Rush Hour - Breakfast Stout - Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rudzud:
4.39/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Split with Threelions.
A - Poured into a night shift tulip a super rich dark black with a thin mocha head that faded to leave a thin halo and light wisps. Nice legs.
S - Aromas of light chocolate and roast, Nice rich fragrant coffee notes. No bitterness this is very rich smelling. Coffee pops nicely too.
T - Taste is light creamy chocolate, light roasted malts, creamy lactose. The coffee is there no super assertive but prominent and rich. The cold pressing is a nice touch and really translates well to the beer.
M - Mouthfeel is lightly creamy smooth, lowly carbonated.
O - Overall this was a tasty beer, very balanced beer. Well fine.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 21:37:58 | More by rudzud
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to rudzud for sharing.
Decent creamy head, dark mocha colored, decent lacing, very dark beer with slightest hint of light.
Nose tons of coffee, fresh espresso roasted coffee, nutty and earthy, soft like roast, some light fresh choc, European soft choc, little caramel, fudge, roast, creamy milk and lactose, etc.
Taste fresh coffee, soft coffee no real tannins, fresh earthy nutty coffee. Mild caramel and roast, quickly into mild choc, soft creamy lush cocoa and lactose, fluffy feeling, little fudgey even. Hint chewy, little hop note. Finish is creamy slightly dry, little sticky, fudgey, choc, mild coffee.
Mouth is creamy, decent carb, med to fuller bod.
Overall pretty nice, coffee is awesome, base beer is pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 02:45:16 | More by jlindros
4.44/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
22oz. bomber split with Rudzud.
A: Pours into my treehouse tulip a light-stealing gravity warp of a dark beer. No real head, but very leggy. This is the epitome of darkness. Very light carbonation.
S: I sort of wish I weren't drinking this so late in the day because this smells like some of the best coffee I could imagine. Doesn't smell overly bitter, chocolate in the background but again not bitter. Light heat in the nose.
T: Wow, right up there. Out of the gates the coffee was there but the chocolate was far more up front. Nice lactose, not overly sweet. Nothing too bitter. Very well balanced. So tasty. Very light bitterness on the finish but it's really only a whisper.
M: Very silky, smooth. No real carbonation. Almost syrupy, close, but not quite there thankfully. Would have benefited from some more carbonation.
O: This is delicious. Super dark, leggy but no real head and little to no carbonation cut down from what would have been higher marks. The smell hit me right in the face with a great coffee smell with no astringency. Taste is the best part of this beer. Nothing too assertive which is preventing a five here but the balance is incredible. Nice chocolate, coffee and lactose flavors that meld together into a remarkable tasting beer. The mouth if semi lackluster. No carbonation, silky smooth and creamy holding it together. Great drinking beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 21:35:06 | More by ThreeLions
4.85/5 rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Never had a breakfast stout and love supporting local breweries so I thought I would pick this bad boy up!
A: Pours pitch black and leaves a small tannish/espresso colored head, it was incredibly bubbly like a highly carbonated beer but the head didn't build too much and went quickly, the color of this beer is like a glossy pitch black color in your glass, it reminds me almost of a magic 8 ball, super dark, how a proper stout should look, at the surface of the beer it leaves a small ring of the tannish/espresso head that gives it a bit more to it's presentation, great looking stout right here
S: The first thing that hits you while you are pouring is coffee, it fills the room immediately and it smells great. I get loads of coffee, faint chocolate notes, and a faint vanilla caramel mixture, the coffee is really dominant and it is a bit hard to pick up those other flavors, excellent smell but I think if there was a little more chocolate and caramel presence in the nose it would have made the smell a 5 IMO
T: Absolutely blown away with this category, the flavor is reminiscent of the nose, but the other flavors are much more present and it is fantastic! Up front you get an exceptional coffee flavor, but it is not as dominant like the smell, it is properly balanced, after the coffee you get a slight bitterness, and then this beer really takes your palate on a journey, from the bitterness you get a sweet milk chocolate coffee blend, that then transitions to a coffee caramel blend and then finishes with a touch of everything but the vanilla/caramel mixture from the nose is slightly more dominant, fantastic transition of flavors, and this beer isn't overly sweet, the coffee and sweet profile is very well balanced with this beer and it is stunning!
M: This category IMO was the make or break for the flavor profile and I think they nailed, it seems to be pretty carbonated for a stout, but that is good for this beer, it lightens it up and doesn't make it so syrupy like I was expecting it to be, it still has that stout like feel to it though even with the carbonation, and the flavor of this beer really lingers, but that is in every way a good thing, every time it lingers the flavor profile changes and you get a little something different every time, it's phenomenal!
O: Fantastic beer, absolutely blown away by this, had very little expectations for it as I have had some other beers from this brewery(though still good, just not super impressed with them), I was not expecting a whole lot from it, but it blew me away, definitely try this beer if you get the opportunity to, I need to run to the bottle shops to get more, this might have just become one of my new go to's for stouts!
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2014 04:16:14 | More by bpasquini
Rush Hour - Breakfast Stout from Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
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