Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up as soon as I found out that this was back in stock in my neck of the woods. I heard a lot of good things about this beer, and have never seen, let alone tasted, a breakfast stout. After nearly downing most of my pint glass, I'm not sure if I'd have this for breakfast, but I'm sure that this is one of the most unique and delicious beers that I've had in quite some time!
This had a dark pour but not as thick as a Russian Imperial Stout. There was a little bit of head and practically no lacing to go along with this. The smell was a wonderful blend of dark chocolate, toffee, and of course, oatmeal, with the mouthfeel combining all of those notes with the thickness of the oatmeal and the alcoholic taste of fermented chocolate. It's basically a cross between the old Troegs Oatmael Stout and the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Yes, the alcohol can be felt here, especially in the aftertaste. Nevertheless, it's not overpowering and the roasted, espresso-like consistancy that wonderfully holds everything together!
This is a strong beer, but the alcohol is never overpowering. I don't think I'd specifically have this for breakfast, but there wouldn't be a time of day where I'd pass this up! This was well worth the wait and effort to find - Founders has carved a very unique niche with this beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2008 09:24:40 | More by JerzDevl2000
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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
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,324 ratings.