Beer for Breakfast Stout

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier

Beer for Breakfast Stout is a dark beer that is black in color with a one finger, dark tan head. Very earthy aromas that have a savory component as well. Aromas of dark garden soil, dry cocoa, and…stay with me here…but it smells like dried blood.

The Beer for Breakfast Stout has a medium plus body mouthfeel with very savory characteristics. On the front of the palate smoked chicory, pork belly, and bacon fat lead the charge. The finish is a bit metallic and the blood thing I mentioned in the aromas returns.

Maybe this beer will shine with the right food pairing. Give it a try, come up with a recipe, cook it, take pictures of it, share it with us on any social media platform, and we will send you a gift. Cheers !

Tansey’s Blind Rating – 83 Points 

Beer Advocate – 89 Points 

Rate Beer – 97 overall 


The Break Down

90%
Body
30%
Bitterness
30%
Hops
65%
Malt
20%
Fruitiness

Beer Selection – Beer for Breakfast 

Producer – Dogfish Head 

Region – Milton, Delaware

Style – Breakfast Stout 

Preferred Glass – Snifter 

Hops – Read commercial description below 

Malts –  2-row Applewood smoked barley, Kiln Coffee malt, Flaked oats, Roasted barley, Caramel malt along with additions of Molasses, Milk Sugars (lactose), Brown Sugar, Roasted Chicory

Yeast – Unknown

Alcohol – 7.4%

IBUs – International Bittering Units – 30

Food Pairing – Eggs and cornbeef  hash 


What is an Oatmeal Stout 

First, let’s start with stouts. Stouts are basically dark porters. Stouts and porters are beers made with roasted malts, hops, water, and yeast–the only difference between them is the amount of roasting in the malts and the barley. An Oatmeal Stout is a stout with, you guessed it, the addition of oatmeal to the brew. Cheers! Eric Tansey, CSW , Sommelier 

From the Brewery, DogFish Head

A stout tricked out with all sorts of breakfast ingredients including Guatemalan Antigua cold press coffee, Maple syrup harvested from Western Massachusetts and for the quintessential Delaware breakfast touch – Rapa Scrapple and their secret blend of spices.

2-row Applewood smoked barley, Kiln Coffee malt, Flaked oats, Roasted barley, Caramel malt along with additions of Molasses, Milk Sugars (lactose), Brown Sugar, Roasted Chicory lay the foundation for this malty, breakfast-themed concoction. Enjoy huge notes of coffee in the nose and savory layers in the flavor. https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/beer/beer-breakfast