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RATINGS: 2878   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (443) - - MAY 19, 2014
Transfer from BA and reviewed on 2-9-12 - Poured from bottle into snifter Appearance – Pours a deep-deep brown, if not black, color with little to no light seeping through the brew. There was a thin brown had that formed and lasted about 1 min before fading to give some nice lacing. Smell – Sweet chocolate is heavy in the nose. This mixes in with a bit of roasted coffee and an ever so slight bit of vanilla toward the middle of the taste. While the chocolate is there throughout, it changes it aroma ever so slightly as it mixed with other aromas. Initially in the nose it is of sweet chocolate, but toward the end it becomes more bitter cocoa with an ever so slight boozy finish. Very nice. Taste –At first a bit of roasted bitter coffee and dark chocolate are detected. A nice oatmeal backbone then starts to mix with a little bit of sweet vanilla. This seems to sweeten the dark chocolate/cocoa flavor bringing it more to the realm of a sweet chocolate flavor. The bitter is not lost, however, and at the end of the taste sweet and bitter chocolate seem to mingle with a light alcohol flavor. Mouthfeel – If there is any disappointing point to this beer, it would be that the mouthfeel (which really isn’t disappointing) which doesn’t live up to the taste, aroma, or look. It’s creamy but could actually use an ever so slight boost in creaminess; a little more tongue clinging smooth. The carbonation seems an ever so bit too much also. It is a nice feel overall, but in comparison to its other attributes (taste, smell and look) it is a bit weak. Overall – This is a very nice beer to sit back with and sip. The complexity of aroma and flavor are truly astounding, both of which transition very nicely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (782) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours dark brown to black with a medium tan head. Aroma has chocolate, cacao, coffee and some roasted malts. Taste has coffee, roasted malts, cacao, some dark chocolate and a medium bitter roasty finish. Over medium body and medium carbo. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (633) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2014
Pours black with light tan head. Aroma is strong coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor is rich coffee and chocolate and a nice bitterness. Finish sweet with long drawn out after taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bursprak (400) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
12 oz bottle @ home. Pitch black pour with some tan lacing on the top. Aroma is amazing with a mix of freshly ground coffee and sweet vanilla. Taste follows the nose, loads and loads of tasty coffee, sweet vanilla and some dark chocolates. The ABV, even though low for an imp, is completely hidden. Very drinkable and the only negative about this beer is the fairly thin body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
terrybail (555) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
12 oz bottle shared with Steve pours a dark black weird I was expecting a pale lager Very smooth good for breakfast

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hag14 (97) - Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND - MAY 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Bottle. Had this and Mikkeller’s beer geek breakfast at the same time. Ok head. Coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Full bodied. Overall: 17/20

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle@1pint. Black. Pretty nice chocolate-oaty soft, slight sweet, roasty nose. Full soft body. Dark milky chocolate, roasty, sweet licorice, flavour. Real nice, quite easy.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Steverus0 (143) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Epic coffee and a slightly boozy scent greet all comers. Perfect caramel malts and chocolate balance out a subtle but present hop backbone, but rich grains send it to the background where it should be with such a choice stout. That all plus a slightly more effervescent finish than one would expect with this kind of beer and you can drink this anytime. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bellsman1991 (25) - - MAY 13, 2014
Smooth nice notes of coffee/roasty! Creamy just a well balanced stout the taste will blow your pallet right out of your mouth chocolate coffe vanilla some dark fruit notes! Do your self a favor and try it!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Wow. Dark Roast coffee and decadent dark chocolate. Caramel makes an intro midway, swiftly joined by nice roasted malts, a touch of hops and a wave of milk chocolate. One of the best cups of coffee I’ve ever had. No joke. The flavors are simple, yet luxurious. Nothing is overbearing, but in wonderful balance. I love this beer. This will be a go-to for many years to come.


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