Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10,435 | Reviews: 3,162 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Loki:
4.88/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Sampled from a 64oz growler.
Appearance: Completely opaque, solid mass of blackness that builds a healthly cocoa colored head. The head is a bit unique in that from the side it looks like layered bubbles, yet from the top it is smooth for just a few depressions and looks like a brown sponge.
Smell: Rich coffee, creamy smooth chocolate, rich malts, and hints of smoke. Smells like a fancy coffee house iced latte with something extra. I could wake up to this every morning.
Taste: Coffee, bitter chocolate, and roasted malt. At first I thought it tasted like a cold cafe mocha coffee, without the cold coffee taste; but it almost exactly like chocolate covered expresso beans. Simply fanstastic. It makes me long for a cup of good, fresh java.
Mouthfeel: creamy and cold beginning with a slightly bitter finish. Maintains a refreshing wetness and finishes increadibly smooth. I was amazed that my mouth felt this wet with some of the coffee and chocolate bitterness.
Drinkability: Fantastic, impressive, somewhat unique. I could have this at anytime of the day and may try it tomorrow with breakfast!
Thanks granger10 for the wonderful beer!
Serving type: growler
10-04-2004 12:28:47 | More by Loki
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I LOVE stouts. I'm not, however, quite sure why this beer is rated so highly. I absolutely love other Founders offerings, but this one falls short... maybe it was just high expectations. The first bottle I had, I thought maybe was just bad luck - maybe it was served too cold, maybe it was too fresh or too old.... but the second bottle was cared for perfectly and tasted exactly the same. Don't get me wrong, this is a good beer, just not in my top 10... or 20... or maybe even 30.
A - Looks gorgeous. Perfect shade of brown/black. Just dark with a fluffy, creamy, tan-colored head (about a finger and a half or so).
S - Coffee and chocolate are obvious. Both bright and dark berries/cherries in the mix as well. Definitely smells like breakfast.
T - Huh? But it looked so beautiful and smelled so good. First thing I notice: the water. Water? I was expecting the beer to take over, but it tasted a little watered down. Chocolate and coffee were apparent. Espresso and earthy minerals as well - had that Guinness metallic taste to it. I'm told the metallic taste is a characteristic of bad water, but I am particularly sensitive to its taste. Dark, ripe berries are hidden a little, but there.
M - Feels light - almost like a session ale, but it finishes nice and creamy. Doesn't coat my mouth too much, but feels good.
O - I was a little let down by this beer. Not once, but twice. It IS certainly good - just not 100 rating good. I'll wait for KBS to obtain a Founders stout. Until then, I think I'd stick with a Speedway Stout over this, any day.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 22:00:22 | More by Swongler
4.63/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got a couple bottles of this and finally tried it. This beer is great! Founders really knows how to make stouts. It was a treat to drink this alongside Kbs and bcbcs and this came in second for me behind bcbcs. A solid offering that I will need to get more of and save.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 03:59:57 | More by Kramerwtmf
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,435 ratings.