Breakfast Stout
Backcountry Brewery

Breakfast StoutBreakfast Stout
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Style:
American Stout
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 12.62%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
89
From:
Backcountry Brewery
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  33
Gots
  6
SCORE
91
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a pint of the Breakfast stout with my pizza which wasn't the best combination. But this brew probably doesn't go well with many dishes. This beer is the most coffee tasting beer I have ever had. And I don't see it pairing well with much other than maybe fish.

One of the selling points is the drinkability of this beer, where some breakfast stouts are too heavy, this beer is very thin and easy to enjoy. Which is good and bad I know, because this isn't the right type of mouth feel. This is more of a porter to me than a stout.

I know I kinda of knock this beer in the review but I gave it good marks. My reason for this is because I like the brew but I don't believe it is true to it's style.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger thick/creamy light tan head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, roasty, chocolate/toffee. The taste is malty, roasty, with some chocolate/toffee. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of briman
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in standard pint glass.

Poured bascially black, with a large, thick, creamy dark tan head that retained for quite some time. Pours a lot like Guinness or similar stout with the bubbles seemingly travelling down the glass.

The nose is dominated by a dark roasted coffee smell. This was so prevalent in this sample that I honestly didn't notice any other obvious smells.

Taste was the same, all about the coffee. Didn't notice any real sweetness...but some coffee and/or dark toasted malt bitterness comes through in the finish.

Not as full bodied as you would expect, certainly not heavy, which makes it the kind of beer I could at least have a couple of in one sitting.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a jet black color with ruby highlights. There was a very small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lace.

S - Not much of a shocker, this one smelled like coffee, tons of coffee! I couldn't catch much else other than delicious roasted coffee beans.

T - Strong coffee flavor with some toasted beadiness. There was a slight citrus bitter kick.

M - It was smooth and soft with a dry finish. A medium bodied stout that is a slow sipper.

D - This is a good breakfast stout. It doesn't pull any punches with the coffee flavor.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle $6.99. Straight black, decent head with really good lacing. The aroma is delicious brewed coffee with a sweetness following it up, if I was presented with a cup of coffee that smelled this good I would be delighted. Flavor is bitter coffee and not much else. The aroma is a step ahead of the flavor. A little bit thin but pretty easy to drink. The abv is listed as 4.4% so that actually fits a breakfast stout since you could drink one with your eggs and bacon and not be fazed. I really like Backcountry's porter and pale ale and I feel like this could be a winner with a little work, The aroma is really enticing.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy crap! Wow, coffee much!? This is the stout that I've always wanted when I've purchased or tried anything that says 'coffee' on it. They seem to have put as much as you possibly can in this without over doing it. Very skillful.

A - Black. Long lasting tan head. Looks like a cup of espresso!
S - COFFEE
T - COFFEE. Sweet. Dry. Toasted bread. not super complex or anything, but has a full range of coffee. The coffee certainly dominates, but that's the point.
M - Clean
D - Good! I guess I could have another pint.

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4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours pitch black with a tight mocha head. Retains very well. Sheets of lacing.

S - Roasted coffee, dark malt, toasted rye.

T - Follows the nose. Dry roasted coffee beans, slightly sour, toasted rye bread. Hints tang and dry on the finish.

M - Soft and super creamy, low carbonation.

Big time coffee flavors. A perfect beer for breakfast. Not super complex but very enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber from Grapes and Grain in Denver, CO. Bought off a recommendation.

Labeled on BA as an American Stout, but I think its a milk stout based on the bottle description and the taste is kinda of between the two. Warmed to about 50 degrees before opening. Poured in to MSU pint glass (in preparation for the U of M v MSU game this weekend). Paired with ...

A&S: Excellent smell. Pungent with large quantities of chocolate complemented by roasty qualities. Almost smells like a cold brewed mocha. Jet black beer. Thick lines of light tan lacing. Good retention on the head.

T&M: Strikes a nice balanced between sweet and bitter. Very sweet chocolate upfront which fades to roasty midway and finishing bitter, but still refreshing. Quite smooth and silky as far as mouthfeel.

Overall: Impressed by this beer, would buy again. Look forward to trying more from this brewery. Surprisingly low abv, but would work as a great breakfast beer. I probably not the smartest idea to consume this after 11pm, hopeful the amount of caffeine in this beer doesn't keep me up too late.

Interesting side note: I pour a 8oz taster of this beer for my gf, pouring the end of the beer. Not only was it very different in taste and mouthfeel, but also look. I would be wary of this if you are dividing this beer between two people.

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Photo of SamN
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

An inky, almost gritty looking black beer, with a pretty espresso-colored head, nice looker. Fantastic smells, tons of coffee and roast goodness. Serious coffee here, good stuff. On the palette is more gourmet coffee, dark baker chocolate, roasted grains, very little sweetness, subtle hops prescense. Lingering coffee dryness and touch of noble hops. Very, very good. The rare beer that seems suitedfor breakfast, body is medium full, and the carbonation is active, low ABV too boot.

A gem in the heart of Colorado. Awesome beer.

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Breakfast Stout from Backcountry Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 89 ratings