Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by SIRIUS2:
4.2/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.
Pours a dark viscous brown to black with very minimal light brown head. Retention is relatively low and eventually goes to a thick ring around the outside the glass. Surprisingly good lacing all the way down the glass.
Aromas are dark roasted malts - bitter chocolate and coffee with the coffee taking center stage.
Flavors are creamy but bitter dark chocolate and espresso on a backbone of sweeter maltiness. As with the aromas, coffee is first and foremost here, almost leaving an expectation of coffee beans at the bottom of the glass. Mouthfeel is a bit heavy and a touch slick with very light carbonation. The finish is long with more bitter coffee lightening up to a cocoa linger.
Very good overall and highly enjoyable. Only on occasion did I get a hint of warmth from the higher gravity but overall it was well hidden with the heavier strong flavors in the brew. If you like chewy stouts, this one's for you!
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2009 20:28:07 | More by SIRIUS2
More User Reviews:
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
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