11. Terrapin Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Stout
Coffee notes? Check. Oatmeal notes? Check. A drawing on the bottle of a turtle wearing sunglasses while carrying a tray of cookies and a beer? Aaron Rodgers-style double check.
10. Twisted Pine Big Shot Espresso Stout
You might say I'm biased because I live close to the brewery, and you'd be right. But the World Beer Cup judges aren't biased, and they gave this a Gold in the Coffee Beer category. It's easy to see why. Sippable as hell and full of coffee flavor. One bomber isn't gonna be enough.
9. Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist
Like the best iced Irish coffee you've ever had in your life, owing to the fact that it's aged in whiskey barrels. Epic, Big, and Bad are all quite fitting descriptors of this sucker.
8. Founders Breakfast Stout
A good number of these big coffee beers (this one is 8.3%) are undoubtedly delicious, but it's hard to imagine drinking more than a bomber's worth. Or even a bottle. Founders crammed a big beer into a regular-sized bottle, with a ton of chocolate, coffee, and oat flavors, and made it something you want to keep drinking all Monday morning long. Err, after work on Monday.
7. Stone Brewing Co. Master of Disguise
This is part of Stone's Stochasticity Project, which has something to do with whatever Stochasticity means. Anyways, this is a stout, but it looks like an ale. And it tastes just like a stout! Great coffee flavors too. I bet Stone thinks they can put out any beer and it'll be good, those Arrogant Bastards. Umm, this one is.
6. Surly Brewing Co. Coffee Bender
If you didn't know this was beer, you'd think you were drinking a carbonated iced coffee. Surly claims to have used a cold extraction process that gives this a strong coffee flavor, and they are not kidding. Smooth, delicious, and it comes in pint-sized cans. Solid as hell.