Maple Barrel-Aged Brigadeiro
Springdale Beer Co.

Maple Barrel-Aged BrigadeiroMaple Barrel-Aged Brigadeiro
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From:
Springdale Beer Co.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #19
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,902
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.82%
Ratings:
62
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 13, 2021
Added:
Jul 14, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  6
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Maple Barrel-Aged BrigadeiroMaple Barrel-Aged Brigadeiro
Notes: Brigadeiro breakfast stout, brewed with Brazilian coffee, oats, and lactose, aged in whiskey and maple barrels.
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4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Peach63 from New York

Pours ebony with a 2 inch creamy tan head, which lasts. Heavy lacing to the end.

Aroma of maple, toffee, chocolate, coffee.

Taste is strong maple, toffee, chocolate, molasses, coffee, bourbon.

Full bodied, light carbonation. Sweet, creamy, oily finish with lingering maple.

One of the better maple stouts.

Jun 13, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a 550 ml bottle marked 04624 in the back label. Sampled April 2, 2021.

Attractive looking dark brown to black appearance with a swift tan head.

Aromas run the gamut with maple syrup, light coffee roast, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, and almost no alcohol.

The mouthfeel is a lot lighter than expected. Almost too thin.

The taste is alive with dark roasted malts, light coffee, maple sweetness, and a quick finish. No booze in the taste either.

Apr 02, 2021
 
4.29 by Mrthetank from Virginia on Dec 27, 2020
 
4.85 by chiefz1 from New York on Dec 10, 2020
 
4.04 by Mikexw from New York on Dec 10, 2020
 
4.5 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Nov 19, 2020
 
4.25 by Brushkanna from New Jersey on Nov 13, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Proteus93 from Virginia

A: Deep, black, and topped with a foamy head that sticks around to say hello--about a finger of sandy head receding untouched for several minutes.

S + T: A notably modest nose--chocolate-forward with hints of vanilla. Coffee follows. The flavor draws out more maple sweetness balanced by bitter cocoa and coffee.

M: The body is medium--in other words, feels too thin on the palate to fit the stout style--especially with an oat stout, where that distinctive creaminess is expected. It's a tasty stout, though it faces steep competition from it's 'style-peers.'

Jul 20, 2020
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3.07/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big coffee, roasted malt with light maple underneath. Medium-heavy bodied, sweet, roasty, low carbonation. I need more maple. Bit disappointing since it was labeled a maple beer. If they labeled this as a coffee stout it would still be average.

Jun 20, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stortore from Illinois

500 ml bottle into a snifter. Had 2/18/19.

Pours a thick looking dark brown, with a two inch foamy head with decent retention and some soapy cling. Aromas of coffee, maple, vanilla, malt, oak, chocolate, cocoa, some char, light smoke, a faint herbal aroma. The flavor follows along- coffee, malt, vanilla, chocolate, some maple, lactose, light caramel, light smoke. Smooth, somewhat creamy, a good full body, well carbonated.

Great coffee, the maple shows well. Don’t really pick up the whiskey barrels at all, but everyone else does. Pretty expansive aromas, very good flavor. Certainly enjoyable, but had a really high price point for what it is.

Feb 27, 2020
 
4.58 by FakeDoctor96 from New Jersey on Feb 02, 2020
 
4.31 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Jan 19, 2020
 
4.21 by hopley from Massachusetts on Jan 15, 2020
 
4.31 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Dec 10, 2019
 
4.1 by brureview from Massachusetts on Dec 02, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by JWFRISCH67

Nose is slight maple and whiskey and some toasty malt but more chocolate up front.

Taste follows suit with a warm, whiskey finish. Medium mouth feel. Slight lactose sweetness.

Really good but wanting more of the maple and whiskey shining through.

Oct 19, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey

**
09/14/19

Tap at torst.

Maple is really good very smooth.

Lots of malty goodness in taste.

**

Sep 14, 2019
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Mar 23, 2019
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4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LeRose from Massachusetts

Pours used motor oil brown with kind of a rocky dark brown head. Said head falls to a ring and a Pangea-like island in the middle. Pangea hangs around, the ring kinda fizzes out. Looks like a stout...

Initially weak, the smell definitely needs help from warmth, then it doesn't dissappoint. Coffee and chocolate, subdued whiskey notes, mild maple and vanilla, obvious sweetness.

Ya know, I can dissect the taste in detail, but this is just a good tasting brew that does not overdo it on any attribute in particular. The whiskey and maple are really subdued and blended into the coffee which blends with the malt flavors. There is a sweetness that seems reasonable. The overall effect is kind of a maple flavored milk chocolate coffee with just the lightest breath of whiskey. High potential to be a train wreck, but it is not.

The feel is on the lower side for a stout, but I am not minding that. Not syrupy or sticky, nicely creamy, and actually finishes on the dry side.

Well done, but maybe not a huge upgrade from the regular Brigadeiro. Around here they are the same price, so I am happy with that - quite happy to drink either. Both are billed as "breakfast stouts" and are quite similar, but this version has those nice, subtle additions that make it more of a treat. Well done.

