Maple Breakfast Stout
14th Star Brewing Co.

Maple Breakfast StoutMaple Breakfast Stout
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14th Star Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
Stout - American
Ranked #317
Ranked #21,072
3.79 | pDev: 8.97%
Today at 02:00 AM
Oct 10, 2013
Very Good
Maple Breakfast StoutMaple Breakfast Stout
Notes: Brewed with maple syrup and cold brew coffee, this wonderfully complex stout starts with a rich smooth coffee flavor, then eludes to a dark chocolate character, and finishes a hit of sweetness.
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3.8 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Today at 02:00 AM
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3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by q33jeff from New Jersey

On tap, jphn and mollys.

Dark black, but thinnish brown at edges...cola look, with no head.

Maple is evident. But a bit bitter, and becomes cloying. Cedar, medium roasted malt. Chickory.

Mostly flat.


Apr 19, 2022
3.42 by Romartin from Massachusetts on Apr 16, 2022
3.54 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 28, 2022
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Jet black pour, very little head. Roast and coffee dominate, sweetness from the maple syrup and perhaps chocolate malt(?) comes in late, and is very subtle. Found the texture a little thin-bodied for a true stout, which brings down my overall assessment. Decent, but not worth a return trip.

Feb 16, 2022
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3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by woodchipper from Connecticut

Poured from a 16oz can stamped BBF 4/23/22 to a tumbler.
Dark black body of course, 1/2" tan head. Lacing only occurs transiently as you swirl the glass.
Aroma is musty coffee and dark chocolate. No sense of maple.
Taste is similar, rich black coffee with dark chocolate undertones. Subtle maple comes in as it warms. Despite the dry taste for much of the swig, the finish has a hint of sweetness, so I'll attribute that to the syrup.
Mouthfeel is medium for a stout. There is some stickiness on the lips from this beer.
Overall- I love a dry stout, and I liked this one. But for all the occurrences of the word "maple" on the label, the beer does not come off as advertised.

Dec 26, 2021
4.03 by Sinister from New York on Dec 17, 2021
3.95 by kuhndog from New York on Nov 04, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by TripleShot from Massachusetts

Not much head on this stout after a hard pour but very good overall especially if you like dark/rich tasting coffee, couldn't help but think it would be good with pancakes or French toast for breakfast lol, Not bad for a 4 pack the wife grabbed me in Vermont.

Oct 20, 2021
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Dark cola,almost black appearance
Around a medium body with medium light carbonation
Aroma is roasted malt,roasted coffee beans,black coffee,dark chocolate. Somewhere ,way off in the background I think I picked up some maple.
Taste was almost dry, dark bitter bakers chocolate, black coffee,roasted malt, milk chocolate, malt, and again very hard to find maple.
Overall it was a really nice breakfast stout that I would look for again. Need to either add more maple or just don't list it as maple stout.

Jul 31, 2021
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3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Viaduck from California

Very dark body with a surprisingly large for a stout, tan head. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, coffee & a hint of chocolate. Very mild sweetness with flavor profile composed mainly of roasted malt & coffee. Maple is missing. Nice feel & carbonation. Overall, nice but if you were expecting maple you will be disappointed.

May 29, 2021
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3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Peach63 from New York

Pours black with a 1/4 inch tan head, which fades. Minimal lacing.

Aroma of coffee, roast malt, ash.

Taste is coffee, roast malt, black malt. Astringent.

Full bodied, light carbonation. Dry, astringent finish.

Rather disappointing. No maple aroma or taste at all. BB date 6-9-21.

Apr 30, 2021
3.81 by eluvah from New York on Apr 27, 2021
3.42 by Noelito76 from New York on Mar 26, 2021
3.81 by Vylo from New Jersey on Feb 27, 2021
3.74 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Feb 26, 2021
3.84 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Sep 04, 2020
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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by sulldaddy from Connecticut

