Maple Breakfast Stout | 14th Star Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
14th Star Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
14thstarbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dsartwell72 on 10-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
438
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
103
For Trade:
0
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Photo of armock
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

How does one segue seamlessly from The Eradication/Reduction of The Bottle Backlog at Chez Woody back into what really matters, namely, The CANQuest (tm)? Well, first, you have to jump into Mr. Peabody & Sherman's W.A.B.A.C. Machine, going back to the early-to-mid-1970's. There, a youthful Bro. Woody spent a LOT of time on his maternal grandparents' property, abutting a working farm. A young neighbor girl traded comic books & played tetherball with me. She grew up, married a fellow local beer aficionado & during a recent road trip, they knew to bring me CANs! Viva The CANQuest (tm)! It pays to advertise.

From the CAN: "Craft Brewed In Vermont"; "Brewed with Real Maple Syrup"; "Maple City Series"; "Growing up in Vermont it was always exciting to see my Pepere Ferland craft liquid gold from a simple maple tree. In keeping with this tradition of craftsmanship we brewed our Maple Breakfast Stout with 100% Vermont Maple Syrup and Northern Bayou Cold Brew Coffee. We hope you enjoy this dark and delicious beer. - [undersigned Xxxx]"

I must CANfess, my New Year's Resolution does not (usually) apply to CANs. The Crack! of opening a fresh CAN of beer CAN only be followed closely by an inverted Glug. In this case, the head quickly rose up to form two fingers of dense, foamy, light-tan head with moderate retention, slowly becoming wisps. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44), allowing just enough light penetration to keep it slightly south of 44. Nose was redolent with maple syrup, underlain with a light smokiness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste left no doubt that it was produced from maple syrup, but jeez-o, man, was it rich! I felt like I was getting enough sugar to keep me in business for a while. Thankfully, it also had a light smokiness that kept it from being outright cloying. Phew. Finish was semi-sweet, not outright sweet, but pretty close. It was not my cuppa tea, but YMMV. In the meantime, I was sweating from the sugary rush coming on.

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Photo of Kris_Cullen
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coltron23
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This ended up being poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated somewhat immediately. The smell had a wonderful blend of sweet maple to subtle roasty coffee and cocoa powder. The taste was mainly sweet with a nice subtle roast to slight bitter underneath. There’s a lingering bitter to roasty sweet maple aftertaste leading to a sweet sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel to it. I might have had this a bit old as I’m thinking it may have smoothed all the way out. Overall, though a bit old, I think this has a ton of potential of being a top notch American Stout. I can’t wait to try fresh this Autumn/Winter when it comes out again!

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Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the can that looks has a smudged canning date that reads 03/27/17 I think. Sampled on May 27, 2017.

The pours is a deep dark brown color with a large foamy tan head that lingers and laves a lot of lacing as it fades.

The aroma has a nice roasted and toasted dark caramel malt sweetness, maybe a touch of maple, but a low to no hop profile.

Light body.

The sweetness is abundant in the taste and there is some maple goodness but not enough to make it stand out. Sweet and mild finish.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daver32nh
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stealth862
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChrisWalsh357
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nugget40
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tpauer
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paresis
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joberlander
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jofroi
3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kw_pip
4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Draught. Nitro. Awesome.

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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from pint can, gift from friend, into nonic pint. Part of the Maple City Series, this beer is brewed with judicious use of "100% Vermont Maple Syrup and Northern Bayou Cold Brew Coffee," resulting in a big, flavorful brown ale.

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3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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