Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by JackTheRipper:
4.7/5 rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks to battlekow for this incredible brew!
A: Probably the coolest label art ever. Opens with a soft hiss. Pours a dead black color with very little head. (my only gripe with this beer.)
S: Big whiff of dark coffee. Smells sort of like those bitter little gems of coffee I'd get when I was in Bahrain. Mild sweet chocolatey smells underneath the coffee. Barest hint of an alcohol smell. Very nice.
T: Bliss. From the smell I was expecting a big hit of burny coffee ground flavor. What I got was wonderfully different. Soft chocolate tastes that meld beautifully with a soft but bold coffee taste that reminds me of good coffee brewed in a French Press. Sweet malty flavor comes late. Finish is a touch of hops to give a bit of a bitter punch that just makes me want to sip again to get back to that wonderful flavor. Wow is this ever tasty!
M: Full bodied. Smooth as velvet feeling. Breakfast Stout indeed! This beer just feels like a meal in a glass. Moderate carbonation. Alcohol is warming in the belly, other than that I'd never guess that this one weighs in at 8.3%.
D&N: Highly deserving of being one of the Best of BA. Every sip offers a different view of this beer, the flavors and aromas meld and dance and change seemingly with every sip. Unbelievable complexity. This is a beer that everyone should try, and keep a few on hand if you are lucky enough. I can't thank you enough, battlekow, for sending this one my way.
Edit to add: One of the few beers that I looked into my empty oversized wine glass and just sighed... Such a good beer, so sad it's gone.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2005 12:53:50 | More by JackTheRipper
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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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