MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
57md (3) - - APR 15, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours jet black with a finger of tan head that had little retention but left some nice lacing. There is a strong aroma of roasted malt and coffee. The taste backs up the nose. Roasted malt, coffee and throw in some semi-sweet chocolate to make this offering nearly perfect. The lingering roasted bitterness in the finish is the perfect end to an outstanding beer experience.
My favorite style is stout and this is my favorite stout. I cannot imagine a better beer than this.
arnold931 (180) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. One of the best and readily available. Pours a dark black with a creamy head. Nose and flavor are smooth chocolate and coffee. I love this beer!
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Dram Shop, Sheffield. Pours black with a nice dark tan head. Lots of coffee and chocolate flavours in this. Smooth and rich and very tasty.
rnunes75 (125) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
AlexHayes (3) - Big Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious brew. Very complex flavors but they work very well together. Full bodied with obvious chocolate notes and a hearty mouth feel reminiscent of the oatmeal notes also found within. Dark when poured, fairly lightly carbonated. Great all around!
Sdaniel90 (226) - Estado de México, MEXICO - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355ml. Pours an opaque black colour witha creamy brown head. Aroma is of roasted, chocolate malt, very sweet. Perfectly balanced, with a strong roasted malt backbone and subtle alcohol finish. Rich and complex; A Magnificent brew.
CraftBeerNick (749) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 5th April 14. Big bitter coffee aroma, tasters coffee forward, slight metallic, some chocolate, palate, slightly fizzy, pretty good, not amazing though
dbeatdano (28) - - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour- black with minimal tan head
Aroma - Chocolate powerful on the nose, rolled oats, coffee, vanilla
Taste - Same as the nose with some boozy taste, but very minimal.
Palate - full bodied, cake mouthfeel, soft carbonation, medium bitter coffee finish.
Still one of the best beers on the planet. Well balanced, very flavorful, and very satisfying.
olr1984 (917) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a dark black with a tan head. big chocolate caramel and coffee taste
rich_beer (2) - - APR 2, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Now this is beer! Very enjoyable. Rich flavor with a hint of sour, just enough to give it some character. Barkeep bring me another!