Morning Time Breakfast Stout
Fieldwork Brewing Co.

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American Stout
Ranked #53
Ranked #5,702
4.14 | pDev: 4.83%
Fieldwork Brewing Co.
California, United States
Notes: Catahoula coffee & oatmeal
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 57 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell a part like nice maple coffee sweetness and taste follows but is balanced with a nice roasted malt and chocolate note. For a lower abv stout is a nice drinker and a well done stout . Not everything has to be a sweet adjunct bomb

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Final beer in a flight last month. Deep dark brown and black appearance, smaller head in the 1/4" lighter brown realm. With a name like morning time you're damn right it pops of coffee first and foremost. Expectations met. Some other stuff, usual precurors like roasted malt and dark chocolate.

Taste, easy to drink and enjoyable with coffee being the primary workhorse flavor wise. Gotta dig the unconventional use of oats in a coffee stout, usually I just get non adjunct oatmeal stouts (Samuel Smith, a classic) but here we get a coffee one and it works very nicely. Smooth mouthfeel, not overly bitter coffee feel, has that cold brew smoothness to it. Also like that they didn't go all imperial with this one, not a chore to drink. Smooth without going all in on vanilla and lactose etc. . . but still pumps coffee into you. Won't harsh your stomach if you drink a bunch of it, really easy going and delivers the coffee.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap.
L: dark cola brown in color. Little head formation but does have a bubbly ring around the perimeter. Minimal traces of lacing on the glass.
S: full on coffee and lactose flavor. Pretty much smells like an iced coffee with creamer or a latte. Also hints of molasses and chocolate.
T: all the flavors noted on the nose are present in the taste. Problem is, it seems to be missing something or more like the flavors need to be more pronounced. The coffee and lactose are there. Coffee flavor is throughout entirety of flavor with lactose in the finish. Mild chocolate presence.
F: thin and watery. Light bodied with medium levels of carbonation.
O: very enjoyable beer, and I appreciate the low AbV. The smell is incredible. I am very glad to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of BeerTwigs
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice coffee oatmeal stout with a hint of chocolate. Well balanced, smooth and super drinkable. Great beer with a medium body, nice head retention and coffee aroma.

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Photo of Zythophile
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crowler Date: 9/4/16
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Maybe I waited a month too long, but I have a lot of stuff to work through...

It's dark, but discernibly brown. There's a good amount of tan head, especially for a stout. It almost pours like a Guinness.

The smell is very much coffee with cream and sugar. It has a little bitterness, but it's the kind that shows up with too much time on the burner, so I'll take the blame on that.

Man, the taste is so much like the smell, and I usually try to pick out something beyond that. The bitterness is diminished some. It's not complex, yet plenty palatable.

The feel is good for a stout. Medium-heavy body, but the carbonation comes out pretty easily.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this beer is absolutely bomb! one of my favorites from (a very long afternoon at) fieldwork. it doesnt have a ton of life in the glass, just a little lazy brown froth on top of the slick almost greasy looking deep dark brown body, plenty of viscosity, and a literally resounding aroma of fresh brewed espresso, i mean super strong and intense, probably the best feature of this beer. they didnt go too dark on the roasted grain, sometimes that can lead to roast overload, too much bitterness and an incomplete picture of the coffee. smart here to hold back on that here, more of a chocolate malt profile, still some roast and dark side, but the coffee does a lot of the work there. the oats in the mash seem to be heavy handed too, giving more than just a heart and starchy body, but also counterbalancing some of the acidity in the coffee and adding a richness to the texture that really makes it silky going down, especially in the absence of much carbonation, something i dont often prefer, but its great here a little stiller. the coffee is really intense here, but the malt base is absolutely perfect for it, so this was a dream for me, especially on my current coffee fetish, huge fan, one of their best!

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draught pour at Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours a brownish black with a finger of low density tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is heavy on chocolate with hints of coffee. Wanted the taste to match the nose, but it lacked. Good but not great, wanted more chocolate to match the nose. Mouthfeel was a little thin, carbonation good, with the finish slightly bitter. It's good, but there's better breakfast stouts.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Moderate cold-press-like coffee aroma upfront, followed by some roastiness that melds well with the coffee and a touch of malt sweetness.

A: Black, totally opaque with a thick off-white head.

T: Big chocolatey delicious flavor with a trace of dark coffee roast with a slightly sweet finish.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation. The oats provide a very smooth mouth-feel.

O: The beer is quite sessionable, so on that measure I suppose this beer qualifies as being a "breakfast stout". However, the flavor is exceptionally chocolatey, reminiscent of a big German chocolate cake, which doesnt bring breakfast to mind at all. More like dessert, but still quite tasty!

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Photo of chrisjws
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at ISO beers in San Jose, CA. 13oz serving in a tulip glass. I also had this on tap a few months ago with nitro, the main difference I remember is the nitro made the mouthfeel even smoother. Both serving styles were excellent, this review is for C02.

A: Black, almost completely opaque. Small amounts of light at the edges. Half a finger of dark brown head.
S: Roasty aromas, coffee, dark chocolate hit the nose first. It's almost like a fresh cold brewed coffee. As it warms up the dark chocolate comes forward even more. Small amounts of caramel and sweetness in the background.
T: Big dark chocolate flavors upfront, followed by dark roast coffee. Finishes up with a touch of sweetness.
M: Mid sized mouthfeel, carbonation is medium to low. Slightly creamy in the finish, like there's lactose or something to round out the finish.
O: Morning time indeed, I'd drink this with brunch if I could get it in a bottle. If you like coffee and dark chocolate beers that aren't overpowering, this is a good one. It's tasty, but it's not too big or in your face.

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Photo of popery
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Guest tap at The Rare Barrel. It’s a black beer with a small beige head. A gripping description of a stout, I know. Coffee and cream in the aroma. Very good coffee flavor, balanced mix of fruitiness and chocolate. Light caramel. Mild roast. Taste is lightly sweet. There’s some nice in there but it’s a bit washed out compared to the aroma. Coffee just isn’t as rich, mostly. A bit more roast. Finishes pretty dry. Light and easy to drink. Nice enough coffee stout but I’d like to see the taste amped up a bit somehow.

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Morning Time Breakfast Stout from Fieldwork Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 57 ratings