Sweet Tat's Breakfast Stout - Wormtown Brewing Co.
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5/5 rDev +21.7%
Holy crap this was awesome. Poured a massive 3" deep almost indescribable mocha colored head with quite a long life. Lovely. The body dark as coffee is a clear burnt umber brown. The taste is absolutely immense with coffee, roasted malt, and sour grains. That's followed by a long lingering taste of a finish. This is an ace of a beer so long as you're a fan of very dark.
02-19-2012 13:17:15 | More by MoreThanWine
4.84/5 rDev +17.8%
Bottle poured into a pint glass.
A - Pours a dark brown almost black chocolate color with a nice 1 1/2 finger coffee colored head
S - Not an intense aroma coming out of this, hints of roasty chocolate, coffee, and even a little vanilla come through. Intensifies as it warms.
T - Wow! Did not expect it to taste this good after smelling it. Sweet and roasted chocolate with almost the perfect amount of coffee, vanilla and caramel flavor.
M - Thick and creamy but not overly heavy. Very smooth, excellent carbonation and goes down really easy.
O - Wormtown nailed this one damn near to perfection. Great brew that can hold its own against the likes of Founders Breakfast Stout. A must try.
03-04-2013 01:05:50 | More by Lambocalrisien
4.63/5 rDev +12.7%
The second glass from a 22oz bottle. From a Tree House Brewery tulip.
Pours dark, very dark. Held up to a light nothing passes through. One inch head is a yummy light brown color. Head disappears after a few minutes and leaves minimal lacing.
Smell is roasted malt, molasses, a bit of chocolate. Not overwhelming.
Taste is like the smell, but much more pronounced. Chocolate, coffee, with a bit of vanilla.
Not a heavy tasting beer. Light on the pallet.
As I was drinking this I thought it was an approachable oatmeal stout for a non beer geek. It seemed easy drinking. Then I looked at the label and saw it was 9%. Whodathunk.
Wormtown does some great things. Can't wait for the barrel aged version of this.
12-11-2013 02:29:24 | More by dennho
4.6/5 rDev +11.9%
First off - bottled, this is better than it was on tap by a hundred fold (and it was great on tap).
Poured a freshly-bottled bomber into a Boulevard tulip.
Beer is pitch black and poured a small, creamy khaki-colored head that was readily rejuvenated by a swirl of the tulip. I noticed gentle lacing left on the glass as I enjoyed this beer.
Aroma is very bold with big notes of coffee, vanilla, chocolate. I don't even drink coffee but wow, this smell is huge and makes me rethink that decision. There's a roasty sweetness and faint bitterness in the aroma too. Probably the best smelling beer I've come across.
Taste is just like the smell - huge. Sweet vanilla and chocolate combine with bold roasty coffee at the front. A sweet, caramel malty hop presence then takes over, leaving both a pleasant a mild bitterness and a burning desire for another mouthful. I'm not kidding, this is a massive beer and you're going to want lots.
Mouthfeel is excellent - good carbonation, medium to heavy body. Not overly filling for some reason - I see how this works as a breakfast stout.
Overall, this is world-class in my opinion. For a stout, this has massive flavor and I'd recommend it to any beer lover. Hell, I'd recommend it to non-beer lovers just to see them try and lie and explain that they don't like it. Quite impressive - glad I got my case before they sell out. I can't wait to see how this ages.
Fun experiment - give a bottle to a Guinness drinker for the holidays and watch as their mind is blown right there in front of you.
12-03-2011 00:54:23 | More by bpk59
4.56/5 rDev +10.9%
Bottled in November of 2013.
A: Pitch black with a fizzy, sticky, medium-brown head that fades into good retention and lace.
S: Massive roasted malt, vanilla, brown sugar, oats and milk sugar, molasses, sweet dark dried fruits, wood, and some booze to finish it up nicely. Extremely complex...although it's technically an Imperial Oatmeal Stout!
T: Along the lines of the nose but sooo much creamier than expected. The oats truly enhance this beer. Many beers of this style allow the oats to come through but this one really makes them known. And I like that...a lot! As it should be, this is a big stout mellowed out with the addition of oats and the greatness they can bring. Wood, roasted malt, caramelized and sweet sugars, as well as booze stand out amongst the myriad flavors.
