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Sweet Tat's Breakfast Stout - Wormtown Brewing Co.

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Sweet Tat's Breakfast StoutSweet Tat's Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 30
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewing Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ppoitras on 06-06-2010

2010: 8.0% ABV (available only on tap and in growlers)
2011- : 9.0% ABV (available on tap, growlers, and in 22oz bottles)
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Photo of Khazadum
2.63/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Easy to develop head, creamy appearance, but closer inspection reveals its mini and tiny bubbles closely packed. Good to decent lacing, dark oatmeal colored head. Retention was acceptable.

S- Strong licorice notes, bitter acrid grains, burnt coffee grounds, ethanol littering the edges, volatile spirit nature.

T- Blasts you in the mouth with insanely cloying bitter coffee ground and burnt grain. Really really harsh, acidic. Uncooked coffee bean mixed into the mash tun? Oh its... oh its got a harsh finish too. Its bitter of black coffee, not hops. That biting acidity that can only be described by tannins, coffee grounds, and espresso. There is some roast characteristic trying to balance it, a light sweetness as well. Doesn't really help. It hides the alcohol flavor well, at least.

M- Puckers my mouth due to the acrid and acidic nature. Full bodied. Some noticeable creaminess does break through the harshness of the beer. Carbonation bright at the beginning, but quickly blows away before the finish.

Like Founder's Breakfast Stout, but even worse.

Photo of aarunt1
2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

Photo of jbertsch
3.2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured intona tulip.

Jet black in color. khaki head one finger in size fades to a ring.

Aroma is primarily coffee, along with vanilla spice. Roasted chocolate malt firmly in the background.

The flavor is mainly dark roasted coffee along with vanilla bean up front. Chocolate malt is 2nd fiddle. Acidic coffee on the finish.

A little thin on the mouthfeel, given that its a big stout. Not satisfying.

Overall it's not bad. Similar to the appraoch of FBS. I just had speedway stout recently so its hard not to compareit to that. I enjoyed speedway much more. I can see how many would like Sweet Tats though.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of thegerm87
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ms11781
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled labeled as Sweet Tats rather than Sweet Tats Breakfast Stout. Bottled in December 2011. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours black with a light tan head that reaches about a finger or starting to recede. The creamy looking foam settles in as a very thin ring around the glass. There is no real lacing to speak of, a few small wisps here and there but even then the foam eventually slides back down the glass.

Nose isn't terribly strong. There are some light milk chocolate and even lighter coffee aromas. As the beer warms the aromas open up a bit with nice roasty notes being the main attraction. The chocolate pops up a bit more when it warms but the coffee is still a bit weaker and seems to be in the background.

The taste is definitely a step up from the nose. The characteristics are the same but they are a bit bolder. There is a good amount going on with each sip. Sweet milk chocolate comes across first but it's fleeting as big roasted notes come on and take over. Light coffee comes across towards the finish along with some vanilla that wasn't in the nose. There is a touch of roasty bitterness at the finish as well.

Medium bodied with carbonation a bit higher than expected for the style. It leads to the mouthfeel feeling a bit thinner than it should.

Overall, this is a very nice oatmeal stout and a pretty good beer overall. The mouthfeel was a bit of a letdown. If it was a bit bigger this could be a great beer. That being said, it is still really good.

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Sweet Tat's Breakfast Stout from Wormtown Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.