Im sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into my snifter. Ive had a few other cans of this beer and havent had consistent experiences with the flavor profiles. Lets see what happens here.
The beer pours a dark cola brown color with a fizzy and fluffy tan head of 2.5 cm foaming up. This foam fades quickly to nothing in my glass. There are several active streams of carbonation rising to the surface of the beer. This leads to a rolling surface action that seems like it could renew the foam, but it does not. Swirling the beer does make a thing line of dense lacing on my glass.
The aroma on this beer is roasted malt and a bit of dark coffee, almost a burnt coffee note. I dont really get any of the maple syrup that is promised and expected on the label. No hop scents on the nose either.
The first sip reveals a medium to light body with fine spacious carbonation. texture is smooth and maybe a little watery.
Flavor s roasted malt and some dark chocolate mixing with a little maple syrup and some coffee grounds. Again, I dont get any hops and any booze is also well hidden. This beer drinks really easy, but isnt overly interesting and is a little lacking on physical traits. Not really flawed beer, but not one I am likely to pick up again.

Aug 31, 2020
4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jul 19, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by dsa7783 from New Jersey

Single, 16 ounce can copped from Route 22 in Union. Pours a brown, syrupy hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma rendolent of cinnamon and maple syrup. Slick mouthfeel with a similar flavor profile. Not bad.

Jun 28, 2020
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3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

I thought this could of hard more maple I it. I just got a slight taste of maple- not very stouty

Jun 11, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: opaque; cola brown in color; 1 finger finely pored tan head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: coffee and semi sweet chocolate;

T: maple, then coffee, then semisweet chocolate, then a combination of coffee and semisweet chocolate through the finish; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate, creamy carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: very enjoyable;

May 04, 2020
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3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by WayneRooneyFan from New Jersey

If 14th Star Brewing's Maple Breakfast Stout was classified as a porter rather than a stout, I would be generous with high marks. The light-to-medium body and iced-coffee flavor (hold the milk or cream) makes it very drinkable. Unfortunately, there was little maple viscosity and, to me, too much carbonation for a top-flight stout. There is a detectable level of smokiness, which enhances the drinking experience. At 6.5% ABV, I enjoyed Maple Breakfast Stout and would certainly consume it again. However, if you are expecting strong maple presence, you may be somewhat disappointed. This is a good beer, though...don't let semantics get in the way.

Apr 11, 2020
4.1 by BubbleBobble from New York on Feb 12, 2020
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Best by March 12th 2020.

Fairly nice bodied stout, with a decent head. Manages two simple fingers with a tan to khaki colored head. Minimal lacing but good staying power on a very dark walnut brown and red mahogany like hued body color.

Good solid aroma. Nice touches of light roast, even a bit creamy sensing. Has a good dark grain roast that flirts with coffee a bit. Sweetness is minimal, and so is the maple character.

Palate drives the easy train. Nice and light bodied but still has some malt depth. Crackling roast a bit, hits with a light carbon and coffee flavor in the mid palate. Sort of a steely finish strangely that even hints orange fruit? Where did that come from? Minimal maple character, but a sense of woody and perhaps sappy pine to resin like flavors.

If you told me this was a regular stout I'd be quite impressed, but the addition of maple isn't obvious in flavor which some might find disappointing.

Jan 05, 2020
4.02 by TheilerW from Michigan on Dec 06, 2019
3.78 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Nov 02, 2019
3.4 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Oct 07, 2019
3.62 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts on Sep 20, 2019
3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Sep 10, 2019
3.67 by vfgccp from New York on Aug 17, 2019
3.86 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey on Jun 03, 2019
3.69 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on May 22, 2019
4 by swierczt from Connecticut on May 13, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AstroT from Massachusetts

Looks dark & mysterious in the glass, not much maple in the nose, first sip tastes like a burnt coffee flavor, not much else going on here, nothing overpowering, nothing extraordinary either. A good brew for a cool spring night.

Apr 30, 2019
3.93 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Apr 25, 2019
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3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by M_C_Hampton from Georgia

A: nitro draft, dark with a small tan head, clear

S: some coffee and malt, no maple

T: coffee is there as the predominant flavor, maple is missing from the flavor

M: light

Apr 06, 2019
3.74 by Griffith from Connecticut on Mar 19, 2019
3.75 by SpaethJam from New York on Feb 27, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LukeGude from Iowa

Can from Waterbury CBC. Poured into pint glass. Head dissipates pretty quickly, but nice sweet stout.

Feb 23, 2019
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