I’ve never actually had a stout with breakfast, but I feel like I need to try it for “research” purposes.
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “BREAKFAST STOUT NITRO CAN™ RELEASE. More Nitro Cans coming your way on Sunday, Feb 21! This release marks the biggest ever Nitro Can run we’ve done thus far from our humble little brewery. We have 135 cases to make available to the public beginning at noon this Sunday, which means we can permit up to a one case limit per person. 4-Packs will cost $15 each. About the beer…This year’s Breakfast Stout clocks in at a cool 7.3% ABV and was packaged in 12oz cans. The recipe consists of malted oats, Vermont maple syrup, Colombian coffee beans, vanilla, and lots of specialty malt. The coffee aromas erupt from the glass but the flavors tell a more complicated story with notes of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramelized sugar, and roasted malt with a silky smooth mouthfeel. Join us on Sunday to pick up your case and cheers to breakfast-in-a-can”
Random: I need to bring some oatmeal to work. I never eat breakfast.
The brew poured with a thick, one finger, cream-colored head. It took awhile to go away and left limited lacing on the glass. The body was dark brown with moderate carbonation. The nose was filled with smoke, coffee, roasted malts and oatmeal. It had a bitter note as well. The taste was overwhelmingly ashy. It had smoke and espresso. I was missing chocolate and oatmeal on this. The flavors were so heavy that I feel like it was misnamed as a breakfast stout. The body was on the medium side with moderate carbonation, which needed to be dialed up. The finish took way too long and was like licking an ashtray. The can was $3.75, direct from the brewery, which came to $.31 per ounce. I wasn’t a big fan of this one. There are many other, better examples of the style.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0