Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by DawnL:
3.68/5 rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Maybe it was all the hype??
The color was an exquisite black/brown with full, tan head. It looked delicious.
The nose was roasted coffee and had a sweet backbone to it.
The palate was not what I had expected, exactly. Clearly I knew that this was going to be a very full coffee-brewed, powerful beer. It didn't quite pack the complexity wollop I was hoping for.
Basically, the beer was good. I let it sit in the glass and it didn't change. It didn't evolve. I wasn't getting layers of flavor coming at me in waves.
I was getting a one-note coffee kick, yes. But there was something lacking. Coffee can be sweet, earthy, dark roasted, light roasted - it can taste a little herbal - I really wasn't getting any of these nuances from the beer.
The one-note I did get was very good, but it reminded me a lot of Manhattan Special. I think I'm missing something when it comes to this beer.
Mouthfeel was good and I found the beer very drinkable. I would purchase it again.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2010 18:55:36 | More by DawnL
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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 11,305 ratings.