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RATINGS: 3397   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The coffee lover’s 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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BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle pour to snifter. Not extreme in any way. Have had Brooklyn BCS which is very bitter and Young’s DCS which is very sweet to compare it to. Very balanced with mild bitter after taste. Beautiful ebony color with very thin head. Definetely some coffee and bitter chocolate in there. Almost sticky mouth feel. Better as it warms. Definitely bitter coffee presence. As I’m drinking it I am enjoying it more and more and may need to adjust my ratings before post. Yep, need to up overall score. Very nice beer!

4.7
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2010
This has to be my favorite stout to date. Dark and thick, it absolutely lives up to the "pours like motor oil" cliche. As a disclaimer, I’m only just now beginning to warm to the intense flavors of Russian Imperial Stouts, and the Breakfast Stout will not really give you that level of intensity. It is, however, a smooth, creamy stout that’s ready to drink now and is characterized by moderately bitter coffee and dark chocolate flavors. It’s just right for me.

3.5
Jonte (1496) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2010 Bottle. Black colour with a small pale brown head. Roasted malt, lots of green peppers, coffee and some hops in the aroma. Bittersweet taste with lots of coffee and roastiness, also strong notes of green peppers, cocoa and hops (but not much citrus). Very dry finish. Very coffee dominated, dry and rather uncomplex beer. Re-rated 100605.

4.1
Dfonorow (2318) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Pours black with a small caramel colored head. The smell of coffee is very prominent has also include subtle tendencies of chocolate, oats, and alcohol. They weren’t kidding with the breakfast part because this brew is heavy on the coffee and roasted malts - its like drinking an alcoholic coffee. The finish is very bitter but smooth all the way through, like most other imperial stouts. It has a very nice transition between coffee, chocolate, and roasted oats.

4.2
Bragesnak (5393) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 100110. Black with white head. Aroma of cofee, chocolate and malt. Flavor is roasted with a balanced sweetness. Creamy palate.

4.8
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Poured from a 120z. bottle into a stemmed glass. The color is a dark black with about three fingers of brownish foamy head with some really nice lacing. The smell is of oatmeal, some really dark chocalte presence and a bit of roasted coffee flavor that is real evident in the nose. The taste is inviting, it a reminiscent of a Starbucks coffee. Just the mixture of a bounty of fantastic flavors contributing to the taste bud overload. The creamy endings that are giving this beer legs is just there in the background hiding in this beers greatness. The feel is lighter than expected. There is no real punch but a warming embrace that takes as much as it gives. The coffee flavors will give you that early morning feel with the oatmeal just taking you in the same direction. There really isn’t unpleasant in the aftertaste which is there but is enjoyable from the start.

4
saxo (19569) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich with chocolate, coffee, roast malt, caramel and hops. Nice one.

4.1
Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown pour with dark mocha head that disappears gently. Oat, chocolate, and dark coffee. Smooth and silky, and the bitterness makes this feel not too heavy or overpowering. Smooth and complex finish.

4.8
KGeraghty (2) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2010 does not count
Thick, full body with a long dark chocolate-y finish, this beer bottled is inferior to the tap, but more than worth a try if you can get your hands on it. It has deep seated aroma that keep you sniffing at the glass all the way through ranging through the gamut of sweet stouts: dark chocolate, complex coffee overtone, caramel and nut aromas were all present. I could have dealt with a little more than the minimal tan head this beer poured.

4.2
bmshaver (4) - USA - FEB 13, 2010 does not count
Bottle. Enjoyed with desert. Very dark and thick with minimal head. Smell of dark chocolate very inviting. Delicious taste with combination of smooth chocolate, oats and coffee. Warm alcohol aftertaste. Very heavy, one is enough.


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