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Brunch Junkie | Heist Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heist Brewery
North Carolina, United States
heistbrewery.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Breakfast Stout brewed with flaked oats and Sumatra Coffee from Central Coffee. Enjoy with bacon, sausage, pancakes, and such...

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,049
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
24
pDev:
7.79%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of lebriarjr
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kemoarps
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the generosity of @Dragginballs76 and the endless NBS BIF #8.

An aggressive pour yields a massive half a hand of pillowy off-tan head that slowly gets itself back to a more reasonable volume. Maybe aggression was unnecessary there, ha. Body is still the deep brown of black drip coffee, though again it comes across darker than brown, but not quite truly black. Not much, but some lacing.

Nose is overwhelmingly acrid coffee. Maybe some campfire char behind, but the vinous coffee notes are the headline, the byline, below the fold, and the paper's advertisement.

Flavour offers a little more balance. Black coffee is still dominant, but it's got a nice roast/char and almost powdered bakers chocolate sweetness to balance it. Some mild creaminess that's probably an artifact of the oats.

Body is smoothe (flaked oats!) and an ashy dry finish.

This is another delicious stout from Mike's delivery and I am glad to have gotten to try it. Thanks man!!

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives a translucent charcoal color with brownish highlights; the two finger head sticks nicely and leaves streaky lacing

Smell: Rich, roasted coffee tones abound, with chocolate and caramel underneath

Taste: Roasted tones forward with chocolate and caramel building; the coffee emerges, boldly, through the middle, and blends into the dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice coffee stout with strong but not overwhelming coffee flavor

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Photo of FriedSlug
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark, thick, creamy and quickly fading head. Sweet aroma full of coffee, cherry chocolate and roasty malt. Sweet with all the flavors in the smell. Coffee chocolate and cherry. Sweet with a super bitter finish. Char and bitter coffee finish.

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Photo of Aaroncj72
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesRiner
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcghost
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim and most of the top. The aroma is intensely dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate. I'm tasting very bitter dark roasted coffee along with a vague notion of dark chocolate. The coffee is a bit out of balance and overpowering.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.13/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mantooth
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beer_guy_nc
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drbeerme
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite local stouts. Unique coffee flavor and a super smooth chocolate taste that makes this a crazy drinkable stout. Pours jet black and smells like cold brew coffee.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DVMin98
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and very faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy mocha head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of rich/strong dark roasted coffee with light to moderate aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, and caramel over the top of moderate aromas of roasted + charred malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted malts with light amounts of charred malts and a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of milk chocolate and cocoa. Finally there is a moderate to strong flavor of dark roasted, rich, and strong coffee. Moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which lingers for a short amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth, almost creamy.

O: Very enjoyable and a well named beer - the flavors and aromas make me want to enjoy this brew with some pancakes/french toast/waffles, maple syrup, and bacon. Easy to drink with a lighter/smooth mouthfeel and well hidden alcohol. Definitely a nice breakfast/brunch stout and light enough to be enjoyable on a fairly warm summer morning.

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Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brunch Junkie from Heist Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 24 ratings