Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by SmashPants:
3.74/5 rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle: a stumpy 355mL brown bottle with a nice old-school label.
Appearance: pours an oily-looking, solid black colour with sediment evident only on the final pour. A small tan head lingers for a time with minimal lacing.
Aroma: a great nose also - some heavy chocolate / cocoa with roast coffee as well. Not all that much else, but the chocolate and coffee are so well-rounded and reaking of quality that it doesn't matter.
Taste: here it drops away a bit for me - far too much coffee for my liking. I will admit I am not a coffee fan but generally I still like stouts which are coffee-centric. This one is dominated by coffee far too much - I was expecting more chocolate to come with it considering it was a 'double chocolate coffee oatmeal', not simply a 'Coffee Stout'.
Mouth feel: I can't be hating on the price too much even though it is near $100 a case (2013). It is a well made beer, just not my kind of thing.
Overall: a very well constructed piece of brewmastery. Whilst the profile may have been dominated by roast coffee, I can't be hating too much as I am not a big fan of coffee at all. Though I personally will be giving it a miss in future, I have to admit that it is a top-end stout to add to the collection.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2013 09:58:29 | More by SmashPants
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
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,331 ratings.