Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Duane_Opfer:
4.59/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. beer poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 8/30. Consumed on 10/7.
A - Brown, approaching black in color. Gentle pour yielded a light amount of head, light brown in color. Moderate carbonation as observed from the top. Formed classic heavy layered lacing as beer receded.
S - Absolutely decadent. Reminded me of high-grade crumbled dark chocolate with vanilla, condensed milk, and nutmeg. Smell did not quickly dissipate.
T - Again, dark chocolate up front, with roasted coffee/espresso and condensed milk. The roasted coffee flavor included a slight tart acidity that intensified in the finish. Even now, 10 min removed from my last sip, I still taste the tartness on the back of my tongue. The higher ABV is not at the forefront of the beer, but complement the beer well, providing an overall warming feeling.
M - Creamy decadence. Had the creamy characteristics of a café au lait (think French Quarter/fresh Café Du Monde), yet also well carbonated, but not to the point where it affects the creaminess. Rather, they are mutual complementary, but I also get the nice tingle on the tongue. Also, has a kind of stickiness from condensed milk or a good milkshake.
O - I am not normally a stout fan, but I can appreciate the complexity and richness of this beer. I can't help but grade it highly based on its own merits. The only detractor for me was the lasting tartness on the back of the tongue which downgrade the taste and overall ratings from a 4.75 to 4.5. Still a phenomenal beer. Can't wait to try this with a nice cigar.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2013 01:11:41 | More by Duane_Opfer
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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
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,335 ratings.