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RATINGS: 2833   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeMunche (66) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 MMMM, so many flavors. Chocolate, cinnamon, cream , coffee, Coffee, and COFFEE. I’m not a huge coffee fan either, but I really enjoy this beer. The coffee is of course the backdrop of every sip, but it lets the other flavors shine as well. Breakfast stout also has a wonderful silky texture. Everyone should experience this beer at some point, and to taste it on anything but a clean palate is a sin.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - FEB 26, 2008
12oz Bottle - Trade - Pantanap
Aroma – Big stout aroma. Dark malts, tons of coffee and chocolate aromas.
Appearance – Dark black in color with a thin stout head.
Flavor – Awesome flavors, Coffee, chocolate and dark malts. This beer has it all. Just the right amount not overwhelming like some can get.
Palate – Huge Mouthfeel, great stout texture with a nice dry finish.
Overall – This was a great beer. One of the best I have ever had. The beer had so many flavors and they all came out. This will be one for the ages. Great Job Founders Brewing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (10783) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle @ Yespr tasting.
[thank you, Storm]
Pours pitch-black with a pretty, creamy beige head. Good lacing on my glass. Aroma is powerful coffee with light caramel roasted sweetness behind it. Super creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, lots of coffee. Drink a Mikkeller Beer Geek instead...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
[Courtesy of Storm, session @ yespr] Black with medium brown head. Burned malt in the aroma with coffee and liquerice. Same goes for the very burned malty flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Thanks goes out to a few great traders who have sent me this one The bottle poured into a tulip glass produced a large two fingers worth of tan head on top of a thick jet black body Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, and oats with a nice background of caramel and vanilla this has one of the best smells of any stout I have tried These tastes like you are eating a big dark chocolate bar while drinking a great cup of espresso with just enough caramel sweetness To keep things from being overly bitter It poured like molasses nice and thick in the mouth as well with just enough carbonation to keep things interesting One a night would be my max on this one, but I wouldn’t mind drinking this a few nights in a row. A great all around stout

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOne (182) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2008
UPDATED: APR 12, 2013 A beautiful thing. A huge chewy beer. Pours absoulutely opaque black-brown. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. More dark black coffee and and chocolate flavors. Great mouth feel. A real treat. (At Silver Creek).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 12 fl oz bottle, with twist off, thanks to Storm. Pours dark brown with a lacing light brown head. Thick coffee aroma, dense. Flavour is sweet malty with a distinct coffee note into a dry bitter finish. Lacks all the smoothness that the Bourbon version has. Coffee and beer - mix. Nice hardroasted coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naka (698) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Pours an oily black color. A milk-chocolate head tried to form, but just didn’t have the carb. Huge nose of coffee with dark chocolate, caramel, and possibly some dried prune. A strong roasty flavor. Smokey coffee, molasses, burnt caramel, with a bitter finish. Very full flavor. A nice creamy mouthfeel. I wish I could drink this for breakfast everyday.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Much thanks to my midwest main man, mreusch (Thanks, Matt!). A viscous, thick, soup of a pour, with a milk chocolate brown, enormously thick head. There’s not so much lacing left as the head dissippates, more like an opaque film on the glass. The nose is incredibly rich with coffee & chocolate influences. The flavor is more of the aroma, with a light touch of smoky maltiness, with a creamy mouthfeel, and a subtle bitter finish. I love great coffee and great beer, so this is a match made in Heaven! Excellent brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Big thanks to Styles for including this as an extra... Wow, what a beautiful pour on this one.... Tee-totally jet black as it oozes out of the bottle and slowly forms a mocha colored head.... Smells very heavy of strong, dark, bitter chocolate and coffee. Makes me think of one of those extreme chocolate bars with 80% cacao beans or something. Mixture of dark chocolate and very strong coffee with a nice bitter kick to it. You can really taste the coffee here, very strong and bitter.... Much heavier than most oatmeal stouts, definitely a sipper. Not from the alcohol, which is non-existent in the taste but simply from the richness of this brew. I want to try the Kentucky and compare them... Thanks again, Chris...


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