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RATINGS: 3166   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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.

MacDouglass' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Aroma: it honestly smells like a bacon and egg breakfast w/ Tobasco sauce to me, I don’t care if this beer is mostly supposed to reflect coffee/chocolate flavors, this beer truly captures the essence of my Sunday breakfasts: 2 eggs, sunny side up, smothered with Tobasco verde sauce and black pepper, 3 strips of maple smoked bacon, two whole wheat toast w/ butter and cherry jelly for soaking up the yoke, strong black coffee (no cream or sugar), and a small glass of O.J., yup, that’s what I’m reminded of when I smell this brew; Appearance: the body is standard stout, coffee brown bordering on black, but the head is exactly as described on the bottle, a frothy cinnamon color that lingers after the pour; Taste: strong hashbrown/skillet, but also the roasty coffee and dark chocolate that this brew is known for, heavy smoke also, again, just like the aroma, the taste truly captures the essence of a breakfast; Palate: decent bitter lingers, which helps remind you that you’re drinking a beer as opposed to eating a meal; Overall: I can honestly say that I loved this beer before my colleagues on RB took a liking to it too, so my rating is in no way influenced by its tremendous popularity, I’ve been raving about this stout to my family and friends, and, except for one person who is not a fan of coffee, everyone has agreed that its either one of the best stouts they’ve ever had, or its at least one of the better ones they’ve had in a while, enjoy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickel (641) - - AUG 2, 2015
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, malt. Taste of coffee, oatmeal, some chocolate and malt blend. Amazing brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sammyboyy (68) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
The taste is intense coffee. I didn’t find much chocolate into this one, it was 1 year old. It wasn’t that sweet, it was more coffee and bitterness. The cinammon taste is very weak, I should retry fresh but I really like it overall ! Not as good as I hoped it to be, but it’s decent for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (1638) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
355ml bottle from Hemelvaart Bier Cafe, Bedale. Pours black in colour with a tan foam head leaving lacing. Nose of roast malt, coffee, smokey. Taste is roasted malty, oatmeal, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee and earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, full to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Well balanced and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (641) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Pitch black color with light beige foam. Sweet, coffee and tar in the nose. The taste is smooth with decent coffee notes, chocolate, vanilla and dryish tar with an oily mouth feeling. Chocolaty and dry aftertaste. This beer seems to me to be the most benchmark imperial stout ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (629) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2015
Botella @II cata Ratebeer Asturias. 19/07/2015 Bottled: 27/10/13 Color negro, espuma beige, aroma avena, cafe, sabor dulce cafe, chocolate, bien equilobrada. cuerpo alto Botella intercambio @Douberd Thanks

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dojken (358) - - JUL 20, 2015
Fat i Oslo. Frisk doft av hav o tång. Lättdrucken med fina smaker av russin lite kaffe o choklad. Bra beska o fin balans. En god smuttar stout!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (1087) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
Black color with tan ring. Coffee, bitter chocolate, oatmeal, dry. Fresh. Actually not sweet at all. Great and greatly balanced! 9ABV? incredible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (323) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle at SinH4’s Goodbye Event. Aaah, those sweet roasty malt notes, coffee and chocolate and vanilla. Well balanced and very drinkable for such a heavy beer. Beautiful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
clockk (193) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2015
Cerveza esquisita muy rica, sabor a chocolate, cafe, buen cuerpo, espuma consistente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (334) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Pours black with a thin tan head. A strong coffee aroma, perfect for a breakfast stout. A very smooth beer with a good coffee taste, some earthy notes and a slight alcohol finish but nothing to what the abv would suggest. A great beer

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