Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Andrew61923:
4.81/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Poured from undated (I'm sure it rubbed off) bottle into my Gandhi Bot glass. I do know it's an older bottle, likely from last fall. One of my favorites and I'm surprised I haven't rated it yet.
A: Dark and pretty as ever. With an aggressive pour, a small khaki head forms, but it fades quickly and leaves a very thin halo along the edge of the glass and some very nice lacing.
S: Coffee up front with a good amount of dark, bitter chocolate. Amazing that the coffee has held up as strongly as this, as I remember the chocolate starting to take over last time I had it. Maybe I was wrong...it has happened before.
T: God I love this beer. I'm definitely picking up on more chocolate on the palate than I did in the nose, but the coffee is certainly still there. I have never noticed this before, but there's a bit of a brownie with nuts going on as well. The dark chocolate lasts forever at the back of my tongue.
M: The viscosity of this beer is spot on, but the carbonation is just a bit too high the more I think of it. It doesn't detract from my enjoying the beer that much, but if I'm looking for a flaw, I've found it. Overall, still solid, however.
O: I have one more from this batch that I think I might sit on a bit longer to see what it develops into. I imagine that the coffee will continue to fade, but that all other aspects of the beer will remain strong. I never hesitate to grab a 4-pack of this, and am excited to hear it'll be coming out in 6ers in the near future. I recommend you do the same.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2013 02:57:16 | More by Andrew61923
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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
100 out of 100 based on 10,440 ratings.