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RATINGS: 3165   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBunker (930) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma is coffee, lots and lots of strong coffee. There is also strong hints of chocolate, malts, and tobacco. Taste is immediately coffee, lots of coffee flavors. After the coffee taste subsides, you get the delicious flavors of chocolate, and roasted malts. Alcohol is not detected at all. Very creamy mouthfeel make it very easy to drink. Stellar.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 lots of strong stouts taste like coffee and chocolate. but drinking this is like enjoying the fictional candies from willy wonka’s chocolate factory, where very real flavors are executed from a pill (or in this case, a beer). this doesnt taste like coffee, it seems i was in fact DRINKING coffee. and i wasnt enjoying a flavor nuance related to cocoa nibs, i was EATING chocolate. the realism of these flavors was mindblowing. easy to see why this is #1.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2008
12 oz. bottle poured into glass; Pours out thick black chocolate with a dark french vanilla head. Aroma is of freshly ground chocolate coffee beans. This beer tastes exactly like chocolate-coffee oatmeal. This is one of my favorite beers so far. Highly recommended for coffee and stout drinkers alike!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Bottle. RIch, thick black syrup with a tiny tan head that never shrinks. Rich coffee and chocolate nose. TONS of coffee flavors, like a nice fresh ground roasta with a creamy mouthfeel. It sticks around in the mouth for awhile with bitterness and sweet flavors. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (1056) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2008 Pours a thick dark black with little head, very nice lacing though. The aroma is strong with coffee. Notes of chocolate stand out. The taste is strong, almost over powering coffee with a slight after taste of chocolate. This beer was not as imprreessive as I had hoped, but still pretty good. Just not for me. Thanks, 1_2many!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unique69crazy (120) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2008
EXCELLENT! Fantastic scent when you open the bottle, wonderful from top to bottom. Coffee and chocolate notes fill the air as you take down the first sniff and a explosion of sweet and bitterness engulf your mouth as you enjoy this well-engineered brew. Great times had by all.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Bottle, shared w/ danielcurtis81. Wow, excellent. Great coffee flavor, better than starbucks. Perfect amount of chocolate mixed in. Thouroughly enjoyed. Aging another bottle as we speak.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 Fresh 08 bottle. Pours like a thick black cola with big soda like carbonation bubbles and clumpy brown head. Aroma of coffee spilled on coffee cake, coffee grounds, cinnamon. This is a really nice coffee stout. The oatmeal adds a nice vanilla cream sweetness, however it finishes dry and bitter like black coffee and dark unsweetened chocolate. Earthy, some tobacco as well. I think I might like this better than Kentucky breakfast, the sweet bourbon just conflicts with the coffee there. Medium body with light soda-like carbonation, fluffs up in the mouth just a bit. Fast drinking... 9.4.9.4.18 . . . . . . . . . . . [fresh 2010 bottle 10.8.10] Okay, well the first time I had this was one of my first real big coffee stouts so I was probably blown away a bit, or maybe it was that good. This fresh 10 bottle isn’t quite as good as before as an initial impression. Seems maybe just a bit green, very bitter, lots of bitter piney hops, very bitter coffee finish, bit harsh on the alcohol, let me give this a chance to warm up. Getting some cola notes, but still this bitter boozy aftertaste that I don’t ever remember having. Carbonation is nice, easy drinking, very sharp fizzy. 8.4.8.5.17 .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Dark brown/black pour with a dark tan head, left nice lacing. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma, a little extreme on the coffee. Watery coffee flavor with a mild chocolate taste to is, some oats in there as well. Smooth on the tongue with a light burnt coffee finish. Complex beer that is well done, just not my cup of tea.....or coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2008
From a bottle poured black with a small head. Very dry malty flavor with a lasting finish.


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