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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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"This is our Coffeehouse Stout amped up to 8% abv and aged for a couple of months in Virginia Gentleman Reserve Bourbon Barrels. Another unique AleWerks beer which blends the rich, coffee-milk stout flavors with those of vanilla and bourbon."


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle. Courtesy of Dregs78 from BA. Pours a very dark brown color with a semi-dark tan head that collars around the glass. The aroma is dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, leather, and slight bourbon notes. The booze notes that I do pick up I think can be contributed to the aging in barrels. Some lace as the head settles. Nice creamy mouthfeel. The bourbon flavor is fairly evident but not overwhelming at all. Nice blend of flavors. The dark chocolate is mor evident at the end and lingers on for a while. Slgith warming and taste of alcohol as well. Overall, a really nice beer with some pretty good balance. I really like the bourbon flavors in that they arent too overwhelming. The mouthfeel is really nice as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
thanks kan! bottle. pours black with thin tan head. aroma of coffee, vanilla honey. flavors of coffee vanilla, creme brle, sweet chocolate, thin body and sweet finish. okay but i can see a lot of people liking this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Williamsburg cafe royals. 22oz bottle from Ken... Pours a dark stouty pour with less intense edges and a thin tan head... Aroma of barrel with vanilla and bourbon and of course of coffee... Flavors improve albeit with a sweeter profile overall. Solid notes of bourbon, lighter vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. Decent body and carbonation. Works pretty well altogether. Coffee tastes a fair bit stale and not the freshest. Not bad overall but seems a bit too sweet. 7/4/8/4/15

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
22oz. Pours pitch with light tan head. Aroma is chocolate and some coffee. Kinda like a mocha. Mouthful is bitter sweet chocolate with some nice coffee notes.. Very nice...

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2010
The perfect stout? Great aroma, smooth, lots of coffee and chocolate with the wood/bourbon/vanilla taste barely perceptible, but still lurking in the background. Worth the 4.2 rating it has so far....great beer at $8/bomber. Have had many stouts 2-3x the price that werent nearly as good. Hope they keep brewing more like this. Time to head back to the store and clear out their supply...

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2010 Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of coffee, bourbon and chocolate. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and a little coffee. Mouth coating and a finish that lasts a long time. An absolutely awesome effort for the gang at Alewerks! OK, Im a homey, but this is really really tasty!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Wonderful flavors; chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and wood. Certainly on the Imperial end of the stout spectrum but this one isnt too heavy. This is an improvement on the regular Coffehouse Stout and is the worth the "mini-hype" it is receiving and deserves.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle. Black pour with a thick, frothy brown head. Strong vanilla, coffee, oak, molasses and dark chocolate in the aroma. Mouth-watering! Taste is big black, oily coffee beans, strong vanilla, bourbon notes, molasses, oak and dark chocolate. Absolutely delicious! Body is thick and chewy with a creamy carbonation and slight warmth. Finishes with more vanilla, big coffee, molasses, brown sugar, oak and bourbon notes. This is a homerun. No doubt. Yes, Im a homer but this is an awesome beer, homer or not!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle from the brewery on 09/08/2010. Dark black body with a medium creamy brown head. Big coffee and roast aroma with chocolate and some woody notes. BIg coffee, vanilla, roast, chocolate, and light wood flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, light coconut, slight bourbon, slight vanilla, and a hint of oak. Poured pitch black in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of Bourbon, light oak, coffee, chocolate, light roasted malt, light vanilla, and lactose. Medium body. Slightly tingly, then dry, and chalky body. Soft to average carbonation. Roasted malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla finish is dry and lightly chalky. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout, despite the nice, smooth Bourbon flavor.


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