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RATINGS: 2883   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Youíve 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. Weíre 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
bottle at the Hampton tasting - mmm... coffee. Pours thick and black with a long lasting, tan head. It smells strongly of roast malts and of course... coffee. It tastes much the same. As others have said, you better like coffee. Now I donít like cold or iced coffee, but I liked this beer a lot, so donít worry. Full bodied and delicious with a pleasant finish, this is an excellent beer. I really thought it would be considered an imperial stout given how heavy it is, but no matter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reedcd2 (47) - USA - MAY 5, 2006
This beer poured dark as oil. Thick, good dark tawny head. Unbelievable coffee in the taste and smell. If you donít like coffee, stay away, otherwise it is delicious. Both thick and smooth, it is very sweet but not overdone.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Great beer! Could use a thicker body, but then, Mona Lisa is ugly, but makes a great work of art!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2006
AWESOME BEER THICK CREAMY AND VERY CHOCOLATEY BUT SMOOTH AS SILK I LOVE STOUTS AND FOUND THIS VERY PLEASING

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Thanks to Brennan from Kahnís for the bottle. Aroma is of Strong coffee, Oatmeal and Chocolates. Just as advertised. Small redish tan head that lingers for quite some time. The darkest bee I have ever had. Solid black pour. WOW! What a flavor. First off you get very intense dark roasted coffee. Then you taste the smooth creamy chocolates. Than finally you finish off with a nice bitter oatmeal aftertaste. Thick? I donít know wether to drink it or use a spoon and eat it like....well like breakfast. Thanks again Brennan!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NYMojoMan (12) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2006
12 oz. Bottle. 2 years old Absolutely every sip of this Amazing brew came on strong with all flavors of Oatmeal, Coffee, and Chocolate as promised. Just like the westie 8 each flavor melts in on your tongue as it fades away into the next flavor. Thanks Jason for this rare bottle. I will continue to dream of it until I can get some more

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2006
12 oz. bottle into Duvel tulip, once again thanks to cquiroga, my beer pimp, summer 2005. Dope. First of all, itís beautiful: opaque black as expected; head is dark reddish tan and fizzy, producing spotty lace of uniform bubble size. Racing is amazing, deep and elegant. The flavors and smells blended sweetness with dry earthiness, a great counterpoint of two usually distinct stoutish qualities. Dry baking cocoa melds with creamy milk chocolate and slightly burnt coffee roast in the nose. The flavor begins as melted smooth dark chocolate, coating the mouth with semi-sweet opulence, then belying sticky coffee character which comes on full-bore at the beginning of the finish. Right before the finish, a slight acidity tingles on the sides of the mouth. Long after the swallow a slight roasty tang emerges. Delicious beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 3, 2006
Thanks to OhioDad for this brew. Aroma is a ton of coffee, butterscotch, caramel, chocolate, with a hint of hazelnut. Body is black, no head forms. Taste is coffee, chocolate and caramel. Pretty good brew, but could use a thicker body.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 Pours damn dark, opaque in the glass. Aroma is huge of cold coffee. Yep, thatís right folks, cold ass coffee. There is a little chocolate in there too. But, if you were to brew a pot of coffee, let it get cold, it would smell a lot like this beer. And that isnít a good thing. So, itís mostly a wet coffee bean aroma. And the flavor isnít much better. Cold coffee my friends, with a touch of chocolate. Who likes cold coffee? Not me. And the body on this is a little thin. Lacks any kind of silky luscious mouth feel. I can almost feel the grounds in my mouth. This doesnít blend the coffee flavors into the beer, it puts them right at the front. That just doesnít work. This is no Speedway Stout, which masterfully blends the coffee flavors into the beer striking a great flavor balance. This is just ruined by way too much coffee. And I love coffee. I just like my coffee hot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnsofistaCat (234) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Dark black, not much head. Coffee, as one might expect, but also a little roasted malt. I had this a couple weeks ago and havenít got around to rating it until tonight. Pretty good stuff.


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