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Aspirant (229) Feb 22, 2011 California

    Yes sir. I love that beer. In fact, I love all of their house brewed beers.
  35. Rosty

    Rosty Initiate (42) Nov 29, 2006 California

    It is a nice red ale. So you get the coffee and it is not over powered by a stout.
  36. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    I agree that the Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter is stupendous. Also out of Massachusetts, a brewing company called High and Mighty makes a damn good Two Headed Beast Stout! It's chocolatey with lots of espresso character and is extremely smooth going down. Only a 4.5% abv so although the flava is huge, you could enjoy a couple of these bombers without hittin the floor too hahd. Also Victory's Storm King Stout leaves a strong coffee impression.
  37. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter. Has the strongest coffee flavor I've ever had in a beer.
  38. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Aspirant (207) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut

    Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Berkshire Brewing Deans Beans Coffeehouse Porter
  39. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,411) Feb 1, 2012 Florida

  40. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey

    This. Had this last night, unreal coffee aroma and flavor. The effects of the barrel are overshadowed by the coffee, but still make it a great beer. Highly recommend trying this.
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