- My Rating: [B], I gave it a (3.6 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Timbertrain Coffee Stout – Russell Brewing Company, 6.5% ABV – 50 IBUs, 650ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft brew*, seasonal)
on the front-left label:
“Rusell presents our newest seasonal release; Timbertrain Coffee Stout. With a beautifully rich malt base and a healthy does of TimbertrainCoffeeRoasters.com cold pressed espresso our brewers have created a beer that is so much more than a breakfast drink.”
- Style: (flavoured – coffee) Dry Stout
- Taste: Woody nutty bitter roast dry coffee roast barley mild vanilla
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $6.70 CAD (after 10% off) – 650ml., December 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: good, not great
Visual: (cellared for 1.5 years). Pours deep coffee brown with a massive long lasting ultra foamy head, thick sticky lacing, a few visible micro bubbles surfacing.
Nose: sweet nutty woody roasted coffee, caramelized barley malt (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: dry crisp, bright coffee malt impression
Mid-palate: tingly-bubbly, (lvl-1-sweetness), mildy burnt, deep roast coffee, vanilla, slight sour acidic brightness, roasted barley malt
Finish: residual woody roast, subtle bitter hops, lingering roast malt
Summary: Plenty of coffee influence in here, a robust balanced dry body. I prefer a sweeter stout, but this is pleasantly solid nonetheless. Better at 20°C.