Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by EPICAC:
4.05/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I had this at The Publick House.
Founders Breakfast Stout pours an opaque black, and is topped by a dark brown head that fades to a bubbly ring, and leaves good lacing. This stout has a wonderful, rich, roasty aroma. Strong notes of coffee beans are dominant, with subordinate notes of chocolate and hints of dark fruit. Swirling the beer enhances the dark fruit aromas.
There's a strong, roasty character present from start to finish in this beer. Upfront it serves as a counterpoint to chocolate sweetness, in the center it mellows allowing the chocolate flavors to blend with notes of dark fruit for a sweet kick, and in the finish the coffee used in this stout emerges and melds with the roasted flavors giving a lingering bitterness. This stout is full-bodied, moderately carbonated, and smooth and creamy.
I thought that this was a good, strong stout. There's a lot going on, and a nice interplay between the chocolate and coffee.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2009 01:55:32 | More by EPICAC
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4.63/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
On principle, I am hesitant to rate a beer as perfect. This is the tastiest stout I have ever had. Is it the best? I am not sure, and the only reason I'm not sure is that there are still other beers out there in the world. It pours heavy, no head and minimal lacing, into a tulip glass (next time I'll use a snifter). It tastes sweet, and bitter, and chocolatey - I sense coffee, but on my palate the chocolate is more present - and heavy. Like I really could have it for breakfast. And by God the next time I don't have to work and my kid is already at daycare, I will have one for breakfast, and by then maybe I'll decide it truly is the best stout ever.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 00:41:42 | More by schris
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,112 ratings.