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RATINGS: 2899   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.


starcross' rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
starcross (60) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Stouts arenít the top of my list, but this one blew me away. Love the coffee notes.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (6579) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2014
bottle, big thanks to skykob. black and imposing with a dense brown head; aroma of cocoa nibs, coffee grounds, vanilla cream, tar; plenty of burnt bitterness, bitter chocolate, coffee liqueur, a flaked oats character rather than gluggy porridge; dry and delicious

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghendrix (102) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black with frothy brown head dissipates to a little lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, other roasted malt notes, some dark fruit, alcohol. Taste is bitter coffee and light sweetness. Finish is long alcohol warmth and coffee. Heavy bodied and nice mouthfeel. This is really nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (448) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Roasty with nice hints of oatmeal, chocolate, and coffee. Bitter in the way that dark chocolate typically is and very full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1978) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
Bottles, thanks Beerism! I am happy to finally try this - 2012 A dark black pour with a filmy beige head. Roast coffee and molasses. Full bodied and silky soft the taste is hugely coffee with a sweet milky coffee taste. The 2013 is a similar dark cola pour with a slightly thicker beige head. It has a similar aroma as the 2012 almost identical but with a bit more of a fudgey caramel quality to it. Chocolate, milk sugary coffee taste. Sweeter than the 2012 but the differences were incredibly minimal. Ap 4 Ar 8 t 9 p 4 O 15-16

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (309) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black, oily liquid, with a small, creamy, tan head. Amazing, rich, complex aroma with all kinds of different chocolate and coffee notes, vanilla, caramel, some alcohol, even some vegetables. Taste is more of a straight stout, with coffee, wood, smoke, dark chocolate, dark dried fruits, earth. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with a medium carbonation and it finishes bitter, roasty, dry, with coffee, wooden and dark chocolate notes. Tasty stuff! Just one little complaint, that the taste doesnít fully keep what the wonderful nose promises. But nonetheless a delicious Stout that even is quite easy to drink despite the ABV and the richness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1350) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
American oatmeal stout enriched with Sumatra and Kona coffee. Thin, beige head, black colour. Spicy coffee beans in the aroma, like a ristretto, smoked accent, charcoal, chocolate, some caramel, some vanilla. Strong chocolate maltiness in the mouth, soft and silky thanks to the generous appliance of oats, powdery, very full mouthfeel, caramel and cinnamon hints, smokey accent again, finishing in a strong roasted bitterness. Not sure Iíd have this for breakfast as the name suggests - but a very good stout in any case.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demondeacon09 (43) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2014
2013 bottle poured into a snifter. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bliss. Opague black with a small off-white head. Tastes of chicory, dark chocolate, the essence of earth. This unbelievable imperial stout will change someoneís life. Or twice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
magpieken (49) - - AUG 11, 2014
355ml bottle. Poured a brown so dark that it borders on black, with a brown head which quickly diminished to a ring, minimal lacing. Aroma of chicory, espresso, dark cooking chocolate, smokiness and vanilla. Medium roasty bitterness combined with some sweetness. Medium, smooth body with some astringency and a mildly warming alcoholic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sebilinz (479) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Black body with tan not very long lasting head. Aroma is malts with chocolate, coffee and dried fruits. Taste is wonderful balanced between roasted malts bitterness and coffee, vanilla, cocoa sweetness. Palate is rich, full, oily. Aftertaste is perfect balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Wonderful.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (936) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4):
Strong with oatmeal & chocolate, some coffee & some milky notes plus a little sweetness. Good roasted notes & bitterness feature, offset with some sugar. Despite the strength the alcohol is masked by the chocolate & dark malts.
Black with a thin, light brown lacing that covers the surface & holds until I start drinking.
Strong chocolate, subtly sweet with light bitterness & strong coffee, some oatmeal too. There is some espresso like flavours & lots of cocoa with roasted malts & darker fruits, sugar & vanilla. Complex & great tasting.
Full bodied & smooth, the alcohol content is almost completely hidden with only the slightly warming feel giving an indication as to the strength of this one. Strong sweetness with the occasional bit of bitterness; frighteningly easy to drink too.

An exceptional beer from Founders, definitely the best Iíve tried from them and up there with the best Iíve tried from any brewery for that matter. Excellent stuff from the start & one Iíll be picking up the next time I spot it anywhere.


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