Brigadeiro
Springdale Beer Co.

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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #32
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,871
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 7.28%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
192
From:
Springdale Beer Co.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  28
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
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Photo of CTHomer
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: opaque; very dark brown in color; 1 finger creamy tan head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: deeply roasted grain with coffee;

T: balanced between deeply roasted grain and coffee from start to finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate, creamy, carbonation; moderately dry finish; hides the ABV well;

O: very nice; coffee isn't overwhelming;

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Photo of tigg924
2.96/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had on tap. Pours opaque, black in color with minimal head. Taste is dark coffee roast. Medium bodied, low carbonation, roasty. Very one note coffee. Not bad, but I have had way better in the style. Will pass in the future.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.56/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours jet black with a 2 finger mocha head into a Spieglau stout glass. Foam turns somewhat creamy as it dissipates. Picking up coffee,cocoa, caramel, Taste is cocoa,toffee,coffee,anise,even some char. Feels very full bodied for a lower ABV stout, it is 6.8% ABV not 7.5% Finishes juicy. Overall this is a good stout, nothing exemplary.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jacks Abbey Brewing, LLC "Brigadeiro"
16 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 02/05/19" and sampled on 10/02/19
$4.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: A breakfast stout at almost noon.... I'm falling behind. It's poured a massive head of densely creamy tan foam atop an opaque black body and I'm going to have to wait for it to settle to top off my glass. Even when held to direct light I can't see through it, but if I put a flashlight behind it I get ruby with just an edge of orange at the base of the glass. That's a dark beer but I wonder why, it can't be chocolate and roasted malts can it? They must have used some de-bittered black to get that intensity. Of course, I could be wrong. The aroma reveals a bit of a pepper note, which often happens with coffee beers after some time, but this isn't that old is it? Ah, yes, a bit... it's 8 months old. What a shame; my bad. I won't bump it for that though. Beyond the pepper there's some caramelish malt, and some other dark malt but I'm not really getting a strong roasted aroma. If anything there's a light touch of coffee-like roastiness but that's it. In fact, I think it smells more like oily coffee beans in a bin at the store than it does brewed coffee.There's a touch of fruitiness to it as well that's a little like cassis or some other dark berries. I've got a beautiful looking pint of beer here so let's dive into the flavor... I get much more coffee here, and a beautiful medium-dark caramel note - that caramel that's got a reddish color to it, that's it. It's nutty, and cocoa-like, but there's also a light edge of darker chocolate. The berry note remians, and that really helps to round it out. A median bitterness balances it and it finishes mostly dry, or at the very least not sweet, although it does linger on the palate. It's a bit of a dessert beer in my opinion, but not quite there in terms of sweetness. It's sweetish, ahh... even sweet, you could call it sweet, but not too sweet. It's not like one of the dessert beers from Southern Tier. I'd pair this with something lightly sweet that had a note of vanilla to it, or maybe an anise flavored pizzelle. As a breakfast beer though I'd want some maple syrup, and I think it would work well against the fat of a nice, dense sausage. It might work against the fennel notes of an Italian sausage but I'm thinking of those juicy Longaniza sausages from Argentina. Ahhh, really nicely browned with crispy skin, that would be awesome! OK, back to the beer, in the mouth it's full-medium in body and smooth and creamy. The head held up well and it left some nice lacing but I don't think it can get beyond a 4 as there just wasn't enough lacing to get to a 4.25. In the end I think it's a great beer, and I'll certainly buy more of this, but I don't see it as an everyday beer. I wouldn't order this out at the bar. I'd reserve it as a night cap or, as suggested, a breakfast beer on weekends or during a camping trip of something. Worth trying.
Review #6,740

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Photo of Wasatch
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 01/03/19
ABV: 6.8%

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice dark brown color, with some pretty nice carbonation, which leaves a pretty nice thick/creamy two-finger tan head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, malty, hoppy, with a really nice touch of chocolate/toffee, some coffee, vanilla, licorice. The taste is really nice, malty, hoppy, with some chocolate/toffee, vanilla, some coffee, licorice. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Glad to see them around here.

