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RATINGS: 2907   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Youve 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. Were 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3237) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 12oz. bottle from mreusch. (most likely the 2006). Even upon opening the bottle, there is a big roasted coffee aroma. Pour is more or less pitch black, with a really nice looking deep tan head. Head retention is very solid, comprising of strong small bubbles. Aroma in the glass is a bit less of the coffee, and more of the malt and oatmeal. Really nice roastiness. Additionally, there is some bright hoppiness in the nose as well. The taste is big coffee flavor. I would say that the only other beer I have had that is close to this "coffeeness" is the Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast. The coffee taste is broken at the finish with some nice hoppiness. As I got used to the coffee, the additional complexities of this beer really started to come through. Dark chocolate comes through. Also, the oatmeal gives this a very nice mouth feel - its very silky and smooth. Thanks for this one, Matt - youre a very generous guy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle. [ Courtesy of kmweaver ] Dark black color with a huge, rocky, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown to brown head. Aroma is malty, roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, strong coffee beans. Flavor is moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. ( Coffee and chocolaste bitter ). Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. ;o) (220807)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2007
Bottle at Chris_Os, thanks to Harry. Black with a tan head and an oily pour. Coffee dominates the aroma but theres some roasted malt and hops in there also. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate with some earthyness and cereal. It is like all the elements of breakfast rolled into one, Mikey likes it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris_Os HogTownHarry minifest.
Thanks again to Harry. Absolutely loved this one. Im a real sucker for stout with coffee and this really hit the spot. Black and tan looks with a nice thick consistency. Lovely malts, amazing fresh hoppage and heavy heavy black coffee. Really amazing stuff. Perhaps a little straight down the line but the balance of flavour and that huge slew of coffee left me wanting so much more once I had drained my glass. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2007
An excellent stout that stands out. Poured a dark brown light black, with a small head. Great smell of chocolate, coffee and a bitter smell that I cannot identify. First taste was of a thin liquid with a awesome palate. Starts bitter with coffee ends on a sweet note with the chocalate taste apparent. Wish I had more than one bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 on tap. pours black with creamy tan head. nose is really nice, fresh coffee aromas with chocolate and toffee. flavor is much of the same, really tasty stuff. mouth feel is med, not thick and syrupy making this really drinkable. no alcohol taste. wow this is like one of those smaller imperial stouts but it really tastes like the bigger ones. im enjoying this a lot more on tap than i ever did in the bottle.4.2.

11/13/07, had a fresh bottle of this and it was the most enjoyable FBS from the bottle I can recall. Almost as good on tap, i really think freshness is the key with this stout. the coffee just really works with the beer when fresh..4.1.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottle from iowaherkeye. Thanks! Twist off the cap and a fog appears as if hiding something evil. A whiff of bitter chocolate follows. I pour into my snifter revealing a tiny medium bubble dark tan head, that quickly dissipates to a small bubble ring around the glass. The liquid is pitch black. The aroma is smokey and earthy. A tiny bit more roasty aroma for than I prefer. Possibly too young. Initial sweet pleasing palate extremely quickly morphs into the bitter astrigency of putting cocoa powder on your tongue. Too harsh. Not my cup of tea, or I should say my cup of beer. My 3.5 rating is generously skewed because the beer is rated high. I just dont prefer these coffee stouts, probably in the same way I strongly prefer coffee with cream and sugar. This is too dry and the coffee roastiness overpowers everything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a pitch black with a gorgeous frothy tan head. Palate is a bit thin but being that this is just a "stout" I guess thats to be expected. Aroma is slightly bitter coffee, but it seems to have mellowed out a bit since the last one I had. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, with a nice bittering hop finish. I actually enjoyed this more than I anticipated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, hop, roasted. Flavour is coffee, hop, roasted, sweet, chocolate. Coffee and bitter finish. very nic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: March 19, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: black, thin tan head, light roasted malt aroma
Body: light creamy body making an easy drinking beverage
Flavor: multiple layers of rich malt flavor, starts with roasted malts melding into coffee then followed by a rich chocolate finish that lingers, an instant belly warmer, no aparent alcohol, great easy drinking brew

Date: February 25, 2006
Source: blind coffee stout tasting
Appearance: black, thin fine brown head, nice lace
Aroma: big roasted coffee aroma
Body: big creamy body, rich roasted and chocolate flavor, nice coffee character

Date: February 11, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: Public House Boston
Aroma: rich roasted coffee and chocolate aroma with an initial blast of the ashy character but it quickly settles down
Flavor: rich roasted coffee and chocolate flavor, the chocolate comes out in the draft version and smoothes out some of the edge

Date: October 29, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: bsp
still the best creamy cup of coffee ever,

Date: November 02, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: tmac woodstock
the bitter ashy character is showing up again, same batch as last week, different lines?, last beer tonight vs first beer last week?

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 10/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Date: December 16, 2006
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2006
huge coffee aroma and flavor, lots of coffee bitterness, a bit ashy, over the top, but still tasty, the rinse water produces a beautiful copper hue

Date: July 18, 2008
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2006
ages well, coffee and chocolate are well integrated, very creamy, just a touch of the ashy character,

Date: December 05, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2006
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma with a hint of sherry, light espresso
Flavor: rich chocolate and coffee flavor, nice and mellow even with a strong espresso character, no ash

Date: December 05, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2008
Aroma: big coffee and dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor with a big bitter black coffee character, long bitter finish

Date: December 27, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: trade
Vintage: 2008
Aroma: picking up a bit of an ashy character in the big bitter black coffee aroma
Flavor: the bitter black coffee is the dominant flavor, dark chocolate comes in to take the edge off

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