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RATINGS: 3153   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Youíve 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. Weíre 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.

jshie234's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jshie234 (10) - Clinton Township, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a thick black liquid with a dark tan, thin head. Smells of malt, coffee, and chocolatey goodness. Upfront taste of sweet coffee, with a great bitter dark, dark chocolate aftertaste. One sip coats every surface of the mouth for a long and lasting taste experience. The thin head dissapeared shortly after pouring, but a decent lacing coats the glass for a while after each sip. So wrapped up in the taste experience, the alchohol goes unnoticed until itís thoroughly done its job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
youdictategood (323) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Have had on tap and in bottles. No detailed notes - just realized I hadnít entered this one yet. Deserves its reputation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dacrza (619) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Date: June 27, 2015... Glassware: Classic Guinness pint... Occasion: a rainy--and cool--late June evening... Appearance: the standard dark black body that dares one to find daylight; brown, slushy head that settles quickly to a boggish texture; lacing forms in strong smears that hold steady.... Aroma: a welcoming brash punch of alcoholic spirits--bourbon, rum--with fresh hops pushing up earthy peat with strength...some cherry, cola, and dampened wood...the chocolate and coffee come late but round the experience nicely.... Palate: full-bodied and mega creamy; tickles the teeth with some happiness, only to crash the throat with a brick-like weight that doesnít disturb the taste buds; for a stout, a lively amount of carbonation; reasonable, warm, slightly alcoholic finish....Taste: the chocolate mellows the coffee bean enough to make the two a happy marriage, with slightly citric fruits peaking at the start, in and amongst the malty, earthy aspects...rewarding and warming--again, a fitting beer to be had at the start (or the end of) a day--versatile in its power...Overall: a formidable, forceful beer that challenges the taste buds and rewards the palate; Founders continues to produce upper tier beers; this one from the break pack box leftovers--quite a find at $13.99 a twelve pack at Hope Liquors!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (174) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Pours where black is the color, where none is the number. Fittingly drank in a driving rain storm. Thin light brown head that subsides rapidly. Deep dark chocolate aroma with sweet, creamy caramel and roasted notes. Slightly bitter taste of dark cocoa nibs, roasted malts, and smooth blends of fresh espresso. Full bodied, chewy texture with a soft, velvety finish. Fulfilling stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (537) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Founders didnít disappoint. Rich flavor, dark coloring chocolate and caramel. Tap and bottle

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_alkis (415) - SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
An extremely well balanced beer. Iím really impressed that itís "only" 8,3 ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Benjo87 (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015 does not count
Poured from bottle. Pours jet black engine oil. Doesnít retain much of a head. Smell - the beer isnít that strong smelling. I am picking up coffee, and subtle hints of chocolate, but itís not very well prounounced. Taste - wow. The taste just completely shatters your noses impression. This is amazing. Nice silky mouthfeel, roasted coffee and chocolate. It is so smooth at 8.3%. With every sip I keep saying to myself how amazing this beer is. Its like you could pour it over a bowl of icecream. 10/10 on the taste. Probably the best balanced coffee beer you can find. Get it!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
giffmo (10) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Below average. Boring, wouldnít drink again. Coffee flavor is dull and tannic. Consistency is thin. Aroma is poor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
colui72 (193) - HONG KONG - JUN 7, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 You want to eat this with a spoon. Tastes of coffee and chocolate, hidden booze, excellent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxbol77 (13) - SLOVENIA - JUN 1, 2015
This is a truly unique imperial stout. Deep black colour with a light brown head. Aroma and taste are full of coffee and dark bitter chocolate with hints of caramel, roasted malt and oat. A great imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
veceo (824) - CROATIA - MAY 31, 2015
Very dark brown color, average sized brownish head. Aroma of coffee, herbs, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt. Taste is the same. Very smooth and sticky. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Long coffee and malty aftertaste. Excellent.

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