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RATINGS: 2968   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.


starcross' rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
starcross (61) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Stouts aren’t the top of my list, but this one blew me away. Love the coffee notes.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicowv (461) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12 oz bottle: pours dark, nearly black with a thin to medium thick tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee, roasted malt and a lightly toasted bread background. Taste is bitter with a slightly sweet finish . Flavoris also dominated with coffee sweet syrup and some nice hop backbone. Mouthful is strong, medium thickness. Easy drinking, especially if you like dark roast coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kauge (248) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from Pothole (€ 4,60). BB date not readable. Pours a thick extreme dark brown with minimal tan head (poured into a cognac glass). Nose is breathtaking: like sniffing a bag of fresh ground coffee, with strong sidenotes of raw cocoa, bitter chocolate, black olives, tar and pungent leather... and it’s even more complex when it’s warmed to room temperature... still dominated by the strong ground coffee but complemented by dark dried fruits and cherries soaked in liqueur... Taste is initially quite tamed hop bitterness that is quickly covered in a cloud of chocolaty sweet, then as it warms it thickens and acquires characteristics of port wine or liqueur chocolate candies. Palate thick and viscous, texture smooth and velvety, body near heavy, carbonation not prickly but just enough to cut through the sludgy thickness. Alcohol sure detectable but not overpowering. A fantastic brew... Did not really feel like having this in the morning but I do imagine this going well with, or rather after, bacon.

A sweet, chocolaty, coffee-dominated, complex Stout with tamed alcohol and not much bitterness. Among the best beers I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elbernays (594) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from drinkstore. Pours oily black with tan head which disappears. Coffee bean, leather, liquorice, lactose, light musty tobacco. Flavour is sweet milk chocolate (35% cocoa), coffee, lactose, tobacco. Full body flavour with dry finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel but light. Very nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kvv104 (8) - - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Pours thick black. Smells lightly roasted coffee beans. Taste of Carmel with a after taste of black coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1620) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of big roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Mostly coffee on the aroma though. Tastes of roasted coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee grounds. Full body with a dry finish. Very nice.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
igomayama (1) - - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
Great perfect balanced stout .....,..... ........................ ..........mmmmm...j

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpat2011 (5) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 At home in a snifter. Aroma: coffee(duh), chocolate (duh), caramel, bread Appearance: Pours thick, opaque black, and has great head retention that "lasts for days" Taste: Big punch of coffee. Smooth and sweet. Lingering bitterness. Palate: Thick and creamy Overall: A pretty dang good beer, especially for the price.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (139) - - NOV 16, 2014
Appearance is jet black with a minimal tan foam cap that dissipates quickly. Aroma is an intense coffee roast, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and wood with some noticeable alcohol. Taste starts with roasted coffee and gives way to layers of chocolate, dark fruit, and vanilla with a sharp hop bitterness. Slight astringency. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a low carbonation. Mild alcohol warmth present. Finishes with some spice and slick feel in the tongue

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bork (318) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Magnificent thick and creamy coffee and chocolate laced full bodied stout. No alcohol on nose or tongue but a very rich, warming flavor. Make sure it is not too cold for full aroma.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttroha (328) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap at the Rookery. Pours dark brown with frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, malt, and chocolate. Tastes of dark coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Heavy bodied. Wish I could start everyday with this beer. Delicious


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