Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
4.51/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bottled on 9/13/13
Poured into a Duvel Tulip
Pours an inky jet black with a finger of a dark tan head. The heads last a little while before dying down to a half finger, leaving light lacing behind.
Gigantic waves of robust, dark roasted coffee waft up towards your nostrils as soon as you raise the glass to your lips. The coffee smells very fresh and rich. Beneath the burnt beans is a light, herbal hop spiciness. Fresh oats and rich, semi-sweet baker's chocolate peek through the wall of coffee more and more as the beer warms. The coffee really balances out of the sweet smelling chocolate and oats.
Right away, your palate is assaulted by dark roasted coffee beans that sustain through out of the taste. Just as in the nose, some leafy, herbal hop spiciness rises alongside the coffee's bitter astringency. Middle of the taste, a strong, firm dark chocolate presence and creamy oats coat your palate thoroughly. The beer finishes fairly dry, leaving tons of long lingering notes of coffee, rich chocolate and oats on your tongue.
Full and thick creamy body with moderate to high carbonation. The creamy, full texture of this stout really sets itself apart from other oatmeal stouts.
Wow, this is just a pitch perfect example of both an oatmeal stout and a coffee stout; The coffee presence isn't overbearing and the creamy, silky texture of the body just really sends this stout a cut or two above it's competition. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2013 04:56:03 | More by flayedandskinned
More User Reviews:
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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