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RATINGS: 3123   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Youve 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. Were 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 12 oz bottle

Pours very dark but not as thick as some imperial stouts. For a sweet stout, however, this is definitely the darkest and thickest pour Ive ever had. It smells like chocolate, oatmeal and fresh ground coffee beans (fresh off of the bushes of the Kona Coffee Company). The first impression is very thick but overwhelmingly much like straight black coffee. After getting past that, there is a slight taste of chocolate and oatmeal (no suprise there) with some subtle liquid smoke. Initially it comes across as too bitter but eventually mellows into something more enjoyable. By the time it starts to fade, the balance of flavors is perfect. I dont know that I would have this one that often because of the taste but I can see why it is so highly rated.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
savandervelde (3) - USA - MAR 23, 2006 does not count
Finally, a beer that is life affirming, and good for croquet in 30-degree weather. If Jesus cries, this is what his tears taste like.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a nice dark foamy head with average retention. Coffee aroma is quite overpowering with some subtle roasted malt. Taste is totally overpowered by coffee and as much as I like some coffee characteristic in my stout I cannot drink coffee. Total lack of balance or complexity, just an overpowering of coffee. Definitely not one for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2006
(on bottle, thanx to Mads)For the first time I can actually use the trem "oily" in a rating. This beer is jet black and has a oily structure; small lasting, beige head. Aroma wise its verymild and creamy. vanilla, small coffee sent, lychefruit and burned wood; all tied very balanced up. Again; an oily mouthfeel and the coffeeness turns it self up, into a bittersweet finish. Like th label too; do 6 year old kids have this stuff for breakfast?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2006
Ok, lets see. Small tan head, hardly any carbonation which is expected. Smell is like coffee. Taste is kinda like mildly alcoholic, mildly carbonated vanilla coffee. Im not detecting much chocolate. But its quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 9, 2006
(Bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott!) This comes out of the bottle just like used motor oil out of the crankcase - nearly black and almost as thick. Head is sort of reddish- brown-black, pretty short-lived, recedes to a film. This is barely even carbonated. Only a few traces of lacing here and there. Aroma is straight strong coffee. Taste is straight strong coffee (but really high quality stuff - think I can taste the Kona!). Get a hint of nut flavor as it warms. Bit of bitter in finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and very thick, a bit syrupy. Alcohol well-hiddden. Wow this was good, but really pretty one-dimensional for flavor.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
The aroma of this beer is a mixture of malt, caramel, and there is a mild hint of smoke in the background. It is a black solution with a thick cashew colored head. This rich beer offers the palate a plethora of flavors. There are the flavors of coffee, molasses, malt, smoke, and oak pops up in the finish. This beer exits the mouth leaving a strong coffee taste lingering on the taste buds.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Oily deep black body with almost no brown head. Aroma of coffee with something bitter. Tasted like a coffee latte with bittersweet chocolate. A great match of bitter and sweet. Palate is wonderful - motor oil smooth with the perfect light carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdouglas3 (31) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Coffee/chocolate/molasses flavor and aroma. Black as night with viscous texture. Thick, creamy, and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerprincess (52) - Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Huge coffee, toffee nose. Black with light head, some lacing. Great taste! Big coffee flavor, almost taste like my best morning java and extrememly smooth


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