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RATINGS: 3165   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Poured black with tan head that lasted til the last drop. Aroma of strong coffee and roasted malt. Taste was of strong coffee and chocolate. Very thick and filling.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2007
From my notes in 05. A great coffee ambiance. This is not Ms Olsenís coffee. Quality coffee from the islands, it does not matter if from Hawaii or Caribbean, good stuff. Aroma and taste are coffee. A very thick mouthfeel. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2007
HUGE COFFEE!!! Pours a fairly thick black with a rocky, tan head. The coffee hits you in the aroma right off the bat. Some malt, dark bakerís chocolate and some dark fruit make their way through. The flavor on this is initially a very dry, dark coffee taste that moves in to a semi-sweet chocolate chip middle and finishes on ...... you guessed it, coffee. Phenomenal!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Appearance: Pours a dark, oily black body with a full, mocha-colored head. Smell: A pungent aroma overflowing with coffeebeans - some whole, some even ground for a drip machine. Attempting to peak through is some dry, dark bakers chocolate. Taste: Semi-sweet chocolate maltiness soon yields to the more dominant coffee flavor which is much akin to a cold day-old cup of morning coffee. Some faint citrusy hops join the finish as it warms. Unfortunately, I find that the coffee character tramples unforgivingly over the other lesser flavors of chocolate, oatmeal, charred caramel and smoky cigars. Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, with a sofy, velvety mouthfeel. Softly carbonated. Drinkability: Ultimately, I prefer coffee stouts to allow the other softer undertones to shine through a bit more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Re-rate. Bottled, thick black pour with a pretty brown head. Tons of coffee, sugar and malts in the nose. So much richer and smoother than I remember. Malty mocha flavors giving way to a sweet and then bitter finish. Extremely enjoyable second time around, and can now say definitively that itís the most quaffable imperial stout Iíve had. So good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Bottled. Pours a thick black color with a thick brown head. Rich, roasted malt aromas with big chocolate and coffee notes... the coffee aromas come across kind of like wet Folgers grounds though. The word strong seems to sum up the flavor on this; nothing is half-assed here. Big chocolate and coffee flavors. Sweet, dark fruits and roasted malts along with a sizable hop bitterness. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2007
very dark with a good sized tan head. wonderful aromas: coffee, chocolate, lots of roasted malts. Amazing flavors.. espresso, dark chocolate. really deep, complex flavors with amazing mouthfeel. really great beer...thanks biggcb

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2007
in a word, Intense, 12oz bottle in trade. Wow, very dark tons of bitter chocolates and roasty coffeeís if thats even a word, This brew is just intense and very delicious. that intense dark bitter chocolate is quite memorable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2011 12oz bottle from drewbeerme - thanks! Man, this is quite the roast bomb, I love it. A deep dark pour with an extremely lively head - took a few patient pours for it to settle in my snifter - this is a gorgeously rich beer. Itís got all the qualities I love in imperial stouts, but somehow with the sweet mellows of its given style. My only (slight) knock is that Iíd like a thicker, creamier body, but this is an awesome brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Poured dark black. Opaque with tan head. Taste was of coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Bitter dark chocolate, I hope I can sleep tonight. This beer has really great color and mouthfeel for its style. Taste was not as complex as I had hoped. I found the coffee taste a bit overwelming and a little stale. Not quite as smooth as... say Scholar Rhoades Stout. Not comparable to Founderís Kentucky Breakfast. Bourbon barrel aging really adds another dimension that I feel this beer lacks. Still a noteworthy brew. People tend to go crazy for this style for some reason. Not my cup of tea...er...um... coffee.


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