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RATINGS: 3350   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.

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 donít 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, thatís what Iím 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 youíre 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, Iíve 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 theyíve ever had, or its at least one of the better ones theyíve had in a while, enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajtrupp (338) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Crazy complex beer. Itís a treat to have it, itís usually not distributed in Colorado.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zubblwump (57) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Iíve had this on sitting in the fridge for a couple months, seemed like a good night to pop it open. Pours very dark with very little head. Nice and thick. Huge coffee aroma with some chocolate. Heavy, almost oily mouth feel. Some bitterness on the taste, followed by sweetness. This is real solid stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anfractuosity (345) - - SEP 19, 2016
Lovely bitterness from the coffee. Fairly low carbonation. Frothy head. Very enjoyable. Nice coffee aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (321) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2016
12oz bottle - poured in a dimpled mug - super black with a slight hue of mahogany and a thin tan head. Wonderful aroma with layers of coffee, mocha, chocolate and grain. Big bold but smooth creamy stout bursting with dark chocolate, espresso, a hint of cinnamon and Cheerios type oatiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sudz4Dayz (28) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2016 12oz bottle purchased at the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT. Pours dark brown, pretty much black, oily, with a frothy everlasting light brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark cocoa, wonderful, long, long lasting. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, with a backbone of alcohol. Light Mouthfeel with slight carbonation. For a widely available stout, this is absolutely top notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (1156) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 16, 2016
Black colour, brownish head. Aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, toffee. Taste is light to medium bitter, medium sweet. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Rating 1150

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nevalainen (598) - FINLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Black color with tiny beige head. Strong aroma of coffee and some chocolate, maybe some vanilla also. Taste is strong coffee, roasty notes. Full body, so you could eat this for breakfast. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
peponi (1473) - Hannover, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2016
Aroma: bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted dark malts. Appearance: jet black and brown head. Taste: bitter chocolate and coffee, roasted dark malts, burnt malt, smooth and quite dry, warming alcohol. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Defnitely this is a great beer, really complex and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
2014 vs 2015 Much bigger head on 2015 and the flavours in 2014 is much more settled. Prefer 2014 to 2015. Both very good though. A: Black coloured with a one finger brown head that dissapates fast. N: Coffee, chocolate, liqourice, maple T: Coffee, chocolate, hint of maple O: Very nice and deep flavoured stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DubCInjun (37) - - AUG 28, 2016
Pours a dark brownish-black with a brown head. Has a cocoa, chocolate taste with a finish of delightful coffee and sweetness with just the right amount of bitterness. Has the aroma of a very good roasted coffee. Simply phenomenal.

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