Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 11,306 | Reviews: 3,193 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by abfraser:
3.68/5 rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A: Pours completely black with a thick-looking dark brown head. The head disappears pretty quickly.
S: Very strong coffee aromas. Roasted malts.
T/M: Malts are really roasted, almost burnt; roasted coffee; bitter chocolate; chewy oatmeal. The mouthfeel is disappointing. It's thin, almost a bit watery. Also not a fan of how bitter this is on the finish. There's just something missing here.
D: A sipper for sure
Overall, I'm clearly against the consensus as I don't think this one lives up to the hype. I appreciate it's well integrated coffee flavors, but the weak mouthfeel (I want an imperial stout to be more intense) and lingering bitterness puts this a notch below most of the highly regarded IS. A solid beer but not one that I'll be seeking out that often
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2009 23:28:40 | More by abfraser
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
100 out of 100 based on 11,306 ratings.