Top-rated Break­fast Porters & Stouts

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Porter & Stout -

Founders KBS Kos­micki and team achieve a sub­lime mix of bold yet smooth roast, slight caramel sweet­ness, and bour­bon notes of vanilla and al­mond, with just a hint of hops. It’s deca­dent and per­fectly bal­anced. CBB SCORE » 99

EPIC Big Bad Bap­tist Im­pe­rial Stout It might be one of the best bar­gains in beer, as it’s hard to find an­other bar­rel-aged stout of this qual­ity that you don’t have to stand in line for. Cof­fee is the star, with in­tense es­presso notes over a de­light­fully re­strained bar­rel. CBB SCORE » 99

Funky Bud­dha Maple Ba­con Cof­fee Porter A beer you’ll ei­ther love or hate, MBCP de­liv­ers on ev­ery­thing it prom­ises while tak­ing “break­fast” porter one step be­yond into the fry­ing pan. The com­pelling smok­i­ness evokes that porcine fa­vorite with­out go­ing full camp­fire, thanks to the sup­port­ing sweet­ness. CBB SCORE » 98

Cop­per Ket­tle Snowed In Like a mocha latte with shots of vanilla and carmel. The cof­fee is as­sertive yet smooth, and the bour­bon-bar­rel sweet­ness ties ev­ery­thing to­gether with­out cloy­ing. CBB SCORE » 98

Law­son's Cof­fee Fayston Maple Im­pe­rial Stout Don’t go look­ing for a sickly sweet stout here—dark roast cof­fee dom­i­nates, and maple plays a sup­port­ing role with aro­matic hints that fool you into think­ing it’s sweeter than it is. A touch of camp­fire smoke adds even more depth. CBB SCORE » 96

Tran­sient Buck­ley Im­pe­rial Break­fast Stout A bit more es­ter-for­ward than oth­ers, Buck­ley em­braces stout notes of dark cherry, dates, and raisins along with strong cof­fee and a pleas­ant umami char­ac­ter. CBB SCORE » 98

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