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RATINGS: 2886   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
steerpike (28) - Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2005
Thick and opaque, very little head. Wonderful oatmeal mouthfeel. Bittersweet coffee flavor dominates the middle, finishing with some sweet dark chocolate. If stout met iced coffee, the result would be this beer. Heavy, heavy, heavy, took me nearly an hour to sip through this one. Sadly, unavailable in MA, so I canít get any more too easily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidcrack (44) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2005
bottle. poured liked oil. slight dark brown head. full of chocolate and coffee aroma. taste is good, very good, but seemed to short of the other big stouts, at least to me. very full flavored, a meal in itself. good sippiní.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2005
Opaque black, small brown head. Sweet nose with coffee and dark chocolate. Dry, bitter flavor, fairly sweet, with a strong cocoa flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2005
Thank you Vac for sharing this wonderful brew. Poursa deep brown hue with a tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate and espresso. Flavors of twith a slight sour funk, and thatís where it loses some points. Otherewise, it is on par with all of the best coffee stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
A big fat God bless the kindness of a one Mr. ClarkVV.... just because he is super freaking cool, he sent one my way! Delicious beer, if your want list was a little more obtainable, you would have something in return by now hahahah!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2005 Poured into a small tulip, it produces a nice tan head. Aroma is rich espresso to go along with some burnt caramel. Taste is almost right up there with the big boys but just a little short. Full rich taste. If it has oats, shouldnt it be an Oatmeal or Dry Stout?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2005
Disclaimer: Please no hate mail after this rating, as I am not a coffee lover. Pours dark oily black with dark tanhead. Nice lacing. Aroma and flavor is all bitter black coffee with a long coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
This stout pours with a black body topped by a medium thick, brown head with some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is sweet, roasty and creamy wtih notes of coffee and chocolate. Very nice aroma. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter and roasty with notes of mocha and cream and a slight sourness. Full bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2005
Whoa! What a coffee dominance! Poured black with a very small head, slow drinking, but thatís good, very rewarding. Alcohol was subdued. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2005
I think, though Iím not sure, that the thanks to this brew goes to mmather! Very happy to have had this little treasure. Poured the blackest brown I think Iíve ever seen. Has a lite brown quickly dissipating head. The aroma was packed with dark chocolate covered espresso beans and some burnt malt. The flavor started with burnt and primarily toasted malts, with the pleasure moving to a chocolate, Kaluah, coffee mix. Slightly sweet. Great stuff with a mildly alcoholic finish at the end. The body is very nice, with the oatmeal (I assume) giving it some staying power in the form of oiliness, and some creamy business as well. Very nice!

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