Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.61/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one is from a bottle dated 11/19/12. So about 5 months old. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter
Color is dark brown while pouring. Deep black inside the glass. Head is about two fingers thick brown tan colored fluffy head. Excellent retention shown by the head. Awesome lacing on the sides left by each sip as well as by the slowly receding head. Opaque.
Aroma is just phenomenal and more complex than i could decipher. Abundant coffee is the first thing that you notice. In a blind smell test this could be mistaken for a cup of ground coffee. Strong charred and burnt up roasted dark malts. Some cocoa and chocolate. No booze whatsoever.
Taste is just brilliant. Enters with a burst of coffee. Roasted malts then takeover and provide the bitter and burnt up taste. A good amount of hop bitterness as well. Chocolate, chicory and oatmeal notes. Finish is dry with subtle bitterness.
Mouth feel is full bodied. Slightly medium thick. Well rounded. Warm. Creamy. Bitter. Low to moderate carbonation. Alcohol is somewhat apparent in the slickness in the mouth.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 00:55:25 | More by AmitC
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served at 40 degrees
Pours pitch black, allowing no light to pass through. A light brown head quickly dissolves to a thin ring. No noticeable carbonation. Decent lacing and light legging.
Rich, bitter chocolate and cocoa nibs up front backed by thick notes of roasted coffee. Hints of molasses. Not a lot to speak of beyond that, but it is very pleasing.
Bitter chocolate hits you first with a subtle smoke character. Gobs of roasted malt and coffee ride out each sip. Light notes of molasses and vanilla. Roasted coffee aftertaste. Alcohol is well masked - I'd never guess this one at 8%.
This is a full-bodied beer that will fill you up. Again, no noticeable carbonation. Smooth exit with a nice aftertaste.
This is a fantastic beer for the cold winter days we have ahead. Easy to drink, but best enjoyed slowly. Highly recommend.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 15:32:41 | More by alphagnome
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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