Operation Breakfast
Flying Dog Brewery

Operation BreakfastOperation Breakfast
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats:
American Imperial Stout
Needs more ratings
4 | pDev: 3.5%
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
Operation BreakfastOperation Breakfast
Notes: Rise and shine, Clementine. This rowdy wake-up call is an ode to the greatest invention ever: the breakfast buffet. So much food, so little plate.

Why choose one kind of breakfast, when you can have them all? This dark brew is the perfect compliment to all things breakfast. Oatmeal. Waffle. Buttered toast. Cafe Lattes with cocoa-vanilla whipped cream. Don't just raid the cupboard, rip it off the wall. Then wash it down with a deep-flavored coffee vanilla stout that almost makes getting out of bed worth it. Almost.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 7 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Profundobaso
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - coffee black, though actually translucent. Two-finger head with some lacing.
Smell - coffee, and lots of it. supplemented by vanilla, chocolate and some additional sweetness.
Taste - coffee from beginning to the end, though a myriad of flavors in between. the chocolate sweetness comes first, along with heavily toasted malts. oatmeal likely gives the beer its smoothness. finish is long and complex, with some smokiness rounded out with a sweet finish.
Feel - full bodied, low carbonation, and highly boozy at 9.1% ABV. Alcohol is very well masked.
Overall - in my opinion, this is on par with Founders Breakfast Stout. It offers a similar (but different) flavor profile with a slightly higher boozy kick. A really nice and flavorful coffee stout for a cold night.

 772 characters

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black, above average body with a very slight oily feel with light carbonation .
Aroma is black coffee,espresso beans, alcohol soaked nuts,hazelnut butter,roasted malt and I pick up black cherry
Taste is less sweet than aroma hinted at with some coffee bitterness. Mild alcohol taste with that odd but pleasant cherry.
Overall it was an above average beer that I would try again. As it warms it gives off dark fruit in both aroma and taste

 456 characters

Photo of Lucular
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

5 oz pour on tap. An extremely tasty breakfast stout. Vanilla, coffee, dark roasted malts, smooth, creamy, delicious. However, this doesn't have maple??! I am very confused because maple was one of the primary flavors I thought I picked up on. Weird.

 250 characters

Photo of cjgiant
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle, BB 5/2020:
A typical near-black body to this stout is still supporting a nice light tan head - a little lighter as it falls to a sea foam stagnancy in the glass. Lacing is strong in sections, and void in others.

A hugely rich coffee aroma greets my nose as I draw the beer close and inhale. There's a soft, freshly from the oven brownie aromas as well, thanks to a background push from the vanilla.

Taste is a more bitter version of the nose - like a charred malt blanket was used to dampen the less beer aspects of this offering. Barely burnt toast on a plate with a side of medium-to-bold coffee sitting beside it. Backing flavors are actually the one aspect more distinct than the nose, but come late int he taste. I get a the oatmeal after reading the label - something I wove into the cocoa powder of the brownie before.

I'd guess maybe this is an oatmeal stout though the label didn't specify such. I like the integration in this one - coffee, vanilla, maybe oatmeal - but still stands as firstly as a stout.

 1,028 characters

Photo of BB1313
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 5/2/20. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a small khaki head that quickly fades leaving solid retention and lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of coffee along with some hints of vanilla and chocolate. Subtle roasted characteristics. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. The coffee and vanilla blend well together and lead the way. More hints of chocolate. Hints of coconut and hazelnut in the mix. Moderate to low bitterness. Subtle sweetness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a nice coffee stout. The coffee and vanilla comes through. Nice flavors. Well done.

 781 characters

Operation Breakfast from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 7 ratings