Breakfast Stout (Nitro Can)
Vault Brewing Company

Breakfast Stout (Nitro Can)Breakfast Stout (Nitro Can)
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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 7.62%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
28
From:
Vault Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  4
Gots
  4
SCORE
92
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Breakfast Stout (Nitro Can)Breakfast Stout (Nitro Can)
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Reviews by CharlesK:
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CharlesK from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 12, 2018
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I am taking a (very) brief hiatus from the eradication of The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody to get back to what really matters: The CANQuest (tm)! This was a recent gift from a member of the FGBS Drinking Team & I wanted to get it in sooner rather than later.

From the CAN: "Drink Fresh, Drink Now."; "Use flat bottom glass[,] do not tilt[,] pour vigorously".

This was right up my alley since the Crack! was nice & loud + the CAN encouraged me to CANduct an inverted Glug (pour vigorously). The N2 charge caused a f'rilz cascade that formed a finger of dense, foamy, deep-tan/light-brown head with great retention. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44) with cola highlights especially at the edges. Nose was rich, especially with the scent of dark roasted coffee, but also bittersweet chocolate and light smoke. Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy, in keeping with an N2 pour. The taste was much sweeter than the nose had led me to expect! The coffee was prevalent, but there was also a milky/creamy flavor that reminded me of café con leche in total. Wow! I usually prefer my breakfast coffee to be black, but I CAN go with this. Finish was more towards semi-sweet than semi-dry, although I would not argue the point. It was quite tasty & a nice addition to The CANQuest (tm).

May 18, 2017
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2017-02-14 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz can dated 2016-02-08 (1 year old) that I found in the back of my fridge. I'll have to provide another review when I get a fresh can; but here's what it is like with a year on it. Of interest, there was a significant pop / out-gassing when I opened the tab.

A - Opaque dark brown with a 2-finger tan head and nice lace.

S - Coffee, cocoa, light-medium roasted grain. Very nice.

T - Mocha coffee latte, light vanilla and oak/tannin followed by some tasty, roasted bitterness that dissipates in a balanced way against the residual malt/coffee/chocolate flavors.

M - Medium body and light nitro effervescence. Creamy for sure. I would have enjoyed a thicker feel.

O - No complaints; even with a year on it. I prefer a Founders Breakfast Stout for flavor and feel; but this is really good.

Feb 14, 2017
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ncelauro from New York

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 16, 2016
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shamrock1343 from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow a truly excellent beer. It is along the lines of Founders Breakfast Stout.

A nice favorable stout. Great mouthfeel

Mar 22, 2016
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whatname from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 02, 2016
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Flying Dog tulip glass canned on 2/8/16. Pours a beautiful slick nearly pitch black very aggressive and got a nice 2 inch fluffy tan head that takes its time settling into a film of bubbles, little lace left behind.

Smell is dry roasty coffee, vanilla, cocoa nibs, biscuit, and toffee.

Taste follows a shot of dry expresso, vanilla, biscuity grains, kahlua, and toffee.

Mouthfeel is less than medium, but creamy, very little carbonation as you would expect, dry as a bone, and drinkability is amazing.

Overall this is a very nice nitro coffee stout, thanks @Mcballz13 for this really nice example of the style.

May 08, 2016
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acurtis from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 21, 2016
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 04, 2016
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 24, 2016
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waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 27, 2017
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jjd315 from Pennsylvania

4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Feb 27, 2016
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cp45 from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 25, 2016
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malfunxion from New York

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 03, 2016
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Mersh from Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Mar 06, 2016
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Lucoli from New York

3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 11, 2016
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Nearly black with some brown highlights, a big dense tan head forms in a tower of nitro fallout and settles to a lightly tanned off white head that leaves sheets of lace but not any that sticks. Notes of coffee, toasted grain, cream, light sugar sweetness and light wood. Velvet smooth, creamy, coating and a touch of dryness on the finish. Overall this was great, best attributes of a cold brew coffee with softer less bitter edges because of the nitro. Really well done.

May 02, 2016
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 09, 2016
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Zekenyce from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 28, 2016
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ArtZan from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 28, 2016
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tylerdurden01 from New Jersey

4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Amazing stout right hur! Creamy coffee bomb, thanks Nitro! I still have an 8pk which I'm trying to hold onto for a bit.

Apr 02, 2016
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 11, 2018
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K4550 from Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Vault absolutely nailed it with this one. Their nitro stuff is generally good but the Breakfast Stout is straight cold, creamy coffee. Tons of coffee on the nose, followed up by tons of coffee in the taste. Supposedly there's maple and vanilla in this beer but I didn't get much at all (not disappointed though). The oats give it a decent body but this beer is still incredibly crushable. Months later I'm down to my last 2 cans and it's still drinking perfectly. One of the best coffee stouts I've had in awhile and my favorite offering from Vault. Will be first in line and probably not willing to share the next time this is released. Aggressive pour and plate of eggs and pancakes required.

Apr 28, 2016
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ctylinebeer from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz nitro can poured into a special Vault glass. Comes in a four pack with no widget inside. Brewed and canned once a year. Base style is an oatmeal stout with coffee beans and Vermont maple syrup added. From the Delaware River town of Yardley, PA and the brain child of brewer Mark Thomas.

L - dark brown in color with regular brown highlights on the bottom; completely dark hue; thick creamy light brown foam on top with fluffy lacing

S - mix between the coffee, chocolate, and maple syrup. Heavenly aroma

T - tastes like a dry stout with some roast from the coffee beans and a slight sweetness from the maple syrup. Kind of like a Guinness but with coffee and maple syrup

F - very similar to a Guinness. Smooth but flat feel, medium bodied, coffee grind type roastiness, dry through and through

O - I knew this was going to be good but not this good. A true beer drinker's breakfast stout, not too much of anything. Bone dry stout with the maple syrup to balance it out with also giving more flavor along with the coffee joining in as well. One of my favorite local breweries, Cheers!

Feb 24, 2017
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ShutUpAndChug from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's good. Excellent chug beer. It's not for Goulet.

Great nose on this beer, coffee upfront with a nice maple sweetness right behind it.

Very smooth thanks to the nitro can, makes for easy, effortless chugs.

Feb 22, 2016
Breakfast Stout (Nitro Can) from Vault Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 28 ratings