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RATINGS: 3084   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.


Hophaze's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophaze (185) - 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


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
asceticbrewer (21) - Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2015
12oz to tulip. Bottled 11/16/14. Pours black, with thick mocha colored head. Aroma is fresh cold brewed coffee with a slight grainy/ malty quality. Taste is fresh coffee with chocolate and roasted malts.Mouthfeel is slightly....’grainy’?

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (208) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Pours jet black with a huge mocha head which recedes to a foamy layer. Aroma is dominated by coffee, dark chocolate and some dried fruits - raisins, figs. Rich dark chocolate, coffee bitterness, slight vanilla sweetness and some roastiness is picked up in the taste. Full bodied with a decadent mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (506) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Stunned to find I’ve not rated this. Bottle. Nose is fresh, fresh coffee, slight vanilla a little woodiness and a little smoke. Taste is coffee, vanilla, a little coco, an earthy note from the oats, emerging smoke in the finish, a touch of spice and pepper. Slight dates note underneath. It’s a mature classic.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Couch0508 (9) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
I was disappointed when I found out this was only a seasonal beer. I really wanted this to be my year round go to beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
venettafields (10) - - FEB 21, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle with bottle date 10/14/14. Consumed Halloween night. Pours dark dark brown, light coming through at the sides, two finger cinnamon head. I could smell the coffee immediately after cracking the cap. So much coffee in the nose, the coffee just dominates everything else. Slightly roasty, just a tinge of alcohol, but not so much chocolate. Taste follows the nose, bitter coffee, a very little bit of alcohol, the chocolate sweetens it up a little bit, but the thing there I can’t shake is this underripe green pepper flavor. Maybe that’s the coffee. I don’t know, but I don’t necessarily like it. Still pretty good. Medium bodied, I was expecting something fuller. As a guy who doesn’t drink coffee, I wasn’t sure if this was worth it, but it’s still pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zodiac (53) - - FEB 19, 2015
Strong beer but not a strong imp stout. Very drinkable for the style, but nevertheless has rich buque. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (652) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2015
Svart med lavt espressofarget skum. Aromaen er kaffe og malt. Smaken er mild kaffe, sjokolade og mørk malt. Fløyelsmyk. Tykk konsistens, mild bitterhet i ettersmaken.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mighty_meadow (286) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Good Spirits Co. in Glasgow. Pours almost black with a medium, tan head. Lovely aroma of coffee and malts. Tastes of coffee and dark, silky chocolate. Chocolate is more prominent in the finish. Very thick, oily mouthfeel. A bit like drinking a liquidised coffee and chocolate smoothie. Basically, delicious. One of the best beers I’ve ever tasted.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheSilentSaint (34) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Appearance: dark brown to black with small head. Nose: coffee roast, Mouthfeel: thick but smooth.. silky. A little bitter aftertaste. Taste: coffee, caramel, good balanced hops, also bit of roasts. Complex and balanced. Thumbs up! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (76) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Dark black pour with creamy brown head. Nose is heavy coffee, the most I’ve ever encountered in a beer! I love stout and I love coffee, so this thing is kind of a no-brainer. The flavor doesn’t disappoint. Found myself thinking I should add cream and sugar. This is one serious coffee stout!


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