lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like oil with a frothy brownish-red head. Tons of coffee in the aroma, some nuttiness, deep dark chocolate notes, tons of roast and burnt malts- amazing nose. Flavor contains tons of coffee and chocolate, perfectly melded together with some oatiness and vanilla for a dessert-like quality. Some nice burnt bitterness and oily coffee notes at the finish. The slightest bit dry and fairly heavy in the palate. A bit sticky. Glorious beer.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2009 Bottle from Jessup Plaza. pitch black pour with a sort of reddish head. Aroma was lots of coffee and chocolate. Taste is rich coffee, chocolate and some very mild hop flavors. Wow, this one is a slow drinker, very enjoyable.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 Mmmmmm, I finally get to try my first Founder’s product, and it’s their highest beer! This stuff is so good, it is very sweet, but has a black-coffee taste that is pure esspresso--like when you make coffee thick enough to have a deep black head, this is this beer. The body is very thin though, and the immediate flavor miasma that is founders breakfast stout dissipates VERY quickly on the tongue, which surprised me for one of the most highly revered beers of all time. Usually dark beers in the 100 percentiles are thick and chewy and black enough to make you bite your lips after only six ounces of drinking them, but this one’s thinner body and lack of astringency add an incredible drinkability, which I’m not sure that I like. Only because I’m going into this thinking--ok, -it better be heavier’n HELL! But it isn’t; it’s extremely balanced, oily, and flavorful, but the absurd ’’’’bigness’’’’ and ’’’’worldliness’’’’ is lacking in this one. I would still buy it everyday of my life it it was priced regularly.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at the memphis taprooms philadelphia. pours black with a thin milky tan head. nose is pungeant chocolate, coffee, malty goodness, some nuttiness, and some definite hops. taste is glorious, witha fluffy mouthfeel i could drink like a million of these. sooo good. so gluggable.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Pours tepid dark brown, minor tan ring for a head. Aroma of bitter coffee, little else. Flavor picks it up with some cocoa to compliment, almost resulting in Starbuck’s mocha frappuccino. Rather thin body, milky roast lasting longest. Overall, one-sided and rather unimpressive. If I want coffee, I’ll put $5 towards good coffee. Otherwise, Speedway destroys this.
GMCC2181 (1553) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Bottle. Dark black in color, good khaki colored head. Visible lacing left on the glass as you sip on down this beautiful brew. The aroma is spicey/tobassco and coffee. Taste is nice balanced coffee stout. Burnt malts, maybe a little tobasco. Tons of roasted malts, burnt wood, coffee, chocolate..The texture is creamy smooth for a stout. No trace of alcohol. Overall: Uber impressed by this beer and at a great price 2.5 smackers..... shes a keeper
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured black in color with small tan head. Aroma is lots of coffee, and spices. Taste is a nice breakfast stout with lots of coffee, and roasted malts. Overall a nice stout.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one seems to have an abundance of bitter oats with some coffee beans and dark chocolate. Its a nice mix but I think its a bit too heavily accentuated towards the barley. It seems a bit too much on the burnt gingery side of things as well. The strengths outweigh the negatives. I love the dry finish with sparks of roasted coffee flavors bursting out.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Haven’t had it in a few years. Dark as night pour with brown head. Load of coffee and bitter chocolate, so smooth and a huge finish. Amazing
MegaMan2OO6 (21) - Los Gatos, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2008 (10.22.08) 12 oz. bottle: Black as can be, with a fine brown head. Great coffee aroma, but the taste is a little burnt. Bitter chocolate rounds out the flavor. Lingering finish. Gets a little rough by the end of the glass though.