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RATINGS: 3143   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
A fresh ’07 bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown almost black with virtually no head. A thin, light brown/cinnamon head does bubble up, but quickly dissipates leaving a ring that clings to the glass with nice lacing. An aroma of big chocolate malts and dark roasted coffee hits you like a ton of bricks. I’m a coffee lover and this just smells damn good. Balanced, smooth and slightly chewy on the palate with big coffee flavor punching through. A touch of bitterness like a cup of straight black dark roast coffee. Finishes smooth and slightly dry. Next to Peche Mortel, this is one of the best coffee stouts I’ve had. If it had enough caffeine to offset the alcohol, I could drink this for breakfast everyday. Definitely a beer that lives up to its billing and a real flagship beer from one of my favorite brewers.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (1143) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 28, 2015
330ml bottle shared with ippopotamo36. Deep black color with a big cappuccino foam. Aroma of chocolate, sponge cake, coffee, superb! Flavour is rich and powerful, chocolate, molasses, tiramisù, coffee, light bitter end. Full body, medium carbonation. How tasty! Impressive...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2316) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Black body, brown head. Aroma has roasted chocolate malt, some soy sauce, some coffee. Coffee part grows when this warms. Flavour is Very smooth roasted malt, dry and acidic, chocolate, some grains. Very smooth, well balanced and no alcohol at all present. Finishes with coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielecamo (738) - ITALY - MAY 28, 2015
In bottiglia da 35cl. Colore nero impenetrabile, schiuma marrone fine e poco persistente. Aroma intenso di fondo di caffè, cioccolato amaro, frutta sotto spirito. al palato ancora molto intensa, corpo rotondo ma allo stesso tempo non troppo pesante, note di cioccolato, frutta sotto spirito, fondo di caffè, caffè, nota alcoolica che riscalda il palato. Ottima!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
niquillis (1614) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours black brown with dark tan bubble. Bit of cinnamon, plenty of coffee, bit of choc. Easy drinking, excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidezdonz (34) - , HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2015
A 355ml bottle with a best by date of 7th August 2015 and poured into a snifter glass. The beer poured a deep dark brown to black colour with a very thin caramel head that disappears quickly. There is also some light spotty lacing. Immediate strong roast coffee aromas with bittersweet chocolate along with a little root beer, toffee and caramel notes. Amazing taste. First thought was that it tasted like biting into freshly roasted coffee beans… so good! It was then followed by bittersweet chocolate and hints of bitter hops. Medium bodied, silky smooth with light carbonation. Overall, this was really good and over the last few years my favourite non BA coffee based stout. Each year I buy at least a case of this just for myself to enjoy over the winter and over the course of the year until the next yearly batch is brewed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoRoBeNiKi (63) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Tap at Nadery’s in NYC Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, malt, nice mix, no alcohol Appearance: Very dark with a brown/tan head, a smidgeon of light peering through. Taste: Coffee, chocolate, same as aroma with some extra sweetness/bitterness Palate: A little spice/alcohol but barely noticeable. Great mouthfeel. Excellent brew, good art on the bottle as well.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrGD (103) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Great appearance of black colour with dark beige foam. Aroma: lots of coffee and chocolate, roasted malts, hint of smoke. Taste: espresso coffee, milk chocolate, hint of dark fruits, alcohol presence. Medium to full body. Creamy mouthfeel. A great, super tasty beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattrall (45) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - MAY 17, 2015
Truly awesome. Your morning coffee combined with a stout. Don't have it in front of me so can't give an accurate review. But one of the best stouts I've ever had. Good bitterness. Balanced. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wittales (700) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Appearance was oil black with lasting mocha creamy 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are expresso, bittersweet chocolate, roasted barley, hints of alcohol and brown sugar. Taste are milk chocolate upfront then roasty bite mid sip. The warming backend with black coffee smoothness. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with full-medium body, slick lasting oily balanced finish. Overall a strong contender for an American Stout, smoother bitterness it would be perfect.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
atatum1234 (17) - Rogers, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Intense coffee, chocolate and tobacco nose. First sip is dry and yields intense, dark coffee. Dry chocolate finish. Really really tasty brew. Intensely stout. This is a near perfect brew.


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