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RATINGS: 3229   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 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. I’m not detecting much chocolate. But its quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
London Gathering Nov 05: Nice coffee and chocolate. Very soft oily feel. Easy drinking. Vanilla notes there too. Black with a brown head. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - FEB 28, 2006
Bottle at the Dilly Deli. Outstanding, one of my favorite stouts. Nice, dark brown smaller head that sticks around, thick black body. Definite coffe in the aroma and flavor, a little sweet, chocolaty, balanced by a nice bitterness. Smooth, velvety, creamy mouthfeel. I wish I could get this one around here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
MI brewer’s guild fest-Tap- Dark oily pour with a thin mocha ring.Pungent coffee hits hard, and drives it home. Huge roasty qualities, with a unique earthy espresso-ness. Bitter roasty upfront, with cold morning black coffee flavours flanking, and filling the mouth. Mochachino finish. Silky smooth, and silky. A brew ha ha, this is good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 I re-rated this on a night where I also had Speedway, Stone IRS, Peche Mortel and others. And I still loved it, but it seemed a little thinner and too much coffee compared to the others. So I am going to knock it down from the extremely lofty heights of my original rating: 10/4/10/5/19 until it blows me away again! Great stuff though... Mmmm, been waiting to crack this one open for 2 months or so, and have been waiting longer than that to try it! Thanks for the trade Captain Cougar. Bottles shared with GregClow and Jerc and a couple of stout lovin’ spouses. Pitch black pour, like tar out of the glass. Incredibly dark brown small head. Wow, what an aroma - lots of coffee, smoke, dark malt, even some hops - wow. The coffee was strong as expected, but I thought it mixed well and did not dominate. Taste: Another wow. Sure there’s lots of coffee, but there is a ton of chocolate. Very sweet, lingering bitter hops and coffee roast. Some acidity as well. Lots of alcohol but pretty well hidden. Maybe just needs a hint more of body, but the mouthfeel is thick and creamy and the whole package is incredibly drinkable. One of the best stouts I have ever tried.

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