Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 11,327 | Reviews: 3,194 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JohnL9013:
4.33/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: When I poured this out, I literally said aloud, "What ... the ... F***??" This is black as night, and viscous like chocolate syrup. Almost no dead, almost no indication at all that it is, in fact, beer. What a presentation.
S: Oh what a nice stouty nose! Largely coffee and bittering hops. Not a huge smell, but a very good one.
T: When I tried the Southern Tier Java Stout, it gave me a terrible impression of coffee stouts because it was simply too sweet, overdone, and the coffee wasn't good. Founders gets it perfect, period. I love Sumatran coffee, so the coffee flavors are an absolutely delight. It's sweet, but doesn't cover up the flavors at all. The "chocolate" effect from the perfectly balanced coffee is very significant... and when I brew coffee myself, it tastes like chocolate when I get it right, so I have a high respect for the blending and homogeneity here. The taste isn't over the top, but it is definitely exceptional.
M: Low carbonation, silky smooth. Let this one roll around for a while and enjoy!
D: I'm really surprised by how drinkable this is. Like I mentioned, it's very full, but not totally over the top. Regardless, I would not drink more than one at once, but could if I was in the mood.
I didn't know why everyone was going ballistic over this stuff, but now I do. It's an exceptional brew that's well balanced and just has a ton of complexity. Pick up a small (or a bomber if they make it) at your local shop and enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2009 21:40:57 | More by JohnL9013
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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 11,327 ratings.