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Breakfast Stout - Backcountry Brewery

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Breakfast StoutBreakfast Stout

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70 Ratings

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 25
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 04-13-2004

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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 15
Reviews by spoony:
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3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy crap! Wow, coffee much!? This is the stout that I've always wanted when I've purchased or tried anything that says 'coffee' on it. They seem to have put as much as you possibly can in this without over doing it. Very skillful.

A - Black. Long lasting tan head. Looks like a cup of espresso!
T - COFFEE. Sweet. Dry. Toasted bread. not super complex or anything, but has a full range of coffee. The coffee certainly dominates, but that's the point.
M - Clean
D - Good! I guess I could have another pint.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Photo of 303beer
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is what a coffee stout should be. Nice crisp clean coffee smell and taste. Nothing bad on the back end. Dark. To dark to see through a pint glass. Clear and clean when poured out thin. Very nice. Will buy more. Good job to the brewers.

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Breakfast Stout from Backcountry Brewery
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