Hipster Breakfast | Southern Prohibition Brewing

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Hipster BreakfastHipster Breakfast

Brewed by:
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Mississippi, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BigGold on 12-18-2013

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 65
Photo of woodychandler
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Once more, we have a CAN courtesy of my local, in-person trader, tone77, who CAN show up on my porch whenever it is CANvenient for him. He brings such great beers and is outstanding about returning the empty CANs for further transfer to Jeff Lebo. Viva The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Cicada Series [-] Seasonal Offerings From Southern Prohibition Brewing"; "ci-ca-da Named after Mississippi's favorite invasive species, our cicada series features limited edition selections that cycle with the seasons."; "CANs: Infinitely Recyclable (tm)".

The loud Crack! revealed another brimful craft CAN and although it was a pounder/pint CAN, I decided to employ an inverted Glug. There was an initial pseudo-cascade, followed by the creation of three fingers of dense, rocky, deep-brown head with decent retention. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44) with mahogany highlights only at the edges. I was a little surprised by the nose since it was as roasty as the 'Gansett Autocrat from earlier today. It turns out that Oatmeal Stouts CAN be roasty. In this case, it was coffee & dark chocolate odors that caught my attention. I will readily cop to the fact that Stouts are not my bag as a self-avowed/described hophead & I CAN always get smarter about them. Mouthfeel was creamy and smooth on the tongue, almost like a dollop. The taste had a very roasty bitterness, more toward black coffee than dark chocolate, although there was enough sweetness to put me in mind of it, also. Man, this was really rich! It was like an extremely rich brownie! I kept thinking that it needed vanilla ice cream or something to go with it. Suddenly, it hit me - they just began CANning Founders' Rübæus. I will review that next & set some of both aside for a blend. Unadulterated, the finish on this one was bittersweet, more like unsweetened, vice dark, chocolate. The coffee flavor was now undeniable, especially as it warmed slightly.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours near pitch black with thick tan head, fades slowly to thin layer with lots of lace. Roasty aroma. Taste is chocolate n some smokiness, mild licorice in the end. Medium soft mouthfeel. Overall solid oatmeal stout.

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Photo of BayouBengal1537
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into imperial pint glass. Pours a jet black, thick brown colored head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee. Taste is sweetness, dark roasted grains, coffee, bitter chocolate. Medium hop bitterness to help balance all the sweetness. This is a full bodied oatmeal stout, smooth. Overall, a very enjoyable full-bodied, roasty ale. Well done Southern Prohibition Brewing.

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Photo of goochpunch
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours out dark brown to black with ruby highlights and a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, toffee, and English hops. Tastes bready with roasted malts, dried fruits, herbal hops, and caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and full. This is an excellent oatmeal stout. Very English in character.

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Photo of adapt313
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thick kahki head with some staying power. Smells like dark fruit and coffee with a little bit of bitter baking chocolate. Taste is moastly the same but less fruit and more bittee chocolate. Chocolate and hops linger for a while on the finish. The feel is right where it should be for a relatively lower alcohol oatmeal stout, I always prefer them thicker but this is nice. I would have no problem drinking this beer again. Unremarkable but, for the style, very good.

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Photo of GregJ
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a finger thick brown head. Smells of roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs and molasses. Tastes of roasted malts, creamy, a little astringent, coffee and burnt. Aftertaste of Burt malts and coffee. Medium light body and medium light carbonation.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours black with a half finger of tan, thick head. good retention and lacing.

S: malty sweetness, dark fruits, traces of chocolate and coffee

T: roasted malts. some sweetness. bitter chocolate, a bit of coffee, slight bitterness of finish.

M: good mouth feel. I would prefer it to be a bit thicker, but that is personal preference. It is appropriate for the style.

O: good beer. would buy again.

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Photo of tone77
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, some oats. Taste is mild coffee, roasted malts, light chocolate, some bitterness at the finish. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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

SPB Hipster Breakfast has a thick, creamy head, a dark brown appearance, and some nice lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, roasted malt, cream, sugar, and brown bread. Taste is of those elements with some char bitterness, hop bitterness, earthiness, and sugary sweetness. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy and velvety, and SPB Hipster Breakfast finishes semi-dry and not at all alcohilic.


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Photo of BigGold
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Part of the Cicada Series, we can only hope this beer will return when the weather turns cool again. Had from growler in Jan. 2014, and from pint cans from November 2014 through May 2015.

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Photo of soupermirl
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice color, deep, dark, rich. Frothy nitro creamy looking head.
Smells like chocolate and coffee. Dark roasty malt flavor. Tasty.
Mouthfeel was slightly thin at the beginning, but the roastiness soon grab your tastebuds from front to back. Tasty again.
It's fantastic on both nitro and CO2 but much more creamy on nitro as expected.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at Fondren Public, Jackson, MS

A: Dark brown with a rich, brown head that lingered. Curtain-y lacing.

S: Coffee hits the olfactory like a sledgehammer. Oh my, will I be sleeping tonight? Light malts pop in with a hint of oatmeal sweetness.

T: Yep, that's a breakfast brew. Smooth coffee slides in with a caramel malt sweetness that begs for more. A slight bitter finish, but I want more.

M: Medium to heavy with frothy carbonation.

O: My favorite so far from Southern Prohibition. And one of the coolest names for a beer, too. Sip slowly or glug it down. It's all good. And hip!

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Hipster Breakfast from Southern Prohibition Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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