Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Founder’s Breakfast Stout. Bottle into Duvel glass on Oct 22, 2011.
Dark opaque black body with 1’ brown-white head. This dissaptates into a thin, incomplete covering. Moderate lacing
Rich dark chocolate and cocoa as well as notes of espresso give it both a sweet and roasty aroma. Also, get faint notes of dark fruit, with a slight sourness.
Surprisingly bitter stout. Seems like this aspect may be as much from, if not more so, from the coffee than the actual hops themselves. I almost mistake this bitterness for a sourness at time, like drinking coffee black. Overall, get a coffee-forward flavor with notes of roastiness, and cocoa. Also, get the faintest more peppery, citrus (lemon) bitterness from hops; this is very sutble.
There is not a strong sweetness to this beer at all. I find this quite suprising. Also this is not a overly heavy, sticky flavor beer. That all being said, it’s still quite enjoyable. Just different than many other stouts I’ve had before.
Milder thickness, with a moderate carbonation. Seems to be just a bit thin for my liking, but not too much though. Do get some initial sweetness, but then a more definitive dry finish
Different than I expected because significantly more bitter than sweet. Obviously, this was the aim of the beer, but I guess I didn’t realize this beforehand. It does have a nice coffee, cocoa roasty taste that I enough. I just tend to enjoy a bit more sweetness in my stouts. However, I could see many people who don’t like the more standard sweeter RIS beers liking this a lot.
Also, at the end, I tried this beer with a chocolate cookie and it did pair quite well. The sweet, sugary cookie softed the bitterness of the beer, and I found the beer, in turn, had richer flavors of cocoa and coffee. I understand how this could be a great java-breakfast substitute beverage.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2011 21:59:46 | More by EnemyWithin
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4.48/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12oz into a snifter, bottled 11/09/13
Pours pitch black with a finger of mocha colored foam. Good retention and lacing, no carbonation coming up from the sides of the glass
Smells of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolates, some vanilla, dark fruits, toffee, and finishes with some alcohol. Everything comes together pretty well
Taste is with the nose pretty well, strong upfront coffee and dark chocolate along with figs, cherry, and other dark fruits. Vanilla and toffee on the finish, ending with a splash of alcohol
Feel is moderately bitter with a heavy body. Finishes pretty dry, alcohol concealed well but enjoyably present
Overall glad I got to try this. Three more sitting in the cellar
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 00:40:50 | More by lordofstarside
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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