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RATINGS: 3191   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Youíve 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. Weíre 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Thanks to Brian in PA for this one. As previous posts have said - you have to love coffee to love this one. Pours a deep black - totally opaque. Minimal brown head. Strong coffee aroma, which becomes more pleasant as the beer warms (not surprising). Flavor is coffee and roasted malt. What seems like hop bitterness is actually chocolate. I like this one a lot, but feel that there are others that are slightly more balanced and a bit better overall. But you canít go wrong with a pint of this one. Strong lacing on the glass as you savor this one. Delicious. Not for the first-time stout drinker - you either wonít like it or wonít appreciate its complexity. Perfect beer for tonight, as weíre due for about 16" of snow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1507) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Pours a very dark brown/black with a thin brown head. Aroma is very bitter with a lot of cold coffee and some very light sweet chocolate background. Flavor is bitter upfront with strong cold coffee flavor to start. This fades to a lighter chocolate middle but then finishes with a bitter chocolate/coffee flavor with a nice dryness to end. Beer is pretty smooth and has a good thickness to it. Meh, overall I think this beer is a bit over rated. Itís a good beer for what it is aiming to be but not something that is very drinkable all the time nor in a four pack. Thanks goodness I found a single bottle of it for its a bit to much coffee for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2009
[Bottle] Pours a very deep brown with a smallish tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma initially is dry chocolate, french press coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor is quite chocolaty with lots of bakers and bittersweet chocolate, remarkably dry, lots of coffee, hints of oats more on the texture than flavor, a touch of astringency, and a dry bitterish finish. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. A winner all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2009
From the bottle, courtesy of Secret Santa, pours black with a brown foamy head. Aroma is bitter, of coffee and dark roasted malts. Taste is smooth and lightly bitter, coffee, caramel. Lighter than expected, pretty good beer here. Thanks, Santa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1181) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 2/23/2009 from 12oz bottle received in trade ~6 months ago. Aroma is great. Mostly coffee in the beast. Chocolate comes through in the finish. Finish is oily and really strong, quite good. Palate could be thicker. 9/4/9/4/17-4.3 Re-rate. 2 bottles mid 05/2009 purchased 4/2009. I canít tell if this is too young or too old. Iím thinking too young because I got it so recently, but it has some alcohol character. Nothing too much, but it doesnít work well with the beer. It is slightly vinous-could be the first signs of oxidation. Greater chocolate to coffee ratio than the first rate. 8/4/8/3/16-3.9 7/20/09. Another bottle from the most recent 4pack. Much better. Back where I remember it. Iíll have to sit on these for just a few months before I open em. No vinous character-guess it was just young before, not oxidized. Tons of chocolate, tons of coffee, etc. Quite thick, even too thick. Aroma-coffee, good, not great. Flavor-coffee-great, chocolate-great. 8/4/10/4/17-4.3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Pours a dark body with a tan head. Aroma is coffee first and foremost. Naturally thereís some chocolate and a little bit of burnt malt. Flavor is really solid. Itís a sweet cup of coffee. I enjoy it quite a bit. Chocolate gives it a slightly rounder flavor, but coffee is really what it all comes down to here. Finishes with nice bitter burnt notes. Quite tasty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor is mainly coffee, with a hint of chocolate with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Midnight brown with a brown ring at the top. Aroma: Coffee, black pepper, and tobacco. Tatste: A quick shot of black coffee on the middle of the tongue. Roasty malts take over. FInishes with raw coffee grinds. Mouthfeel: Very thin and silky. Overall: Not too shabby.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4331) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Black in color with a large thick beautiful brown head. Aroma is of fresh ground coffee beans. Itís like walking into a starbucks or through central markets coffee section. It also has chocolate and roasted malts in the nose. Taste is of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malts. Thisck like oatmeal, rich and creamy. I want another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 If you want all of the complex flavors of coffee without the caffeine, and all wrapped up into a beautiful beer, this beerís for you. From the loaded coffee aroma to the kick in the mouth roasted coffee malts with bitter chocolate under tones, this beer does the trick for coffee lovers. The thick maltiness was balanced by a very solid amount of hops that really came through on tap leading to a really nice dry finish.

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