Salted Caramel Stout | Breakside Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
239 Ratings
Salted Caramel StoutSalted Caramel Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery
Oregon, United States
breakside.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dessert stout brewed with lactose, caramel and fleur de sel, inspired by our friends Tyler & Kim Malek at Salt & Straw. Tyler has been working on perfecting a lactose caramel syrup that mimics the flavor in his sea salt and caramel ice cream. After a few test blends, we’re worried that this might be the most addictive dessert beer ever made.

Malts: Two Row, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, CaraMunich, Flaked Barley
Hops: Newport
Special ingredients: Salted caramel; sea salt

Added by Sarlacc83 on 05-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,044
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
239
pDev:
9.02%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
50
Trade:
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of TheEpeeist
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of degueulasse
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pitch black beer smells and tastes like crème brulée, its sweetness offset by deliciously dark overtones. It might be a little too sugary-thick on the tongue, not quite as crisp as many other stouts that taste as good, but its sumptuous flavors cannot go overstated.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from standard bottle into 20oz imperial snifter. Bottled on 2/6/18.

Look: As I poured it, it look like cola. Dark brown, but somewhat transparent. Doesn't look bad as it sits in the glass. 1/4" cream white head that dissipated rapidly. Loads of lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Lackluster in terms of smell. I am somewhat able to pick up on some caramel, salt, and chocolate, but it is very muted. Subtle aroma of roasted malts.

Taste: Not very flavorful either. Subtle flavors of chocolate, roasty malts, and a little salt. Somewhat of a prune, date or fig sweetness to it too, couple with what I guess is caramel. I don't really taste caramel, but more chocolate. Also picking up a nuttyness to the beer, like walnuts, peanuts or pecans. Picking up on the salt. Slight coffee -ish flavor on the backend.

Feel: Really underwhelming. Thin, and watery. Reminds me of flat soda. Carbonation seems a little high as well for this style of beverage. Leaves residual coating on tongue, giving a syrupy feel.

Overall: The title of the beer sounds awesome, but it doesn't live up to the name. The mouthfeel is the worst part of the beer, it isn't appealing at all. This embodies more of a brown ale feel to it than a stout. A little disappointed in this one, but I am glad I was able to try it. Cheers!

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Romartin
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L. Dark coffee appearance, 1f khaki head large bubbles, short life, little to no lacing.
S. Light aromas, chocolate, malt, little caramel.
T. More defined than aroma, chocolate slight caramel, slightly bitter. Almost an hour old coffee after taste.
F. Creamy at first impression, very carbonated.
O. A good desert beer, not overly caramel or sweet, a bit on the bitter side rather than candy sweet.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought at Ryan and Caseys in Greenfield. Beer pours with a dark color and a pretty thin, brown head that dissipates. Somewhat chocolate aroma that is not too powerful. A bit underwhelmed by the aroma. Taste is a vast improvement over the aromas with a slight caramel hint wrapped in medium creamy milk flavors. The mouthfeel lives up to a creamy, milky texture. Overall, not too bad, just wish the flavors exploded more.

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Photo of rayvail
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not as sweet as I thought it would be which is good. nice and dark and thick, which is a plus. nice beer.

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Photo of Shortbox81
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rgk3
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured very dark with a thick khaki head. Good beer, but I was expecting a little more. Salted caramel--a favorite flavor, Stout--a favorite style, but not quite what I expected. I will say that pulling off those flavors in a beer would be extremely difficult. To their credit, it is not overly sweet, which I thought it could be and thinner than I expected. It's actually pretty balanced and a decent, drinkable stout. Strong char flavor like burnt toast--in a good way. That is the predominant flavor to me--only a hint of salt and hint of sweet, so much so that I really have to search the flavor out as I taste it instead of it being obvious. I liked it well enough to drink it again but not enough to search it out.

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Photo of dertyd
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ghrymm
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle.
A: Pours a rich dark brown with a nice light brown head and good sticky lacing.
S: Caramel and toffee nose.
T: Rich and thick salty caramel with toffee.
F: Nice and fizzy mouthfeel a good clean finish.
O: Nice and balanced not sweet as i expected it might be.I like it.

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Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mecmd
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look: Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a two finger, khaki head.

Aroma: Smells like a salted pretzel, with deep notes of toffee and caramel. There are also notes of coconut cream and mild coffee.

Taste: Upfront you get sweet flavors of . . .well. . . salted caramel and toffee. Imagine a caramel dipped salted pretzel if you will. In the back there are hints of dry, bitter cocoa, toasted almond and vanilla cream.

Feel: Mid-light body (for a stout) with mild carbonation. Not oily, overtly sugary or slick. I'd even go so far to say it's ""crisp"" for the style.

Overall: I was expecting this to be super sweet but it's actually rather balanced. You get a nice, salty, caramelized brown sugar taste upfront, but it's evened out by notes of toasted almond and dry dark chocolate with mild lactose in the background. The body is just right, it's not too heavy or too watery. Overall I enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattreitz49
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice solid Stout with caramel notes. Big roast malt and and char bitterness. A tad thin but quite tasty. There is a strange floral, almost soapy aroma and flavor but it doesn't ruin the beer. All in all this is a pretty solid beer.

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Photo of Gawz
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bojerkenshire
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Salted Caramel Stout from Breakside Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 239 ratings