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RATINGS: 2831   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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You’ve got to love coffee to truly appreciate this phenomenal brew. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee. We’re actually not sure if this is some type of coffee cake or a beer. Either way you can drink this ale with a fork. Breakfast Stout has an intense fresh roasted coffee nose toped with a cinnamon colored frothy head that seems to never fade and makes you wish breakfast could last forever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerInHeaven (114) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2014
pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma is earthy, coffee, hint of bread. taste is thick and rich. black coffee and dark chocolate. Very long finish with warming alcohol while the coffee notes slowly fade. Outstanding!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstonerock24 (90) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours black with light tan head. Aroma is strong coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor is rich coffee and chocolate and a nice bitterness. Finish sweet with long drawn out after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (969) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottled. Pitch black beer, creamy tan head. Aromas of soft, cold coffee, roasted barley, oatmeal, dark chocolate, earthy notes and some soft berry notes. Slightly sweet, intense maltiness, bitterish finish with milk chocolate, coffee and cherry notes. Full body, silky and thick finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
dreads (5) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
deep black color, tan head that vanishes quickly ; aroma: obvious coffee notes that always smell like kidney-bean for me, lot of chocolate, some roasted, coffee aroma from dark grains. Very intensive smell. Taste: bean, chocolate, coffee. Full body, smooth, thick texture, mild carbonation. The alcohol is hidden very well, in my opinion could be more noticeable to build the complexity and liqueur-like mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerZombies1 (19) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Imperial stout 8.3% ABV APPEARANCE: Poured a deep dark, day old coffee black. Very little head appeared what was there dissipated into a mocha halo pretty quickly. AROMA: Like fresh ground coffee beans sprinkled with dark chocolate chips. Very in your face aroma, under that first layer the alcohol is present with some nice earthy graininess. TASTE: Truthfully the first taste I was disappointed. I felt like all I got was huge coffee and bitterness. I actually went back to smell a bit more and let it sit. When I went back for the second taste I really got to taste more of the layers hidden, chocolate, dark fruit and roasted malts. MOUTHFEEL: Medium carbonation body I felt was a bit thin. It did have a lingering finish that was interesting. OVERALL: It took me about a quarter of the beer to really start to enjoy it. Once it warmed and I got into it, it was very solid. RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Livendadream (88) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Btl aged at least 6 months can?t read date. Pours extremely dark,opaque brown with a creamy tan head that vanishes quickly leaving spots of lace. Smells of roasted grains, toast,chocolate and fresh coffee. Tastes of sweet latte?,chocolate,earth,toffee. Full body, smooth,thick texture, soft creamy mouthfeel, nice carbonation and a mild bitter finish. The complex flavors blend well with each other and balance perfectly. No one flavor is overpowering making this beer highly drinkable. The alcohol content is hidden very well. Hard to believe this is a 8.3% abv beer. This is a fantastic stout. By far one of the best I?ve tasted. I wish i could get one more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2441) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Vanilla and mocha aroma with perhaps some earthy hops and a ton of dark chocolate. Opaque black under a dotty tan sheet. Sweet and tangy chocolate flavour with smoky vanilla roasted barley and faint coffee. Some red fruit and toasted hazelnut accents. Full body, smooth, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
magikarp (15) - - MAR 21, 2014
A longtime favorite of mine. Chocolate, mocha, big malt body. Small head. Well-balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JayJayMez (11) - - MAR 21, 2014
If anything comes close to the perfect beer then this is it, and this is coming from a hop head! I picked this beer up for the first time on a Friday night from a store 20 miles away from me and after tasting it that night I rushed back on the Saturday morning to make sure that I could pick up another couple of bottles before it went out of stock. A seriously fantastic beer..it really is a meal in a glass. If you’ve read some of my other reviews you’ll know that I don’t like to go into too much detail as most of the time other reviewers have done that job for me..so let me just say that this beer really is worth seeking out as it does sit firmly (in my belief) as one of the very best stouts in the world. Great job Founders (again)!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gopherfan99 (196) - CROATIA - MAR 21, 2014
Really like this beer. Tap, dark brown with a tan head. Strong stout with tastes of coffee and chocolate.

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