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!
moderrnlifeiswar (20) - Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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phillybass (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perhaps one of the best stouts around. Actually has an aroma. Full bodied and smooth. Plenty of flavors.
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R4N5H (675) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Craft Beer Co, Angel Islington on 17-June-2016. Dark brown, almost black in colour with a thick tan coloured head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, sweet malt and pine. Full body and soft/medium carbonation. The flavour is wonderful - lots of sweet cocoa nibs with a nice bitter expresso taste and a spice chilli finish. A Lovely creamy mouthfeel.
Werthergoethe (272) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Отличны& имперск& стаут, крепкий, но вместе с тем питкий, во вкусе выражен темный шоколад, кофе, немного карамел& Аромат кофе, черной корочки.
danielst (304) - AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: Black color, tan head. Interesting aroma - raisin, charred wood, coffee. Intense espresso flavor, lingering roasted grain and brown sugar, slightly sour. Very flavorful and tasty.
Georg357 (10) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Looks like obsidian, shiny and smooth and black. Only barely translucent, its so thick. Minimal head, the color of espresso foam.
A: Coffee, coffee, burnt sugar, yeast, burnt toast and more coffee. Enough said.
T: Tastes of bitter chocolate and coffee, sweet bread or grains and burnt smoke. Highly savory and bitter, offset by a creamy, sweet undercurrent that fills the mouth and leaves a lingering, milky sweetness. The smoke flavor is a bit stronger than I’d like it, on an otherwise well-balanced and delicious beer.
P: Silky and thick with tightly structured bubbles.
O: Really big, bold and tasty. Love that the chocolate, coffee and grain flavors are so strong but blended in just the right proportion to create this awesome brew!
Blaundy (2) - Dunnellon, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Founders Breakfast Stout is my second choice for coffee Stouts behind Rasputen Coffee Stout only because of its a little more bitter than I prefer otherwise it would be perfect!
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very drinkable imperial stout. KBS is much better imo, but I am fine with Breakfast Stout. Coffee and oatmeal. Yummy.
alexanderj (3511) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A shocked I had not rated this. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, oatmeal, roastedmalt, earth, caramel and nuts. Smooth and drinkable. Choxcolayte covered coffee beans. Meatiness and oatiness at times. Earthy and charred bitterness. Very good
johndoughty (4795) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Dark with small head. Lovely chocolate and coffee flavour. Very smooth and easy to drink.Not sure I would like to drink it for breakfast though.