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RATINGS: 3089   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Hugely complex.... Not as overbearing as most coffee stouts... The other flavors show up in every sip.... Amazing beer.... The nose is overpowered by the coffee, but the taste is not....

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2009
I had been searching for a full serving of this beer ever since getting a sample from the Michigan booth at the GABF and was able to secure it over Christmas. Motor oil black pour with a decent brown head. Smell of sweet chocolate, coffee and oatmeal. Goes down silky smooth with taste of coffee and milk chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2009
On tap at Capones. Lots of coffee in the nose. Chocolate and coffee dominate the palate and it finishes only slightly bitter. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2010 12oz bottle. Dark pour with a decent head. Big coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Big coffee/dark roasted malt aroma, kind of bitter. I’ve had better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle, John’s Grocery, Iowa City, Iowa. Shiny black pour, dense and sticky fine tan bubbles. I have a friend whose 80+ grandma has smoked a pack a day since the 1940s, and who enjoys three generous bourbons every evening. I admire that kind of old lady. (My grandmas were much less adventurous in their tastes.) This beer smells like that grandma’s kitchen on a day she’s been baking. The smell of fresh brownies (recipe from a well-used red and white checked Betty Crocker cookbook) and a lot of the sort of coffee that comes in gallon tins, but a deep sense of smoke and whiskey still lingering in the walls. I like this. Less smoke in the flavor, though still present, intense melting dark chocolate and boozy green plums. Wonderfully full and soft palate. Lots of sturdy character here, if a bit less refined than some. Cheers Grandma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3407) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Pours and oily thick substance with a chocolate head. Deep, oily, robust, roasted aroma with a thick, full-bodied, viscous mouthfeel that delivers robust roastiness, coffee grains, black patent malts, and a pinch of alcohol to the palate. Moderate roast bitterness and deep, dark, chocolate on the finish. Flavors never unwind enough for me. To thick and unrelenting. Okay, but really, what’s the big deal?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2075) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Pours black as night with a thin but persistent nut brown head. Aroma is Coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, toasted oats, cinamon and spices. Flavor is huge and powerful yet somehow smooth, incredibly smooth. Coffee, dark chocolate truffle, burnt sugar, dark toasted marshmallows, toasted grains, cinamon, a hint of smoke, oh yeah and tons sof delicious sweet sweet roast malts. Finish is roasty and slightly bitter, with a little char.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
On tap at Cooper’s in Scranton. Thick black color with a thing tan head. Heavy aroma of black coffee, spice, with chocolate. Impressivley balance flavor of coffee, chocolate and cinnamon. Just an impressive beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle. Pours silky black with a thin brown head. Can really smell the coffee in this one, that is the dominating aroma. Taste is more of the same, some bitterness, a hint of chocolate. Finish is a little harsh. Decent mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Poured black and viscous like motor oil with a negliable amount of head. Had a HUGE coffee aroma that completely filled the senses. However the flavor was surprisingly light and refreshing and the coffee didn’t overpower in the mouth or the throat. In the end I felt the a slight bit 1-dimensional, but true to the name. Quite a remarkable beer that doesn’t try to overpower just because it could. Truly a nice drink.


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