Sweet Tat's Breakfast Stout (Underground Series) | Wormtown Brewery

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Sweet Tat's Breakfast Stout (Underground Series)Sweet Tat's Breakfast Stout (Underground Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
wormtownbrewery.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2010: 8.0% ABV (available only on tap and in growlers)
2011- : 9.0% ABV (available on tap, growlers, and in 22oz bottles)

Added by ppoitras on 06-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
186
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
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29
Gots:
23
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of MoreThanWine
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy crap this was awesome. Poured a massive 3" deep almost indescribable mocha colored head with quite a long life. Lovely. The body dark as coffee is a clear burnt umber brown. The taste is absolutely immense with coffee, roasted malt, and sour grains. That's followed by a long lingering taste of a finish. This is an ace of a beer so long as you're a fan of very dark.

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Photo of Hab11
4.88/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shared with Three Lions from a 22oz. Bomber.
Look: Black like onyx with a nougat head of about one finger. Minimal lacing.
Smell: deep dark roasted coffee notes, dark chocolate, heavy cream, unsalted butter, French vanilla. Really pleasantly aromatic with all the above smells.
Taste: Mirrors the nose but the chocolate takes center stage, coffee ads the bite. All of the flavors really complement each other. Much better than the last time I had it in draft form.
Feel: in the mouth it is so smooth at the back of the throat like licking a fresh wax job. Bite from the coffee flavors hits mid tongue. This brew is not bitter and not to smooth. It really hits the mark.
Overall: so impressed this is a perfectly balanced stout! It balances the sweet with the bite perfectly. To many in this style miss one way or the other even from great brewers like Hill Farmstead. This is my local brewer who just expanded! Yay for me and my palate!

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4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lambocalrisien
4.81/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a dark brown almost black chocolate color with a nice 1 1/2 finger coffee colored head

S - Not an intense aroma coming out of this, hints of roasty chocolate, coffee, and even a little vanilla come through. Intensifies as it warms.

T - Wow! Did not expect it to taste this good after smelling it. Sweet and roasted chocolate with almost the perfect amount of coffee, vanilla and caramel flavor.

M - Thick and creamy but not overly heavy. Very smooth, excellent carbonation and goes down really easy.

O - Wormtown nailed this one damn near to perfection. Great brew that can hold its own against the likes of Founders Breakfast Stout. A must try.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of EmmetD
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcswain
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dennho
4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The second glass from a 22oz bottle. From a Tree House Brewery tulip.

Pours dark, very dark. Held up to a light nothing passes through. One inch head is a yummy light brown color. Head disappears after a few minutes and leaves minimal lacing.

Smell is roasted malt, molasses, a bit of chocolate. Not overwhelming.

Taste is like the smell, but much more pronounced. Chocolate, coffee, with a bit of vanilla.

Not a heavy tasting beer. Light on the pallet.

As I was drinking this I thought it was an approachable oatmeal stout for a non beer geek. It seemed easy drinking. Then I looked at the label and saw it was 9%. Whodathunk.
Wormtown does some great things. Can't wait for the barrel aged version of this.

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Photo of WoostaBia
4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bpk59
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First off - bottled, this is better than it was on tap by a hundred fold (and it was great on tap).

Poured a freshly-bottled bomber into a Boulevard tulip.

Beer is pitch black and poured a small, creamy khaki-colored head that was readily rejuvenated by a swirl of the tulip. I noticed gentle lacing left on the glass as I enjoyed this beer.

Aroma is very bold with big notes of coffee, vanilla, chocolate. I don't even drink coffee but wow, this smell is huge and makes me rethink that decision. There's a roasty sweetness and faint bitterness in the aroma too. Probably the best smelling beer I've come across.

Taste is just like the smell - huge. Sweet vanilla and chocolate combine with bold roasty coffee at the front. A sweet, caramel malty hop presence then takes over, leaving both a pleasant a mild bitterness and a burning desire for another mouthful. I'm not kidding, this is a massive beer and you're going to want lots.

Mouthfeel is excellent - good carbonation, medium to heavy body. Not overly filling for some reason - I see how this works as a breakfast stout.

Overall, this is world-class in my opinion. For a stout, this has massive flavor and I'd recommend it to any beer lover. Hell, I'd recommend it to non-beer lovers just to see them try and lie and explain that they don't like it. Quite impressive - glad I got my case before they sell out. I can't wait to see how this ages.

Fun experiment - give a bottle to a Guinness drinker for the holidays and watch as their mind is blown right there in front of you.

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4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, almost black - pours with a two-finger mocha head, although it dissipates quickly. The bubbles are clustered on top, making it look a little splotchy. Smells roasty, bitter, and intense, slight coffee and vanilla. Taste is much sweeter than the smell! Creamy vanilla, nice body from the oats, sweet and malty (it is a little thin on the back end, though). The alcohol is hidden, bitterness is barely detectable. Smooth mouthfeel, leaves an oily/sticky/chewy feeling.

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Photo of Gatch
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in November of 2013.

A: Pitch black with a fizzy, sticky, medium-brown head that fades into good retention and lace.

S: Massive roasted malt, vanilla, brown sugar, oats and milk sugar, molasses, sweet dark dried fruits, wood, and some booze to finish it up nicely. Extremely complex...although it's technically an Imperial Oatmeal Stout!

T: Along the lines of the nose but sooo much creamier than expected. The oats truly enhance this beer. Many beers of this style allow the oats to come through but this one really makes them known. And I like that...a lot! As it should be, this is a big stout mellowed out with the addition of oats and the greatness they can bring. Wood, roasted malt, caramelized and sweet sugars, as well as booze stand out amongst the myriad flavors.

M: As already stated, beyond smooth & creamy with massive (seriously massive) flavor. So damn delicious. Carbonation and body are strong and on-point as is the finish. Never ever cloying. For real. And although it's a bruiser at 9%, it never detracts from any aspect of the beer (but by the end of the bottle, good feelings are happening).

O: A true breakfast stout, this is honestly up there with Founders' ubiquitous version of the style. In a blind taste test, I wouldn't doubt this beer to be the victor. An absolute joy to drink from first sip to last.

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4.52/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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