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Photo of officerbill
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A three month old can poured into a chalice.
Dark black with a moderate, short lived, grayish head.
Coffee, malt, vanilla, some oatmeal, a little sugar.
Less "filling" than many other breakfast stouts (think eggs & bacon as opposed to pancakes & sausage).
An excellent example of the style.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Ball 16-oz. mason jar
From: Supermarket Liquors in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: $2.69 (w/ 10 percent off)
Purchased: April 26, 2019
Consumed: May 19, 2019
Reviewed as: Oatmeal Stout
Misc.: Canned on Jan. 3, 2019

Picked this up with many others on a recent work trip to Fort Collins, Colo. Kind of picked it up out of the blue. It was right up my alley as a breakfast stout. Can description read, “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.”

Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of khaki tan frothy head. Could see plenty of bubbles creeping up along the sides of the glass. Excellent spotty lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled black coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, cacao, oats, sugary chocolate cereal milk, semi-char wood, crayon, vanilla and caramel. A little more cacao, caramel and coffee from the can. Got better each whiff. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted about the same as the can. Got black coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, cacao, oats, semi-char wood, creamy vanilla, dark cocoa, sugary chocolate cereal milk, caramel and anise. (Taste - 4.25)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Just an excellent breakfast stout. As good as I hoped. (Overall - 4.25)

4.28 | 95 | A

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Photo of RockHop
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slick black with sandy tannish head. Great creamy retention and lacing. Iced coffee aroma, sweet and pleasant. Fresh coffee, pretzel, and nutty flavor. Slight hint of plum with a well balanced sweet and bitter finish. Body is silky and reminds you of Left Hand Milk Stout or Guinness. Seems nitro smooth. Great Stout.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a dark cola brown color with a finger of creamy khaki head. The head leaves a crown of lacing before carefully settling into a thick blanket of foam.

The aroma brings notes of dark roasted malts, milk chocolate, and fresh coffee beans.

The flavor follows the nose: Sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee with just a hint of vanilla on the finish.

The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit thin, but still soft and easy to drink.

Overall, a good stout that comes exactly as advertised. Could use a bit more body but otherwise a damn good beer.

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Photo of hreb
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pint can pours oil slick black and forms a substantial brown head. Big ass coffee aroma of chocolate milk and sweet latte. Sips like milk, and were it not for a very subtle hint of carbonation I'd have guess this was a nitro can. The label read (in blue-on-black font) "oatmeal stout brewed with coffee, lactose and chocolate", and this beer tastes like it's brewed with lactose more than any milk stout I've ever tasted. All four of those ingredients come through exceedingly clearly, in spite of the fact that this is a sweet and relatively mild stout. Roasted barley and normal stout flavors are very much secondary in this experimental beer from Jack's Abby.

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Photo of moodenba
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brigadiero Coffee Porter16 oz. can from Springdale/Jack's Abby sampled at dinner in Brooklyn. This is a well-made Porter with a very minor coffee aspect. This was enjoyable with dinner, easy to drink and satisfying.

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Photo of mkh012
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2 months ago.

Pours near-black with a persistent tan head.

The nose and taste are as advertised: coffee and chocolate. I get semi-sweet mocha with faint dark fruit and roast underneath.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium. Adequate for 7.5% ABV

Overall, I really enjoyed this. It's a balanced, cohesive beer.

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Photo of smogg
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Odd this one. Looks and smells incredible. Dark, ferrous but on the palette it sort of let’s itself down: fizzy, thin and a little short in the mouth. Not bad but not what it promised to be

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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 metter98
4.08/5  rDev -1%
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 brureview
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +2.2%
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 -14.3%
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 +2.4%
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 Act25
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
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 -1.9%
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 +2.9%
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 BEERMILER12
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and light char

T: Starts off with the roasted malt, char, and dark chocolate and then picks up the coffee mid-palate. Finishes with lingering coffee and char

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A great breakfast stout that has plenty of dark chocolate and coffee. A nice sipper for sure

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this can.

A - Pitch black pour with frothy, sticky coffee colored lacing.

S - Dark chocolate, roasted malt, light char, and coffee.

T - Char, coffee roast, dark chocolate malt with a hint of sweetness and a little bit of cream at the very back end.

M - Big medium body that's borderline full bodied and has a little bit of thinness around the edges.

O - An easy drinking stout packed full of flavor.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer was a dark black color. There was a small tan head.
Strong coffee aroma, charred grain, and a hint of chocolate.
Espresso coffee, chocolate. The char persists for some time.
Very dry.

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Brigadeiro from Springdale Beer Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 192 ratings