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RATINGS: 2991   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Youve 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. Were 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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours a thick almost clumpy darkness that would make a dark moonless night jealous. The froathy/creamy slightly cinnamon colored 2 finger head fades into a nice thin layer on the top and a slightly thicker ring along the sides. The direct keg version of this fine brew has more of a lactose flavor than the same brew out of the bottle. Nice SUPER dark and deep roasted coffee and slight mocha notes. No presence of chocolate in the aroma that is distinguishable from other aromas. This, like many [or all] FOUDNERS beers are GARGANTUEN. If Dark Lord is a Gargantuan Imperial Russian Stout than this is the same for coffee & oatmeal. The flavors are so strong that I feel like I’m drinking an Ice Coffee (but obviously much better than mere coffee). There are really nice bittersweet chocolate notes that seem to intermingle with the lactose. The coffee and oatmeal aftertaste is so big is tends to sit so long that you actually want an ice java (black)!!!! I loved this brew bottled and I love this brew even more on tap! This brew is hearty and full of everything the claim to be full of (oatmeal, coffee and some chocolate)! This beer is just plain old delicious!!! Cheers!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2008
bottle. pours oily black with a dark brown head. a very light roasted barley aroma. moderate to thick body - impressively dry. not at all cloying. extremely smooth taste likely due to the oatmeal element. bitter sweet chocolate and espresso flavors on the back end. nicely balanced for an imperial. no alcohol noticeable in taste. i bet the carbonation would fall in perfectly with some cellaring.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2758) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Dark almost black with a small head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, coffee. Flavor is similar with a nice dry finish. Good for breakfast lunch and dinner.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours thick dark black with a very thin tan head. Excellent roasted chocolate and coffee aromas with a hint of oak. Wonderful robust espresso and oatmeal flavor with a rich and creamy body. What a beer, I could drink this for breakfast lunch and dinner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gameface23 (131) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours a jet black with a smallish tan head. Smell is of black roasted coffee, dark chocolate and oats. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. Not much carbonation. Flavor was very complex, consisting of dark coffee, sweet roasted malts, and subtle coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6326) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Re-rate 2/18/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market. Thanks zvikar. Black with a light brown head. Great roasty aroma full of coffee beans and a bit of dark chocolate. Slightly sweetish flavor with some dark chocolate, mild smokiness and bitter roasted coffee beans. Rather full-bodied. Very good. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

(10/13/08) Draught at Map Room in Chicago. Opaque black-colored with a medium light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee beans. Sweet roasty flavor with some Turkish coffee and finishes with lingering bitterness with roastiness and some herbal notes. Rather full-bodied. A very good Stout. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Goblet poured draft at Flossmoor Station Brewpub. I jumped at the opportunity to try this draft and save my two bottles for trading / cellaring. Pours an opaque black pour with brown foamy head in the standard goblet. Aromas are very nice: cocoa, coffee, and chocolate with a touch of roasted malt. Sweetness evident. Initial is a wonderful serious but not overly sharp mix of chocolate and coffee, even a bit of mocha even. Some of the sharper coffee bitterness is evident in the body and finish with some subtle yet flavorful roasted malt characteristics. Oatmeal sweetness works into the body part way into the goblet. A very flavorful stout with a touch of warming booze on the back end and the lingering coffee with a touch of chocolate. Very nice. Cheers!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrMugs (30) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle purchased at Corral Liquors in Granite City Il As I poured it, I was reminded that I need to change the oil in my truck. Very minimal head. I’m usually not that good at defining the smells and tastes of the beers I drink, but this one made it easy...Coffee, coffee, coffee and chocolate! I’ll be buying more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8980) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12 ounce bottle courtesy of ucusty. Thanks! Thick, viscous dark brown pour. Lots of coffee and bitter roasted malts in the aroma. Smooth coffee notes in the taste on top of bitter roasted malts and light smoke. Medium bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
<b>Big thanks to Swolf3 for my 100th rating</b>

12oz bottle. Pours black as night with a thin beige collar and some very nice lacing. Aromas of coffee, coffee, chocolate, roasted/burnt malts, and some more coffee. Flavor is a nice rich mouth full of coffee grounds, milk chocolate, lactose, and roasted coffee, and roasted malts. Smooth, silky and easy drinking!


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