French Toast
Wicked Weed Brewing

French ToastFrench Toast
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,194
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,146
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.26%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
372
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Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
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Photo of PathofChaos
4.82/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The picture here is very outdated, so I'm not altogether sure I've got the right beer... but here we go:

Appearance:
Beautiful, impenetrable darkness hued by a dying ember of ruby red. The resultant foam is a perfectly level horizon of browned cream.

Bouquet:
A gentle cascade of vanilla, cold cinnamon, and malts steeped in maple syrup.

Feel:
A silk sheet with a hot tingle of cinnamon rolls over the tongue in this medium-bodied magic. Carbonation is lively, but quiet and concise. Elegant.

Taste:
Cakey stout malts imbued with vanilla whipped cream, dunked hastily in maple syrup, and given a tactful dusting of dry cinnamon. Its more stout than sweet, but finishes with a long, maple-cinnamon linger that steers it back to the sugary side, striking an incredible balance between the two.

Overall:
It’s as though the stout plays the role of the thick, toast slice while the accompanying flavors act as the toppings. Truly captivates the essence of real French toast in a well-rounded imperial stout.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rich and smooth, reddish mahogany while pouring, and black in a PBGC Crispy Boi glass. The head is light chestnut, reaching one-half inch before quickly settling, leaving an uninterrupted coat of fine lace.

The aroma opens with sweet maple syrup followed by vanilla and a light sensation of Play-Doh. This does, indeed, smell like French Toast. Warmth brings out light cinnamon.

The flavor is more Stout than French Toast, which is good. Vanilla takes the lead, with maple syrup following. Overall, it is more bitter than sweet. The long, mild finish reverses that balance to more sweet.

A medium body with a scratchy, nylon texture. Alcohol is about as expected. Fine carbonation keeps tingling, even after the finish.

This is a good beer, though not really something I tend to seek out. It lacks a wow factor, but is still a solid Stout.

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Photo of Griffin2
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle that was bottles on 8/08/19 into a snifter glass.
L - Pours a dark brown with a slight tan head.
S - Smells of cinnamon and maple syrup.
T - Tastes of vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup.
F - Full bodied with minimal carbonation.
O - Really tasty stout, if you like your stouts on the sweeter side.

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Photo of Bmorebeergrl
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful, dark color. Syrup on the nose. I wanted an even fuller mouthfeel to match the rich flavors but I get why they kept the finish cleaner and lighter, more like a porter.

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Photo of EnderFett11
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass, giving just a bit of tan head that faded soon. Deep brown/black color. Smell is malty, maple syrup, and a tiny hint of cinnamon. Taste is more maple forward with cinnamon at the end, not too sweet. Similar to French toast, but not quite identical, but very good. Thankfully not too sweet. Somewhat thin mouthfeel, with light carbonation. Excellent stout, especially if you like cinnamon.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in winter variety pack. Poured into Trillum Six States glass.

Definitely lacking the nose and taste of the aged bourbon barrel variety. You do get some sweetness and malts, very faint maple and cinnamon. It' s a bit thin, but ABV is hidden nicely, as with all of these. Just needs more taste.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Oak and Stone. I guess I disagree with the crowd on this one. I like a good dessert beer, so the maple and cinnamon were welcome, but it tasted a bit medicinal to me.

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep brown with a light mocha head.

The aroma is of sweet, milky coffee, cinnamon and vanilla. No maple to my nose.

The maple shows it’s face in the taste. More milky coffee, vanilla and an appreciated mild cinnamon.

Thinner than expected, but enjoyable. Moderate carbonation.

This was a very good breakfast stout. I appreciated the gentle hand with the cinnamon.

Glad to have tried it.

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

Revisited 11/8/19
A-Pours a dark color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has vanilla and maple syrup hints
T-The taste follows the nose with vanilla and maple syrup flavors
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good Stout

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a very dark brown or black with a small light brown head. In the nose, it is roasted and black malts with vanilla and a bit of maple. In the mouth, it is a very well balanced roasted malt flavor - maple as well, maybe?? Yum!

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal tan head and a khaki lace ring down the glass. Beer's aroma is slightly bready with a sugary syrupiness coming to the nose. Fuller-bodied but not heavy, more bready than sweet although the beer still has a slightly spicy sweetness to it that is akin to French toast (a little heavy on the cinnamon spice) and finishes easy for a slow sipper.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A very enticing aroma of malt, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of malt (present throughout), a decent bit of cinnamon, light hops (mostly in the finish), lots of maple syrup, a bit of vanilla, and some brown sugar. A excellently well-rounded flavor. It pretty much does taste like French toast, right down to the maple syrup. Sweet, but not cloying. Very tasty.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An incredibly likable stout. Very much drinkable.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

**
04/15/18

Bottle to tulip glass.
Dark black color. Small off white head. Good retention.
Aroma is cinnamon, brown sugar vanilla, charred malt.
Very tasty. Light fudge and sweetness. Cinnamon, vanilla and maple are mixed in nicely as drinking continues. Very balanced flavor.
Full bodied, thick.

Best of the wicked weed stouts I've had.

