Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by busterthecat:
4.43/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a 4pk for ~13. Bottled date of 9/06/2011. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A- Pours a deep velvety brown from bottle. Sits a dark brown in glass. A little mocha head starts to form, but leaves only a slim ring of tiny bubbles. A very gentle whispering of foam stays around.
S- Lots of freshly brewed coffee upfront. Some roasted dark malts and smokey notes give it depth and more substance. A crisp aroma of bittersweet chocolate is in the background. The coffee aroma is quite bold and smells better then what I often drink in the morning.
T- Heavy roasted dark coffee & bittersweet chocolate upfront. A solid smokey quality. The coffee quality is in great harmony with the other flavors. A slight burnt note peaks through in the finish. The flavors really linger well and still have some complexity.
M- medium- big bodied. Robust, but not overpowering. Strong roasted quality and some mellow bitter that lingers on the tongue. Wet, until the very end, then dries. A good feel for a 8.3% stout. Some tingly fizzy feel. Could have a bit more depth.
O- A great coffee stout. Another solid offering from Founders. Been waiting a year to try this brew. Really great!
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2011 01:46:36 | More by busterthecat
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3.64/5 rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I LOVE stouts. I'm not, however, quite sure why this beer is rated so highly. I absolutely love other Founders offerings, but this one falls short... maybe it was just high expectations. The first bottle I had, I thought maybe was just bad luck - maybe it was served too cold, maybe it was too fresh or too old.... but the second bottle was cared for perfectly and tasted exactly the same. Don't get me wrong, this is a good beer, just not in my top 10... or 20... or maybe even 30.
A - Looks gorgeous. Perfect shade of brown/black. Just dark with a fluffy, creamy, tan-colored head (about a finger and a half or so).
S - Coffee and chocolate are obvious. Both bright and dark berries/cherries in the mix as well. Definitely smells like breakfast.
T - Huh? But it looked so beautiful and smelled so good. First thing I notice: the water. Water? I was expecting the beer to take over, but it tasted a little watered down. Chocolate and coffee were apparent. Espresso and earthy minerals as well - had that Guinness metallic taste to it. I'm told the metallic taste is a characteristic of bad water, but I am particularly sensitive to its taste. Dark, ripe berries are hidden a little, but there.
M - Feels light - almost like a session ale, but it finishes nice and creamy. Doesn't coat my mouth too much, but feels good.
O - I was a little let down by this beer. Not once, but twice. It IS certainly good - just not 100 rating good. I'll wait for KBS to obtain a Founders stout. Until then, I think I'd stick with a Speedway Stout over this, any day.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 22:00:22 | More by Swongler
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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