Breakfast Stout | Vault Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Vault Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
vaultbrewing.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with oatmeal, fermented with Pennsylvania maple syrup, conditioned on Honduras and Burundi coffee beans roasted by Rojo’s Roastery.

Added by Jason on 01-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,837
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
41
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of rfgetz
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Triklino
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nitro pounder can poured into a snifter appears black with a creamy khaki head.

Aroma is rich with coffee and chocolate, some underlying maple sweetness and carbonic/mineral character.

Initial flavor is quite mineral laden with maple sweetness, chocolate, earthen roasty coffee and lingers with a carbonic/tin-like finish.

Medium body, slick and enjoyable but would be much more enjoyable without the heavy mineral/carbonic character.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Santz
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A good absolutely tasty stout, nothing like it.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of muchos
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro can, 16 oz.
L. Black, pretty much opaque, tan pillow of froth an inch tall recedes ever so slowly.
S. Roasty malts, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, slight maple.
T. Bready right up front, sweet roasted toasted malts balanced with a slightly bitter coffee following, some bitter and sweet chocolate, more breadiness and even a bit caramely as it warms, sweet breakfast cereal, finishes with cocoa with some maple sugar mixed in there. Not too terribly sweet.
F. Medium body but smooth, finished a little chalky. No booze whatsoever.
O. Never been a fan of nitro beers unless on draft, but this one is really nice. The complimentary flavors work well for me, the coffee being prevalent at first, and the maple not so much, but coming in the back end especially as it comes closer to room temp. Cheers, peoples ! ! !

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Photo of phooky
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 16oz can dated 12/13/17. Beautiful pour...inky black with a long-lasting tan head. Subdued but nice nose of roasted malt. Quite sweet on the palate for my tastes, and clear coffee notes, too. Pleasant beer.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

pours black with thick dark tan head. good looking for a stout. huge aroma of maple and black coffee. nice flavor of coffee, maple syrup, chocolate. fairly sweet. medium to thick bodied. smooth

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
01/13/2018

Can to Goblet. (canning 11/27/17)

LOOK: Brown/black, cola like appearance. Minimal head.
AROMA: lots of maple, wood, wheat, chocolate. don't really get the coffee
TASTE: some sweetness from the maple, also a deep woody flavor and some grainy notes.
FEEL: medium body, thin for a stout. ok carbonation.

A tad disappointed since this type of beer is up my alley, but this is tasty; just not firing on all cylinders.

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Photo of DIM
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevevol
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of justintcoons
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz nitro-can poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance
Near black with cherry highlights. Excellent cascading effect. 1 finger of creamy tan head is left over with nice retention.

Nose
Dark roast coffee, caramel, chocolate, and toffee.

Taste
Dark roast coffee, caramel, and toffee. Prune and slight maple. Semisweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, silky, smooth, chalky, and lightly bitter.

Overall
I drank the 16 oz / 4 pack of cans in one night... I think I liked it!

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Photo of citizencane
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours thick dark brown with typical nitro head. Smells of a mix of typical dark and toasty breakfast stout notes...but nothing really sticks out. Feels a bit rough around the edges for 8%. Usually breakfast stouts get much better as they warm but this remains virtually unchanged. Not bad, but not great especially with the competition out there.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
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).

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Breakfast Stout from Vault Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 41 ratings