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Breakfast Stout - Backcountry Brewery

Breakfast StoutBreakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

41 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 6.47%


Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-13-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by TwelveOunces:
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the brewpub

Hours very dark and black in the glass with a one finger brown head. The nose on the beer is strong of freshly brewed coffee. The beer is very coffee forward. It also has a massive roasted malt backbone which compliments the coffee well. There isn't any hop flavor but there is a refreshing bitterness that adds to the beers drink ability. A solid breakfast stout, won't be putting founders out of business but a great offering.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2013 04:12:37 | More by TwelveOunces
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle

A: Dark, thin head that doesn't stick around too long.

S: Huge coffee notes. Roasted malt. Chocolate. Very nice.

T: As a coffee lover, this is fantastic.

M: Thin, low ABV. Moderate carbonation. Works well.

O: This is a great beer that I hope they make year-round. $6.99/4 pack isn't too bad either.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 17:32:09 | More by hoppytobehere
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-12-2014 12:29:04 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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drone

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-29-2014 04:59:33 | More by drone
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-28-2014 03:05:23 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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spoony

Colorado

3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle (dated December 24, 2013) into a snifter.

A-An aggressive pour builds up a head of about one and one-half fingers. The foam is mocha in color and it drops quickly to a thick cap, then a patchy cap within a minute. Spots of lace are left behind on the glass. The beer is pretty close to black in color and still.

S-There is definitely some drip coffee aroma here, as well as semi-sweet baker's chocolate, and a bit of dark, sweet berry fruit. There is a little bit of sweetness, but as you would expect for a beer with only 4.4% ABV, it lacks that high-octane, boozy punch that the more ubiquitous RIS/double coffee stouts have.

T-The taste mostly follows the smell with drip coffee, some vaguely sweet blueberry fruit, a baker's chocolate bitterness, and some toast and oats. It is not complex when compared against the best examples of the style, but there are no off flavors, either.

M-The feel is light to medium in heft with a below average carbonation. A bit of a watery feel on the finish.

O-This is a pretty enjoyable beer with a nice dose of coffee flavor. It is not terribly complex and I could use a bit more body and/or mouthfeel, but there are not many stouts that drink this well at 4.4%, let alone coffee stouts that drink this well at 4.4%. I hate to use the term "session" for a coffee stout, but if you need to drink more than one coffee stout on a Tuesday night and go to work on Wednesday morning, this is a good option.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 02:32:30 | More by spoony
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-15-2014 02:38:56 | More by kylemckinnis
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-14-2014 21:14:44 | More by SFC21
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-13-2014 01:14:07 | More by lonewolfcry
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-12-2014 02:41:38 | More by ucsbmullet
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SamN

Colorado

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

An inky, almost gritty looking black beer, with a pretty espresso-colored head, nice looker. Fantastic smells, tons of coffee and roast goodness. Serious coffee here, good stuff. On the palette is more gourmet coffee, dark baker chocolate, roasted grains, very little sweetness, subtle hops prescense. Lingering coffee dryness and touch of noble hops. Very, very good. The rare beer that seems suitedfor breakfast, body is medium full, and the carbonation is active, low ABV too boot.

A gem in the heart of Colorado. Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 21:48:12 | More by SamN
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PalatePilot

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-03-2014 06:00:31 | More by PalatePilot
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-23-2014 04:45:40 | More by rkarimi
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FarmerTed

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-25-2014 23:47:05 | More by FarmerTed
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-24-2014 19:24:40 | More by Haybeerman
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cam12

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-14-2014 01:11:19 | More by cam12
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Ksims

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-10-2014 09:30:10 | More by Ksims
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-29-2013 03:53:56 | More by MarkyMOD
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-28-2013 15:37:55 | More by qcbrewer
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minterro

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber from Grapes and Grain in Denver, CO. Bought off a recommendation.

Labeled on BA as an American Stout, but I think its a milk stout based on the bottle description and the taste is kinda of between the two. Warmed to about 50 degrees before opening. Poured in to MSU pint glass (in preparation for the U of M v MSU game this weekend). Paired with ...

A&S: Excellent smell. Pungent with large quantities of chocolate complemented by roasty qualities. Almost smells like a cold brewed mocha. Jet black beer. Thick lines of light tan lacing. Good retention on the head.

T&M: Strikes a nice balanced between sweet and bitter. Very sweet chocolate upfront which fades to roasty midway and finishing bitter, but still refreshing. Quite smooth and silky as far as mouthfeel.

Overall: Impressed by this beer, would buy again. Look forward to trying more from this brewery. Surprisingly low abv, but would work as a great breakfast beer. I probably not the smartest idea to consume this after 11pm, hopeful the amount of caffeine in this beer doesn't keep me up too late.

Interesting side note: I pour a 8oz taster of this beer for my gf, pouring the end of the beer. Not only was it very different in taste and mouthfeel, but also look. I would be wary of this if you are dividing this beer between two people.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 06:05:29 | More by minterro
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SFACRKnight

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-25-2013 04:50:07 | More by SFACRKnight
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

10-15-2013 00:52:54 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

10-14-2013 20:06:48 | More by acurtis
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-13-2013 21:07:50 | More by FLBeerGuy
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denver10

Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep dark brown with a mocha head. Aroma is nice roasted medium roast coffee, a touch of some chocolate and caramel hanging out in there, with a nice milk sugary finish. Flavor is big coffee, caramel and chocolate, and milk sugars. A creamy, thinner mouthfeel, which is working just fine for me. Overall, I couldn't ask for anything more from a low abv stout, let alone one that is 4.4% abv. Loved this beer, could drink this all the time so easily.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 01:35:43 | More by denver10
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Breakfast Stout from Backcountry Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.