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RATINGS: 2940   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Draft at Capone’s. Poured black with a light tan head which lingered for a while. Aroma is strong roasted coffee. Taste is of roasted coffee and baker’s chocolate. The alcohol is hidden very well. Nice body, nice dry finish. Happy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TyRip (40) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Tasted on draft today. This beer is black, with a small, quickly diminishing head. It smells like an espresso, with some hops and some interesting spice thrown in. It has a thick but not oily mouthfeel. There are so many great flavors in this beer. The description never stops talking about coffee, and it’s there, but with the amount of alcohol and perfect hopping, it all just melds together into the most perfect, robust stout I have had the pleasure to drink.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jasonlends (15) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2007
black with a nice tan head. Beautiful lacing. Aroma of coffee and some fruitiness. full bodied with a creamy oily mouth feel. Flavor extremely balanced. Coffee dominates the palate. Alcohol is not as present as I would have thought. One of my favorite imperial stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2007
(Bottle) Pours an inky black color. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste includes copious amounts of dark chocolate, coffee, and burnt caramel. Creamy, full mouthfeel and low carbonation. Didn’t pick up very much oat in this, but an excellent beer nevertheless.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (414) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
Merry Christmas to me! Enjoyed on christmas morning in my Surly Darkness goblet. Pours a thick oily black with a creamy mocha head. Smell- Lots of dark chocolate and roasty goodness. Taste- Coffee roast and ash balanced off with lactic sourness from the oats. Chocolate is actually subdued in the taste. Very creamy mouthfeel which finishes dry and bitter. Definitely an eye opener

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours black as night with a rediculous amount of chocolate head that dies slow. Smells of roast, dark chocolate and intoxicating coffee. Taste as it smells with the oatmeal making a presence as well. Feels medium in the mouth and smooth as silk. This is mighty tasty out of the bottle and not much different from when I had it on tap. Extremely drinkable, just like a cup of incredible joe with a brewers twist.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
popdoggy (100) - USA - DEC 21, 2007
Sincerly let down. The coffee tasted and smelled like day old coffee grinds... Would like to give this another try, as it was drank at the end of a tasting.... and I was a little ROASTY!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jscherer (6) - USA - DEC 20, 2007 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, smoke, black, cloudy, rocky head, tan foam, full body, long finish,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2007
On tap, big chocolate and toffee aromas with a hint of pine in the background. Dark as night with a smallish tan head. Nice and thick, really adhered to the inside of the glass. Light on the palate makes it a pretty easy drinking beer. Sweet up front with a slightly dry, bitter finish. Lots of roasted notes and dark toasted chocolate flavors. Enjoyable for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Draught: Aroma of piney hops, roasted malts, and coffee. Poured dark black color with a small tan head. Good lacing. Opaque. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, roasting, smoke, malts, and hops. Full body. Dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Roasty dry finish.


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