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Blackbeard's Breakfast | Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
4.14/5
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387 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A barrel-aged Imperial Coffee Porter.

Blackbeard's Breakfast is a robust porter with a new world twist. Aged in bourbon barrels and brewed with local Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company's Dark Sumatra coffee, this porter is flavorful and complex. Featuring unique English malts, this brew will have strong notes of caramel and a slight nut character. Paired with bourbon notes and the sumptuous Sumatran Coffee, Blackbeard's Breakfast will please coffee and beer connoisseurs alike. The limited draft only version is finished with house made caramel and salt to create an even more complex and tantalizing flavor.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,727
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
387
pDev:
7%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
95
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 387 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of Jwale73
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours two shades shy of black with a loose, fizzy, mocha-colored head that dissipates into a band around the shoulders. Nose expresses roast, cocoa and a hint of vanilla and/or lactose. Taste consistent with nose. Mouthfeel is mild-medium in body with a mild, even carbonation. Overall, pleasant; however, some of the flavors come off a little artificial.

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Photo of Curt3
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

on draft, 10 oz glass

black in color, thin tan colored head. pleasant aroma of roasty coffee and dark chocolate. The bourbon component is mild. coffee dominates the taste. medium bodied.

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Photo of Fusion7777
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 18255 (185 days ago) poured into a snifter at just above fridge temp 10% ABV. The beer pours dense black with no light penetration and raises a meager one inch head of rusty brown after a vigorous pour. The head recedes to a single layer of fine bubbles and a thin ring. Very little lacing. The aroma is strong coffee and roast malt. There is a slight alcohol aroma as the beer warms, but it's not unpleasant. The taste is weaker coffee up front with some oak, vanilla and bourbon coming through in the mildly roasted middle and finish. Medium bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with just less than medium carbonation and a mostly dry finish.
The barrel and roast malt is used for balance and does a good job. Overall, good to average. I bought this warm off the new beer shelf at my weekly stop not realizing it was 6 months old. It could be outstanding fresh, but I can't tell from this bottle. I would definitely purchase again if I found a fresher bottle.

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Photo of golf4collet
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeastOfTheNortheast
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Djoneil
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have enjoyed this before, including at the Heavy Seas pub/brewery a couple of blocks up from the Inner Harbor here in Baltimore. This time it was a...

Draught 8oz snifter at the Brass Tap. Nice combination of coffee & bourbon barrel-aged porter.

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Photo of tkolterman
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mholdefer
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sauced4life
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout80mizer
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strong coffee, great wood and pretty viscous and chewy for porter . Dig it !

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

A-Pours a dark color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight Bourbon and coffee hints
T-The taste follows the nose with Bourbon and coffee flavors
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A nice Bourbon aged Porter

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Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - Pitch, opaque black with a large tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves minimal lacing behind.
S - Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate - however I feel like the smell could be a little stronger.
T - Follows the nose with roasted malt and chocolate up front followed by bitter coffee intermixed with some notes of vanilla. Slight notes of bourbon throughout.
F - Full bodied with a light to moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth, creamy, thick.
O - A pretty good bourbon barrel aged porter that's enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of generalraider
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 PT 6 FL OZ bottle
Served in a snifter
2017

This beer pours black and is topped with less than an inch of mocha head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is coffee forward even with over a year on it. I get dark chocolate and some vanilla from the bourbon.

The taste is dark chocolate up front. Bourbon and coffee flavors come through the middle. Black coffee is in the finish leaving a lingering black coffee aftertaste.

Medium to full bodied with velvety smooth mouthfeel

This is an excellent beer with the age on it. I found this shelf turding at a local dump. I need to find a fresh specimen because this beer is good. Fresh has to be great. And for the price? Fantastic.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devonking
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robanonymous
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TeddyBundy
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scott2269
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris_n_Rod
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of walt5
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blackbeard's Breakfast from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 387 ratings