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Breakfast Stout - Lefty's Brewing Company

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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 7.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lefty's Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cbutova on 01-05-2013)
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Massachusetts

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Connecticut

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Texas

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A local brew I had not tried before. Not widely distributed. Poured out of the 22 oz. bomber into a frosted mug at a restaurant.

a. Black as night with a thick brown one inch head which dissipated slowly, leaving an inch tall brown ring of solid lacing around the inside of the mug, which disappeared as it warmed.

s: Faint coffee aroma. I could not detect any of the other ingredients, which the bottle label said included chocolate, oatmeal, maple and bacon. That's what I said. Maybe the dog in the Beggin Strips commercial could have smelled it.

t: Coffee at first, then less so, then as it warmed, moreso again. Coffee flavor not nearly as pronounced as in Founders'. Not a bad thing if you are having it with most food.

m: Heavy yet smooth.

o: Easy drinking for an 8.5 ABV, good dinner drink as a result, although probably not a choice I would normally make for such. Enjoyable to the end.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 02:54:28 | More by scotorum
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jkeefe1800

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-05-2013 04:50:00 | More by jkeefe1800
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

05-23-2013 19:40:05 | More by Boston_Steve
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" dark tan head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head quickly recedes to the edges, with leggy sheeting bubbles. Aroma is rich roasty oats and some anise.

Taste starts like the nose, sweet chocolate and oatmeal, sedate coffee in the middle, with anise and a touch of alcohol in the close. Mouthfeel is slickery smooth, and drinkability is alright. Wish it had more substance and depth of flavor, for all that's advertised in there.

Serving type: bottle

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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-12-2013 20:21:05 | More by Texasfan549
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Originally reviewed on 12/27/12, had it one other time since then. Brewed with local bacon, coffee and maple syrup with flaked oaks and cocoa nibs also added. I'm a little weary of this brewery but I had to try this one.

This pours into my Hunahpu's snifter black with a small beige head. A patchy cap and ring remains with spots of lace left.

Sweet chocolate, coffee, some bacon grease in the scent, decent strength.

Taste is even between chocolate and coffee with small hints of maple and bacon - there's more of a roasty coffee feel than any kind of smokiness though. Doesn't quite pull off an oatmeal vibe either but it's quite tasty anyways. A good mix of sweet and roasty.

It seems to a be a bit high on the carbonation but otherwise a decent mouthfeel. Feels light and easy drinking for the ABV, has a good fluffiness from the oats.

With this kind of beer it can be hard to go wrong , although the balance is iffy but that was expected considering the ingredients. Nevertheless, enjoyable, and a step up from their Maple Oatmeal Stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 16:41:28 | More by Chico1985
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber poured into an oversized snifter.

A: Black on the pour. A half-inch cap of creamy tan head retains fairly well, but eventually dies. It can be resuscitated with a strong swirl of the glass. Lacing is small, wispy, and patchy.

S: Nice roasted coffee aroma, underlying smokiness, molasses and a very mild maple syrup impression. A very slight hint of solventy alcohol does creep out, but it's subtle enough that it's easily overlooked. Plum and grape darkfruit. Hint of woodiness. Chocolate is very downplayed. Opens as it warms.

T: Cola and molasses at the outset. Milk and bittersweet dark chocolate tastes build in intensity. Syrupy maple. Slightly woody. Smoke comes to the forefront for a time, then slips into the background. That touch of solventy alcohol detected on the nose is nowhere to be found, which is a very good thing. Darkfruit is only barely perceptible. A touch nutty. Stays sweet- perhaps too sweet. Finishes with a lingering syrup and molasses impression.

M: Medium-thick body. Very syrupy with a dextriny feel. Creamy and somewhat silky. Low carbonation. Not as grounded as it could be.

O: Eh, it's ok. An ambitious brew to be sure. It feels a little half-baked though, and it just lacks depth and substance. Tastes like a decent batch of your friend's latest wild homebrew project.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 04:07:31 | More by ryan1788a5
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

A- Black pour into a pint glass with a light tan-brown head. Foamy texture to the cap and about one finger in size. Decent head retention and just a few patches of lace here and there.

S- Nose is dark and roasty with a definite smoky bacon and fruity yeast aspect. Coffee and cocoa here but not overly strong in general.

T- Again, a pretty strong dark fruit aspect probably from the higher ABV American Ale yeast. Bacon smoke comes out nicely as well as some cocoa, coffee and dark roast malts. Just a tiny hint of maple.

MF- Creamy and moderately thick body. Medium level of carbonation. Some roast bitters in the finish.

Solid stout overall but lacking some of the depth and rich feel that great stouts have.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 03:07:24 | More by cbutova
Breakfast Stout from Lefty's Brewing Company
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