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    Tried Longshot a coffee infused dark ale last night, it was DELICIOUS!!
    haha. I only had the one, and I think its probably a good thing as it was quite sweet.

    Its the Brain child of the matilda bay brewery (forsters) and tobys estate..
    The idea was born over a beer between Matilda Bay head brewer, Scott Vincent, and gourmet coffee roaster, Toby Smith, after comparing stories about roasting malt and coffee beans.
    article:http://theshout.com.au/2010/07/05/ar...pic/ALVNECONBP

    While hints of coffee isnt a new thing for dark beers, it was deffinately a more prominent flavour in this brew.
    nice drop that id suggest any CSer who sucks on the occasional frothie to give it a go.
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    Re: Coffee infused beer?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6763786D7E630C0 link=1278317377/0#0 date=1278317377
    Tried Longshot a coffee infused dark ale last night, it was DELICIOUS!!
    haha. *I only had the one, and I think its probably a good thing as it was quite sweet.

    Its the Brain child of the matilda bay brewery (forsters) and tobys estate..
    The idea was born over a beer between Matilda Bay head brewer, Scott Vincent, and gourmet coffee roaster, Toby Smith, after comparing stories about roasting malt and coffee beans.
    article:http://theshout.com.au/2010/07/05/ar...pic/ALVNECONBP

    While hints of coffee isnt a new thing for dark beers, it was deffinately a more prominent flavour in this brew.
    nice drop that id suggest any CSer who sucks on the occasional frothie to give it a go.
    :)
    Holy crap :o the thought never occurred to me, thats certainly out of left field.
    Maybe Ill add a shot of espresso to my next Coopers sparkling ale :D

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    Re: Coffee infused beer?

    A waste of a good espresso if you ask me. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59656C7461000 link=1278317377/1#1 date=1278318817
    Holy crap :o the thought never occurred to me, thats certainly out of left field.
    Maybe Ill add a shot of espresso to my next Coopers sparkling ale *:D
    Haha mate, Id suggest it might work better in a darker beer, like montieths black or something.
    but hey, guess its worth a shot ::) ;D
    let us know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7773687D6E731C0 link=1278317377/3#3 date=1278397378
    Quote Originally Posted by 59656C7461000 link=1278317377/1#1 date=1278318817
    Holy crap :o the thought never occurred to me, thats certainly out of left field.
    Maybe Ill add a shot of espresso to my next Coopers sparkling ale *:D *
    Haha mate, Id suggest it might work better in a darker beer, like montieths black or something.
    but hey, guess its worth a shot *::) ;D
    let us know how it goes.
    I imagine it will remain a mystery, as far as Im concerned anyway. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 764A435B4E2F0 link=1278317377/4#4 date=1278398927
    I imagine it will remain a mystery, as far as Im concerned anyway. *;)
    haha alright, maybe it is best to let the pros do what they do best.


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    Re: Coffee infused beer?

    Mt Tamborine Coffee Plantation in conjunction with Eagle Heights Brewery did a dark stout last year that was absolutely unreal. I think it came in at 8 per cent ,wickedly smooth and totally organic .I still have 4 tallies left. :D

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    mmmmm beer

    Not proud of it but I am a 2 pot screamer ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 767F7176727D7C130 link=1278317377/6#6 date=1278405689
    Mt Tamborine Coffee Plantation in conjunction with Eagle Heights Brewery did a dark stout *last year that was absolutely unreal. I think it came in at 8 per cent ,wickedly smooth and totally organic .I still have 4 tallies left. :D
    sounds delicious! :D

    Quote Originally Posted by 587C757576764C587C607E7C130 link=1278317377/7#7 date=1278415682
    mmmmm beer

    Not proud of it but I am a 2 pot screamer *;D

    KK
    ;D ;D

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    Re: Coffee infused beer?

    I have a 22litre cask of Muscat which I maintain and attempted a coffee bean infusion with a bottle extracted from there. A bit of a failure in the end, it had a definite coffee flavour, but preferred the muscat on its own or alongside an espresso shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7F4A5950595573380 link=1278317377/9#9 date=1278450835
    preferred the muscat on its own or alongside an espresso shot
    What if you were in a hurry and didnt have time for them side by side?
    Would it be an acceptable option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1A263B202A2B3C29212A4E0 link=1278317377/10#10 date=1278459845
    What if you were in a hurry and didnt have time for them side by side?
    Would it be an acceptable option?
    [smiley=smiley.gif] Definately - I think I infused the beans for a couple of weeks, found it a little too overporwering, so diluted it with extra muscat. Ultimately I think the problem was it possibly needed even more dilution to allow the coffes taste to be more subtle

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    Sounds Delicious Graham! :)
    Id be interested to see if it would work with a whisky, i think if you got the mix right, it would be great!.. i know you can buy coffee flavoured vodka, but im not much of a vodka drinker, and im not sure about this artificial coffee flavouring business.. far as im concerned you may aswell make an instant cappucino with metho rather than water. ;D

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    Re: Coffee infused beer?

    wow! sounds really good! Id definitely be interested to try one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 70746F7A69741B0 link=1278317377/0#0 date=1278317377
    Tried Longshot a coffee infused dark ale last night, it was DELICIOUS!!
    haha. *I only had the one, and I think its probably a good thing as it was quite sweet.

