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RATINGS: 3350   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 On Tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Pours that great black color with a thin tan head that can only mean an imperial stout. Smell of coffee and a little chocolate, some oatmeal texture throughout. Sweet malty falvor, nice strong taste that lasts and lasts. Great complex flavor and palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Black pour with small tan head. Nice aroma of coffee, chocolate, some malts. Flavor of coffee and spices, think they slipped in some sugar or cinnamon granules for a gritty taste, but good. Strong and remarkable flavor overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2009
12oz. Wow, what a good breakfast this was. Sludges to the bottom of the glass with a black oily body and tan head. Nose is mostly roasted malt, chocolate, earth and a bit of a grainy nuance. Body is almost overwhelmingly a triple shot cafe au lait. I would refer to this as an Imperial Milk Stout. This is a great beer, hides the alcohol very well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2009
On tap at Lunar Brewing-snifter served. Pours a thick, black/brown hue, with a foamy, tan head that reduces to a small ring but leaves some thick, clingy lace. The nose is dry, mocha, and dark roasted coffee. The flavor is a more intense version of the aroma, if that is possible... hop bitterness, espresso, and cocoa. Full bodied with a nice, creamy mouthfeel...like milk on your cocoa puffs, washed down with a cup of strong java!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours black with almost no head, a slight tan ring around the glass. Huge coffee nose, rich with some chocolate backing it up. Very roasty, coffee/espresso flavor. Nice bitterness to balance this out, caramel sweetness apparent toward the end of the flavor. Low carb, drying and acidity from the coffee and the roastiness, silky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (13272) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to ygtbsm94 poured a tranalucent black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roastiness and light licorice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, light carmel and light vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty coffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks tjthresh! - Pours thick dk dk brown with a small tan had...aroma is char, coffee and roasted grain...flavour is fantastic, dry, malty but still maintains a burnt bitterness, finishes creamy with a fair amount of carbonation...all the coffee talk, but it isn’t overpowering...wow...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a ring of brown head that leaves some lace. Aroma is mostly coffee grounds with cocoa, scorched earth roastiness, and a little milk. Flavor is rich with bitter coffee, cocoa, heavily roasted malt and some sweeter creamy notes. Balances and finishes quite bitter. Full bodied, with a thick oaty palate and moderate carbonation. No real alcohol presence to speak of. Relatively easy drinking, but fat and rather assaulting on the senses, so you’d probably want a limited session. For what it is, a strong coffee stout, its quite good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Poured thick dark black with a two-finger brown head. The aroma was malty with some coffee and chocolate notes. The flavor was coffee and chocolate notes with some light fruity esters and some bitterness from the coffee or chocolate. There was little hop character and I detected a bit of ash tray which I did not like. The mouthfeel is just awesome, thick and chewy, which really boosts this beer in my opinion. Very little medicinal character which I get a lot of times with these heavy stouts. Very drinkable but in no way a session beer, this is a one off dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salvatorberi (5) - Delmar, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009 does not count
An interesting and complex take on the imperial stout, Founders mixes a bit of the kitchen sink of stouts, oatmeal, chocolate and coffee pile on the traditional malt bill of a stout. The flavor leaned heavily toward coffee, espresso character to me, with some nice lift from the oatmeal to keep the body together.

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