mcox90 (1640) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of BBB63. Pours a impenetrable black with a HUGE ANGRY brown head. Had to walk away and watch some hockey while the foam calmed down. Dark lacing thickly coats my snifter. Huge nose of espresso coffee. Have you ever gone off for the day and left the coffee pot plugged in? Well the aroma of burnt coffee you get when you return home is what this beer smells like. Flavor is, yup you guessed it, coffee. So much so I expected coffee grounds in the bottom of my snifter. Also, some flavor of bakers chocolate and caramel. Would have given a higher rating if it were better balanced. Just to much coffee. Glad I’ve had the opportunaty to try this brew.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle 2007. Pours a black opaque color with a small creamy dark tan head. Nose of roasted malts, coffee, lactic and chocolate, roasted malts overwhelm and dominate the nose. Initial taste is deeply roasted malts, tangy lactic, coffee and cream. Mid palate of mollasses and dark chocolate. Finishing with the continuing roasted malts and balancing bitter hop finish. Medium body. Great palate duration. Good head retention and lacing of the glass. Definitely tasty but I think this one is overhyped. Deep roasted malts overwhelmed the nose and taste draining the complexity of the brew.
LeMunche (66) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 MMMM, so many flavors. Chocolate, cinnamon, cream , coffee, Coffee, and COFFEE. I’m not a huge coffee fan either, but I really enjoy this beer. The coffee is of course the backdrop of every sip, but it lets the other flavors shine as well. Breakfast stout also has a wonderful silky texture. Everyone should experience this beer at some point, and to taste it on anything but a clean palate is a sin.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle - Trade - Pantanap
Aroma – Big stout aroma. Dark malts, tons of coffee and chocolate aromas.
Appearance – Dark black in color with a thin stout head.
Flavor – Awesome flavors, Coffee, chocolate and dark malts. This beer has it all. Just the right amount not overwhelming like some can get.
Palate – Huge Mouthfeel, great stout texture with a nice dry finish.
Overall – This was a great beer. One of the best I have ever had. The beer had so many flavors and they all came out. This will be one for the ages. Great Job Founders Brewing.
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Yespr tasting.
[thank you, Storm]
Pours pitch-black with a pretty, creamy beige head. Good lacing on my glass. Aroma is powerful coffee with light caramel roasted sweetness behind it. Super creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, lots of coffee. Drink a Mikkeller Beer Geek instead...
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Courtesy of Storm, session @ yespr] Black with medium brown head. Burned malt in the aroma with coffee and liquerice. Same goes for the very burned malty flavor.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - FEB 23, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks goes out to a few great traders who have sent me this one
The bottle poured into a tulip glass produced a large two fingers worth of tan head on top of a thick jet black body
Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, and oats with a nice background of caramel and vanilla this has one of the best smells of any stout I have tried
These tastes like you are eating a big dark chocolate bar while drinking a great cup of espresso with just enough caramel sweetness
To keep things from being overly bitter
It poured like molasses nice and thick in the mouth as well with just enough carbonation to keep things interesting
One a night would be my max on this one, but I wouldn’t mind drinking this a few nights in a row. A great all around stout
MaltOne (257) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2013 A beautiful thing. A huge chewy beer. Pours absoulutely opaque black-brown. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. More dark black coffee and and chocolate flavors. Great mouth feel. A real treat. (At Silver Creek).
yespr (33804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 12 fl oz bottle, with twist off, thanks to Storm. Pours dark brown with a lacing light brown head. Thick coffee aroma, dense. Flavour is sweet malty with a distinct coffee note into a dry bitter finish. Lacks all the smoothness that the Bourbon version has. Coffee and beer - mix. Nice hardroasted coffee.
Naka (714) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an oily black color. A milk-chocolate head tried to form, but just didn’t have the carb. Huge nose of coffee with dark chocolate, caramel, and possibly some dried prune. A strong roasty flavor. Smokey coffee, molasses, burnt caramel, with a bitter finish. Very full flavor. A nice creamy mouthfeel. I wish I could drink this for breakfast everyday.