Cinna-Mom on French Toast
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company

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From:
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #914
ABV:
11%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,001
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.35%
Ratings:
130
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 22, 2021
Added:
Sep 26, 2015
Wants:
  24
Gots:
  16
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Cinna-Mom on French ToastCinna-Mom on French Toast
Notes: We also call this the "Morning After Stout," because it's a perfect way to ease the pain on the morning after a night of celebrating. By combining our Imperial Stout with maple, vanilla, and cinnamon, we created a beer that is both bold and comforting, with a flavor that unmistakably reminds of us your mom's French toast.

90 IBU
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3.93 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on May 22, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BigIronH from Michigan

Nose is maple syrup and booze. It is a thick a creamy stout or in other words exactly what you expected when you bought the beer. Taste is vanilla and maple in the front and the bread/wheat flavor comes second with the cinnamon taking center stage on the backend. This beer has great definition as far as flavor goes. I really enjoyed it and will finish the six pack with pleasure.

Apr 10, 2021
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a black body with minimal head and place. This is simplistic but the aroma struck me as when I was a kid and would eat cinnamon French toast crunch cereal, and to be honest it pretty much tastes like cinnamon French toast with the barest covering of syrup. Booze is well-hidden for most part, although tended to heat up a little as I slowly sipped my beer, and not the best French toast beer I had as was a little less sweet but pretty enjoyable.

Feb 27, 2021
 
3.98 by brewskis from Indiana on Nov 01, 2020
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3.18/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Thanks to DonnieT79 for this one from NBS BIF #11. 12oz can (dated 3/4/20) poured into 14oz teku. Poured a solid black color with 1/2 inch of tan head that dissipated to a thin ring in a few moments.

Maple is strong at the front of the nose, with some spice behind it. The base beer was fairly well hidden.

Same story on the tongue; maple dominant, a tingle of cinnamon heat at the back.

The body was a bit on the thin side for the style, but was smooth, and had a semi-sweet finish.

Drinkability was fine, but, I'm not a big maple guy, so it got a bit boring for me. YMMV.

Overall, a solid and enjoyable enough brew, that is likely not gonna be for everyone. But, if you're into these sort of beers, this one is worth a shot.

Jul 04, 2020
 
4.02 by 2beerdogs from California on Apr 14, 2020
 
4.23 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Feb 17, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by EMH73 from New York

Pours black with a one finger tan head that is well retained and leaves excellent lacing. Smells li,e French toast doused with maple syrup and cinnamon with a hint of bourbon. Tastes of maple, cinnamon, vanilla, roasted malts and some bourbon. Medium bodied and carbonated, mouth feel is a bit on the thin side, slightly dry finish with a bit of a metallic aftertaste.

Dec 20, 2019
 
3.94 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Dec 19, 2019
 
4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Buck89 from Tennessee

Look: pours a medium-brown color which is darker in the glass. A medium tan head.
Aroma: huge maple and butterscotch out of the can. Closer inspection reveals milk chocolate and lots of maple, like a maple bar donut. Some cinnamon. Faint roasted grains as well.
Taste: lots of maple. Some caramel malt, some coffee, not much chocolate. The base beer seems closer to a brown ale than a stout. Cinnamon is there but restrained.
Feel: medium to full bodied and medium carbed.
Overall: delicious. Great bright flavors that play well together.

Nov 10, 2019
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4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Shanex from France

This is a beer I’ve gotten in a trade with Superspak

Poured it into a neutral Founders glass.

Pouring a thin brown head fading quickly.

On the nose, maple syrup and vanilla beans with also a French toast flavor.

Taste following the nose, the mouthfeel however is a bit thin for a stout.

Overall a very good beer I greatly enjoyed. Cheers!

Sep 25, 2019
 
4 by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona on Aug 12, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by beergoot from Colorado

Inky black with a thin yet lasting light tan head. Incredible aroma; truly smells like french toast; maple syrup; a touch of bourbon. A rather strange flavor; sweet with an almost sour backdrop; cocoa; diluted maple syrup; a little metallic; a strange bitterness. Heavy body; thick and viscous; oily, chewy.

It looks like the can was filled on 02/12/18. This might explain the weird flavors I pickup. Although one would also expect a big, dark, imperial stout to age well (generally speaking). The aroma was truly outstanding. And the looks were good for a high ABV stout. There is not much of a boozy presence at all. But there is certainly a somewhat off flavor with this beer. Perhaps in my fairly frequent visits to Michigan and Ohio, I might be able to pickup a fresher version. I'm wagering it may have a more appealing taste. I can hope.

Aug 11, 2019
 
4.04 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Aug 03, 2019
 
4 by SawDog505 from New Hampshire on Jul 30, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours black with a finger of khaki foam. Aroma is cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla beans and toasty, roasty and bready malts. It smells like dessert. Flavor profile is cinnamon, vanilla beans, and maple syrup with roasty, toasty, bready and earthy malts behind. It starts off with the roasty malts and darkness apparent up front and then fades to a more bready, lightbodied finish. Mouth feel is light effervescence forming a soft texture. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, heavy dessert up front, but it fades away into a more soothing, neutral finish. It would be too strong if the dessert consistency maintained to the finish.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 12oz can.

Jul 20, 2019
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4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TheGent from New Jersey

Nose is oozing with maple syrup drenched French Toast dusted with powdered sugar. Flavors are there. Acqeous feel. Breakfast at midnight.

