SHANER4 (500) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle - Poured black as coffee with small tan head. Smelled like coffee and chocolate. Flavor brings a smile to my face, it has a light coffee taste along with a rich chocholate, its like eating a doughnut stuffed with chocolate. The best stout that I have had to date. I am happy to finally find this beer after looking for some time. djones (121) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Poors black as oil. Head lasted a long time. Very drinkable imperial stout with very well hidden alcohol. Tastes just like eating a chocolate bar, with out the sweetness. Coffee and malty flavors were strong as well. Thick bodied, and creamy mouth feel. Very tasty. DWestrick (758) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2008
bottle. this is a pretty kick butt stout! lots of coffee flavor with chocolate and carmel. very drinkabgle and has a unique finish. good beer Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Sampled with Decaturstevo, Shag, and Beerhawk over breakfast after the zap-it gathering. Near black pour with huge light brown head. Aroma is like Kahlua. Flavors of dark chocolate and coffee. Medium full body with low carbonation. Admittedly, i’m not a coffee drinker, but this was enjoyable. Gotta start the day right with an 8% abv! What a way to end an awesome tasting. Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Bottle pours thick black with a milk chocolate head that was produced through a vigorous pour. The aroma is of coffee and roasted malt. The flavor - this is one of the most drinkable IS’s I’ve ever had. There are nice and understated coffee and malt characteristics, all combined nicely with some hops. The palate is rich, yet lively. Overall, this is very nice.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - NOV 17, 2008
12 oz bottle into wineglass. Near oil black pour – pitch black body in class – great espresso brown head that is so creamy and has unbelievable retention and leaving very dense lace when it does finally fall. Aroma is so full it is thick – lots of coffee and dark (as well as milk) chocolate, as well as some oaky vanilla and sticky molasses with a very subtle rich whiskey-like boozyness – great. Flavor is the same but with a much more pronounced hoppyness (which is good, but throws the balance off a bit). Hardly any alcohol in the flavor. Not the thickest imperial stout but an unbelievably dense texture from the oats (I know this doesn’t sound like it makes much sense, but I can’t explain it much better) and very soft beautiful perfectly fitting carbonation. Overall: the aroma is really the kicker here in that the flavor appearance and palate exhibit typical characteristics of a good impy stout; but, the coffee character to the aroma is truly unique and very reminiscent of fine dark coffee, not just a dunken donuts light coffee acid bitterness. This thing would be outstanding for breakfast with some frosted miny wheats or waffles! dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2008
deep dark brown, medium head, nice lacing. nose of roasty malt and coffee. flavor is sweet coffee, chcolate, sweet malt. medium bodied, sweet finish. sweet, dark...i don’t need more to recommend against this beer. i will avoid it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. unpleasant after taste. maybe i got a bum bottle. nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Bottle. Poured a motor oil black into a snifter. Aroma of roasted coffee, molasses and a hint of bitter chocolate. Flavor of oats, espresso, chocolate and some fruity notes. Full body with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. ahalloin (54) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
From a bottle pours a dark black liquid that doesn’t allow any light to penetrate with a minimal head of darkish tan. The aroma is of roasty coffee, black licorice, with a slight hint of sweeter molasses. Big creamy mouthfeel brings out flavors of espresso, dark chocolate, and charred raisins. This is an incredible imperial stout! craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2010 2008 bottle on 3/16/10... after a bit of time in the cellar Breakfast Stout is still going strong... big huge coffee notes fill the nose... the tan head has mellowed a bit... the bitterness on the back end has really mellowed out. big coffee, chocolate sweetness flows over the mouth... deep roasty finish. outstanding. need more.
bottle purchased from Archer Liquors. I’m glad I was fortunate enough to get a four pack of this from Archer! Breakfast Stout pours an intense thick black with a wonderful 1/2’’ tan head. The coffee aromas come forward predominately, and some oats follow behind. This beer is really thick - it truly is like a meal... or a damn good desert. Very full body over the palate, yet soft and extremely smooth. The intense coffee flavors dominate the palate, while the chocolate notes and oats come through on the sides and through the finish. There is some bitterness on the back as well. Overall this is a true standout that should be appreciated... it is a coffee bomb and an exquisite beverage.