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RATINGS: 2942   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Bottle, black with a medium brown head that dissipates in a couple of minutes to nothing, medium lacing, aroma of great coffee upon opening, wow upon tasting i don’t know if i get more coffee or chocolate, well balanced, very smooth and melts off the tongue. this is a great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Pours as thick as any beer I’ve seen....black body with a nice dark tan head and heavy roasted coffee aroma, actually a double heavy roasty coffee aroma. Very thick and rich mouthfeel with a ton of choco-coffee flavor with a tinge of smokiness (at least to my taste buds). Light carbonation is felt too. I guess I was predisposed to love this one, but I think it would be a rare individual who wouldn’t love to throw back a couple of these for b-fast every day! Thanks DavidP for this gem!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2005
woah. stellar all the way around. great sticky head, thick body, oats (check) chocolate (check) coffee (check check). Right on.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Good and dark, brownish head. Big nose--coffee, maple and oatmeal. Excessively smooth. Very tasty--tobacco, oatmeal, French toast... Really does taste like breakfast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kane (111) - USA - JAN 17, 2005
Wicked coffee. I can almost sense this beer was brewed for ratebeer since 10 of the top 21 beers are Imperial Stouts( and I consider this an imperial @ 8.3%). Having been an avid coffee drinker in the past I can sense the Hawaiian coffee in the aroma and this is the dominant aroma. IMO this has more coffee than Speedway and New Glarus, which I thought would be impossible to top. Minor aromas are chocolate, alcohol, rain fresh hops. Mouthfeel is thick too the point where it coats the glass with a slight sheen of brown after swirling, but there is no oily resinous residue on the tongue. Taste of quality coffee( if all you drink is Folgers and do not grind your own beans than dont bother with this beer because you will be overwhelmed), no bitterness in taste or aftertaste, again a sign of quality coffee, a coating of chocolate on the tongue. My initial impression of this beer was that of a " Ratebeer gimmick beer" but this is such a quality beer that my initial impressions were blown away after the first sip and I become more impressed with each bottle. Outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Pours a deep black with no head. The aroma screams out coffee without letting anything else out. Flavor is very chocolatey up front with a dominating coffee flavor in the aftertaste. This was pretty thick but far too one-dimensional. Maybe after a few months of mellowing, other flavors will come to the forefront and complement the coffee flavor. On the positive side, the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2005
So this is what all the hype is about, well I had better try it. Black as could be, no way ligh was getting through this one. Couple that with a thin ring of tan bubbles and good looking lacing and you have a darn fine looking beer. The aroma was super with coffee(duh) carmel, oatmeal, chocolate, tosted malts and a faint hint of wood making this a joy to sniff. Taste, wow! The first sip left me almost at a loss for words. The coffee was obvioulsy the first thing that I tasted but there was so much more in there with it. Chocolate was present along with toasty malts and a shot of sweet carmel. The finish was more of the coffee leaning toward the bitter side. The taste and feel of the beer clung heavily to the insides of my mouth and seemed to leave that feeling all the way down to my stomach. This is certainly a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
UPDATED: APR 16, 2005 much thanks to loweredsixth for this wonderful brew.also before i rate i must say i love the label on this one.very artistic and humorous.ok,now for the rate.this stout poured a black body with a wonderful chocolate colored head.as the head simmered i saw some very nice lacing coating the duvel glass.i got loads of coffee in the aroma,followed by a little caramel.as for the first sip?you guessed it.....coffee!!!now i absoluely love coffe stouts so i was in heaven after the first sip.i could find a bit of caramel,and chocolate in the flavor if i looked real hard. either way this stout is delicious!!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Thanks to John (JCW) for this! Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Nose is HUGE coffee, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and light spice. Taste has big coffee, definite oatmeal flavors, chocolate, light spices, and roasted malt. This reminds me of perhaps Cinnamon and Spice Oatmeal blended with a nice chocolate cake. There’s a nice sweetness balancing the bitterness. The overall feel of this is thick and oily with a nice smooth slickness. Very filling. Mild bitterness on the tongue. Finish seems more coffee than anything else. Also lots of cocoa and chocolate with light licorice and grains. Breakfast indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Brownish black color with a nice chocolate brown head. Extreme coffee aroma with a hint of chocolate. Strong chocolate and coffe flavors, with a dry hops and coffee bean finish. Nice crisp feel. Very good. Not real complex, but very tasty!

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