Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.76/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bought the four pack finally. (I'm not sure how I feel about four packs...)
When I think of Beer, I think of a kid gobbling up breakfast, and so does Founders apparently. They put a very ambitious looking youngster on the bottle chowing down on some breakfast, already making me regret not pouring this into a bowl of Cheerios.
Look: It pours an awesome black void. The head is one finger in thickness, and it's a brown pillow of awesomeness. The lacing is optimal. So with all that being said, I can't imagine this being "improved upon". So it gets a very rare 5 from me. Just a solid looking beer.
Smell: I love the complexity of this. For a few basic ingredients you can detect right off the bat, it still has a lot else going on. Those basic few being Chocolate, Coffee, and Oats. It combines to create a cappuccino like smell, and the alcohol compounded on that, creates a near perfect aroma, that as far as I can tell, never falls off. That is the one thing I look for the most, whether the smell tapers off. This one doesn't.
Taste: Follows the nose completely. Once you taste it, you are able to identify the chocolate as the bitter kind, not the sweet kind. (This is a good thing)
Feel: Medium/Heavy in texture, like a good stout should. Carbonation seems to be on the low end, which just gives more attention to the taste in my opinion. The ABV is non-detectable to me. Very well hidden, and to me, that's what makes this something you can have any time of day.
Overall: I have heard things about this one from time to time on these very forums, but I never really took it to heart. I love stouts, and knew I would have to try it some day. MY GOD I'M GLAD I DID. This is one beer that lives up to the hype. It's just so balanced and tasty, and you can smell the very last sip. It's really good, and probably my new favorite. I'm hesitant to give 5's across the board, but this one is as close as it gets. After I get more experienced, I might just come back and knock this beer up to 5's like it probably deserves.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2013 22:25:36 | More by JackMcAwesome
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