    Its the Brain child of the matilda bay brewery (forsters) and tobys estate..
    The idea was born over a beer between Matilda Bay head brewer, Scott Vincent, and gourmet coffee roaster, Toby Smith, after comparing stories about roasting malt and coffee beans.
    article:http://theshout.com.au/2010/07/05/ar...pic/ALVNECONBP

    While hints of coffee isnt a new thing for dark beers, it was deffinately a more prominent flavour in this brew.
    nice drop that id suggest any CSer who sucks on the occasional frothie to give it a go.
    :)
    Adding coffee to your beer (at fermentation) is a fairly standard thing to do. There is even a style called "coffee stout". The standard way is to pull your shot(s) and add them to the liquor at the start of the process. The fact that they are calling this a coffee "infused" beer makes me think that they are adding the beans or grinds to to the mash (crushed grain) as its being soaked or adding the beans to the liquor, post-fermentation. I tend to think it is the latter.
    Did it have a distinct coffee aroma?
    Did it hold a head well or lose it quickly?
    Answers yes and no (head quickly subsided) will confirm this ;) Its all academic, because I know I wont have the time to imitate it even though I love dark beers ;D

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    Re: Coffee infused beer?

    A beer made by one of the top brewers in the US uses CP made from Finca Vista Hermosa, a bean I reviewed on here some years back. The flavor of the beans comes through very nicely in the beer.

    Here are some specs on it:

    STYLE: Coffee flavored American Brown Ale
    MALT: Pale Ale, Aromatic, Medium Crystal, Dark Crystal, Oats and Chocolate
    HOPS: Columbus,Willamette
    COFFEE: Guatemalan Finca Vista Hermosa
    YEAST: English Ale
    OG: 14º Plato
    ABV: 5.5% v/v
    COLOR: 45 ºSRM
    IBU: 45


    Java "Yet another use for CP!" phile

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    Re: Coffee infused beer?

    I havent tried "longshot" yet but have enjoyed a few coffee stouts and porter styles. Most memorable being Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel.

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1159850369/72#72

    Ive also been working with a mate on a variety of brewing and related projects and have made several batches of Yirgacheffe Pale Ale and are working on some other ideas too. Its good fun!

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    I tend to always have one of my kegs here with a coffee porter in it. Last time I added a double shot into the fermentation stage and next time I am trying ground beans in the mash.

    There are some very nice coffee beers out there...including mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 043423312B2728460 link=1278317377/14#14 date=1278672334
    Adding coffee to your beer (at fermentation) is a fairly standard thing to do. There is even a style called "coffee stout". ...
    Did it have a distinct coffee aroma?
    This is true :)
    Ive been enjoying dark ales for a while now and I just found this one to have a particular Robust coffee flavour. :)
    Quote Originally Posted by 31272B2423352F460 link=1278317377/17#17 date=1278722187
    I tend to always have one of my kegs here with a coffee porter in it. Last time I added a double shot into the fermentation stage and next time I am trying ground beans in the mash.

    There are some very nice coffee beers out there...including mine! *
    Would LOVE to try it mate :D
    haha
    let us know how adding beans to your mash goes.
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7D7962776479160 link=1278317377/18#18 date=1278726454
    Would LOVE to try it mate Cheesy
    haha
    let us know how adding beans to your mash goes.
    Well might have to have a shindig with beers and coffee then!

    Funny this thread popped up actually, as a bottle of longshot (as well as a nice selection of other craft beers) got presented to me yesterday from the other half and kids. Im easily catered for on birthdays! Its either beer or coffee stuff usually!

    Looking forward to tasting this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 495F535C5B4D573E0 link=1278317377/19#19 date=1278920031
    Im easily catered for on birthdays! Its either beer or coffee stuff usually!
    ;D ;D

    Quote Originally Posted by 495F535C5B4D573E0 link=1278317377/19#19 date=1278920031
    Looking forward to tasting this one.
    Yea, It wasnt the BEST dark ale Ive ever had, but I was pretty impressed.
    Its very sweet and has a quite robust coffee flavour (which is what makes it that little bit difference to other dark brews) with a snappy cocoa aftertaste :).
    Id be happy to buy it again. :)

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    Re: Coffee infused beer?

    Quote Originally Posted by 786E626D6A7C660F0 link=1278317377/17#17 date=1278722187
    I tend to always have one of my kegs here with a coffee porter in it. Last time I added a double shot into the fermentation stage and next time I am trying ground beans in the mash.

    There are some very nice coffee beers out there...including mine!
    Let me know how it goes too :)
    Quote Originally Posted by 786E626D6A7C660F0 link=1278317377/19#19 date=1278920031
    Well might have to have a shindig with beers and coffee then!
    The best idea Ive heard all night ;D
    Seriously, wed get enough to make it fly ;)



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