**

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look: nearly opaque dark brown body. Some cola highlights when held to light. Messy light tan lacing.
smell: All the advertised ingredients, esp vanilla and maple, a hint of cinnamon. Not as rich as the BA version but very nice.
taste: Again, much like the BA version, not quite as rich or deep. Easy drinker.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours near black, rich frothy brown head, no lacing. This one really needs to have all the chill removed before it begins to open up - cinnamon finally comes through all the malts and dark fruit; vanilla is there, but very muted. Taste is cinnamon forward, maple on the finish, and bitter coffee aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for me, but again, as it warms, it becomes a bit richer.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L - Standard appearance: black body, red edges, and a finger of khaki-colored head

S - Cinnamon is huge, as is vanilla. Roasted coffee, sugary sweetness.

T - coffee, milk chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, marshmallow, cinnamon-sugar, espresso, dark coffee finish

F - Not as thick as an imperial stout should be, but good enough. No alcohol, and drinks easy

O - Great dessert (or breakfast beer). Really nails the promised flavors. Needed a thicker body to bring it to elite levels.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Muted blackish with a moderate fuzzy tan head that settles to a persistent thin bubbly blanket and brown edges.

Smell is actually a little mint chocolate somehow, possibly due to the hops, with hints of roasted coffee and toast, and even lighter hints still of cinnamon and maple syrup.

Ahh, there it is--the cinnamon-maple combo comes up front on the palate, but not ostentatiously. Beer flavors still play a major role, with bitter, roasty coffee and cocoa-esque malt, plus a little astringency again--are there too many hops in this? This not the right beer for strong hops. I also detect some light nutty flavors, rum soaked vanilla bean and cola on the back end.

Feel is a little thin, with a slight, thin froth and a semi-dry finish.

This is not the beer I was led to believe it to be by a normally trustworthy friend. However, it is beer first, and not some overly flavoring-infused Coffee Mate bullshit. It is on the much lighter side of the stout world, though.

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Photo of chinchill
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle with a bottling date of 10 Jan. 2017.
Dark brown clear body with a good head.
French toast in the nose and, more remarkably, in the flavor.
Medium full body with proper carbonation.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Quite a tasty yet boozy stout. You do taste the "French Toast" but I also got a lot of chocolate and coffee flavors as well. I noticed the maple and vanilla, but the cinnamon, not so much.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is quality stout, the adjuncts arent over the top in it, and even though the barrel aged version of this is a big step up, i enjoyed this one. it doesnt really conjure images of maple drenched french toast to me though, and im not sure it could being a stout as a base beer, lots of dark roast and coffee flavors in this, which, while compatible with the added ingredients, does not necessarily scream french toast to me. the cinnamon is subtle in the nose, with the vanilla being by far the most forward and obvious element. the flavor is more balanced between the three, and i do get the maple in the finish. lots of sweetness here, on the edge of a novelty item rather than a beer to reach for more than once, but its super well made, just perhaps intentionally a bit overdone. dark chocolate from the grain, sweet vanilla, definitely desserty more than breakfasty, but i see the line of thought and think the execution is pretty darn good. having the barrel aged one right after this really diminishes my overall appreciation for it, that one just tastes like a totally different beer, truer to the french toast itself, and far more original and memorable. good beer, but i think this one lacks the signature wicked weed "oh my gosh no other beer tastes like this at all" component that they often deliver.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle with a bottle on date of 12.28.16

L - Pitch black with 1 finger of head and no lacing

S - Maple syrup and cinnamon. Just as the label prescribed!

T - Sweet, cinnamon, syrup, nice grainy malt aftertaste.

F - Low carbonation and medium body

O - Well it is just as they intended. Definitely french toast in a bottle! A little too sweet or desert beer for me to buy consistently

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Photo of mntlover
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black even when held to the light, no highlights on this baby just darkness. Coco colored head is small and fades fast with some lacing.

Aroma is nice sweet roasted malts extra sweetness for molasses/caramel like notes or in this case i guess maple syrup. Some light spicy cinnamon notes mingle with chocolate and vanilla.

Taste is peppier then expected the carbonation brings the cinnamon and vanilla to the front of the chocolate and sugary maple syrupy malt. Good roasted notes lots of lingering vanilla and maple sweetness. Guess French Toast stout is an appropriate name. Overall a good brew little to much carbonation for me personally but it does seem to highlight the spice some.

Mouthfeel is only medium for me the carbonation just more then I like in my big stouts.

Overall good flavors and a nice beer like the cinnamon kind of a nice touch. Would have on occasion if available but not something I would have to have.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours that familiar stout black in which no light can break through into my snifter, very little lacing, creamy quick dissipating head. Smells sweet, and at first I thought I smelled some cherry, but after a second sniff I discovered that was the strong vanilla scent. Hints of cinnamon, but a strong aroma of milk chocolate. Very little booze to the nose. Taste delivers even more than the smell, a more vigorous scent of cinnamon can now be found along with caramel. The maple syrup taste is blended alongside the vanilla, cocoa, milk/milk chocolate taste with mellow carbonation and smoothness, not boozy. Medium body texture. Fantastic evening brew, I'll take a growler full please!

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Photo of tigg924
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Pours opaque, dark brown in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big vanilla, cinnamon, graham cracker, and cocoa. Sweet, medium-heavy bodied, and moderate carbonation. I get a big s'more taste from this one--moreso than French toast. That said as a dessert beer this one is fantastic. Love all the graham cracker taste in this one. I will be getting this again.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz. bottled on 12.28.16

Pours black with a creamy tan foam head. Smells like maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits, roasty toasted bready malts, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits, roasty toasted bready malts, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice french toast stout.

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French Toast from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 372 ratings