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Big Brekkie Breakfast Stout | Lefty's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
39 Ratings
Big Brekkie Breakfast StoutBig Brekkie Breakfast Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lefty's Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
leftysbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lefty’s Big Brekkie packs in a quintet of delicious ingredients woven together to amuse the taste buds. Locally roasted coffee and local maple syrup add the necessary touch of a traditional New England breakfast. We include flaked oats for extra creaminess and cocoa nibs for a natural, chocolaty sweetness that lures you in from the aroma to the end of your pint. We had to top it off with bacon, our favorite food, for the ultimate breakfast brew.

Added by cbutova on 01-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,240
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
39
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of Nugget40
4.61/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a fantastic balancing act between all the flavors and ingredients it's brewed with. It pours black without much of a head, though it does retain the head through the duration. Smells wonderful, chocolate, coffee, bacon, maple, oats. Taste follows the nose, you can taste each individual component without any one flavor overpowering another. Full, rich oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall I would say this a pretty damn good breakfast stout, and one I will for sure buy again in the future

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Photo of Champ82
4.56/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best stouts I've had in a while. Full bodied and rich yet not to sweet

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Photo of freshcarl
4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the hidden gems of MA beers, worth your time if you have access to it.

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4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Noooddle
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mctizzz
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitzy84
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. The beer had a pure black with a thin head and strong aromas of roasted coffee and chocolate. The beer taste followed the nose with a bitter, coffee and chocolate dynamic. The mouthfeel supplemented the beer flavors quite nicely by being very creamy. Overall, this was an awesome beer.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Stignacious
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JAck199
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A Rich tasting beer dark little bit of hints of coffee and a subtle hint a bacon I found it quite delicious very drinkable. Been impressed with the quality of Lefty's.

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Photo of smi69
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Chico1985
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Originally reviewed on 12/27/12, had it one other time since then. Brewed with local bacon, coffee and maple syrup with flaked oaks and cocoa nibs also added. I'm a little weary of this brewery but I had to try this one.

This pours into my Hunahpu's snifter black with a small beige head. A patchy cap and ring remains with spots of lace left.

Sweet chocolate, coffee, some bacon grease in the scent, decent strength.

Taste is even between chocolate and coffee with small hints of maple and bacon - there's more of a roasty coffee feel than any kind of smokiness though. Doesn't quite pull off an oatmeal vibe either but it's quite tasty anyways. A good mix of sweet and roasty.

It seems to a be a bit high on the carbonation but otherwise a decent mouthfeel. Feels light and easy drinking for the ABV, has a good fluffiness from the oats.

With this kind of beer it can be hard to go wrong , although the balance is iffy but that was expected considering the ingredients. Nevertheless, enjoyable, and a step up from their Maple Oatmeal Stout.

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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

A- Black pour into a pint glass with a light tan-brown head. Foamy texture to the cap and about one finger in size. Decent head retention and just a few patches of lace here and there.

S- Nose is dark and roasty with a definite smoky bacon and fruity yeast aspect. Coffee and cocoa here but not overly strong in general.

T- Again, a pretty strong dark fruit aspect probably from the higher ABV American Ale yeast. Bacon smoke comes out nicely as well as some cocoa, coffee and dark roast malts. Just a tiny hint of maple.

MF- Creamy and moderately thick body. Medium level of carbonation. Some roast bitters in the finish.

Solid stout overall but lacking some of the depth and rich feel that great stouts have.

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Photo of harsley
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scotorum
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A local brew I had not tried before. Not widely distributed. Poured out of the 22 oz. bomber into a frosted mug at a restaurant.

a. Black as night with a thick brown one inch head which dissipated slowly, leaving an inch tall brown ring of solid lacing around the inside of the mug, which disappeared as it warmed.

s: Faint coffee aroma. I could not detect any of the other ingredients, which the bottle label said included chocolate, oatmeal, maple and bacon. That's what I said. Maybe the dog in the Beggin Strips commercial could have smelled it.

t: Coffee at first, then less so, then as it warmed, moreso again. Coffee flavor not nearly as pronounced as in Founders'. Not a bad thing if you are having it with most food.

m: Heavy yet smooth.

o: Easy drinking for an 8.5 ABV, good dinner drink as a result, although probably not a choice I would normally make for such. Enjoyable to the end.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" dark tan head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head quickly recedes to the edges, with leggy sheeting bubbles. Aroma is rich roasty oats and some anise.

Taste starts like the nose, sweet chocolate and oatmeal, sedate coffee in the middle, with anise and a touch of alcohol in the close. Mouthfeel is slickery smooth, and drinkability is alright. Wish it had more substance and depth of flavor, for all that's advertised in there.

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Big Brekkie Breakfast Stout from Lefty's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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