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RATINGS: 2899   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 I love this beer. very hard to come by. pours dark with a strong chocolate and coffee aroma. finishes with refreshing aftertaste

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Courtesy of Secret Santa 2007....pours opaque black with a creamy caramel color head. Aroma is pure roasted coffee and sweet chocolate. Coats the tongue smoothly without being overpowering. This one was incredible. Maybe I should make some Beerios next time. Thanks Santa!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
usbadass (17) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2008
pours a pitch black beer with a huge caramel coloured head that rocks. The nose is impressive, roasted aroma all over, coffee and a bit of sweetness from dark chocolate. The taste is really nice and full of strong dark chocolate, coffee, with hints of raisins. Well bodied, greatly balanced, huge beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Bottle, courtesy of tytoanderso. A god damn black pour! About as black as any t-shirt a "punk-rocker" could ever find. Nice big frothy brown head which slowly, but surely, tapered down. Coffee seriously really stands out in the aroma. Its the best part of waking up. Whats the best part of this is that it doesn’t smell like fuckin’ Folgers. Smells like the coffee you buy, not the coffee your wife buys. The chocolate is there in the aroma, but not very overpowering. The coffee really masks it. Its definitely more present in the initial taste. There’s something else there too. Roasted malt? The taste of oats also becomes present when you taste it. Everything is fairly balanced. Which works in the beer’s advantage. There’s the utmost hint of a very slight carbonation which is welcomed quite fondly after seeing such a dark pour. Combined it creates a somewhat smooth palate. However, I was expecting something thicker. A pretty good beer. I could definitely have this for breakfast.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2008
wow just great here. super creamy head. laces nicely. pours as black as night. the nose is of pour black coffe and its ooo so good. this is a top three coffe stout to be certain. all the while its very drinkable.,!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 Thanks to the very generous Vance for this one. Opaque black pour and forms a half inch brown head that disappears and leaves only a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma has mostly coffee notes with a bit of sweet chocolate. The flavor is very smooth, slightly bitter with coffee and baker’s chocolate in the finish. What an amazing beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrKrinkle (10) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Delicious in every sense. Strong coffee and chocolate tastes with a creamy palate to give it that oatmeal stout consistency. Just an astounding imperial breafast stout. A favorite.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bertrand (7) - Grand Rapids / Chicago, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2008 does not count
picked up 4 pack from Founders...this beer is an experience...looks like crude oil in the glass, but tastes great...heavy on the coffee, chocolate...if I wasn’t looking at the bottle, I would swear it was stronger than 8.3%, but still smooth and delicious

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2008
Got this as a gift from my brother for Christmas, and shared it with a friend here in Ireland. Poured into two different small glasses from a 12oz bottle and shared. Pours very thick like a thick dark black/brown molasses oil or something, but looks great with a 1/2 finger cream colored head that doesnt stick around too long. First smells are of coffee and chocolate, definitely what I would have imagined from Founders out of this one. Deep flavors of coffee and chocolate come through in the first tastes-exactly what would be expected based on the smell. Well balanced I think and not too strong, but definitely has a kick. Tastes great as it goes down and as smooth as a beer of this style can go down really-a bit sticky here and there. I’d like to say I could drink this all night, as I do enjoy the taste, but I do know that it does pack a pretty solid punch. I have another one of these as well and look forward to a whole one myself.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (933) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Bottled. Sampled this one right after toast, eggs, and Italian sausage in the late morning...just as the name suggests. Oily pitch black pour with a fantastic appearance! Cascading deep beige head with maroon colors around the edges. Plenty of lace all the way through the bottle. Coffee, coffee and more coffee in the aroma, with sweet milk chocolate, honey and smoky earth tones. The chocolate comes out ahead in the flavor, with oatmeal noticeable after the coffee grounds notes fade out. Sweet, but bitter enough to balance it nicely. Extremely chewy mouthfeel; superb finish. A great beer, but I would still choose the Kentucky over this.


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