Even with everyone’s favorite-local-roaster being featured in their favorite-local-brew, the caffeine content in coffee stouts is actually pretty negligible. So little, in fact, that few breweries even bother to measure their beers for an exact count.
Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company has the equivalent of a shot of espresso per every 22-ounce bomber. So 50–100 milligrams if you drink the whole bomber. LuvBuzz Espresso Stout from Cambridge Brewing Company has approximately 1/2 cup (about 8 ounces) of coffee per 16-ounce pint.
Founders Brewing Co. – All beers are vegan. This includes breakfast stouts which previously contained dairy . Here’s how it breaks down – Breakfast stout 2017-present, CBS 2018-present, and KBS 2019-present all DO NOT contain any dairy .
Stouts tend to have aromas of ground coffee and dark fruits (typically plum, prune, or black currant), with hints of spice, wood, or earth. They typically have flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee , toast, caramel, and sometimes a light nuttiness or char.
Breakfast Stout has 5-10% the caffeine of a cup of coffee, depending on the strength of the coffee.
The Founder’s Brewing Company, based in Grand Rapids, Mich. dubbed this brew the “ Breakfast Stout ” not because it is an essential part of a balanced breakfast , but because it is made from brewed Kona and Sumatra coffees and flaked oats, which themselves are classic breakfast elements.
It is a dairy product only in the sense that it is a sugar found in milk , but not in the sense that it will ” spoil ” any more than most other sugars. Lactobacillus does produce the enzyme lactase, and therefore can break down and ferment lactose.
Coffee beers do contain a bit of caffeine , though the exact amount varies depending on the beer . Caffeine Informer estimates the average coffee beer has less than 50mg per 12 fl oz. Given that average, you would have to drink around six coffee beers to get the caffeine buzz of one cup of coffee .
Coffee is added when the beer is down to 32º F (0° C). Add 21 oz. (620 mL) of fresh hot coffee , brewed from 1-1/4 oz. (35 g) espresso roast, to the cold stout.
Caffeine is an alkaloid occurring naturally in some 60 plant species, of which cocoa beans, kola nuts, tea leaves and coffee beans are the most well-known. Other natural sources of caffeine include yerba maté, guarana berries, guayusa, and the yaupon holly1.
Breakfast Stout : 270. Blushing Monk: 320. 4 Giants IPA: 270. Marvelroast: 260.
Milk Stouts do not contain actual milk but they do contain lactose ; aka milk sugar. Which is how this beer was named. Lactose provides sweetness and texture to the beer . Understanding why this is added to the beer is important as is identifying potential concerns for those that are lactose intolerant.
New Holland Dragon’s Milk is Vegan Friendly – Barnivore vegan beer guide.