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RATINGS: 3328   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pete4999 (1406) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of DA from Fever. Thanks! Pours jet black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate. Definite coffee. Tastes of coffee too. Doesn’t even taste like beer....tastes like iced coffee. Bitter, but a perfect balance of bitterness and subtle sweetness. One of the best I’ve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paulp (20) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle poured black with a medium tan head. coffee and roasted malts with a very sweet finish, alcohol is well hidden with the sweet creamy taste. great example of a good stout.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
This is a battle between coffee and chocolate. But I like it. And at only 8.3% alcohol it doesn’t knock you down. A little carbonation helps balance the brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours an opaque black with a small medium brown head. The nose brings notes of coffee, unflavored oatmeal, burnt sugar, and a little bit of espresso. The palate is smooth and nicely full, thoroughly helped by a low but perceptible level of carbonation. The beer shows coffee/espresso up front, flowing into some roasted malt notes, an assertive level of bitterness, and the smooth texture lent to beers by the addition of oat flakes. I really like the idea of adding oats, as it mitigates the other notes, and helps to mask alcohol, of which there is just barely a trace in this example. The finish is long, a bit bitter, and roasty. Very well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Dark and slick. A great morning beer with strong coffee notes and the hops & alcohol well balanced and coming through at just the right times. Drinks very smooth and warming.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
evergreen0199 (2844) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2011 Bottle bought at WLV liquors in Chicago. Black pour with medium beige head. Coffee/chocolate/malt aroma. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, malty, creamy taste. This stout is incredibly smooth. An enjoyable brew from Founders. Oct 2009. -------& this on draught at American Craft in Boston last October and it was absolutely sublime, I was punching the air with delight after 3 glasses, fabulous stuff, decided to rerate it higher.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle. Dark as night with a mocha-colored head. Nice smell of coffee and roast. Flavor is the same, but with some roasty bitterness at the end. Smooth mouthfeel. Good but not worth the hype.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
spiritsbeerman (47) - Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2009
I love this beer. A coffee lovers dream. Pours like oil. A hard pour and still no head but still a nice lacing. 60 IBU’s must be at the front end,because it is such a smooth beer. The best stout or coffee stout I have ever had. If someone knows a better one hook me up.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle thanks to StFun. Dark black with a thin but lasting dark tan head. Lovely roasted coffee bean aroma, astringent roasted malts. Taste is again very roasty, astringent malts, coffee, then a nicely sweet chocolate finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Pours a rich black with a medium creamy brown head which lingers. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. A lot of flavor: coffee, chocolate, caramel, toasted malts, and oats. Mouthfeel is very creamy, low carbonation level, alcohol is masked well, and has a nice bitter finish. Fantastic brew.


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