Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by ZagZagg:
4.15/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle poured into pint glass
A: Deep deep black. Notable carbonation with a thin head, which dissipates quickly. No substantial lacing. Resembles a flat cola or cold coffee. Its obsidian character allows no light to pass. The surface bubbles with a slight shimmer. The meniscus carries a bit of a birch beer looking ruby.
S: Crisp malts, chocolates and coffee aromas dominate the nose. Can’t place this certain spiciness, could be a sort of burnt smell, not sure I’m getting much of the oats/oatmeal. Definitely rich and powerful, it almost smells heavy.
T: The burnt element is evident in the initial taste. The chocolate is a dark chocolate, lacking real sweetness. Like a dark straight Columbian coffee. The bitterness is well balanced (especially for 60 IBU). Still not picking up much of the oatmeal or essence of oats. The aftertaste is akin to the lingering flavor after the last sip of a morning coffee, a bit dry.
M: Carbonation doesn’t play as much as much as expected from the appearance. Smooth, sort of slippery. Very similar to the way it looks. Becomes a bit creamy as it sits on the tongue.
O: I haven’t tried my hand at oatmeal stout before, but this is tasty. I don’t know if complex is the term I would use, but certainly rich and full of chocolate malty flavor. I could see myself enjoying one of these in the morning, but not too many. If you’re into rich velvet imperial stouts, this is something you have to try.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 04:06:50 | More by ZagZagg
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 11,323 ratings.