Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Thickfreakness:
3.9/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Pours a lighter shade of black with mahogany/chestnut highlights. A thin kahki head lays atop upon pouring, but fades kind of quickly. Nice bits of lacing drip and stick to the edge of the glass while a thin bit of foam settles in on the darkness.
S- Coffee, coffee, and more coffee! Some hints of really dark bitter chocolate and a hint of sweet whipped cream. Little touches of the alcohol open the nasal passages. Not really alot of depth or flavors other than really nice black coffee notes going on. Nothing stellar, but one of the better smelling coffee stouts out there.
T- I do like my coffee black, and this is a nice, rich deep cup of coffee! Little notes of cocoa, but not too chocolatey. It has a subtle sweetness hiding, yet somehow shining thru. Nice bitterness and a decent chewy mouthfeel. Barely any alcohol in the finish.
M- Bitter, sweet and chewy. Probably the best mouthfeel of any coffee stout I've had ( other than GI BCBCS). Really nice creaminess and bitter roasted coffee. I love the fact that it's not overly sweet. Well done Founders!
O- A top coffee stout for sure! Really nice blend of bitter black coffee, rich chocolate, and sweet cream! I'll definately be grabbing more of this while it's around. Not world class IMHO (not enough depth of flavor in either the nose or on the tongue), but very well done, and I really need to try this with a coffee rubbed and grilled porterhouse!
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2012 22:22:19 | More by Thickfreakness
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 11,314 ratings.