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RATINGS: 3311   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leeburg (230) - 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 it’s the most quaffable imperial stout I’ve 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 coffee’s 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. It’s 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 I’d 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 Founder’s 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4997) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 16, 2007
12oz Bottle Pours out a thick black topped with brown head. WOW breakfast YES so good. Great sweet and roast aroma. Tast like coffee, chocolate and oats. SO GOOD.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Pours a dark coffee color. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Tastes as it smells. A decent balance. Has a bitter finish in which you can taste the alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1744) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Staying ring of Americano foam atop the oil. A spicy, syrupy dark roast blend is first on the nose. Thick with nuance. Notes of inky prune and wet smoke, salty soy sauce intensity. Tastes very rich but not especially sweet. Dark chocolate, graham cracker, soap, and pimento olive. Dry and salty finish. Silky, full-bodied palate. Much stranger than expected. Thanks Jason!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle (thanks much Silphium). Pours a creamy espresso color with a nice tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts. YUMMY! I was ever-so-hopeful the flavor would not diappoint and certainly did not let me down. Rich espresso, dark chocolate, hearty malts - all balanced together for a delightful experience. Smooth and creamy. Slighty bitter finish. This is top-notch.


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