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French Toast Stout | Wicked Weed Brewing

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French Toast StoutFrench Toast Stout

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 187
Photo of jraptor78
4.96/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had on tap at WW both regular and on nitro and currently the best stout I have had. Great body and mouth feel, better so regular than on nitro which is typically the opposite for me. Great spice notes and well balanced...even better with the French toast they served with it.

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Photo of c64person
4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark, chocolate colored typical stout look.

Smell: Cinnamon, vanilla, light malt,

Taste: Soft cinnamon/vanilla notes with a touch of maple sweetness at the back. Slight bread/roasty undertones to round out the flavors. Crusty bread and chocolate fudge, up front, with the cinnamon sugar and maple tones building; finishes rather sweet with a wallop of vanilla

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very reminiscent of the french toast being served, fairly sweet. Now if only it was just a little thicker or coffee was added, it would be a perfect 5 in my book.

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Photo of Gatch
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Publick House for the Wicked Weed launch party on Wednesday, February 3rd for EBF week. This one really stood out to me. A fantastic stout with the perfect amount of sweetness. The name is quite accurate, as you get the maple sweetness, brown sugar, some caramel. Super smooth and only gets better as it warms.

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a usual stout.

Smell is great: tons of maple, cinnamon and coffee.

Flavor is all about the hints of maple. Not to sweet, though, with the dark chocolate and coffee drying things out.

A fantastic offering for a canned maple/cinnamon stout.

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Photo of Wolberjs
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Looks like a stout. Pours with a head that dissipates fairly quickly.

S - Smells terrific. Lots of cinnamon, dark sugar, hint of vanilla. Like French toast.

T - tastes great too. Taste follows the nose, but sugars are a bit muted and vanilla comes out more.

M - A little thin and dry. Not up to pair with the taste and smell.

O - terrific stout that does indeed taste like French toast.

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Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

8.4% ABV. per growler label.Pours a dark chocolate brown with some deep brownish hue,a thinner beige head atop.Cinnamon toast really stands out in the nose along some vanilla,yeah it really does smell like French toast.Warming cinnamon spice and syrup flavors with a tinge toast,vanilla takes over into the finish and lingers.Wow this is pretty cool,although it gets a bit sweet after awhile the flavors are great.Great concept and a great beer.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Very dark brown, opaque pour with a thick toffee lacing ring.

S - Vanilla, maple, cinnamon.

T - Cinnamon, vanilla, some chocolate malt, maple, and some chocolate bitterness on the back end.

M - Big medium body with silky mouthfeel.

O - ABV well hidden and too enjoyable.

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Photo of Slack
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown to black in color, opaque, and minimal head.

Smell is coffee, vanilla, malt, and some cinnamon.

Taste is sweet malt up front followed by vanilla and spice. Finish is coffee.

Mouthful is medium and thin. Carbonation is light to medium. Finish lingers.

Looks good, smells good, tastes good, feels weak (for a double imperial stout). I like this beer. It is easily drinkable and the flavors are spot on. The biggest letdown is the mouthful which is more like a porter than a Stout.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this one. It wasn't very balanced as I mainly got roasted malts in the flavor. The nose was really nice. Lots of caramel and vanilla with a touch a maple. Most of those flavored didn't come through very well in the drink since the roasted malt overpowered.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a snifter. Thanks Andrew for this can!

Pours a deep brown body, in the glass it's opaque and black with a light brown head that reduces fairly quickly leaving spotty lacing and light retention.

Aromas of milk chocolate, coffee, definitely getting cinnamon and spices there too. On the tongue is the same, light chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, no maple though. Mouthfeel is on the thin side with medium low carbonation.

Decent, glad the spices came through but wish there was more maple.

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Photo of barczar
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is roast malt and vanilla dominant. Cinnamon emerges late.

Flavor is maple syrup sweetness throughout, with roasty, lightly bitter undertones. Cinnamon dominates, here, with a hint of vanilla in the finish. Damn drinkable at the high abv.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2015-01-10 at the brewery.

