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RATINGS: 3006   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours very black, with a creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee, oats, cream, and toffee. Flavor similar, with a burnt roasty bitter finish from the dark malts. Very smooth, tad bit of alcohol in finish. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2008
on tap at the flying saucer in Charlotte. puny light brown head into black body with good lacing. aromas of strong coffee, light coffee, and moderate vinous notes. flavor is initially moderate bittersweet into strong bitter. long, long, long finish duration. average carbonation. slighly chalky mouthfeel. awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Not quite its kin "Kentucky Breakfast", but a damn fine beer. Pours to a burnt coffee black, with thick tan head hat dissipated fairly quickly and left decent lacing. Immediate nose of coffee, vanilla, chocolate and toffee, all blended together. As the beer warms around mid-glass, the 8.3 abv rolls nicely into the mix as well. Mouthfeel is full and sweet, with a hint of spiciness. Taste is truly a pleasure, as each of the ingredients in the nose take turns dancing ont the tongue, with the alcohol rounding them all up for a long warming finish. Most enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle shared for breakfast by decaturstevo. Poured black with a tall creamy brown head that is lasting and left big chunky lace. Huge coffee and chocolate aroma. Truly a breakfast beer with lots of roast coffee in the flavor. Full body that is bitter sweet and smooth. A very great stout!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (2944) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
12oz bottle from marinos in toledo. pitch black pour with almost no head. awesome aroma - strong coffee and a hint of cinnamon. medium oily texture. sweet coffee and chocolate taste. oatmeal and a bit of vanilla come through. burnt coffee finish - but in a smooth way. really fantastic stout. K-9

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
pitch black with mild tan head. Mild carbonation, thick mouthfeel. Roasted nose with some hints of coffee. Huge flavor, which well represents all three major ingredients oats, coffee, and chocolate very well. Some roasted malt in there as well. Not a style I am incredibly famaliar with, but itís very flavorful, but the flavors donít meld perfectly, though I think this is more of a style characteristic. Very good beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pours very thick and dark and near pitch black with a thin brown head. Roasty and bitter dark coffee, turning creamy in the middle with the bitterness returning towards the finish. Notes of chocolate as well but I noticed that probably a little more in the aroma than the flavor, where coffee seems to be the strongest flavor by far. This is a good beer, maybe a little thin and straight forward to warrant a higher rating but certainly a solid drink.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Wow. This beer has such a strong aroma. Coffee with a hint of choclate. The flavor is so strong you want to look at the bottom of the glass for the grinds. The palate is unreal. This is a great brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 bitter dark choclate and expresso yet creamy smooth oat. Intense but not dynamic. Lacks the soft edge of their Kentucky barrel aged stout. Very good but not living up to rating and my expecation for Founders.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 darft at barleys in greenville. wow. that was my first impression. pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with a one inch cinnamon brown head that lasted through the whole pint. aroma is huge and simply amazing. scents of roasted coffee, dark expresso, cinnamon bun, maple syrup, walnut, and dark chocolate fliter from the glass. flavor is purely delicious. black coffee up front with dark malt, dark chocolate, smoke, and dark rum. silky smooth mouthfeel with nicely warming alcohol. simply a spectacular stout. **update** 2009 batch has finally made it to VA and this brew continues to amaze! big roast, big coffee, big chocolate, and a fresh element of dry, earthy hops come through. damn, iím glad I can get this one regularly now! **update** 2010 edition is freakiní stellar. huge roasted coffe, huge chocolate, beautiful balance. god i love this beer.


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