Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by 4balance:
4.73/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle with much thanks to WesM63 that poured opaque black into Duvel tulip with 1/2 finger of tan bubbly head that immediately reduced to small ring, not much lacing at all, held up to the light and nothing shows.
Intense aroma of dark roasted coffee, chocolate, deep roasted malt and toffee.
Tastes like a strong coffee with dark bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted malt, toffee and some cinnamon, tiny bit of hops and the alcohol is mostly hidden.
Mouthfeel is on the high side of medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation, creamy smooth, milky with lingering coffee notes.
Overall this is so delicious, breakfast and/or dessert in a bottle! Definitely recommended.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2012 03:12:08 | More by 4balance
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I LOVE stouts. I'm not, however, quite sure why this beer is rated so highly. I absolutely love other Founders offerings, but this one falls short... maybe it was just high expectations. The first bottle I had, I thought maybe was just bad luck - maybe it was served too cold, maybe it was too fresh or too old.... but the second bottle was cared for perfectly and tasted exactly the same. Don't get me wrong, this is a good beer, just not in my top 10... or 20... or maybe even 30.
A - Looks gorgeous. Perfect shade of brown/black. Just dark with a fluffy, creamy, tan-colored head (about a finger and a half or so).
S - Coffee and chocolate are obvious. Both bright and dark berries/cherries in the mix as well. Definitely smells like breakfast.
T - Huh? But it looked so beautiful and smelled so good. First thing I notice: the water. Water? I was expecting the beer to take over, but it tasted a little watered down. Chocolate and coffee were apparent. Espresso and earthy minerals as well - had that Guinness metallic taste to it. I'm told the metallic taste is a characteristic of bad water, but I am particularly sensitive to its taste. Dark, ripe berries are hidden a little, but there.
M - Feels light - almost like a session ale, but it finishes nice and creamy. Doesn't coat my mouth too much, but feels good.
O - I was a little let down by this beer. Not once, but twice. It IS certainly good - just not 100 rating good. I'll wait for KBS to obtain a Founders stout. Until then, I think I'd stick with a Speedway Stout over this, any day.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 22:00:22 | More by Swongler
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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