Drunken Vigils Breakfast Stout | Southern Pines Brewing Company

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4.38/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Pines Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
southernpinesbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Drunken Vigils awakens the palate with a hint of porridge from oats and traditional floor malted grains. Caramel and roasted malts with Ecuadorian Cacao create rich notes of nougat and bitter dark chocolate. Locally roasted java from Cactus Creek Coffee completes an array of breakfast nostalgia. Bourbon and Monastery yeast compliment with decadent caramel and dark stone fruit flavors. Barrel staves also impart a warming whiskey character. Drunken Vigils is the perfect morning libation while on the front porch awaiting spring.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 11-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,249
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
46
pDev:
6.16%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of leroybrown10
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattsmith413
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tyecko
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
3.62/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks for this one, Wil!
Black body with a thin layer of dark mocha foam that audibly fizzles away quickly, leaving no lace behind.
Aroma is roasty with a light acidic berry note, lightly woody with trace vanilla and coffee.
Taste is tart with an acidic edge, with a thin bodied feel and metallic note. All telltale signs of infection, unfortunately.
Flavors of coffee, chocolate, and oak are all there, but muted by the acidic and metallic notes. Finishes dry and roasty.
It's not completely undrinkable, but the balance is thrown out of whack.
I was really looking forward to this, but unfortunately an infection has taken hold. Just a heads up.

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Photo of Chrisahunter
4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So smooth. Despite the high ABV it is not boozy in the slightest. Coffee flavor is not overpowering, but perfectly balanced.

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Photo of MunsonRoyE
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jak
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blaze5445
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris-1911
4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevSal
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a perfect stout glass

looks fantastic! might be one of the darkest beers i've ever had. small dark head.

wow this has tons going on. chocolate, coffee, and maple. huge maple. apperently there isn't any in this beer, insanity

taste follows the nose. maple is huge. very impressive beer, in flavor and layers of complexity. maple, coffee, dark malts and roast. like a maple coffee milkshake

not a huge body but hefty, doesn't taste 14% at all, is that correct?

overall this is a fantastic beer, started reading up on if after the first sup knocked me off my seat, appears other agree about the abv and maple lol. i'm not a big fan of maple beers at all but this is done extremely well.
every once and a while i get an extra that just knocks me out! thank you kevin for sharing this gem with me. i might need to get more lol

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Photo of fthegiants
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msscott1973
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hides the alcohol exceptionally well. Chocolatey without the fullness of body.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours dark black and brown like viscous oil, but allows a frothy sandy/cinnamon head to bubble up with ample retention
S: Black coffee and dark amber maple syrup
T: Uses the nose as a base and builds into an incredibly complex flavor profile. Rich mocha, dark chocolate, and espresso evolves into a stack of chocolate chip pancakes oozing with decadent Grade B maple syrup, vanilla, and caramel; ending with a touch of roasted malt
F: Surprisingly thick and creamy with a moderate/light carbonation
O: This beer defines underrated in my mind. While the stout has been around for about a year, I still don't think it is getting the recognition it deserves. Hopefully this latest release will change that. Drunken Vigils flat out surprised me the first time I had it - the depth of flavors and intensely thick mouthfeel are approaching some of the best stouts in the game at the moment. Highly recommended (especially now before the hype truly catches on...)

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Photo of lupercmda
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours thick, black, oily, with very little head. Smells like Cocoa and dark chocolate. Has a wonderfully dark roasted taste with a wonderful balance between the chocolate and the coffee. Nice thick mouth feel.

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Photo of fehrminator
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodchip
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDJersey
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bilco
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Drunken Vigils Breakfast Stout from Southern Pines Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 46 ratings