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RATINGS: 3166   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Youíve 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. Weíre 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2451) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 30, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 12oz bottle shared by photomike. Coffee stouts scare me because they can go so wrong depending on the quality of the coffee. This one definitely delivered. The darkest (almost) dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is a blast of coffee and dark chocolate, with some oats and roasted malt underneath, but mostly coffee goodness. Less sweet than many big stouts, with lots of coffee, light roasted malt, chocolate, and mild hops. Medium-full body with smooth texture. Nice balance of coffee and chocolate that isnít sticky or sweet. Very drinkable for an imperial stout. great stuff. (4.2) Rerate: The coffee just seemed tired and thin in this this timme around, with a vegetal, harsh side to it. The aroma is a touch harsh before it breaths as well. Still good, but not really great. Thin as well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfonit (1228) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2009 Wow! Pitch black color with a thick dark brown head. Smells mostly of freshly ground coffee. It has a very subtle chocolate undertone. Tastes mostly of coffee. Probably decaf. Leaves a big coffee flavor in the aftertaste. Another good one from Founders.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2009
Bottled. Dark color. Aroma of loads of coffee, malt, chocolat, hint of vegetable that reminded me of the plastic bags you put in the garbagebin. Coffee and oatmeal. Decent cold cup of coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4829) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2009
Bottled. Tnx Noize. Aroma has roast, chocolate, black currant and high quality coffee. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is sweet and ends bitter. Has the roast, coffee and chocolate. Less fruitiness in the taste than in the aroma. Medium bodied. Well balanced stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted coffee. Huge smokey coffee flavor with bitter-sweet chocolate. This beer is delicious, and I would not mind having one for breakfast any day.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3653) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle via trade. Pours black with a nice tan head. Real nice coffee aroma, along with roast and cocoa. Flavor is somewhat bitter with lots of coffee, roasted malt, oats, and chocolate. Palate is nice and full but not quite as creamy as something like Dark Lord or whatnot. Solid RIS though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
This beer is a great alternative to the more alcohol KBS. Its really good and glad I keep getting these as extras in trades. Damn nice beer that lets your palate work.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (3014) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2009
The aroma is beautiful, a mix of roasted coffee, oatmeal, bitter chocolate. The appearance is a beuatiful, completely opaque dark brown, fleeting tan head. The flavor is amazing, coffee, sweet cream, oats, dark chocolate, in that order. The finish is piney hops, citrus hops, and a nice reisdue of dark chocolate. Beautiful. The mouthfeel is medium thick. This is surprising, given the description. I thought it would be thicker. Creamy mouthfeel as well. Beautifully crafted stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Pours an opaque black with a nice ruby tinge around the edges. No head to speak of, really; just a faint beige lacing. Immediate aroma of roasty coffee; can almost smell a hint of sweetness. Very much a medium in the mouthfeel department, but the roast persists from beginning to end, & leaves a hint on the back end, coating your tongue in a pleasant way. Awesome brew; wish we could get it in MD.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josephselander (42) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Appearance - Black with dark, dark brown edges. Light has a lot of trouble trying get through this; light ultimately fails. A very small mocha brown colored head appears while pouring, sticks around for a little while and then retreats to a minimal amount clinging to the edges of the glass. Smell - Coffee; I can pretty much smell coffee. A little bit of roasty goodness in there as well that compliments the coffee well. Raisins, some milk chocolate, a little bit of creamer. Taste - The roasted flavors come through first and foremost, but they give way to an awesome blast of coffee and milk chocolate. It finishes with a lot of raisin character, The coffee is definitely not as strong as I thought it would be, but it lingers for awhile, especially in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel - The carbonation gives a nice prickly feeling in the gulp, mouthfeel isnít too full but it isnít too light either. I remember this being lighter the past times I have had it, but that was when I was drinking syrup disguised as beer all the time. This seems thicker and a lot better than before. Drinkability - This isnít too high in alcohol content, the coffee doesnít hit you like a freight train, and everything this beer should be seems to be balancing well with all of its qualities. This beer is definitely quality.


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