balloonbuffoon (535) - - OCT 22, 2017 rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011 vintage. 12oz bottle into a tulip.
Pours a thick opaque black like used motor oil. Really no head at all and just a thin ring around the top of the beer.
Aroma of is rich coffee and chocolate like a cappuccino. Some roasted character along with caramel and toffee. Also a touch of vanilla; a very inviting aroma.
The flavor is even better. Coffee and caramel up front along with a hint of whipped cream and brown sugar. Some espresso roast and bitterness compliments the sweetness perfectly. Some vanilla and maple syrup comes in but everything leads to a moderately dry, coffee-like finish. Mouthfeel is full and slick but it is never too sweet.
Overall, an absolutely world-class beer. So full of flavor and extremely drinkable. I really wish I would have gotten more than just a four pack and I need to try to get some more of this while I can.
12floz bottle, BOD:10.02.2017, $8 for a four-pack, mug glass. Milk chocolate, toffee, and coffee aromas permeate from this stout with an opaque, near black body and brown head. Semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, and light roasted coffee are tasted on the full bodied, and oily palate. Worth its regard as one of the best coffee stouts. My main criticism is that its too strong as a go to coffee stout, and doesn't quite have the oomph of many quality imperial stouts. BrewBroFla (31) - - OCT 1, 2017
Coffee lover's will delight in this beer. Nice flavor of imported chocolates and coffee, with a very intense roasted java nose and cinnamon-colored head. Founders has a flagship stout with this. bbaird (15) - - OCT 1, 2017
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UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 Botella 33 cl en el Cheers Oviedo 29..09..2017. Sin lote ni Fcpref legibles. Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro. Sabores intensos maltas tostadas con toques de cereales ligeras lactosas y toques a café y cacao. Cuerpo medio algo espumoso y fino. Cierta densidad. Bastante buena para repetir sin duda. natejgood (524) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Pours a rich dark brown with a thin mocha colored head. Aromas of molasses, malts and overripe cherries. Creamy and rich in the mouth with a nice dark chocolate flavor and a bit of bitter coffee. A lot of flavor in this beer without being overpowering. Not overly sweet and no alcohol flavor. This is a yummy stout to be sure.
higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Smooth. Full-bodied. Very creamy. Lightly carbonated. Balanced with a lingering bitterness. Strong notes of coffee and chocolate. All in all a solid stout
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Piwo nalewa się z intensywną, beżową i trwałą pianą, która ładnie zdobni szkło.
Aromat jest intensywny, kawa wysuwa się na pierwszym plan, ale jest uzupełniana czekoladą i słodkim kakao.
W smaku piwo jest pół-pełne i słodkie. Kawa espresso i słodka czekolada budują pierwszy plan, po chwili pojawia się nuta palona i gorzkie kakao. Goryczka jest niska kakaowa, piwo pozostawia słodkie wrażenie. Nieprzesadzone w żadną stronę.
mmmeinike (284) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2017
Black appearance with a tanish head. Coffee, vanilla, chocolate and toasted aroma. Taste is lightl sweet and bitter.
ipa4me4u (33) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2017
A coffe lovers paradise. Pours a midnight black. dark chocolate, toasted oatmeal and of course dark roasted coffee on the nose. Tastes just like it smells, delicious! Not too syrupy, sweet or thick like most other stouts. What a champion! KevinReddirt (210) - Midland, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2017
I was fortunate enough to pick up a 12 oz single of Breakfast Stout recently in Plano, TX at Total Wine, my thanks. Going into my ABGB tasting glass the brew is a classic stout midnight black. No light on the other side of this. The frothy mahogany top quickly disperses to a brown rim around the glass. An inviting nose, there is chocolate, vanilla and black licorice. We get to the payoff, a taste, and I get bittersweet chocolate, tobacco, oak, maybe a bit of caramel. Nicely bitter throughout, this is fine.