Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ego:
4.38/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
saw this on tap for growlage @ joe canals here in jersey, $16.99 to fill 4oz ? hell yeah!
on an easy pour this easily grows to 2 fingers of deep cocoa head, this beer is like a box of chocolates, dark ones, the carbonation seems to toil working up towards the head, unlike some darker than black beers you can see the carbonation (well, some of it), the beer leaves nearly perfect sheets of lacing down the glass as well as graph lines marking the ups and down of the beer market pursuant to this tasting, really spot on here
deep roasty coffee tones, some burnt offerings in here that will delight the starbucks in you (or if you live in brooklyn, Gorilla coffee -word!), anyhoo... big and sweet malts with the oat tones that smooth it out (which really separates this from a lot of brews). The oats add a dry/bready note to the mix, the nose is really nice!
the nose is but a tease, all the flavors detected in the nose explode in the mouth, it is thick enough, the carbonation is married perfectly, the alcohol just lets you know it is there... man this is tasty, you get the deep and dark coffee burnt taste (not smoky or ash-y), the flavor really stays with you for some time but yet ... you want more. This drinks way too easy for the ABV so watch (or don't, heh). This is worth savoring. Everything is in balance here and this is saying alot considering there is BIG flavors all around.
balance of roast, burnt, bitter, malts... and then it finishes with all those notes hanging on in ... balance, very well crafted beer.
rated highly for a reason, worth seeking out. The imp stout/coffee lover in you should gravitate ... HERE.
Serving type: growler
12-30-2012 06:04:36 | More by Ego
More User Reviews:
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 11,316 ratings.