Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kallessin:
4.8/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours black with a huge dark tan cocoa colored head. The glass was filled with foam with more than half the beer still left in the bottle. It took forever to settle and as portions of the foam collapsed, it left a big dollop of foam.
Has a very strong dark bittersweet chocolate aroma with deep roasted malt and layers of sweet milk chocolate underneath. There is also a deep roasted coffee bean aroma along with it with hints of hop aroma.
The flavor is very much like the aroma with a blend of dark bittersweet chocolate and sweet milk chocolate with strong roasted coffee underneath. It has a wonderful bitter roastiness with light burned malt flavors. I get a little astringency in the background but is very fleeting and some hop bitterness on the finish. A dry roasted aftertaste.
Its full bodied with a fantastic smooth and creamy texture with moderate carbonation. There's a also a little pepperiness to it and it leaves a dry sticky feeling.
This is a very rich and hearty beer, but not filling. The chocolate and coffee blend perfect together with a texture that ties it all together. A truly exceptional beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2010 00:26:30 | More by Kallessin
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4.63/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
On principle, I am hesitant to rate a beer as perfect. This is the tastiest stout I have ever had. Is it the best? I am not sure, and the only reason I'm not sure is that there are still other beers out there in the world. It pours heavy, no head and minimal lacing, into a tulip glass (next time I'll use a snifter). It tastes sweet, and bitter, and chocolatey - I sense coffee, but on my palate the chocolate is more present - and heavy. Like I really could have it for breakfast. And by God the next time I don't have to work and my kid is already at daycare, I will have one for breakfast, and by then maybe I'll decide it truly is the best stout ever.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 00:41:42 | More by schris
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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