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
Ranking:
#41,721
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
31
pDev:
21.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by vancean2:
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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 -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zonian1
2.06/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 13tido
1.5/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mtbdonn
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
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 JohnBradSC
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zac16125
3.24/5  rDev -3%
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 -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trygelski1
4.02/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of huntermop
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buckyp
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TonyLema1
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
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 -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of glutenpootin
1.96/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Unable to pour at all from my batch. No matter the angle or rate poured, the head instantly overtakes the glass (dry or wet). From the can, carbonation immediately fills the mouth, overpowering the flavors I assume may be there. It’s a shame, as this beer has all the right stuff - coffee, vanilla, and cacao.

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Photo of csurowiec
3.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
2/5  rDev -40.1%
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 +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ksimons
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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My Morning Stout from River Rat Brewery
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 31 ratings