Pirate's Breakfast - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Council Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Council Brewing Company
California, United States
councilbrew.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pirate's Breakfast aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels

Added by HopHead84 on 01-03-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
33
pDev:
22.39%
 
 
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0
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10
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Floydster:
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1.44/5  rDev -57%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

22 ounce bottle

Appearance is very dark brown, almost black, gushing tan head that stays around for quite some time, no lacing though

Smell is plum, lacto, berries, spoiled fruit, rotten coffee, some roasted malts, funk, faint bourbon

Flavor is more of the same, tart beginning and finish, this would not even pass as a sour stout because the taste is just repulsive, roasted qualities and any whiskey barrel aging completely overtaken by lacto

Mouthfeel is thin, sour, no body whatsoever

Overall this beer was terrible, obviously infected, shame a new brewery would put out a product like this without proper quality control, they should just stick to doing tart saison varieties because the IPAs I tasted on my only visit really missed the mark as well

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Photo of acurtis
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly over carbonated but not obviously infected. Either we got a good bottle or the anti-hype train has killed this beer. Smells slightly off but not terrible, mocha and barrel, almost like an off barrel. Taste is good, a little thin, coffee and bourbon.

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Photo of Kylo76
1.78/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Definitely infected, quite a shame because you can taste the coffee and bourbon and could've been great but the funk is overpowering on the nose and the finish.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
2.12/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

High carbonation. Tart plum-like dark fruit on the nose. Palate likewise has some tartness to it - very fruity and thin. Seems to have an early stage infection.

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Photo of ShanePB
2.54/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Slight amount of tartness detected. I don't want to say the "i" word but I don't trust that this doesn't have something going on with it.

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Photo of random846
3.61/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.89/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerIsntBad
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigBlueShep
3.37/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EB1
3.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brevbin
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

You can taste the start of the infection. The barrel is completely absent. Unfortunate that this happened. I heard it was a stellar brew before the infection took over.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHead84
2.06/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was infected on tap at the day of the release (blatantly tart and slightly thin). It has only gotten worse, as one would expect. Tart dark fruit, high carbonation, metal, and a thin body. We ended up dropping two shots of espresso in and it was actually pretty good. Have to agree with a reviewer below, it seems like tart saison is what council does at this point as off flavors are rampant in their beer across the board (wasn't like this initially).

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Photo of Merks
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of markgugs
3.37/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Rjhami
4.14/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Trio2shine
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wishlive
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Totally good. Aside from heavy hop west coast ipa I like oatmeal stouts and this brew was good. Billed at the local pub as a vanilla, oatmeal stout I was all in. Totally good. Worth a try if you like dark beers

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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.06/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.45/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Big, billowing head. Heavily carbonated, way over carbonated for the style. Very thin (especially for an oatmeal stout). Fruit and sasparilla with a bit of coffee on the aroma. On the taste, a bit of barrel and malt come through, but I can't get past the funky finish. It is very obviously infected, although not undrinkable. Yet

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Pirate's Breakfast - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Council Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 33 ratings