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RATINGS: 3153   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8270) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 Bottle brought along by Craig and tasted at Fin and Craigs pre Cropredy Festival mini tasting at Merton, Oxon 12-08-09 Pours pitch black with a tan head. The aroma is coffee and also a ouch of resin is noted. Coffee rush in the mouth, its creamy, some chocolate, roasty malts, even a slight sourness on the edge which tastes great. Quite lovely and really quite distinctive with that Founders thumbprint coming through, I cant describe it but there is some unique quality that sets there beers apart. The US Impy Stouts won out tonight against their UK counterparts but it wasnt all one way traffic. A8 A4 F8 P4 Ov16 4.0

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2009
I would actually drink this for breakfast. And then again the next day for breakfast if there were any left. this poured silky smooth as if it were straight from a oil pan. Lovely flavor!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2009
On tap and poured into a snifter this beer produced a midnight black color with a nice 2 finger espresso colored head. The smell is of dark roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor consists of chocolate and bitter coffee/oats on the follow through. The beer is very thick, filling, creamy and satisfying. I would order this again and again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Definitely not as good as the Kentucky breakfast stout, but very good in its own right. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, nice mixture. Really nice body of chocolate and coffee notes in taste. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to tarheels86. Deep and dark in the glass with a creamy tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, oats and malt. Taste is strong and same as the nose. Deep and rich. Smooth and full in the mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to aplusbreaks. Pours a dark black color with a nice medium light brown creamy head. The aroma is rich coffee, loads of it. Some chocolates also. The flavor is rich as hell; loads of creamy and milky coffee, roasted coffee bean and malts, chocolates, oats and more coffee. Very creamy and filling. Im not a coffee addict, but this is damn nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andersand (529) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2009
Nice black brew with one of the creamyest brown heads I have ever seen, lovely! Aroma is mostly coffe with notes of liqourice, chocolate and some odd chemical notes (that doesnt disturb but adds to the dark dark character of the beer.) Flavour is creamy coffe with everything else sticking to the background. Flavourfull and rich with a rather nice creamy and full body. One of the best coffe brews I have had!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
One of my favs. Pours thick black with a creamy brown head. Big aroma of coffee and some chocolate. Huge coffee flavor that finishes with some chocolate. Easy to drink.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Quicker (18) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Wonderful coffee and chocolate tatse. A mouthful of flavors. Goes down very smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (3557) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Its been a long time coming for this one. This beer pours a deep black with a big deep tan head and a nice playful little lace. The beer is intensely aromatic and has tons of coffee chocolate and oatmeal with pleasant but faint traces of oak and hops. The flavor is immediately like old coffee, like coffee that is left out a day or two, which should be unpleasant, but it works very nicely for this beer. The coffee flavor is wonderfully bitter with notes of chocolate a little vanilla and molasses all balanced out with a lingering hoppiness that stays with you longer than any of the other flavors.


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