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RATINGS: 3229   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.

trapped's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1659) - New York, - APR 6, 2013
Drought. Dark brown color with small beige head, coffee aroma, slightly bitter coffee taste, low carbonation, long finish. A nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MNAle (73) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Deep black color, opaque. No visible carbonation (but there’s no visible anything - opaque!). 1/2 inch tan creamy head with sticky lacing. Toasted coffee and chocolate dominates the aroma. Thick mouth feel, little carbonation apparent to the tongue. Mild, matly, coffee, smoky, cocoa flavor. Slight bittering in the middle that fades in the sweet, coffee & chocolate finish. This is an enjoyable beer, but basically a duet between the coffee and the chocolate with the thick body holding them up. A bit too one-dimensional (OK, two-dimensional). I’m surprised it is rated so highly by so many,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmanigold (107) - Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours like motor oil with a thin brown head. Aroma is of strong bitter coffee grounds. Taste like strong coffee with a bitter chocolate roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (306) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle pour into pint glass. Aroma is strong, dark roasted rich coffee with some chocolate. Appearance is opaque black with thin ring of light brown head with minimal lacing. Taste is mix of sweet chocolate and rich coffee bitterness, trading off dominance, with slight alcohol at the finish. Palate is medium to thick bodied with soft, velvety texture, soft carbonation and pleasantly bitter finish with some alcohol. Overall, this is really good but as the deScription reads, "not sure if this is some type of coffee cake or a beer." When you add this much stuff to your basic beer ingredients, when have you lost the art of coaxing these flavors out of the original ingredients and you are just making something else? Delicious either way, but slight demerits for blatant augmentation and for not concealing the alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (677) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
Stout nera e densa, con sentori di cacao amaro, fondi di caffè e cereali. Gusto mediamente tostato e non particolarmente dolce, per nulla sciropposo; corpo medio ma meno rotondo dell’atteso. Banalotta... Mi aspettavo decisamente di più, l’equilibrio c’è ma manca l’intensità.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1284) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, San Francisco - CO. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: high coffee domination with black cholocate balance. Oat notes. Roaste malt.Very rich flavours. Taste: high body with like oily sensation. Oatmeal texture domination. Very amazing. Coffee taste balanced with roasted malt and some black chocolate finish notes. Very amazing. Aftertaste: good sweet roasted malt and nice oat finish. Coffee and caramel. Very amazing beer !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NallePalle (350) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml. Keyword: coffee, nose and aroma. Well balanced, gentle and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (244) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours black with a small tan head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: rich roasted malt, day old coffee, molasses, brown sugar, bitter dark chocolate oil, smoke, banana, roasty, burned caramel, dark stone fruit, spices, char and very faint vanilla. TASTE: rich roasted malt, light roasted coffee, oats, molasses, brown sugar, bitter dark chocolate oil, smoke, banana, roasty, burned caramel, raisin, dark stone fruit, hop spice, light soy sauce, spices, char, herbs, peppercorn and very faint vanilla. AFTER TASTE: rich malt, coffee tannins, hop spice and oats with a medium oily finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silvan7 (930) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle @ Enotika Cerro Maggiore. Marrone , leggermente velata, schiuma beige finissima e non troppo persistente. Aroma intenso, cioccolato fondente, fruttato di frutta secca , nocciola e mandorla, lievemente liquoroso, tostato di caffè con note erbacee ben amalgamate. dolce abboccata, quasi amabile, tostata con cioccolato e caffè in evidenza, ed un erbaceo quasi pungente, rinfrescante nel finale. Amaro elegante, mai invasivo. Corposa, rotonda, poco carbonata. calda ma morbida. ben equilibrata

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (760) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12oz into glass. Nice black pour. Full bodied, genuine Stout. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, nuts, taste of the same. Nice abv kick, mends well with the flow of this Stout. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Larry_Duffman (192) - - NOV 15, 2015
I had it on tap. It pours an almost black color with a tan head and little lacing. The aroma is coffee and chocolate. The taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, sugary milk, and some alcohol. It’s balanced well. It’s pretty smooth with a bit of carbonation. This is very good.

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