Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by d1ckvanswype:
4.7/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Finally I've gotten my greedy hands on the famed Founders Breakfast Stout and I've been waiting ages to put it to the test.
A: Pours like used motor oil, looks extremely thick, bordering on syrupy, when pouring. When poured aggressively into a tulip glass you get a nice finger and a half or so of extremely thick, dense, fluffy mocha head that hangs around for about five minutes before leaving stunning lacing. I just wish that head stuck around longer!
S: Like dark chocolate covered, espresso rolled vanilla, caramel and coffee chocolate balls. Someone compared it to the Cubano Style Espresso Brown from Cigar City, but I think that was more one note, while this opens up to be more complex and layered. Just a touch of heat on the very back end belies the 8.3% ABV.
T: Exactly like the smell, espresso, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, chocolate covered dark fruits with just the slightest warmth from the booze, which is complementary. I only wish it was even more intense and overwhelming.
M: Thick, chewy, but yields with the alcohol, though it still leaves a sticky film across your whole mouth.
O: Outstanding, delicious. Only need to try it barrel aged.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2013 23:26:39 | More by d1ckvanswype
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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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