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RATINGS: 2940   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.

mnemonic21's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mnemonic21 (20) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2013
Superb light espresso / dark coffee nose with a subtle use of cacao and oats, strong acidity from coffee on follow through with a lasting quality of oatmeal finally there; finish has chocolate, roasted malts, and sits on the back on the tongue in a very pleasant way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GIJOE (652) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Pours black as my ex's heart with a huge, brown head that stayed pillowy for a minute and then reduced to a thin, filmy coating that stayed. Generous lacing. Nose is a blast of dark roast coffee and some malty sweetness. Taste is blissfully balanced. There's a massive malt punch, but very nice bitter coffee and chocolate notes come through as well. Long bitter finish. Full body; vigorous carbonation. Superior brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (67) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014
355ml bottle @ home. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is rich coffee/espresso, heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate and oats. Flavour is intense bitter coffee and roasted malt, medium sweet. Full bodied, thick texture, average carbonation. The finish is mildly bitter and like a cup of strong coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (197) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle, less than a month old. Pours a beautiful black with thick brown head. Aroma is rich coffee, chocolate. Very aromatic without being too desert because of the intense roastiness. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, oat and roasted bitterness. Palate is amazing because of the oat. Smooth and creamy. One of the best use of oat in a beer, it melds beautifully with the intense chocolate and roasted flavors. Feels softer than it really is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zeke626 (429) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle, pours a pitch black, opaque body with a dark brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate cake, cocoa powder, and oats. Taste is similar with a nice cocoa finish. Silky smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UXO (275) - CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
Pours nearly solid black with just a hint of lightening around the margins, a short finger of beige head diminishing gradually to a thin ring, minimal to no lacing (4/5). Nose is coffee, oats, some chocolate, milkiness and sweetness (9/10). Taste is balanced moderate sweet and bitter with some citrus tart (9/10). Medium body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish with building alcohol warmth (4/5). Maybe not quite up to the hype, but dammit, it’s close. The most surprising aspect is perhaps the body - I was expecting syrupy and mouth coating, but the carbonation and intense (but balanced) bitterness keeps that from happening. The coffee bitterness is supplemented by a nearly-hidden citrusy hop sharpness, and tempered by a lactose-like chocolate sweetness. The finish is nearly crisp as a result, the long bitter tail notwithstanding. The ABV is also extremely well integrated, coming through only as a gradual and mild warming. As a result, this is a surprisingly light stout that is very drinkable, and very dangerous. (19/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dandeman (529) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Merci à Gilles d’avoir partagé cette bouteille. Au nez, le chocolat est à peine perceptible mais présent. Petit arôme de viande fumée. L’olfactif ressort difficilement. Noire avec une petite mousse brune, délicate. Visuel correct. Gustatif: Chocolat noir avec petite amertume; café. Subtil, bien dosé, mais rien de bien particulier ne ressort. Surtout chocolat noir. Agréable. Un peu de mélasse. Bon dosage sucre et amertume. Agréable, mais rien d’explosif.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
This is heaven. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts; a dark and delicious experience that is well-balanced to want to keep putting this down forever. One of the first crafts I had a few years ago before that got me out of the dull light beer life.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bricktop86 (580) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is chocolate and coffee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davidacover (1) - - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
Not as sweet & overwhelming as KBS which makes it more drinkable and balanced to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firemarshal (168) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Black color. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Taste is cough syrup, roasted almost burnt coffee, dark chocolate. This is very hoppy in that the malt does not overpower it. Pretty good.

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