zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This inky black beer pours with a bright brown coloured head. It has very rich chocolate and roasted floral coffee flavours with a red fruity and milk chocolate, coffee finish. Excellent!
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black coffee in color with a deep mocha foam head that’s about one finger high. Foam head fades leaving spotty lacing down the sides of my goblet.
Looks to have average carbonation but difficult to prove.
Aroma is of black coffee chocolate roasted maybe even burnt malts and a touch of vinilla creaminess Dark black coffee and chocolate are the predominate taste here, followed by smokey and roasted malts. You can pick-up a subtle vanilla flavor too.
A full bodied beer here no doubt which coats the mouth with a sweet smoothness. A bit bitter at end that leaves a coffee aftertaste.
Extremely flavorful that would be go for chocolate type deserts of some sort.
Strong flavor would prevent me from drinking too many, but definely would drink several.
aleigator (231) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you so much much for this, Sarry!
Opaque, black color, with a decent beige head, vanishing within seconds.
Stunning aromas of fresh pressed coffee, creating a fantastic, intense nose. Also, sweeter malts and bitter chocolate are recognizable, but in no way comparable to the inviting, beer-defining coffee aroma.
Taste is much more complex, with subtle hints of smoke among bread, toasted malts with sweeter chocolate and bitter, complex coffee, coated up by a generous amount of cream. This leads to an enjoyable, medium-body. The whole taste impression is very harmonic from the first moment it hits the palate. Carbonation fits great, adds a subtle freshness, which sweetens the chocolate in the midst of a whole lot of cream. Uprising chocolate-sweetness gets perfectly quenched by a coffee bitterness, which has the exact same intensity, leading to an outstanding balance. The finish is defined by bready malts, and fresh coffee beans, resulting in an enjoyable, earthy bitterness, which sticks for a long time.
JefVerstraete (1372) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2014 Bottle from a trade, thanks Artmcd8! Black colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Very well balanced. Bitter finish. Nice stout!
Bluegoosed (37) - - JUL 6, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chocolate, coffee, malt, and no surprise oatmeal. Really nice deep flavors. One of my favorite stouts.
mattjh (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this a few weeks ago. The smell was interesting, it smelt a little like Vegemite which put me off slightly. Everything else about this stout is amazing though. The taste is phenomenal. The rich aroma and taste of chocolate and coffee of this beer makes it a stand out. It felt like I was drinking a coffee cake, definitely lives up to it’s name of breakfast stout.
seanpg (31) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I do love coffee and good coffee but this just doesn’t do it for me. The coffee smell and taste is there but perhaps too much of it that kills the rest of the beer. Subjective I know but still does not take away from a fine beer and I won’t allow that to detract too much from the ratings.
This is still a lovely, thick, coffee, malt forward beer with chocolate and a little bitterness.
SG111 (124) - - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep pitch black, almost like dirty motor oil. Aroma is coffee, and rich dark chocolate. Taste is, like the aroma, rich dark chocolate and a notable (but very good) balanced bitterness. Awesome beer. Coffee, and rich maltyness is also present.
Danyel (781) - Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with dark tan head. Aroma is heavy chocolate, fresh coffee grounds, lots of aroma. Taste is very coffee, not too dry - not too sweet, great carbonation and great chocolate. Really good.
Floback (525) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
4-pack from some generic store in Indianapolis called Payless Liquors. Pours a dark brown with a thumbnail of frothy tan head that never fades. Tight lacing. Big nose of roasted coffee and cocoa beans. The mouth is absorbed in more roasty nuttiness with notes of roasted nuts, toffee, espresso, enormous malts, caramel, more chocolate, and subtle syrup. Huge body and medium carbonation. The ABV is hidden well besides the enormity of the flavor itself. Very nice!