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RATINGS: 3115   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4-pack for 9.49. Pours dark, almost black with a brown head. Looks really good. The smells hits you as soon as you open the bottle - roasted malt, chocolate and coffee, just as advertised. Taste is slightly bitter chocolate with a lasting roasted coffee finish. Body is slightly thinner than I normally like in an imperial stout, but for a beer of this quality I can let it slide This is yet another knock out of the park for Founders.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkinWell (326) - - APR 18, 2015
Deep, dark brown, nearly black. Almost no head or lacing. Roasted malts and coffee beans on the nose. Crisp but creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate, cocoa roasted coffee beans, dark fruit. A delicious imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DominikDraak (5) - Rijeka, CROATIA - APR 18, 2015 does not count
This is a truly unique imperial stout. Deep black colour with a light brown head which quickly disappears. At first I wasn’t sure if this was a beer or a coffee/chocolate cake. The texture is so creamy and thick you could really eat it with a spoon for breakfast, just like the baby on the label. Aroma and taste are full of coffee and dark bitter chocolate with hints of caramel, roasted malt and oat. Overall: A great imperial stout and a dream for coffee lovers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kroney (186) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
BIF project. Pours pitch black with a thin and quickly dissipating peanut butter colored head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is dark roasted full bodied coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt sugar and stovetop oatmeal bubbling away. Get a huge initial bitter chocolate kick on the tongue that gives way to the creamy oats and roasted coffee. Good bitter coffee/chocolate finish to set it off. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alphadelic (1855) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2015
A very thick coffee scented nose. Super smooth and rich in the mouth, plenty of chocolate and oatmeal flavor. Sweetness is just cut at the close with a bit of roast astringency. Like a cold-brew coffee on nitro.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Willsaar (19) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
This should be an "after dinner" stout as it’s a perfect cap to an evening of fine dining. This beer has so much to it- from the initial hilarious bottle image (Ubiquitous to Founders!) to the last sip, thats been warmed by you hopefully savoring this fine beer. I buy from my neighborhood market in Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. I always pour it into a snifter. It has a slight head after a rigorous pour, but it quickly dissipates. I often let this sit a while to warm up. Initially aromas are obvious- coffee, caramel, a slight smoke, and of course dark/bitter chocolate. The taste doesn’t disappoint after all the great smells. It’s got a dry somewhat stickymouthfeel because of the booziness, but I love it I know that’s an odd way to describe it, but that how it feels. CO2 is mid-low range, another plus for this great stout. I feel as though the finish is perfect- long and boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadShaolin (80) - - APR 15, 2015
Huge coffee bomb, almost has a pickled smell? Raw coffee bean. Lots of coffee follows, but a ton a chocolate too. Drinking this whole eating chocolate chip pancakes. Yes sir ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bennetporter (209) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2015
Hey, I like stouts. And I was really looking forward to this one. And it’s a good solid 3 beer in my book. But even though there’s all this coffee flavor, to me it’s burnt coffee with cough syrup with a bit of baker’s chocolate. Aroma is kind of sickly sweet. Even the mouthfeel doesn’t come together the way I think a great imperial stout does. Oh well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cargo150 (909) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Belle couleur noire au reflets brun avec une mousse beige! Aromes de chocolat noir, cafe, pain griller. Bonne mais surevaluer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestlake (181) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle pour via trade. Pours black with a thick brown head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, malts, light roast. Taste is very chocolaty, light roast, vanilla, malts, some licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (593) - århus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
fra fad. duft: kaffe ristet malt chokolade smag: ristet malt. kaffe chokolade, fin fylde

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