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RATINGS: 2996   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Youíve 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. Weíre 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 17/20
beer-yum (588) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2014
Sampled from draught (at Draught 55). A beer that definitely lives up to its reputation. Enticing aroma is followed by a perfectly balanced complex array of flavour (coffee/cocoa). Would make most desert island beer lists Iím sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wazzawazza (29) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2014
Super. A strong coffee heritage is apparent. The flavours rush forth before trailing off individually to leave you satisfied to the max.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phikus (80) - syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Iím not one usually into flavors in beer not achieved through hops and malt with of course the yeast contribution. This is a delightful exception. Perfect balanced of coffee and cocoa with roasted barley yumminess that goes down like silk. The alcohol is very well hid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ERB92 (399) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
Cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, puffed rice, and a hints of over ripe fruits, wood, liquorice and leather in the aroma. Black with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a beautiful Imperial Stout, really my kind of beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JAG55 (77) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2014
No doubt about it this beer has a coffee boost! Right from the color poured out of the bottle through the aroma and to the taste buds. Great balance of flavors though with the chocolate and oats. The mouth feel is very good, but I love the feel of Old Rasputin the best so I canít give this one the top rating. Great beer for a desert or maybe or a cigar, or just to sip away on to relax and unwind. Itís fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tds101 (6) - Queens Village, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Appearance is excellent. Smell is deceptive, just a hint of coffee. Alcohol is wonderfully hidden. The taste is pure heaven! Coffee, chocolate, a bit of smoky deliciousness. Feels wonderful in the mouth, full and satisfying - sticky lips and all. A wonderful brew I?ll be searching for again and again. Founders has thoroughly impressed me with their brewing skillz! As for breakfast consumption, maybe on vacation. This baby packs a wallop!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
A great stout. I'm thrilled when I find them on the shelf. I can hardly wait for my next bottle to fill a tall and frosty glass. :-) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
This did not disappoint. Truly exceptional roasted coffee aroma with hints of chocolate, and a beautiful, thick, foamy dark tan head with great lacing. Itís so appetizing looking it likely makes it taste even better. And it tastes great, mouth filling, full of coffee and chocolate, well balanced, almost chewey. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicowv (465) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12 oz bottle: pours dark, nearly black with a thin to medium thick tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee, roasted malt and a lightly toasted bread background. Taste is bitter with a slightly sweet finish . Flavoris also dominated with coffee sweet syrup and some nice hop backbone. Mouthful is strong, medium thickness. Easy drinking, especially if you like dark roast coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kauge (348) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from Pothole (Ä 4,60). BB date not readable. Pours a thick extreme dark brown with minimal tan head (poured into a cognac glass). Nose is breathtaking: like sniffing a bag of fresh ground coffee, with strong sidenotes of raw cocoa, bitter chocolate, black olives, tar and pungent leather... and itís even more complex when itís warmed to room temperature... still dominated by the strong ground coffee but complemented by dark dried fruits and cherries soaked in liqueur... Taste is initially quite tamed hop bitterness that is quickly covered in a cloud of chocolaty sweet, then as it warms it thickens and acquires characteristics of port wine or liqueur chocolate candies. Palate thick and viscous, texture smooth and velvety, body near heavy, carbonation not prickly but just enough to cut through the sludgy thickness. Alcohol sure detectable but not overpowering. A fantastic brew... Did not really feel like having this in the morning but I do imagine this going well with, or rather after, bacon.

A sweet, chocolaty, coffee-dominated, complex Stout with tamed alcohol and not much bitterness. Among the best beers Iíve had.

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