Jul 05, 2019
 
4.13 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Jun 27, 2019
 
3.8 by aasher from Indiana on May 29, 2019
 
4.25 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Feb 25, 2019
 
4.08 by goblue30 from Michigan on Jan 26, 2019
 
4.16 by cmukid87 from Michigan on Jan 17, 2019
 
4.25 by msumike89 from Colorado on Oct 31, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

L - 1-finger hazelnut head atop a pitch black body.

S - oh my. Maple syrup, vanilla, chocolate.

T - follows the nose. Tons of maple syrup and vanilla. A bit of chocolate, a but of cinnamon. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium, slightly lacking body with higher than normal carb.

O - damn, does this ever taste like liquified french toast. Not a trace of the 12% abv.

Oct 28, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Appearance - Pours jet black with nice tan head that settles to a thick ring. Sheets of lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Huge maple on the nose, roasted malt, chocolate, some mild vanilla. this thing is a maple bomb.

Taste - Very nice maple flavors up front followed by chocolate. Really heavy roasted malts with light vanilla finish. Finish is bitter coffee.

Feel - Feel is where this beer falls short, really thin carbonation is too high really dry finish.

Overall - The look, aroma and taste of this beer is great it is just a little too thin.

Oct 14, 2018
 
3.99 by Lazhal from Michigan on Aug 03, 2018
 
4.19 by Isarnan from Michigan on Jun 23, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by larryi86 from Delaware

Thank you FlintB for this
12 oz can, dated 2/12/18, poured into a tulip

A- Black with a two finger mocha head

S- Maple syrup, vanilla, coffee, touch of cinnamon, some dark chocolate.

T- Maple syrup, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, some vanilla and cinnamon.

M- Smooth, a little creamy, medium to full body

O- A very good stout, love the maple syrup in it, nicely balanced.

May 21, 2018
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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by kemoarps from Washington

Pour is obsidian with a thicc two fingers of mocha brown head. Still sitting at about half that here as I wait to let it settle. Beautiful lacing down the sides.

Nose gives sweet and roast as the primary presentation. I get more of the vanilla than the maple at least initially.

Flavour starts off sweet showing more of the maple, but somehow it's not really the depth of maple: more syrup than maple, but it's still maple syrup, not generic cane sugar syrup... Whatever. It's real good. Roasty and char come in and a strong bitter counterbalance of black coffee that is imminently welcome, and all too often seems missing from these big sweet adjunct stouts. In fact once you get past the initial sweet burst the rest of the palate is primarily burnt malts and coffee bitterness. Finish sticks with diner coffee and an air of maple offgassing around the top layer. If it didn't say cinnamom [sic] on the can I don't think I would pick it out on its own.

Could stand to be a little thicker and creamier but it has a good blanket of fine effervescence and I had to remind myself that this is comfortably in the double digits of ABV as it's easy to forget.

This is an incredible example of a Michigan sweet stout, and my only regret is that it would have probably been even more appropriate as a breakfast beer. Thanks @FlintB for sending this one along as a part of NBS BIF#007!!

Apr 23, 2018
 
4.81 by aclockworkchris from Michigan on Apr 21, 2018
 
4.31 by joemochas from Florida on Apr 07, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

Pours a decent 1/2 finger head of tan foam atop a dark body. OK retention; little lacing.

Strong maple notes on the nose; sweet and smooth. Very little else comes through - perhaps some chocolate and vanilla - but the maple aroma is quite lovely.

Flavor isn't quite as sweet, although it's certainly still got that maple kick, in particular on the back end. Surprisingly ashy, with woody tones and moderate char. Strong banana tones up front; vanilla throughout. Slightly metallic tinge with vegetal tones to the roast. Cinnamon is present, but certainly not highlighted.

Fairly smooth mouthfeel, and the ABV is pretty well hidden.

This is an enjoyable enough brew - neither the best nor worst maple stout I've had. It's close to outstanding, but I think falls just short.

Mar 22, 2018
 
4.39 by TangoJuliet from New York on Mar 20, 2018
 
4.28 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Mar 15, 2018
 
4.25 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Mar 11, 2018
 
4.09 by midlifec from Michigan on Mar 10, 2018
 
3.93 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Mar 04, 2018
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3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by maximum12 from Minnesota

Thanks to Rkitchen for this 12 oz. can that’s been resting in my fridge since it arrived. Though I’m not sure about the pin-up mom on the label…on the toast…that’s a teenage pregnancy if I’ve ever seen one.

Pour is dark, ‘magine that. The aroma, which I’m sure is just the power of suggestion, is damned French Toast. Vanilla, maple touch of burnt roast, & then the cinnamon. Cinnamom. Sorry.

Your Mom On French Toast tastes better afterwards than during – I think there’s an XVideos category for that. The post mortem is delicious – spiced coffee/roast, sweetness that jukes towards maple, scorched toast. The actual taste is mostly vanilla, with a finish of lactose & shot of bitter espresso. Surprisingly thin for a big pastry stout. I could go down on this multiple times.

Bizarre how the taste & the aftertaste are so different. A good beer, but neither the mom or the fresh toast lived up to my fevered imagination.

Mar 02, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Vidblain from Minnesota

I'm a sucker for maple - so Your Mom is right up my alley. I recently had a Your Grandma that was fantastic - so I'm thankful that I was able to try Your Mom so soon as well.

Your Mom pours a deep brown-black with a very light hazel head. The carbonation is understated. It smells tremendous - lots of maple, cinnamon, and vanilla. They all play well together in the taste and mouth feel - the flavors are distinct yet blend nicely. While it has often been my experience that maple beers taste worse as they warm up, that was not my experience here - each adjunct note stays clean and delicious.

Great beer, and a fantastic base for aging!

Feb 28, 2018
Cinna-Mom on French Toast from Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 130 ratings