My Morning Stout | River Rat Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
River Rat Brewery
South Carolina, United States
riverratbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a rich breakfast stout with a deep palate of taste, French roasted peaberry coffee, Madagascar vanilla beans, and cocoa nibs.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 12-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
25
Reviews:
4
Avg:
2.94
pDev:
29.25%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by vancean2:
Photo of vancean2
3/5  rDev +2%

It is a good stout. However, the flavors that are supposed to be prominent, are not. It tastes like a very good regular stout, but I just never got any of the coffee, cocoa nibs, or vanilla beans. That's what I was so excited for.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chossboss
3.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zonian1
2.06/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 13tido
1.5/5  rDev -49%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mtbdonn
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.32/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar, but when held up to the light it is clear dark brownish red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cocoa nibs are present in the nose along with notes of coffee beans.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the coffee flavors are a bit stronger and there are also notes of vanilla beans.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is isn't as bold as some of the other coffee stouts that I've had and is also somewhat light in body compared to what I would have expected. However, in this respect, it's not a bad selection for a morning beer as it isn't too heavy on the palate, but it's kind of like drinking a weaker blend of coffee from a gas station or a convenience store.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of zac16125
3.24/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass
no bottling dates


A: Pour is black, with a lightening to brown when held to light. Lots of brown sedimentation flakes can be seen in the glass. Greater than 1 fingers width of tan colored head builds then dissipates at a moderate rate leaving a few small patches of lacing. 3.75

S: Aroma is roasty, decent amount of vanilla, stale blond roast coffee beans, and very subtle cocoa. Leather/tobacco notes round it out. 3.5

T: Taste is very roasty, leather, tobacco. Coffee is present, with a notable bitterness, but certainly isn't prominent. Vanilla/cocoa are essentially negligible. 3

M/D: Medium body, carbonation heavy for the style, drinkability is average. 3.25

O: Doesn’t pull off the “breakfast stout” profile very well, but a decent roasty, leather/tobacco forward stout. Not bad, but I wouldn’t run out to get it again. 3.25

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Photo of Tertullian007
3.31/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.49/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.1/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of huntermop
4/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tlema1
3.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of coffee aroma and flavor....very dry finish, not a bad representation of the style

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Photo of yaksurf
2.99/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of csurowiec
3.92/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
2/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Flatter than a flat tire.

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Photo of KevinDixonBeer
3.86/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ksimons
3.73/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.74/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of finz2thestout
4.58/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easy drinking stout. Love it.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
1.89/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I'm rating this as a stout. This is not at all a stout. If this were considered a brown ale, I'd rate it a touch higher. No way in hell is this a stout. You can see straight through it. Wow. This may be the worse beer of the year.

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Photo of brauseboof
4.19/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jshusc
4.06/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My Morning Stout from River Rat Brewery
2.94 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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