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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12oz into a snifter, bottled 11/09/13
Pours pitch black with a finger of mocha colored foam. Good retention and lacing, no carbonation coming up from the sides of the glass
Smells of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolates, some vanilla, dark fruits, toffee, and finishes with some alcohol. Everything comes together pretty well
Taste is with the nose pretty well, strong upfront coffee and dark chocolate along with figs, cherry, and other dark fruits. Vanilla and toffee on the finish, ending with a splash of alcohol
Feel is moderately bitter with a heavy body. Finishes pretty dry, alcohol concealed well but enjoyably present
Overall glad I got to try this. Three more sitting in the cellar
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 00:40:50 | More by lordofstarside
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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