Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10,093 | Reviews: 3,130 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Pegasus:
4.75/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance; Deep mahogany brown body, impenetrable to light, crowned by a small, dense tan head, which retains quite well. Thin, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls.
Aroma: Roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, and bitter cocoa dominate the aroma. The high alcohol presence (8.3% ABV) is utterly imperceptible in the aroma. The coffee aroma utterly dominates the aroma.
Taste: Opens with a massive surge of cold coffee. As the taste progresses, bitter cocoa and sweet alcohol are notable, but serve as mere foils to the cold coffee flavors, which dominate the taste from start to finish. As the taste draws to a close some modest, at least in comparison to the over-the-top coffee flavors, present themselves. While the hops are presented at a very respective 60 IBUs, they seem but a mere afterthought against the staggering wave of coffee malt.
Mouth feel: Rich, smooth and velvety, with just a hint of carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: Staggering in its grandeur, it is difficult to overstate just how superb Founders Breakfast Stout is. If ever there was a "bucket list beer", this is it.
Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2013 21:09:17 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
4.56/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A- Dark black with a decent head.
S- A nice blend of chocolate and coffee beans. The smell dissipated rather quickly in my snifter, but agitating it brought it all right back.
T- Lives up to it's smell wonderfully, a rich coffee and chocolate flavor. Can't say I really pick up on the oatmeal as well as the former flavors, but it tastes amazing nonetheless.
M- Very smooth, non intrusive aftertaste. Minimal amount of bitterness that stays with you for a bit after you've finished.
O- Absolutely beautiful blend of chocolate and coffee, both in terms of smell and taste. One of the best beers I've had and my favorite stout to date.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 04:14:56 | More by Cerebrum
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,093 ratings.