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RATINGS: 2971   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Black w/ creamy brown foam. Intense, roasty aroma predominately of coffee but w/ notes of chocolate, licorice, & cola as well. Thick, creamy feel. Flavour is roasty & coffee-ish w/ an underlying sweetness & a moderate hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2822) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 Bottled. Rating #600! And Iím rating this "live," which means Iím probably swayed by all the great numbers here. But thereís a wonderful oatmeal and coffee smell when I pour it out, into a pitch black body with a short, but dense foam thatís brown as the foam on an espresso. First taste impression is very coffee-bitter. Hell, I never take my coffee this bitter. Almost wonder if I should put in a little cream, or even some Kahlua. Nah, stick it out, Drink, olí boy. Chocolatey like those tiny squares of 75% cocoa chocolate at Starbucks. Alcohol may not be apparent, but I can sure tell itís there. Leaves my lips pretty sticky. Picking up a cherry cordial suggestion toward the end. Oh, and thereís plenty of good beery bitterness to go along. Itís kind of a little brother to a DFH WWStout. I could have followed the example of some other raters and had this over breakfast, but Iím much more eloquent this time of night and besides, I had a Smithwickís for breakfast at Midway airport last weekend that I still must (p)rate about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Out of a bottle,thanks OhioDad. Well itís 1030am, so in true fashion itís breakfast. Aroma of chocolate,roast malts and coffee. Poured a thick black with a dense chocolate head. Taste was bitter chocolate and coffee. Good morning wake up with all the coffee. Palate was thick and chewy, I liked that very much. Overall a good choice, better yet better for breakfast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Bottle. Pours thickish opaque black. Huge chocolate aroma with some coffee, but a lost more chocolate. Chocolate and roasted malt and cofee flavors. Even decanted into a glass, it seemed a bit too carbonated. A touch of bitterness makes it really drinkable. I found 8.3% alcohol hidden decently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 black, tan bubbles. aroma of chocolate, roast and lots and lots of coffee. flavour is tasty but itís just coffee and tons of it. a prickle of carbonation, a hint of chocolate, a whiff of smoke, something that might remind you of malt and hops all being crushed by a big old bag of coffee. that being said, itís still very tasty and thanks to the michigan boys for bringing it to the tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2005
Black with a disappearing tanned head. A very coffee dominated nose, almost like a cup of cold jo with some hints of malty bitterness. And the taste is very much like cold coffee, rather overpowering. Some sweetness, though, followed by a slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 24, 2005
This stout pours creamy, fluffy head, dark almost black in its appearance. Semi dry coffee aroma, slightly acidic, light woody character. Very nice. Mouthfeel was very clean, full bodied, plenty of roast coffee character. Nice bitters. Yet aroma promised more of roaster richer experience that flavour delivered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
Masterful combination of coffee and chocolate in this stout, with the oatmeal making its appearance at well. Very smooth and not disapointing. Thanks vvclark for the bonus delivery after our regular trade! Baby picture on bottle is a flash of brilliant subtle humour. This could be a favorite regular beer of mine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Completely pitch-black and opaque with a brownish head. Odd - but not unpleasant - vinous nose. Flavours are very vinous too, delicate roasted malt - and lots of it - with dried fruits as well. Pronounced coffee notes. Ends somewhat ashy. Nice indeed. 170705

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2005
On tap at RBSG (Thanks P-Tor44, ZachDeisel, and company). I still canít believe they brought a freakin keg of this. Incredibly dark pour, deep brown head, frothy and long lasting. Big time coffee aroma, pleasant, if somewhat one-dimensional. A touch of chocolate but the coffee definitely dominates. Flavor is heavy coffee, quite roasty as well, but itís a bit much. Full bodied, palate is overly dry, though. Overall, a very nice beer, maybe a touch overrated, but Iím still looking forward to trying the bottle I just snagged up in a trade.

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