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French Toast Stout - Wicked Weed Brewing

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French Toast Stout
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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 127
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 27.49%
Wants: 61
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: king75 on 03-02-2014

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 127
Photo of Bung
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tap at Good Bottle. Very dark brown pour, off white on top. Sticks just barely.

Aroma, yep there's cinnamon. Vanilla, dark toffee. Bready toasted malt. Chocolate, very minor roast presence. It's just too spicy for me.

About medium body, could be considered a bit thin. Drinks easily enough, just too much for me.

Overall I just don't like Christmas or pumpkin spice brews, you need to like them to really like this.

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Photo of aleckpa
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer looks great. Dark as night with a nice mocha head. The smell is what you would expect. It smells like french toast! Nutmeg, cinnamon, but with some chocolate as well. I was a little disappointed with the taste. It tastes like an excellent stout, but the french toast piece was subtle. I didn't let it warm much, so if it gets to more room temperature the flavors would likely come out more. Overall, I did enjoy this beer. I wouldn't go out of my way to try it, but I'm going to try it again and let it warm to see if I get more of those french toast flavors. Still a good beer.

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Photo of marley2112
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler fill from local place.

There are many interesting things going on with this beer, but it's not a home run for me. The nose comes out more as it warms, though roast and spice are the dominant flavors. Whatever I imagined a "french toast" stout would be, this isn't quite it.

On its own merit, it's a very accomplished, medium-body stout with a nice balance of dark/roasty and bright/spicy. I'd try it on tap to make sure I'm not missing something, but otherwise this is a one-and-done for me.

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Photo of wedge
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

@ Tasty Beverage

Black with some beige stickiness on the surface that collects at the edges. Starts off smelling heavy on the cinnamon, but soon opens up with a convincing crusty toast quality and faint maple and vanilla. Flavor starts out roasty and dark with bread, light vanilla and maple well-integrated, finishing with a spicy wash of cinnamon. I was expecting something rich, but this was more toasty and bread-crusty with probably a little too much roasted bitterness to be really impressive. Medium bodied and dry with fluffy carbonation. A little booze blending into the bitterness. I usually don’t complain about a strong stout being not sweet enough, however I think it would improve things here (which is odd, seeing as how others found it too sweet). Solid and entertaining, but overrated.

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Photo of mschantz
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich cola color with a slight fine head. Roast, cacao and cinnamon on the nose. Taste is very much reminiscent of spiced Mexican chocolate with lots of cinnamon charter. Mouth feel is a bit thin for style IMO.

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a charcoal color and a two inch tan head; plenty of lacing sticks to the tulip

Smell: Chocolate fudge, toasted bread, cinnamon sugar, vanilla and a touch of maple

Taste: Crusty bread and chocolate fudge, up front, with the cinnamon sugar and maple tones building; finishes rather sweet with a wallop of vanilla

Mouthfeel: Full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Well, Wicked Weed hit what they were going for but after half a glass, the sweetness of the beer gets to be overwhelming; I wouldn't try it again but will keep the rating up because it is still a good beer

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thinly, and is black in color with a very small, thin light brown head.

Smell - Coffee, brown sugar, dark malt... pretty mild smell overall.

Taste - Delicious! Mildly sweet bread with cinnamon, vanilla, slight maple syrup... It's like breakfast in a can.

Feel - Thin, but low in carbonation so it goes down nicely.

Overall - Nice alternative to a RIS, sweetness makes it a great after dinner treat.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2015-01-10 at the brewery.

Aroma is french toast and mapke syrup. Taste is similar but wirh more char. Not a ton of maple but pleasantly present. Rich thick feel.

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Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

8.4% ABV. per growler label.Pours a dark chocolate brown with some deep brownish hue,a thinner beige head atop.Cinnamon toast really stands out in the nose along some vanilla,yeah it really does smell like French toast.Warming cinnamon spice and syrup flavors with a tinge toast,vanilla takes over into the finish and lingers.Wow this is pretty cool,although it gets a bit sweet after awhile the flavors are great.Great concept and a great beer.

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a usual stout.

Smell is great: tons of maple, cinnamon and coffee.

Flavor is all about the hints of maple. Not to sweet, though, with the dark chocolate and coffee drying things out.

A fantastic offering for a canned maple/cinnamon stout.

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Photo of Wolberjs
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Looks like a stout. Pours with a head that dissipates fairly quickly.

S - Smells terrific. Lots of cinnamon, dark sugar, hint of vanilla. Like French toast.

T - tastes great too. Taste follows the nose, but sugars are a bit muted and vanilla comes out more.

M - A little thin and dry. Not up to pair with the taste and smell.

O - terrific stout that does indeed taste like French toast.

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Photo of Gatch
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Publick House for the Wicked Weed launch party on Wednesday, February 3rd for EBF week. This one really stood out to me. A fantastic stout with the perfect amount of sweetness. The name is quite accurate, as you get the maple sweetness, brown sugar, some caramel. Super smooth and only gets better as it warms.

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Photo of c64person
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark, chocolate colored typical stout look.

Smell: Cinnamon, vanilla, light malt,

Taste: Soft cinnamon/vanilla notes with a touch of maple sweetness at the back. Slight bread/roasty undertones to round out the flavors. Crusty bread and chocolate fudge, up front, with the cinnamon sugar and maple tones building; finishes rather sweet with a wallop of vanilla

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very reminiscent of the french toast being served, fairly sweet. Now if only it was just a little thicker or coffee was added, it would be a perfect 5 in my book.

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French Toast Stout from Wicked Weed Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.