Aroma is french toast and mapke syrup. Taste is similar but wirh more char. Not a ton of maple but pleasantly present. Rich thick feel.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thinly, and is black in color with a very small, thin light brown head.

Smell - Coffee, brown sugar, dark malt... pretty mild smell overall.

Taste - Delicious! Mildly sweet bread with cinnamon, vanilla, slight maple syrup... It's like breakfast in a can.

Feel - Thin, but low in carbonation so it goes down nicely.

Overall - Nice alternative to a RIS, sweetness makes it a great after dinner treat.

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a charcoal color and a two inch tan head; plenty of lacing sticks to the tulip

Smell: Chocolate fudge, toasted bread, cinnamon sugar, vanilla and a touch of maple

Taste: Crusty bread and chocolate fudge, up front, with the cinnamon sugar and maple tones building; finishes rather sweet with a wallop of vanilla

Mouthfeel: Full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Well, Wicked Weed hit what they were going for but after half a glass, the sweetness of the beer gets to be overwhelming; I wouldn't try it again but will keep the rating up because it is still a good beer

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Photo of Stevem68
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate color. Aroma is pretty light with notes of cinnamon. Flavor is a a balanced stout with a nice aftertaste of cinnamon nutmeg and a French roasted like flavor. Overall very cool beer to drink.

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Photo of mschantz
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich cola color with a slight fine head. Roast, cacao and cinnamon on the nose. Taste is very much reminiscent of spiced Mexican chocolate with lots of cinnamon charter. Mouth feel is a bit thin for style IMO.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a snifter, canned 1/18/16

A- pours a jet black color with a thin foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- cinnamon forward up front with hints of vanilla, toasted bread, actually smells like cinnamon toast

T- cinnamon forward flavor up front with notes of cocoa and a hint of vanilla. Toasty mid-palate with a dry finish of more cinnamon

M- medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel, crisp dry finish

O- pretty tasty but somewhat one dimensional, with the cinnamon primarily taking over

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Photo of wedge
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

@ Tasty Beverage

Black with some beige stickiness on the surface that collects at the edges. Starts off smelling heavy on the cinnamon, but soon opens up with a convincing crusty toast quality and faint maple and vanilla. Flavor starts out roasty and dark with bread, light vanilla and maple well-integrated, finishing with a spicy wash of cinnamon. I was expecting something rich, but this was more toasty and bread-crusty with probably a little too much roasted bitterness to be really impressive. Medium bodied and dry with fluffy carbonation. A little booze blending into the bitterness. I usually don’t complain about a strong stout being not sweet enough, however I think it would improve things here (which is odd, seeing as how others found it too sweet). Solid and entertaining, but overrated.

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Photo of marley2112
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler fill from local place.

There are many interesting things going on with this beer, but it's not a home run for me. The nose comes out more as it warms, though roast and spice are the dominant flavors. Whatever I imagined a "french toast" stout would be, this isn't quite it.

On its own merit, it's a very accomplished, medium-body stout with a nice balance of dark/roasty and bright/spicy. I'd try it on tap to make sure I'm not missing something, but otherwise this is a one-and-done for me.

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Photo of aleckpa
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer looks great. Dark as night with a nice mocha head. The smell is what you would expect. It smells like french toast! Nutmeg, cinnamon, but with some chocolate as well. I was a little disappointed with the taste. It tastes like an excellent stout, but the french toast piece was subtle. I didn't let it warm much, so if it gets to more room temperature the flavors would likely come out more. Overall, I did enjoy this beer. I wouldn't go out of my way to try it, but I'm going to try it again and let it warm to see if I get more of those french toast flavors. Still a good beer.

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Photo of Bung
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tap at Good Bottle. Very dark brown pour, off white on top. Sticks just barely.

Aroma, yep there's cinnamon. Vanilla, dark toffee. Bready toasted malt. Chocolate, very minor roast presence. It's just too spicy for me.

About medium body, could be considered a bit thin. Drinks easily enough, just too much for me.

Overall I just don't like Christmas or pumpkin spice brews, you need to like them to really like this.

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French Toast Stout from Wicked Weed Brewing
4.12 out of 5 based on 187 ratings.
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