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Herevana – Mount Brewing – Breakfast of Champions

Mount Brewing, I’ve had a couple of their beers, but this will be the first time appearing at #Herevana. Breakfast of Champions is of course whatever you’re eating at the beginning of any day, from the Muesli or the Eggs, or on other days the humble meat pie and an Energy drink at 7:30am after tying one on and having to be at work and ready to face down the day.

It’s also a Pastry Stout, one that doesn’t have coffee in it. It has the other usual other suspects, Vanilla and coconut though. But not coffee.

Mount Brewing Company make the Mount Brewing Breakfast of Champions in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, 🇳🇿 New Zealand as a Stout – Flavored / Pastry  with the ABV of 7.0% making this 2.4 standard drinks.

Moving on from a rather good no frills imperial stout I find myself back on the Pastry Stout. Which isn’t a bad thing.

Weidly there is a coffee note on this, perhaps I’m confusing it with the Maple.

Pour as thick as motor oil. A glorious personal cloud on top that is coffee brown. That aroma is the maple, and vanilla there’s a bit of vanilla in this too.

The head didn’t last as long as that breakfast meat pie, And now the aroma in the glass is a bit muddled.

The taste, well there’s a lot going on. I get a predominant of oats. No wait, now I get something else, I’m scared to go again as it’ll change to something else. This is a kaleidoscope, a wonderful outrageous kaleidoscope.

There’s a rich fruitiness that’s very very subtle, there’s something sweeter too, and there’s something deeper.

The only think I’m not sure on the banana, he said, remembering that Toffee note which might be the caramelised Banana – which reminds me that I need some of that action on the dessert front.

This is quite sweet, and like the previous beer I had, gets a little harder as you get nearer the end, I’d probably enjoy a bit more bitterness or some carbonation to jolly this along, there’s nothing from the alcohol to distract you.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 on the arbitrary number scale. Like trying to nail down Jelly when you’re trying to discover and enjoy the flavours in this, which is as mad as ordering the banana maple pancake breakfast and eating it as components. Madness.

U2 – Rattle and Hum. The whole U2 thing went around me somehow, and this is honestly the first time I’ve listened to this album.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

Roasted Banana, Blueberry, Vanilla, Maple Syrup & Oatmeal Stout.

Breakfast of Champions Stout brewed with huge amounts of bananas baked at our favourite local restaurant – Barrio Brothers, topped up with Blueberry puree and Tahitian Vanilla along with Canadian, organic Maple Syrup to remind you of your best breakfast.

Don’t worry vegan friends, we use Rolled Oats for a rich and silky body instead of lactose.

Complexity of the beer is supported by chocolate and coffee notes from generous amounts   of dark malts in the total grain bill.

Brewers Notes

Stout – Flavored / Pastry

The “Flavored Stout” is a full-bodied black beer with a pronounced roasted flavor, often similar to coffee and dark chocolate with some malty complexity and some variations can be quite hoppy. The beer also contain a clear flavoring element. The balance can range from moderately bittersweet to bitter, with the more balanced versions having up to moderate malty richness and the bitter versions being quite dry. It also feature an harmonious marriage of the additive and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The additive character should be evident but in balance with the beer. (For example: fruits, spices, herbs, vegetables, coffee, honey, chocolate, maple sirup, chilies, nuts, vanilla, liquor – BUT not including Smoked malt, barrel-aging or a Sour element resulting from the brewing process). In the case of over-the-top, highly sweet, adjunct-heavy stouts reminiscent of a liquid version of cake or pastry, the name “Dessert Stout” or “Pastry Stout” if often used.

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