Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Illtryit:
4.35/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours as black as spent motor oil. Light will not penetrate this beer. Period. One and one half finger tan head. Lacing is good.
Smells like coffee beans. Fresh ground coffee beans. Chocolate is barely noticeable.
I taste chocolate first, then coffee. Burnt malt. To call this one flavorful would be an understatement...this thing packs a punch. Its an explosion of flavor. All chocolate and coffee.
Being that I'm a relative newby, this is by far the most robust stout I have personally had. Thick. You can almost spoon feed yourself this stout.
This one aint for the faint of heart. It kicks you in the face and make you beg for more. Thank you Founders, may I have another...
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2011 04:20:27 | More by Illtryit
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3.64/5 rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I LOVE stouts. I'm not, however, quite sure why this beer is rated so highly. I absolutely love other Founders offerings, but this one falls short... maybe it was just high expectations. The first bottle I had, I thought maybe was just bad luck - maybe it was served too cold, maybe it was too fresh or too old.... but the second bottle was cared for perfectly and tasted exactly the same. Don't get me wrong, this is a good beer, just not in my top 10... or 20... or maybe even 30.
A - Looks gorgeous. Perfect shade of brown/black. Just dark with a fluffy, creamy, tan-colored head (about a finger and a half or so).
S - Coffee and chocolate are obvious. Both bright and dark berries/cherries in the mix as well. Definitely smells like breakfast.
T - Huh? But it looked so beautiful and smelled so good. First thing I notice: the water. Water? I was expecting the beer to take over, but it tasted a little watered down. Chocolate and coffee were apparent. Espresso and earthy minerals as well - had that Guinness metallic taste to it. I'm told the metallic taste is a characteristic of bad water, but I am particularly sensitive to its taste. Dark, ripe berries are hidden a little, but there.
M - Feels light - almost like a session ale, but it finishes nice and creamy. Doesn't coat my mouth too much, but feels good.
O - I was a little let down by this beer. Not once, but twice. It IS certainly good - just not 100 rating good. I'll wait for KBS to obtain a Founders stout. Until then, I think I'd stick with a Speedway Stout over this, any day.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 22:00:22 | More by Swongler
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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