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RATINGS: 3507   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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4.1
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.

4.4
hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Thanks Strykzone for this superb beer. From a 12 oz bottle this poured inky black with a fat tan head that lasted a very long time and left very thick lacking rings. The nose is very rich with roasted malts giving aromas of chocolate, rip fruits and coffee. Lots of coffee. About as smooth and rich a mouthfeel as you can imagine, Flavors are dominated by the coffee, but there is still good balance leading up to a long dry bitter finish. Fantastic stuff.

4.3
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
12 oz. pours like kahlua with some carbonation. Small tan head. Good carbonation takes away from some of the bite, but the chocolate and coffee are what really dominate. This could be a little sweeter, but works wel just as it is. I can see why it is rated so highly. I actually did drink it for breakfast and boy was that a great way to start my Sunday. I think next time I’ll drink it alongside a nice steak or maybe with some chocolates. Good stuff!

4.7
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Great stout. If you like coffee and chocolate this is for you. Thumbs up.

4.6
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 LOVE this beer. Incredibly enticing smell, like a fresh pot of dark coffee and chocolate. Better aroma then sticking my face into a bag of fresh beans. Waves of richly layered coffee and mocha flavors deliciously blend with roasted malts and oats. Full bodied, silky smooth and creamy with a dry bitter hop finish.

4.4
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Hearty aroma of ashes, cold coffee, chocolate, oats and more coffee/chocolate. Rich dark brown in color with a thick, frothy, dark tan head and huge layers of lacing. Looks perfect. Silky and sweet, mild bitterness coupled by a velvety finish and plenty of good lingering flavors. Tastes of bitter-sweet chocolate, dry oatmeal, coffee with heavy cream as well as some floral, green hops. Very, very good stout. I found it similar to the Peche Mortel in the aroma and flavor departments. Surprisingly easy drinker with a grand and robust flavor profile.

4.2
billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Draft at The Black Squirrel. Pours a dark black. Thin brown head with lots of retention. Nose is lots of coffee, some dark chocolate, but mostly coffee. Really thick palette. Vaguely reminds me of a Dunkin Donuts Mocha Coolatta. I know it’s sacrilegious to compare the two, but meh. Lots of coffee and roasted malt flavor. Overall very good, but you knew that from the other 1200 ratings. I prefer the Canadian Breakfast Stout, which I think has a more complex flavor profile.

3.9
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle pour,black with great beige head.Aroma was sweet chocolate,coffee,and malt.The flavor was coffee, nutty, chocolate but the roasted malts were a little more present than in the nose. Finish had a touch of hops which I had not picked up on in the past, but it worked well.

4.1
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
Bouteille de 12 oz. Arômes de café au lait et de chocolat. Robe noire et opaque, effervescence faible et peu de mousse. Bien ronde en bouche, le café et le chocolat sont bien présents et supportés par une belle base maltée relativement sucrée. Finale relativement douce de chocolat, avec une légère amertume de café. L’alcool est très bien dissimulé.

4.8
foundersfan (30) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Coffee flavored explosion! Hint of chocolate backed up by monstrous coffee flovor. A smooth stout with a nice lingering finish.


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