Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Roguer:
4.21/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a thick, oily blackness, oozing from the bottle. Completely opaque. Very thin dark cream head that quickly fades to a line.
S - The smell is boozy from across the room. Up close, bitter dark chocolate hides a hint of coffee. I'm a little intimidated.
T - First, slight bitterness on the tongue (it is 60 IBUs). Then, extremely dark chocolate everywhere all at once. A little flat on the flavor past the chocolate, though; not particularly balanced.
M - Oily and thick. Not thick enough to chew, but it really clings to your mouth.
O - Not a beer for an empty stomach. A very impressive beer, especially for the high ABV and IBU. Not as balanced as I'd like; the bitter chocolate overwhelms whatever else might be hiding in there (e.g. coffee and malts).
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2013 16:07:00 | More by Roguer
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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 11,306 ratings.