Early Bird Breakfast | Cameron's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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Early Bird BreakfastEarly Bird Breakfast
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
cameronsbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sammy on 03-14-2017

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Ranking:
#5,498
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
25
pDev:
7.66%
 
 
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of SailIntoTheStout
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mikecd234
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can at fridge temp. Pours a nice orange/light brown with quickly dissipating white head. the smell is really interesting. Getting some candy and caramel upfront. Picking up a hint of coffee and some maple, along with a hint of bourbon. A touch of a metallic note is coming through as well. Taste is super complex, with both sweet and bitter notes. The bourbon really comes through, along with coffee and maple. Picking up a touch of pepper and some raisin/plum. Nuts and bread are also there. It comes across as a bit hot, and the sharp edges will likely recede a bit over the coming months (but only time will tell). the toffee is definitely there. I actually prefer the immediate flavor, as opposed to the aftertaste. The latter is a touch too bitter for what I was expecting. Mouthfeel is right where it should be - fairly medium bodied. Overall, an interesting barleywine.

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Photo of GRFounder
3.15/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sauced4life
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into snifter, canned on 3/9/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky cream colored head with amazing retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big golden raisin, grapefruit, orange, peach, plum, pear, apricot, nutty coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, maple syrup, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown bread, and biscuit; with lighter notes of coconut, molasses, white chocolate, cocoa, pine, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Touch of booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity yeast, maple syrup, coffee, citrus/earthy hops, bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big golden raisin, grapefruit, orange, peach, plum, pear, apricot, nutty coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, maple syrup, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown bread, and biscuit; with lighter notes of coconut, molasses, white chocolate, cocoa, pine, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness; and light bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of golden raisin, grapefruit, orange, peach, plum, pear, apricot, nutty coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, maple syrup, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown bread, biscuit, coconut, molasses, white chocolate, cocoa, pine, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, maple syrup, coffee, citrus/earthy hops, bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and spicy oak. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky/tannic mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 11.8%, with minimal barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic barrel aged American barelywine! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, maple syrup, coffee, citrus/earthy hops, bourbon barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the modestly bitter/tannic/drying finish. Not overly aggressive. Amazing balance of maple syrup, coffee, hops, and rich malts; not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on American style example.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can, C091809:49 stamped on the bottom side of the can. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a mostly clear orange/amber color with about an inch light tan head that stuck around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like maple, toffee, grainy malt, vanilla, coffee and molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some booze, nuts, wood and earthiness noticeable. I don't pick up much of if any bourbon at all. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall I think this is a good brew. My only complaint is that this is a bourbon barrel aged brew but there's barely any bourbon noticeable. Not sure how long it was aged for but I wish it had spent some more time in the barrels. But with that being said this is still a pretty good and tasty brew. Can't complain about the price point either, I know I'd like to buy this again in the future. $3.99 a can.

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Photo of chinchill
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Large can into a Tervis at the 2018 Dublin Irish Festival.
Copper colored body with an excellent bone colored head.
The sweet aroma features wood, coffee and bourbon, as does the flavor. Subtle maple syrup appears in the nose. Strong BBA effects and poorly hidden alcohol.
Smooth full body with soft medium carbonation and some heat.
Overall: clearly inferior to the brewery's Where the Buffalo Roam.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the tall boy can in a snifter. This beefy little beast pours a
luminous deep amber with a nice off white head of foam that settles
to a this ring, thin light layer, and presents some very nice sudsy lacing.
Nose of subtle coffee, sweet maple, vanilla, bourbon, and hot booze
laden barrel notes. Flavors expand on the nose with aplomb showing
golden raisins drenched in strong coffee and moderate amounts of
maple with vanilla and barrel bringing up the rear. Some green tea notes
also present themselves on the back of the taste with light herbal elements
that fade back into a bourbon barrel laden with oaken notes. Very nice
mouth feel; light carbonation, sweet, sticky, and bitter on the malt side of
life with a nicely balanced coffee, maple, and bourbon finish.

Overall, a fantastic little brew that is worth trying. Let it warm
and you will be rewarded with nice flavor.

Cheers

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Photo of trdtercel92
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobhits
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Coffee allows alcohol and maple syrup co mingle with a decently hopped base barely wine which they claim was all put together with a bourbon barrel (but with all this sweetness who can tell).

A big bold beer. Light color given sometimes barrels impart more darkness. As I drink I get more oak and some vanilla notes with maple. It's a really nice flavor if you like the idea of a lot of coffee and sweetness, but be aware that with most maple beers you get some artificial notes and the alcohol really stands out in a bit off putting way.

This was 3.99 for a 473 ml can and at that price I can't more strongly recommend giving this one a shot. It isn't a master piece but something like this would normally come in an over the top bottle and would be 20+ a bottle. I'm skewing my score largely on the overall due to in great and so reasonable price on a barrel aged coffee maple beer.

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Photo of zonker17
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour from can to snifter, deep reddish brown color, beige head that does not retain, little lacing. Nose has coffee, malt. Taste is following the nose with more malt presence, sweet, creamy. Heavy body and below average carbonation.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not bad for a barley wine but not getting too much coffee or maple as advertised on can. Drank from a snifter, and was a dark cider toffee look. But pretty good for a barley wine. Slow sipper for sure. Mainly toffee in flavor but a damn good barley wine. Quite smooth too. As it warmed it became more sweet must be from the maple yet couldn't taste it yet still delicious.

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Photo of loganburgh
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - pours a reddish copper, thin white foam that dissappates and forms a small ring around the glass.

Smell - lots of sweet malt, caramel, some oak, hints of chocolate and espresso.

Taste - coffee hits me at first, sweet molasses, burnt brown sugar, nice amount of booze, has a burnt espresso bitterness on the finish with a touch of wine tartness on the middle of my tongue.

Feel - thick, creamy, syrupy.

Overall - I like this beer - rich and flavorful, not overly boozy, love the sweetness and bitterness that hits the tongue simultaneously. Time in the barrel rounds out the edges on this one nicely. I will buy this again.

7/30/17
16 oz can
4.5 rating

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Photo of Donco
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a red colour, with a small head that fades soon to a thin layer. Creamy lace.
Aroma of wine, spices, vanilla, notes of red fruits, chocolate, wood.
Full body, thick and oily texture, good cabonation.
Taste of wine, nuts, red and dark fruits, chocolate, pepper, cinnamon. Hoppy notes. Bitter finish. Great.

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Photo of gobuccos
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Early Bird Breakfast from Cameron's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 25 ratings