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RATINGS: 2942   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
An amazing gift from the cellar of Chris Lively at Ebenezerís, Lovell, Maine. Visit him - now. Opaque black, fluffy brown head that laces fairly well and finishes in a scum. There is slight coffee and some distinctive malt sweetness in the nose, but what I perceived more than anything is a wonderfully briney, black olive cure aroma. In this way there is a slight iron presence - I actually prefer it. This fades slightly in the taste, giving way to coffee and chocolate overtones above a really solid roasted malt core. Nicely bitter finish, thickly sticks to the palate. Exceptionally creamy and thick mouthfeel - best aspect of the beer is its supreme richness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1068) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours an oily viscous opaque black with a thin, brown head that quickly dissipates to a small rim with little lacing. Big nose of coffee and roasted malt. Thatís pretty much it. Flavor is roasted and chocolate malts with fruity and sweet notes at the end. The finish is bitter, well into the after, but not over the top. This is balanced-ish, a touch high on roast that stunts the ability for the dark fruits to shine through. Tasty stout, though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2008
On tap at Caponeís pours jet black into the snifter with an inch of fluffy dark tan head. Scents of chocolate, espresso and malt dominated the smell. The first sip was a rush of robust flavors including strong coffee, roasted barley and chocolate cake. A very flavorful, drinkable imperial stout. Excellent with dessert.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Tap: Mainly a coffe taste, but hints of chocolate make this a great starter for the morning!!!!:)J/K The picture on the bottle can sum this one up. Chocolate and coffee taste. Very highly recommended to everyone.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Poured into a snifter. Completely pitch black, light has no effect on this liquid. Head is modest in size, but very sticky. Smells like one of those sweetened iced coffees, with a nice roastiness but plenty of sweetness. The coffee flavor in this beer is absolutely epic. Dry espresso smacks the palate and lingers for minutes after the swallow. Unsweetened chocolate makes an appearance as well. Itís not overly bitter or astringent like some lesser American double stouts. Mouthfeel is so rich you can practically chew it. Light carbonation really lets the massiveness of this beer make itself known. The finish is long and dry, making you really want more with every sip. Excellent beer, canít wait to compare with the KBS.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Pours black as the night from the bottle with a thin dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Smells like coffee grounds and dark chocolate to me. Tastes like the blackest coffee you ever had, with a hint of chocolate. Tastes much better than it smells as far as the coffee goes. Palate is good, not too thick at all, nice carbonation. Not bad, as for a coffee flavored stout though, Iíd go with Speedway anyday over this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeSammy (543) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2008
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 Coffee, almost smoked aroma. So nicely carbinated. Not black but extremely dark, cant see through it. Amazing dark brown head. Great lacing. Sharp flavor, some chocolate, coffee flavor, not overwhelming. Extremely well balenced flavor profile. One of the best stouts i have come across. Burnt coffee, malt finish. Left me saying wow.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2008
12 oz. bottle. I tried this a while back when I first started getting into beer and hated it. Now that I have a few more beers under my belt I decided to give it another try, and I canít get enough of it now. Nice thick pour with a light tan head. Aroma is of huge coffee with a little chocolate. Amazing body on this stuff, it seems to coat everything all the way down. Flavor again is insane amounts of coffee with tones of chocolate and finishes with a bit of espresso. Iím very glad I gave this one another shot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Headbanger (3327) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2008
12oz bottle-Pitch black body with a huge tight mocha head which emits an aroma of big time chocolate and coffee. This full bodied brew has a taste of coffee with some mild chocolate undertones along with some bitterness in the middle and finishes with more coffee and brief chocolate. I was expecting more chocolate from the aroma but it still comes across. A great tasting Imperial Stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Shared in line at the Red Poppy release by AlohaC, Christian. Pours a dark black with lots os carbonation and a substancial head. Aroma of bitter coffee. Flavors much the same.


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