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RATINGS: 3322   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Thanks to Puddintane for this great bonus! Nearly pitch black color with a big and thick brown head. Aroma is thick and sweet with lots of dark, well-roasted coffee, sweet and rich chocolates, plus a hefty helping of choco-sugary breakfast breads. Flavor is thick with big and tasty espresso and chocolate. Lots of coffee here plus a thick, bready feel/taste and a light bitter ending. Wonderful brew - especially for us strong coffee lovers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 Bottle sampled With Mad_indian, thanks to Ohiodad for the trade. Pouts black with a large cola brown head. Aroma of coffee, roast, and chocolate. The flavor is loaded with coffee and roast, chocolate, and a nice bitter bite. Great body, excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Sampled with Stegosaurus, courtesy of trade with Ohio Dad. What can I say? I love stouts and this was no exception. Great pour, great aroma and great taste. I have had better but not many. A little to strong in the coffee finish is what kept this away from me scoring it higher but an excellent brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmac (5233) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2007
12 oz bottle shared with willblake and Dickinsonbeer. Best beer I have ever had. Where should I start with this beauty? Poured a dark black with a nice light brown head that lasted. Aroma was tar, coffee, chocolate, tobacco. It reminded me of a chocolate ash tray with an unlit cigar resting on it. Palate was oily smooth despite being very thick. Flavor was tobaco, coffee and some chocolate. This stuff is beyond good, if I could buy this locally I might not ever keep anything else in my fridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2007 12oz bottle, sampled alongside the Kentucky Breakfast Stout. Pitch black, with a moderate-sized light brown head, that hangs around much longer than that of the KBS. Moderately strong coffee aroma, with notes of sour cherry and milk chocolate. Flavor is primarily roasted coffee, but it’s really smooth around the edges; this doesn’t have the bitterness of the KBS. I believe this bottle is a few years old, and has had some time to mellow. Silky smooth and delicious; I wish I could get this beer on a regular basis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Fizzy dark tan head diminishes slowly and fully. Black body, average density. Aroma is monstrously coffee, with lesser notes of chocolate cake, cold-pressed coffee, roasted malt and light caramel. The nose of the last two vintages is a stark contrast to earlier years, which showcased incredible balance of aromatic components and didn’t seem so overwhelming in the coffee department. It still seems nice, but not nearly as impressive as in years gone by. The rating is for the current vintage though, so the numbers reflect a beer that doesn’t stand with the greats any longer. Alcohol is mostly pleasantly concealed. Flavor is utterly dominated by garish coffee that crushes all other subtleties in its path. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. Hop bitterness barely detectable in the aroma has a steady presence in the taste, most notably near the finish. The finale is all burned coffee, like scraping the bottom of the pot. Mouthfeel is average, with zippy carbonation. This beer used to be above average.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 22, 2007
12-oz bottle received via trade with Duane. Pours black with an average fizzy dark brown head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toasted, burnt coffee, molasses), average hops (perfume), average yeast (leather, meat) with notes of wood, smoke and licorice. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation and a slight bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness; toasted dark malt and cocoa flavor, ashy with burnt coffee.

   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.

   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 Olsen’s 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.

   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 baker’s 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!!!

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