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Brewhouse Coffee Stout by Central Waters Brewing Company
American Stout
8.50 % ABV

Review by mr. furley on 10/13/12  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
94 3 12 18 5 9 2012
this is a completely different beer on tap. pronounced coffee, creamy, smooth. i'm a bit of a fanboy but this is a top 5 beer for me.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tolann on 01/22/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 18 4 9 2009
A - very dark appearance. I didn't pour too hard and didn't get lots of head, but of what I did get was a nice roasty tan. There are some ruby hints of color if you hold the glass to the light, but otherwise it looks black as night.

S- Smell is big time coffee. Some chocolate notes too. Something about the sweetness makes me think of the lactose sweetness of a milk stout.

T - Very roasted and the coffee isn't quite as dominant as in the nose. This bottle doesn't have a big alcohol feel, or burn, but I think there's a little bit of age on it.

M - Mouthfeel is a little bit lighter at first and carbonation up front, but smooths out hand has more of a silky feel. Dry after taste. Roasted coffee seems to hang on your breath.

D - Overall very drinkable. Not sure what the ABV is. It's not on the bottle and I haven't been able to find it anywhere. I am a huge fan of coffee beers and this one is very good. I'd drink this again if given the chance.

Served In: Tulip

Review by bakes on 11/06/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 0
Thanks to Tip Top for the bottle! Can't see the uploaded image, but there's one seriously wired looking bird drawn on the orange-red label of mine.

Pours a nearly opaque nearly black nearly perfect looking stout with a tan head that lasts well and laces down the glass. Aroma is luscious - black coffee, faint dark chocolate, roasted malt, distant earthiness.

Balance... this brew has it in spades. Coffee is clearly there, but rather than jumping out at you it's woven into the fabric of the brew, along with a healthy but not overpowering roasty malt, some dark chocolate (ever have South Bend dark chocolate? THAT.) that rounds it all into form. Bitterness is there in a rather gentle manner, again not drawing attention to itself but coexisting. The finish is a knife edge balance of coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, and earthy flavors. Mouthfeel is not as chewy as the flavors would suggest, but more moderate - you could do a session with this one.

Thoroughly enjoyable brew - at this rate I may start drinking coffee just to figure these brews out more.

Served In: Bottle

Review by joe1510 on 11/04/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 2 11 19 4 9 0
22oz Bomber
Steve's Madison

Brewhouse Coffee Stout leaves the bottle chestnut brown but as it collects in the glass becomes the darkest of browns bordering on black. A finger and a half worth of beige head formed on the pour and although it fell to a thick cap had really good staying power. Leaves intricate sticky drink lines down the glass. This is a very good looking stout.

This is a coffee bomb but I can really appreciate dark chocolate and cocoa in the background. Freshly brewed coffee hits hard right away and lasts throughout the smell. The chocolate adds a great depth and makes for a delicious smelling beer. After giving the glass a slight swirl there's even some vanilla present.

There is an incredible depth of flavor in this beer. The coffee is more of component of the whole instead of stomping over all other flavors like some other coffee infused brews tend to do. It's loaded with the freshest brewed highest quality coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, and hazelnut all in that order of intensity. The finish is like rich fudge. This is so close to getting a perfect score.

The mouthfeel was decent upfront but as this beer continues to warm the overall feel becomes much better. Medium bodied, slightly creamy, and slow moving.

The lower abv, moderate mouthfeel, and deliciousness make this a pure joy to put away. The glass and bottle are disappearing much quicker then I'd like but I can't help myself gulping it down.

This is another excellent beer from Central Waters. Another one of Wisconsin's great breweries. Every time I head up North I'm sure to pick up as many Central Waters products as monetarily possible.

Reviewed: 6/1/08

Price: $5.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by kgun12 on 08/17/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 2 10 17 4 8 2009

Served In: Bottle

Review by tavernjef on 08/16/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
96 3 10 20 5 10 2009
Deeply stained mahogany brown color. A finger high top of tan foam lifts its way to a favorably firm setting of lather. It keeps a steady firm skimming across the top the whole time as thick gobby strings of lacing catch the edges.