Mar 11, 2019
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Mar 05, 2019
 
4.3 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Feb 18, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours an almost pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Roasted malt, bourbon, maple, oak, vanilla, and some caramel. Highly barrel-influenced

T: Starts off with the roasted malt and maple sweetness and then goes into the bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Definitely on the sweeter side. Finishes with lingering maple, bourbon, and roasted malt

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: One of those stouts that wakes you up in the morning without an overwhelming amount of caffeine. Sure there's coffee... but the dual barrels really come out in full force. Maple and bourbon really compliment the base beer and take it to another level. Definitely worth checking out

Feb 17, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SABERG from Massachusetts

Poured from a 500 ml bottle undated into the test glass.
A - Chalkboard black in color, no light gets through, the tan cap is quick to leave, spots of tan randomly placed along the glass , are evidence of the experience.
S - Char, dark chocolate, sweet maple,vanilla, and dark roast coffee, Dark fruit, hint of fig, dark brown sugar, tobacco.
T - Here the offering is a bit narrow, in a good way, Coffee stout base, and a touch of smokiness rolls up nicely with the touch of maple and bourbon barrel. stays on track for the whole trip.
M - Medium in body, carbonation is active on the palate, Semi sweet, but avoids all excess in that area, the finish is delightfully dry.
O - A very nice barrel stout from Jack's Abby, the balanced aging/blending shows in every aspect. Nothing out of place. Very well done

Jan 20, 2019
 
4.05 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Jan 20, 2019
 
4.24 by schinebd from Massachusetts on Jan 07, 2019
 
4.35 by shehateme from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2018
 
4.5 by trocketsauced from New York on Dec 26, 2018
 
4.06 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Dec 19, 2018
 
4.27 by Gkruszewski from New York on Dec 16, 2018
 
4.05 by crobinso from Colorado on Nov 24, 2018
 
4.36 by Strohm from New York on Nov 24, 2018
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4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Holderness from Massachusetts

L -- Pours a nice dark black body with a finger of light brown head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and minimal lacing
S -- Milk chocolate, almond, coconut, vanilla, medium roast coffee, bourbon, hint of cinnamon/nutmeg
T -- Coffee, cacao powder, maple, vanilla, oak. Not really getting any whisky character, which might be because it was only in barrels for three months
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Pretty minimal body for the style, but I guess that's to be expected at the ABV
O -- Could be barrel aged a little longer to really up the complexity, but the aromas and appearance are quite nice. Bit pricey @$14/16.1oz bottle

83/100

Nov 22, 2018
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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a very dark black, with a small fluffy and creamy head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like freshly roasted coffee, oak, char, vanilla, and very light maple.

There's a nice maple level here, but it's not super sweet, at all, which is good. There's more coffee than maple, it's rich, roasty, and a bit bitter, with some vanilla notes. The barrel comes through mainly as oak- you don't get much actual bourbon here. There's obviously some chocolate, too.

This is super creamy and rich in the body and mouthfeel, with a good level of drinkability. This feels bigger bodied than 7.5% ABV would suggest.

Nov 20, 2018
 
4.25 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts on Nov 17, 2018
 
4.04 by kdivers from New Hampshire on Nov 17, 2018
 
3.98 by AirBob from Massachusetts on Nov 16, 2018
 
4.25 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Nov 10, 2018
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4.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Damn! Where to begin as this is such an exciting beer that I keep sipping and smelling and seem to be getting off track in my usual of trying to stick to what I'm supposed to talk about.
Alright, alright, here we go.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a fantastic dark brown close to black color with a slight eggshell white foamy head that slid off ever so delicate. Some messy sliding lace.
The aroma was absolutely phenomenal! Just the way how everything meshed entirely yet allow all of the nuances promote each other ever so finely. In turn, this is what I got: roasty coffee beans, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, subtle maple syrup, sweet ash, mild lactose, sweet wood, sweet nuts, dark fruits, brown sugar, and some wet sweet oats.
The flavor leaned into the sweet side initially but seemed to coincide with the overall blend of roast, woody dryness, cocoa powder, woody spice/barrel, milk chocolate and sweet coffee character. Subtle sticky aftertaste of milk chocolate, maple syrup and coffee.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fine sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Finish is slightly sticky with sweet oats, milk chocolate and coffee roasty.
Overall, what an absolutely stellar barrel aged imperial stout. Damn right, I'd want this again! And if I could be dunked in a vat of this before I die, well, that's just a bucket list item I hope to check off some day!

Nov 08, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Greywulfken from New York

This is a barrel-aged take on Brigadeiro, their oatmeal "breakfast stout" featuring chocolate, coffee and lactose, named as a nod to a traditional Brazilian chocolate candy, and aged 27% in barrels containing maple syrup and 73% in bourbon barrels (per their website)...

Thick-looking black pour produces a fat dark head on top that gradually settles and slims into a faint collar... Aromas of chocolate and coffee are accented lightly with maple and bourbon - vanilla and wood impressions being noted... Not overly sweet, there are mellow cocoa and espresso flavors, with light woody tannins around the edge and a bit of vanilla running through... It is like a refined, elegant candy liquified into a beer... Body is medium-weight, smooth and lightly creamy, bittersweet, with a drying char - thinner than the base beer, but not much to its detriment...

Despite the barrel-aging, I didn't enjoy this any more than the base beer - the feel was slightly less satisfying, but the maple and bourbon elements balanced the product out evenly...

Around $14 at my local bottle shop...

Oct 28, 2018
 
4.43 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Oct 23, 2018
Maple Barrel-Aged Brigadeiro from Springdale Beer Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 62 ratings