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RATINGS: 2994   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.


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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
Bouteille 12oz, courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de café espresso, de chooclat noir (notes de chocolat au lait), de malt assez rôti, moyen de houblon herbeux avec des notes de crème et des traces réglisse noire. Ronde-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture riche et crémeuse. Notes de chocolat au lait et de crème (faibles notes lactiques) accompagné de traces de réglisse noire et de levures fruitées (notes de mûres, de raisins et de prunes) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute très rapidement un goût amer de malt très rôti (brûlé) et de chocolat noir (traces de mélasse sucrée) parallèlement à un goût de café espresso corsé qui est présent jusqu’en finale où l’on retrouve un léger goût de houblon herbeux ainsi que des notes de noix asséchantes et d’alcool doux. Post-goût très long et un peu sec, amer de café, de rôti, de chocolat noir et léger de houblon herbeux avec des notes d’alcool doux.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to bu11zeye for this gem. Pours a black color with a nice tan head. Roasted malty coffee aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Long roasted malty coffee finish with hints of chocolate. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2668) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2007
This one has been sitting in the fridge for a while and i’m not sure why i pulled it out now other than the fact it had been staring at me asking me to drink it for so long. Pours like any other stout black with a minimal brown head. Completely opaque. Big coffee aroma. Getting some licorice in there as well. Coffee and melted milk chocolate flavors are delectable. Slight hop flavoring to balance all the crazy ass malt out. This is one of the more entertaining impy stouts i’ve had in a while.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 Pours a think jet black color with the darkest brown poofy head I have ever seen. Smells like a cup of fresh roasted coffee. The mouthfeel is so soft and the finish has no alcoholic bite at all. This is like a cup of to dark coffee and chocolate. Taste is intense roasted with a lasting chocolately finish. It does not get much closer to perfect than this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pitch black pour with almost no head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is coffee, coffee coffee. Alcohol is fairly strong. Pretty good, but nothing about this beer really grabbed my attention.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2007
I served this at cellar temperature into my DFH snifter. It pours jet black with a very thin mocha head that falls quickly. The aroma is all strong coffee and dark chocolate. There is also some sweetness in the background. The taste is really powerful. The coffee just smacks me in the face and brings its friends roasted and dark chocolate to work me over also. The dark chocolate lingers beyond the rest of the flavors and there is some sweetness as well. I expected a bit smoother flavor from the oatmeal, but it wasn’t there. This is a good beer but certainly not a session beer.


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