Nicely set tone of coffee on the nose with bruising roastibility that's frothy, deep, creamy, dark, and bold. What makes gives it a bit more interest is a slight sweetness of molasses and maple nut hint underneath giving a unique, rich tone within deeper wiffs.

Whoa! And Wow! Holy crap this is a damn nice taster! What a super fine and balanced display of deep, bold, coffee roast mixing with some finely blended amounts of cocoa cream pie filling, maple nut, almond, tenderized and caramelized sugar sweetness, nudged in vanilla pods, and even some tobacco-like hints. It has just the perfect amount of earthy roastyness, mixing with all sorts of coffee added extras that boost the intensity and impact of every sip with coffee shoppe flavors. Superb!

The body is insanely smooth and creamy with an intense hold of tone and flavor the whole time thru. What sets it apart is this buttery fluffyness to its backing that really is immaculately woven into the structure of the flavors. The carbonation of a beer is there but somehow it has the impression of drinking a flavored coffee with maple, vanilla, caramel, and cocoa all wrapped on top of some whipped cream fluff while immersed in a full pressed, whole bean, dark Sumatra roasted coffee. It's unwholely easy to drink without a whole lot of thickness like that of the Southern Tiers' Mokah or Choklat. Which are just as complex and delish. But alas this keeps the edgyness of its boldness right on the perfect brink of being able to drink! And drink alot of it you will...
Outstandingly yummy!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Surly Duff on 09/13/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
64 2 8 12 3 7 2008
Thanks for Bison for this brew!

Pours a nice deep black with a thin deep brown head that leaves a nice bit of lacing coating the walls of the glass. The head atop the brew settles to just a couple wisps on the top of the liquid.

Smells of smooth chocolate malt. Nice bit of burnt malt bitterness coming in next and a nice sweetness. Touch of toffee and dark caramel. Hint of plum and then a nice coffee note.

Nice and sweet chocolate is upfront and foremost. Bit of caramel and a nice smooth toffee. Then a burnt malt bitterness comes across right before the nice coffee flavor at the end. Medium carbonation prickles the tongue a bit more then your standard stout. This is especially interesting because the coffee oils usually kill some of the carbonation a bit.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tangfoot on 05/31/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 11 17 4 9 2008
Received via flyingbison. Thanks!

This one poured out very dark, but not quite black. The head was very abundant, and it is a good thing that I did not pour it aggressively or I would have been cleaning up a mess.

The smell was outstanding. I tried this beer immediately after Peche Mortel, and was very impressed that it not only stood up to it, but actually surpassed it in this category. Lots of lovely coffee aroma here.

The taste followed the smell very well. It was full of coffee, but could have been a bit more well-rounded. The coffee drowned out some of the malts and hops, but this was not a big distraction overall.

The feel was good, but not overwhelming. The finish was dry, reminiscent of a rye beer.

Awesome coffee stout, and it held its own head-to-head against one of the top beers in the world.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 04/11/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2008
Thanks to flyingbison for sending me a couple bombers of this…my last one and this one is for the review.

Pours a nice dark color with two inches of foam. Very good retention and some lacing as the foam settles down.

A big roasted coffee aroma with a good dose of toast and chocolate malts. Notes of roasted barley and a bit of astringency from the coffee. Coffee bread and hints of hazelnut and cream. Notes of tobacco and smoke as well. The coffee is there in abundance but there is enough toasted and chocolate malts to remind you that you are drinking a beer, well done.

Taste is much of the same with coffee upfront and quickly followed by bitter chocolate, toast and a touch of cinnamon in the finish. Some bitterness near the middle and it tries to end with some cream and sweetness in the end but it misses just a bit as a rush of coffee and roasted bitterness comes through. It’s a battle between the coffee and bitter chocolate malts throughout and I’m not sure which one wins…

Good mouth-feel, well carbonated, but a tad thin.

A very good coffee stout.

Served In: Pint Glass

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