Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 11,306 | Reviews: 3,193 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cindyjeffsmith:
4.9/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Had this for the first time 3 years ago. Braced for a letdown after all the "hype". Not so much! It was awesome then and has been a fave since. Finally doin a review.
appearance: The darkest brown. Full mocha head. Almost impenetrable. Just gorgeous.
smell: Full, roasty, coffee, just the right amount of charred edge. Quite dry. Complex and close to perfection.
taste: All that the nose offers and dialed in perfectly. Balanced, complex, it has it all.
overall: This is a go to beer, one that I could enjoy everyday. Drinking for 3 years, probably have 4 or 5 cases drained over that time. Tried it aged and still awesome - even with the coffee waned still a superior brew. Pick your superlative. It's a hall of famer.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2013 22:47:04 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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.