Southern Craft brewing is the other shop here in Baton Rouge. Still small, but they have some quality offerings — flagships Redstick Rye and Pompous Pelican, in addition to having excellent names, are good, quality spring/summer time beers.
Likewise, their newest offering has a pretty excellent name as well: Murder Bean.
Untappd lists it as a coffee stout, but it’s much more of a dark ale with coffee flavor mixed in. If you’re a fan of the flavor of darker beers, but can’t handle the heft of a stout or a porter, this is a good way to get your feet wet with the style.
This one has a nice warm, roasted aroma, but with a very light texture on the pour. Flavor on the opening has a good, rich and malty start, then pivots hard into the roasted coffee flavor. Nice warm beverage that gives you that cold weather flavor of a stout without the body. Very drinkable. Four stars out of five.