Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ivegotmule:
4.96/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
This is a 2012 at right at about a year of age. I bought 3 cases last year and I'm drinking my last one tonight as I get 3 more cases tomorrow. It is poured freely into a huge balloon wine glass, no head, slight brown edges with pitch black 95%. The coffee and hops have faded slightly over the year, but honestly not that much as it has been in the garage beer fridge since it was about 3 weeks old. The chocolate layers are just exquisite with the age. Mouthfeel is on the thin side for the style, but the dryness from the bitter chocolate and hops and perfect carbonation make it an easy drinker. Cliche or not, I could totally drink this for breakfast. This is my second favorite coffee forward non barreled imperial stout. Just short of a Alesmith Speedway Stout. And that's not even a good comparison considering the huge abv difference. I absolutely recommend buying as much of this as you can find/afford. But I must say, it is best around 3 months of age, just as Founders recommends "drink all of our beer fresh". The hops and coffee fade and they are the highlights of the beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2013 18:54:38 | More by Ivegotmule
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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
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