Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 11,318 | Reviews: 3,194 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MadCat:
4.83/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Recently purchased, so I assume it was the most recent batch. Can't find a date code on the bottle.
Appearance: Pours black as night with a creamy brown head. Leaves considerable lacing.
Smell: Dark chocolate with a hint of coffee. Smell reminds me of the dark chocolate coffee we had at the coffee shop I used to work at. Beautiful.
Taste: Complex, malty, chocolatey, hints of coffee. Minimal bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Thick and velvety, a little bit of carbonation sting
Drinkability: I could drink this all day if it weren't for the fact that it would kill my wallet and I would be drunk as hell.
Overall, absolutely amazing. Not a perfect beer for me, but it is damn close. Well deserving of its spot on the top 100. Looking forward to KBS, and hopefully I can get some CBS.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2011 02:42:31 | More by MadCat
More User Reviews:
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
4.48/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served at 40 degrees
Pours pitch black, allowing no light to pass through. A light brown head quickly dissolves to a thin ring. No noticeable carbonation. Decent lacing and light legging.
Rich, bitter chocolate and cocoa nibs up front backed by thick notes of roasted coffee. Hints of molasses. Not a lot to speak of beyond that, but it is very pleasing.
Bitter chocolate hits you first with a subtle smoke character. Gobs of roasted malt and coffee ride out each sip. Light notes of molasses and vanilla. Roasted coffee aftertaste. Alcohol is well masked - I'd never guess this one at 8%.
This is a full-bodied beer that will fill you up. Again, no noticeable carbonation. Smooth exit with a nice aftertaste.
This is a fantastic beer for the cold winter days we have ahead. Easy to drink, but best enjoyed slowly. Highly recommend.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 15:32:41 | More by alphagnome
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,318 ratings.