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RATINGS: 3340   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2443) - 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... . . . . . . . . . . . [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. .

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2008
From a bottle poured black with a small head. Very dry malty flavor with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Well, they’ve got the name, and description pretty much perfect. It smells, and tastes like a cup of coffee, chilled of course. It pours an opaque black, with a tan head. Like I said, it tastes like a cup of fresh brewed coffee, with some subtle chocolate notes, and malt on the finish. I would say this is my new favorite stout! Very good impression from Founders. Cheers!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Style and Glass: Imperial Stout, Snifter ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.3% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 180 C Purchased at: Circle Liquors, Pennington, NJ for $2.75 Aroma: inviting, cocoa, chocolate, roasted, coffee. 10 out of 10. Visuals: beautiful label, black, opaque, everlasting tan head, sticky lace. 5 out of 5. Taste: well balanced, chocolate malt, subtle hops, tempered strength, well crafted. 10 out of 10. Palate: high quality, creamy, long quiet finish. 5 out of 5. Overall: a delicious dessert. I’ll have it again. A favorite. Medium value, high craft. 20 out of 20

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2008 Bottle. Very deep and dark color. A chocolate black with a thing tan head that quickly fades. Smells heavy with coffee. Taste like a high quality roasted coffee with some subtly and tasty chocolate flavors. You can taste the quality that when into making this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Heavy burnt nose of chocolate grain, roasted barley, and an excessive dose of coffee. The head is very fine and creamy tan. The beer is black. Full body but not as robust as expected--creamy texture but without viscosity. It isn’t bitter and it isn’t sweet: making it disappointingly balanced. Softly carbonated with a long pleasant finish. It’s a nice beer but a bit overrated.

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