Brigadeiro | Springdale Barrel Room

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Springdale Barrel Room
Massachusetts, United States
springdalebeer.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Springdale Barrel Room is where we let our yeasts and imagination run wild. But we don't get much done without coffee and Brazilian treats from one of our neighborhood bakeries. Enjoy this creamy coffee and chocolate infused oatmeal stout while plotting to win your day.

Added by jlindros on 05-14-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,626
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
131
pDev:
7.3%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
Trade:
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Photo of mlefebvre7
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3/22/18

Black and thick looking pour with a frothy brown head.

Coffee and strong roasted grains over top of a vanilla and milk chocolate like sweetness.

Sweet milk chocolate flavor combined with a French roast coffee, chared malt, and just the right amount of rich finish. Only bitterness is from the coffee.

Body is silky smooth. Creamy and luscious, but goes down like a 4-5% beer.

An outstanding example of an oatmeal stout.

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wafers
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that left lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate and coffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of coffee beans with bits of roast and notes of chocolate malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, rather smooth, and a little creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout makes for a nice breakfast beer and the use of oats really lightens up and smooths out the mouthfeel. As such, it is very drinkable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M4CDO
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.97/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Little black licorishory for me.

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Photo of fermentedbarley
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npolachek
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

First Springdale Beer.

Quite impressed.

Dark chocolate color, solid creamy head. Roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, coffee aroma/taste, although no vanilla in the taste.

Defined roasted malt throughout the tasting.

This beer brings the English style oatmeal stout up a few notches. Good body- it's a heavy beer.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a pitch black color with a very large foamy tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves rings of thin lacing around the glass.

S: Fresh roasted coffee, notes of fruits and berries from the coffee, some roasted chocolate and roast. Smells quite decadent.

T: Some smoke, roasted malt, fresh brewed coffee with some fruits and berries, notes of chocolate. Very nice and decadent.

F: Full body and creamy carbontion.

O: A very fantastic stout.

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Photo of seedyone
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From can at home. Aroma & taste are very well done, but, as with all things with the Bell's name on it, it's the smooth, soft mouthfeel that has me holding the glass up to get a good look.

If you've ever held onto a old friend's hand that extra second when you greet each other, you'll know what I'm talking about when I take a sip & hold the glass out with that lip smacking "that's what I'm talkin' about" gleam in my eye.

This time 'round there's the added 'softening' of the oatmeal. The textural luxe, that 'mink in the mouth', counters any dryness in the finish. That said it's not as refreshingly crisp as many lagers/ale can be, but it shouldn't be.

Bottom line: there is a distinctive taste that holds the maltiness, coffee & lactose all in balance. I like this a lot & hope to see it around as the weather turns cold. My numbers are stingy as I've been indulging in some pretty BIG coffee stouts of late, but the price point here should result in me stocking up instead of single buys. A great add to the Winter of '18 repertoire.

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled September 2018 from 16oz can in pint glass. There is a canned on date of 3/22/208 date on listed on the can.

Appearance: Very dark black, dark color, with a dark tan head of 2 fingers. The head lasted only an average length of time.

Smell: There are roasted malt aromas, along with some coffee and hops in the aroma. Nice combination and balance between the hops, malts, and other aromas.

Taste: Strong coffee and burnt malt flavors. Full-bodied with great balance of malt and hops. It is very smooth. There is a hint of sweetness like chocolate that may be due to the oats and malts, but it has an excellent taste. Light hop flavor as well.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, with medium alcohol which matches with the 7.5% on the label.

Overall: This was the first time I tried anything from Springdale. Overall Brigadeiro is a very good breakfast/oatmeal stout. It has strong flavors as well as alcohol, and the mix of malts and hops makes for a unique and interesting stout. I would this again.

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Photo of BeerBucks
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbb77
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate and coffee oatmeal stout done as well as anywhere - love this brewer.
a) On draft at 3 Monkeys W 54 St. Lace and lasting tan head over a black body thick.
s) Decent hops coming up along with chocolate, mile chocolate, coffee and roast malt, dark beans.
t) Follows the smell with more hops.
f) Smooth, creamy, medium mouthfeel, low carbonation, Prickly clean finish, not cloying, A list.
o) Among the best in this weight class.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 16 oz. can that was canned on 04-16-18. Sampled on Aug 19, 2018.

You cannot argue with the way it looks. It is a deep dark brown to near black and a tan colored head that fades some. Looks like it should,

The aroma is coffee front and center withy a sweet malt character too. Earthy hops perhaps but the sweet malts really take this over.

Smooth, creamy, medium mouthfeel.

There is definitely a sweet roasted malt character in the taste but the burnt coffee grinds seem to jump forward and take things over. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of twosheds
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown/almost black with a tan head.

Smells of sweet milk and coffee

Coffee taste is much stronger than the smell gives on. Super smooth mouthfeel. The oatmeal stout is a great backdrop for the added coffee.

This is really good and on par with some of my other favorite coffee stouts. Would definitely get again.

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Photo of psweendogg
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Brigadeiro from Springdale Barrel Room
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 131 ratings