Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by HossMcGraw:
3.85/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5
Mixed feelings on this one; I've been anxiously awaiting to try it and found it to be a well-made beer, but not something I would actively seek out.
Pours thick and viscous with no head or lacing to speak of. Nose is coffee that's been sitting around for a while, bakers chocolate and something a bit sour. Not overwhelmingly so; some may call it dark fruit but it comes off as a bit sour to me.
Taste is quite bold; follows the nose with a super dark chocolate and lingering espresso on the tongue.
Mouthfeel was a huge letdown. No carbonation (not that it was expected), and quite thin. Despite the thick appearance, mouthfeel is surprisingly thin which feels strange considering the bold flavors.
So..kinda conflicted about this. It tastes delicious but isn't particularly attractive and feels weird in the mouth which makes it difficult to enjoy. Just overall kinda let down. I think maybe I just need massive tongue-numbing hops to balance this. I've been a fiend for hops as of late. I gave it some points cause I appreciate the craftsmanship even if it isn't for me
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2011 02:19:09 | More by HossMcGraw
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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
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 11,317 ratings.