M: As already stated, beyond smooth & creamy with massive (seriously massive) flavor. So damn delicious. Carbonation and body are strong and on-point as is the finish. Never ever cloying. For real. And although it's a bruiser at 9%, it never detracts from any aspect of the beer (but by the end of the bottle, good feelings are happening).
O: A true breakfast stout, this is honestly up there with Founders' ubiquitous version of the style. In a blind taste test, I wouldn't doubt this beer to be the victor. An absolute joy to drink from first sip to last.
12-27-2013 23:27:14 | More by Gatch
4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
Picked up a case of this at the brewery. Been waiting nearly a year for this. Really anxious to age this stuff. This it will bring out more of the vanilla/chocolate/coffee. There is a difference between this batch and the first batch they released last year...is one is 9.0% ABV, not 8.0%, and is 45 IBUs. Its worth noting that THIS WAS BOTTLED YESTERDAY!!!
A - Poured into a Duvel tulip a deep, rich midnight black. There was a nice mocha one finger head that leaves nice rich side lacing. and a thick halo/cloud.
S - Rich nose of oats (lots of oats), roasted malts, coffee grounds, cocoa nibs, and vanilla skin. Light on the booze.
T - This is where its at. Nice sweet and roasty malts with sweet oats. Alot more oat than I remember, which is nice. Very good chocolate notes along with nice fresh coffee. The coffee isnt too too strong, but thats nice as it feels more well rounded. There is some nice creamy chocolate notes as well as some good hints of vanilla. There is a faint hop bitterness on the finish. Doesnt taste like 45 IBU.
M - Really nice carbonation here. Its creamy but there is some sharp carbonation at the end. The booze isnt that noticeable.
O - Overall this beer is every bit as good as I remember it being, if not better. For me the carbonation was a big issue last year, feelign almost flat. This though, even as a higher ABV, is just delicious. A definate must buy.
12-03-2011 01:43:51 | More by rudzud
4.43/5 rDev +7.8%
A 22 ounce bottle from FluffyMcTingle; thank you once again! Bottled in 12/2011, and split into tulips this evening.
Pours black and develops approximately 3 centimeters of thick, tan head. Retention is stupendous, with a minimum of a thin layer of bubbles still coating the surface even late into the drink. Additionally, gobs of wet lacing adorn the glass. I couldn’t ask for anything more here.
The aroma is of oatmeal, subdued coffee grounds, mocha and cacao, faint roasted nuts and grains, a touch of caramel malt, hints of vanilla, and brown sugar. A good amount of sweetness to balance out the grain and oat aromas.
It tastes of hearty oatmeal topped off with chocolate and vanilla, served with a side of sweetened coffee. Really, a delicious breakfast served in a glass. Nutty hints and traces of vanilla play well with the faintly roasted grain flavors. Very well done here.
Mouthfeel is wonderful as well. Sure, it coats the palate on first drink, but it removes itself promptly without a syrupy or sugary aftertaste; only the best of the oats seem to linger on the roof of the mouth. Ample carbonation helps with this and to pull out the more delicate flavors.
Ultimately, this is a phenomenal brew. It really does bring notions of a delicious, hearty breakfast to the forefront of one’s thoughts (and tastebuds). Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a better oatmeal stout, making this one worth all efforts of seeking out.
03-29-2012 00:09:56 | More by eclipse54
4.4/5 rDev +7.1%
Had this on draft at Stoddard's in downtown Boston, a great beer bar.
A - Pours solid black with hints of brown with a decent tan head and minimal lacing.
S - Lots of coffee and roasted malts, espresso bitterness, dry cocoa and some sweet molasses. Also some vanilla comes through
T - Bittersweet cocoa, noticeable dryness, fair amount of coffee notes and the espresso bitterness lingers throughout. Roasted malts and oats are think and faintly smokey.
M - Medium body, fairly balanced carbonation and a very dry finish.
O - All in all an excellent stout that I enjoyed very much. Look forward to getting a bottle of this one.
01-12-2012 04:05:56 | More by seanwhite
Sweet Tat's Breakfast Stout from Wormtown Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.