Blair's Breakfast Stout
Wilmington Brewing Company

Blair's Breakfast StoutBlair's Breakfast Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #890
ABV:
7%
Score:
93
Ranked #6,483
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 6.13%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
29
From:
Wilmington Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  3
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Reviews by OldManMetal:
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stout pours to a thin, brief-lived pebbly tan head on an impenetrably black body; the only highlight is a ruby-litten line at the bottom of the glass. A slight appearance of viscosity is notable on the pour; lacing is fair, consisting of fine-grained, retreating bands. The aroma is moderate in intensity, predominately sweet coffee with cream, backed by hints of chocolate and booze. The flavor is even more coffee-dominated, with the barest hints of chocolate and toffee; the coffee character here is more bitter than the nose would suggest, and has a pleasing depth and richness. The finish has a modest coffee presence, followed by a more assertive bitter coffee linger that sticks around for a few minutes. The mouthfeel is on point for the full body; the texture is a bit better than medium-creamy, and on the peppery side for a stout- the carbonation is just a bit too aggressive. Between the flavor and the relatively low ABV (for an imperial stout), this is definitely a prime breakfast beer. (growler)

Feb 13, 2016
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PaleAleWalt from New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 07, 2019
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Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 25, 2020
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sweetwaterman from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Dark pour with a rich roasted malty flavor. Almost meaty. Very umami. Coffee addition really comes through in the second half and in the long aftertaste. Pleasantly bitter and measured coffee flavor. Very much a winter sipper

Dec 12, 2014
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kell50 from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 22, 2015
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 22, 2016
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Donbeerlvr from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 11, 2018
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riotontheroad from California

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 05, 2015
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice standard ABV coffee stout

Jul 27, 2017
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 12, 2016
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, with a dark tan halo of head. Nose of coffee, subtle maple, chocolate, and molasses. Flavors are roasted and creamy forward, with coffee, tangy crème, bittersweet chocolate, and earthy notes. Smooth, dry, and mid-bodied, with a coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Smooth, slow, dry finish. Nice.

Jun 30, 2015
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stephenjmoore from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 11, 2016
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap it poured black with a thin and quickly fading light brown head. Smells of sweet roasted malt and coffee. Tastes rich and roasty with a lot of coffee and dark chocolate. A bit thin but a really great breakfast stout.

Feb 17, 2018
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reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 11, 2016
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buzzy from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 14, 2016
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kristougher from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 25, 2015
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 16, 2019
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JamieDuncan from Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 27, 2017
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reebtaerG from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 17, 2016
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MattWhite from Nebraska

4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apr 12, 2015
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iRun2Beer from Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 27, 2015
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Oakley from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 23, 2017
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BEER88 from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 11, 2016
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MrMeerbill

5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely shocked at how good this beer is best breakfast stout I've ever had

May 24, 2015
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DocRocka from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 16, 2015
Blair's Breakfast Stout from Wilmington Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 29 ratings