yamar1221 (40) - USA - JAN 2, 2010
Wonderful beer! Puts out a strong, sumatra aroma with hints of chocolate. Thick bodied brew that has a malty, oatmeal flavor with dominant hints of espresso and roasted chocolate. The beer giggles in the glass, hardy as hell. Misticbeer (1) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 2, 2010 does not count
Really coffee and chocolate on the nose and then...in mouth the same fantastic aroma. Yesterday itís for me the first time for breakfast stout and now, iím totallly addicted!!! dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Incredible aroma! The coffee beans are really prominent. The color is really dark and the taste has the chocolate with a little bit of oatmeal in there as well. Not too overpowering either. Very enjoyable. harperkzm (1) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2009 does not count
this is one of the best beers ever. Period.
coffee flavor is strong, and chocolate perfectly smooth bhensonb (15096) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours blacky brown with a multi-finger dark tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and really toasted malt. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Flavor is coffee, smooth burnt malt, and chocolate. Per the label, I think this could be eaten with a spoon. If I had another bottle, Iíd have oatmeal for breakfast and pour this over it. Great f***ing beer.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2009
This beer has every type of malt you could possibly love in it for a stout. Sweet chocolate notes with bitterness from other chocolate blending in with the bitter flavor of the coffee. Oatmeal thrown in to smooth it all out. Delicious! Bonster (182) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle from my local. Black as night pour with a small khaki colored head. Some nice drippy lacing remains on the glass as I drain this one down. Coffee dominates this aroma, some nice chocolate malts and spice in the background. Big outstanding flavor...starts off as mostly roasted coffee beans and then notes of bitter chocolate emerge with the faint bite of alcohol in the finish. Mmmmm, breakfast of champions in my opinion. Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2009 12 oz. bottle. Strong aroma of coffee with light chocolate and a hint of vegetable spice. Flavor is of coffee beans, chocolate, and hazelnut with a distinct roasted character. Palate is thick. Thick finish with some extent of bitter chocolate and breakfast food (a slight sense of hot sauce and omelet). A complex flavor and a very good beer. Itís a rough ní ready yet sophisticated waking meal. An anorexic would have this for breakfast. amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2009
strong aroma of coffee. maybe even some vegetable aroma. pours very dark with little head. taste is strong with coffee with a bitter herb finish. Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours and looks like motor oil, thick and black with a thin brown head. Smoky, coffee aroma is strong but not especially noteworthy. Flavor is unbelievably strong...Sweet chocolate coats the tongue for a second and then bursts into a huge hazelnut coffee flavor...a bitterness begins to develop and as the tongue reacts to the bitterness a second more roasted coffee taste dominates. Long aftertaste. Iíve never had a beer where multiple flavor stages were so distinct and perceptable but if you dont like coffee the flavor of this beer can wear out. Still Founders should be proud of the refinement of this beer.