Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by dciBA:
4.78/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Thanks to Khazadum for this awesome extra.
Bottled 8/27/10. Thanks for the dating Founders
Pours jet black into a Brooklyn snifter with about a finger of caramel colored head that fades quickly. A small amount of lacing as it goes down.
Smell is of equal parts coffee and chocolate. Coffee smell comes through in the form of roasted coffee beans. Milk chocolate with a slightly bitter edge form the other half of the nose.
No surprises on the palate. Coffee and Chocolate. It's not the flavors in this brew that are surprising, it's the way they are perfectly balanced and so easily palatable while still being quite strong. Milk chocolate on the front of the tongue transitions perfectly into bitter coffee and roasted beans on the back. Some residual hop bitterness on the sides.
Body isn't the thickest of the style but is more than adequate. Flavor coats your palate nicely after each sip. Flavors of chocolate and coffee seem to linger forever allowing you to really enjoy this one for a while. Absolutely no hint of the higher %ABV makes this very drinkable. All around a very well executed coffee/chocolate stout.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2011 16:45:58 | More by dciBA
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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.