Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10,457 | Reviews: 3,163 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Lauthaha:
4.9/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
What can I really say about this beer that hasn't already been said? :-P
Poured from a single-serving bottle into a half-liter piece of glassware.
Appearance: It pours the color and consistency of motor oil; while pouring, there is some visible brown but once the beer is in the glass, it's pitch black. Rich tan head leaves moderate-to-heavy lacing as it recedes.
Smell: Just like a mocha-latte. The coffee is heavy here, with chocolate and alcohol tying for second. It really seems like this should be a cup of coffee, not a beer! That being said, there are some faint hop aromas detectable within the onslaught of coffee/chocolate/malt.
Taste: Espresso beans soaked in malted barley and floral hops, drizzled with chocolate syrup. Totally full-flavor, nothing subtle about this. Perhaps a touch of berry and/or grape and/or plum flavor in here. Luckily, the flavor is well-rounded, and nothing supersedes anything else.
Mouthfeel: Very, very rich and full. The beer gently expands on the tongue, aided by mellow carbonation. As it does so, it reveals numerous flavors within. Goes down smoothly without resistance, and leaves behind a definite coffee feeling on the inside of the mouth.
Drinkability: I could easily drink one...every morning :-P
Amazing beer here. Could possibly beat my favorite, the Stone Imperial Russian Stout. Perhaps I'll have to pit the two against each other some day in a battle royale. Great job Founders!
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2010 02:24:40 | More by Lauthaha
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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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