RATINGS: 3467   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
The coffee lovers consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LearninBeer (530) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Pours black, with a small light brown head. The aroma is smokey, grains and a touch of pepper. The taste is dry, smokey, bitter. Im thinking some aging will help bring out some more flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Pours an opaque black. Aggressive pour leaves a thin head that stays for a bit. Head is dark tan that laces nicely. Aroma is all coffee. A little yeasty and maybe a hint of sweet caramel. At first sip, get a hint of cocoa before the coffee pops you in the face. Strong coffee bitterness at the tail end. Amazing mouth feel. Thick, rich and creamy. Completely coats the mouth. Lightly carbonated to make a silky smooth palate. The coffee is a little over powering. I would have liked this to be a little more complex, but its still excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
bottle courtesy of . pours black with a minimal brown head. nice lacing and spotting. aroma is heavy of oats and chocolate, and some nice spices as well! but mostly coffee!!! taste is great, jujst as the label description implys, but the mouth feel is phenomenal! uber creamy, seems to dissolve away in your mouth. smooth drinker, more sessionable than the kbs!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 On-tap @ The Rotten Apple in Grafton, IL. Poured into a pint glass. A - Black with a cream-colored head which vanishes leaving some lacing along the sides of the glass. S - Lots of dark chocolate, coffee/expresso, oats, nuts. Really melds together well and is very pleasing. T - Like dessert. Chocolate, coffee, expresso, roasted nuts, oatmeal, creamy sweetness. M - Nice and rich. Medium-full in body. Little to no carbonation. D - This is a great stout that I really love. A must-try!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2009
The beer is heavy with flavors of coffee, oat flakes, and cinnamon. The head is a reddish brown color. The hops bitterness and coffee bitterness blend and balance very well. The nose of the beer is the "best part of waking up...with a breakfast stout in your cup!"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rpm56 (11) - Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Wow, had this on draft at the Blue Monkey Tavern, Im not a coffee drinker but this stout is truly amazing. A nose of deep, dark roasted coffee, an unctuous mouthfeel and lingering finish. A keeper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2009
On tap at Yogis. Poured black with a brown head that laces beautifully. Aroma is full of coffee notes with an undertone of chocolate. Flavor is overwhelmingly full of coffee notes. I understand this is what the beer is going for, but still it is overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle - Pours black. Huge dark tan head that lasts forever. Unbelievable aroma of strong black coffee. Taste of coffee, bitter chocolate, and malt. Strong lacing. Serious bitter mouthfeel. Overall a tremendous beer. Sets the standard for stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Dark, dark, dark and delicious. Poured with a thick dark tan head that held pretty well. Aroma was somewhat lacking compared to the taste. The malty, coffee flavor backed up with bitter chocolate undertones are just superb. The palate is simply your morning coffee. Definitely rich coffee flavors and malty chocolate. It kills me to say this, but the best part of the beer was after I had finished it and the last little bit had started to crystalize at the bottom. The smell was spectacular! Awesome beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. You get aromas of chocolate and coffee, but the coffee is the dominant nose. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor lasts and the coffee stays with you for a while. Very nice stout.

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