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RATINGS: 2942   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophaze (173) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Draft Half Pint. Pours Jet Black with dark brown head. Light lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. One would expect the coffee and chocolate taste but this beer is wonderfully hop balanced. Alcohol is hidden well. Truly an amazing Imperial Stout! ----Hophaze out

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (460) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Again, I’m frightened by the bottle art. (Why the soulless infant eyes, Founders? Why?) But I can’t complain about anything else. Let’s start with that aroma. Damn, the roasted coffee smell is huge. Some toasty, bittersweet malt aromas come just behind it. Body is black as night and the brown head is tight and smooth. Flavor is massive. Bold coffee and bitter chocolate. I imagine that the oatmeal and chocolate sweetness is coaxed out with some aging, but this brew was fresh and strong - and that suits me just fine! Mouthfeel is silky smooth. I look forward to trying the other variations of this ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2014
0,355L bottle, Best by 26.08.2014. Pours pitch black with brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, and some salty smoky notes. Flavor is sweet and bitter, dark chocolate, licorice, coffee, and some alcohol. Finish is coffe bitter with some alcohol. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GIJOE (655) - 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 (277) - 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 (531) - 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

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