Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Chiefy770:
4.83/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a nonic pint glass from a 12 fl. ounce bottle. 2013 batch.
Appearance: Black as black can be. Thick pour, not quite syrupy but this definitely has a good amount of density. A foam head, a bit shy of two-fingers, slowly formed on top of the body.
Smell: Very similar to an iced mocha. Minor grainy notes break through as well, most likely from the oats.
Taste: Coffee is the dominant flavor here. It is rich, the dark roast really holds its form against good showings from other flavors. Creamy chocolate attempts to even out the strong coffee. The oats and grains start to break through as the beer warms. The alcohol creates a tart and dry finish.
Overall: Took me awhile to get around to this one but boy, it did not disappoint. Definitely a brew for those coffee lovers out there. I took the advice of many other BA users and slowly enjoyed this one, I am glad I did. It is amazing how many flavors shift and breakthrough as this beer warms. Excellent!
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2013 22:18:16 | More by Chiefy770
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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 11,306 ratings.