Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10,091 | Reviews: 3,130 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by blackcompg:
4.53/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from their 12oz bottle, bottled 8/15/12...
Appearance - Poured just over a finger of nice cinnamon brown head, body is opaque and nearly black, with dark mahogany/garnet edges in the light. Lacing is there but is minimal, at a 4 this is this beers "weakest" characteristic.
Smell - Wow - rich fresh ground french roast coffee beans, semi-sweet dark chocolate, rich roasted malts, just an incredibly rich nose on this!
Taste - Much like the nose, starts rich french roast coffee, barely sweetened dark chocolate, full bodied rich roasted malts, and then into the finish I get just a lick of licorice, and some toasted pumpernickel breadcrust. There is such a nice drying bitter finish that incorporates all of the rich wonderful flavors mentioned above - so blanced and complex!
Mouthfeel - This is medium to full, creamy and mouthcoating without being heavy - like a lite mousse. Carb is low, soft and silky. All the characteristics of this beer are incredible, but few beers have a mouthfeel like this - must be experienced, it is perfect.
Overall - Just a fantastic coffee chocolate oatmeal stout. Big rich flavors, perfect balance and quite complex, an indescribably smooth and silky mouthfeel w/out being heavy or syrupy, no sign of alcohol, believe the hype (VERY well deserved) and try this beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2012 05:35:18 | More by blackcompg
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4.56/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A- Dark black with a decent head.
S- A nice blend of chocolate and coffee beans. The smell dissipated rather quickly in my snifter, but agitating it brought it all right back.
T- Lives up to it's smell wonderfully, a rich coffee and chocolate flavor. Can't say I really pick up on the oatmeal as well as the former flavors, but it tastes amazing nonetheless.
M- Very smooth, non intrusive aftertaste. Minimal amount of bitterness that stays with you for a bit after you've finished.
O- Absolutely beautiful blend of chocolate and coffee, both in terms of smell and taste. One of the best beers I've had and my favorite stout to date.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 04:14:56 | More by Cerebrum
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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