Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bone53:
4.19/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45°F
Appearance: Pitch black with a one finger brown creamy head
Smell: Fresh ground coffee beans followed by a hint of chocolate and booze
Taste: Rich kona coffee upfront with a undertone of chocolate playing in the background which carries throughout the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Heavy medium body; Goes down smooth but with a bitter espresso finish. Slight alcohol presence as well
Overall: Considering the ratings and hype, this is a let down to me. At fridge temperature I get nothing but coffee in the taste and aroma. As it warms, the beer opens up a bit and chocolate is present. It's not overly complex but the coffee and chocolate characteristics do play nicely with each other. The mouthfeel is thinner and more bitter than I had expected as well. I prefer FIS to this. Overall it's a well made beer but in my opinion not perfect as both BA and The Bros suggest. Will have to reevaluate
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 08:49:49 | More by Bone53
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4.9/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Maybe I am bias towards my Michigan Brews but Founder Oatmeal Stout is great Sweet Stout. With flavors of coffee, chocolate, and lightly roasted characters tickle the taste buds, it is easy to get a full stomach on a pint (or two). As dark as they come, this beer has nothing to see through it! My appearance review rating was not all that well because I felt my bartender just overflowed the pint glass and I was not happy about the wasted beer :(
All said though, this is a great sweet stout for those who are looking for a big filling beer!
Cheers to Founders!
Serving type: nitro-tap
07-29-2014 02:22:46 | More by kenny400m
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
100 out of 100 based on 11,317 ratings.