Revisiting American craft beers that I have already have reviewed makes for an easy night of reviewing. But it also brings about something that I didn’t expect: lack of retention of the experience of having the beer. Is old age already upon me? I don’t think so. Life is just so damn busy that a beer review I did some two years ago isn’t on the tip of my memory.
Brewhouse Coffee Stout by Central Waters Brewing Company fits the above description perfectly. I haven’t had this beer since September, 2009 and the bottle I had for beer 211 had sat in my cellar for a six months, so when I opened it and the amount of coffee was huge in the aroma, I was surprised and didn’t remember quite that big of a coffee profile.
After looking at my old review I did mention that the beer was a “coffee powerhouse”. So maybe it had a lot of coffee. Even after drinking most of the beer it didn’t bring back any memories. What I do know for having the beer is that it is a coffee powerhouse: huge aroma and flavor is coffee. There is some chocolate notes but most of it is consumed by the coffee. The high ABV (8.2%) is well hidden.
I really like this beer but I think I get more out of coffee beers that are more balanced but I wouldn’t pass up a pint of Brewhouse Coffee Stout. Enjoy!
Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.0
Useless Fact: The area sold by France to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase was first offered to England, who refused it. The price paid by the United States for the land, some 100 million acres, averaged out to 4 cents an acre.