Olde King Coal Stout | Breaker Brewing Company

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Olde King Coal StoutOlde King Coal Stout
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Olde King Coal StoutOlde King Coal Stout

Brewed by:
Breaker Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 04-25-2009

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of HopHeadRyan
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of cyguyjg
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thick black color and very little head on CO2 at the brewery. This stout is very smooth and just slightly heavy on the tongue (as I like it). Hops are subtle allowing the roast barley to dominate the taste. I didn't discern any notes of coffee but they may be subtly present as well. A subtle stout mat seem like a non sequitur it makes one pay attention to how delicious it is. I could drink it all night.

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Photo of Stermax
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of undeadozzy
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a deep crimson/black with NO HEAD! Where's the head!? I dunno if it was just the way it was poured or what, but no head at all. The color is pretty though...

S - Instantly picked up on what smells like chocolate covered cherries. Maraschino cherries, the ones that come in those jars, covered in milk chocolate. That's what this smells like. Very intriguing! Picking up some dark fruit and some chocolate cereal sweetness too.

T - Tastes like it smells! Chocolate covered cherries without the overbearing sugary sweetness, just the raw flavor. Maybe a little bridge mix and candy bar chocolate after taste. Very unique indeed so far.

M - And that's where the intrigue ends, sadly. Very watery feeling for a stout, especially one with such a cavalcade of flavors crammed into it.

O - Overall, a very novel and unique take on the age old stout recipe. Breaker always has good beers, and this one is no different, while not necessarily my cup of tea, it's far from being a bad beer. Keep up the good beer Breaker!

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RSNeely89
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of number1bum
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this tonight at their debut at Elmer-Sudds. I had heard from 2 others that their sample was oddly sour. Mine was not at all, which was good but also tells me they may have some QC issues. But hey, they're new and they're tiny, so I give them the benefit of the doubt. This was dark brown in color with a decent head but not much lacing. Nice aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate, a bit of coffee. Taste was not quite as bold as the nose, but had some nice roasted and coffee flavor, and was still quite good. It was on the dry side and maybe a tad too thin, but nicely drinkable. A solid debut and I think this could easily become a good, very sessionable brew with a few tweaks, like perhaps a bit more roasty character and body to go with it. Still, as it is it was my favorite of the night and a good, easy drinking stout.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a dark black color with a light tan head on top. The smell was chocolatey and roasted. The taste was rich with dark roasted malts and some burnt chocolate flavors. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy feeling, low carbonation on this one. Overall this stout was pretty good.

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Photo of cooch69
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at a nice local restaurant. It poured a very dark brown that was barely opaque. There wasn'nt much of a head to it. And after 10 or so minutes it was gone film and all.
This beer smelled very roasty and chocalaty. Burnt dark malts and dark semi sweet bitter chocolate. There was even a hint of piny and floral hops in the nose.
Upon drinking more of the hops became apparent but they are still in shotgun. It's is a very good suppoting role. The cacoa evolves from a rich dark chocolate dipped espresso bean to a very dark chocolate. But it is still a very silky texture in the tongue. This beer had a lower level carbonation but quite alright for the type of beer it was. It was an enjoyable stout that had me calling for seconds.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dkepner
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had it on-tap at Elmer Sudds earlier this week. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a small head - much lighter in color than I expected. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste was more of the same. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice brew, but not my first choice from Breaker.

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Photo of bret717
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look- pours dark brown with a 2 finger tan head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass. No lacing

Aroma- super sweet caramelized sugar is predominant, also getting some vanilla, marzapam and a mild vegetal pepper smell

Taste- follows the nose very closely; starts with intense sweetness that lasts throughout and reminds me of caramelized sugar and something almond-like, like marzapam. There's a also a nice pepper heat right off the bat that i feel in my throat, but it doesn't linger. There's also a mild peppery taste, and some cinnamon comes out as the beer warms

Feel- medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall- Decent Imperial Stout, but too sweet for my taste. The pepper heat however, is spot on- not too much or too little, but just right for me.

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Photo of cw13
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of RyanGoodman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Deuane
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Super murky dark brown with a thin tan head that left spotty lace.

S-Light chocolate with a touch of coffee with cream and a hint of orange. Slight sour twang in the background.

T-Light chocolate and a hint of roasted coffee up front with spicy citrus hop notes in the astringent finish.

M-Medium-light to medium bodied and a touch on the thin side. Could use a bit more body to make it feel "stout" like. Decent lingering flavours.

D-Good. Flavour profile is nice but needs more body and with a bit of tweaking this could become a solid "go to" stout.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Elmer Sudds during their NEPA draft debut. Served in a shaker "pint" glass. Appears a dark, nearly opaque brown color with a finger of dark tan foam. Smells and tastes of dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, cocoa powder, bitter-sweet chocolate, slight alcohol burn, and a touch of bitter coffee. Medium in both body and carbonation. I'll return to update my review as the recipe is tweaked.

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Photo of paulhargus
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Usarjj
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Olde King Coal Stout from Breaker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 19 ratings