French Toast
Wicked Weed Brewing

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From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,335
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,128
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.26%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
314
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 25, 2020
Added:
Mar 02, 2014
Wants:
  85
Gots:
  54
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Reviewed by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: With an aggressive pour, a large, fluffy off-white head. Body is very dark brown but has some deep ruby translucence.

Smell: Roasted malt, a bit of cinnamon, a bit of maple sweetness. Nothing special.

Taste: Roasted grain, vanilla overtones. No real cinnamon or maple flavor. As a standalone vanilla stout it would be OK, but for a French toast-flavored 8.8% ABV imperial, it's disappointing. Not a very strong depth of flavor.

Feel: Fairly light-bodied with moderate carb. Smooth finish.
Nov 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by PathofChaos from Maryland

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The picture here is very outdated, so I'm not altogether sure I've got the right beer...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.
May 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.12 by EMH73 from New York

May 15, 2020
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

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.
Apr 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by Skabiski from Maryland

Feb 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by Rainintheface from Florida

Feb 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Jan 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Jan 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.55 by hannahdddd from Maryland

Jan 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

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.
Jan 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Dec 15, 2019
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Reviewed by 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.
Dec 01, 2019
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

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.
Nov 29, 2019
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Reviewed by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

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.
Nov 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by GracelandII from Virginia

Nov 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Nov 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.8 by beerrat from Virginia

Nov 06, 2019
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Reviewed by jeffdr123 from Florida

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.
Oct 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.68 by robotic_being from Florida

Sep 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.51 by ClePaul from Ohio

Aug 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by tjg584 from Tennessee

Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by JM5671 from Ohio

Jun 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by thefrog114 from Florida

May 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

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.
May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by RBorsato from Virginia

May 04, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

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
Apr 28, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

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!
Apr 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Apr 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Scott_McCool from Florida

Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Mar 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by Mikey123abc from Florida

Mar 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Mar 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.2 by chris826 from Mississippi

Feb 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by porterman66 from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by smi69 from New York

Jan 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.47 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Jan 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Jan 17, 2019
French Toast from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 374 ratings