Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by imn2it:
4.3/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I have a 1/2 barrel of this on tap in my home. Founders packaged my particular keg on Oct 11, 2010 and I took possession of it on Nov 19, 2010. This is the most expensive keg I've EVER had! After tax and 0 waste, this stout cost me $2.15 per pint. So no matter how good my review, chances are that I will never pay this much again for home beer.
Appears as a beautiful stout should. Pours marvelous at 15psi with 1" of foam on full speed pours through 1/8" lines, stainless couplers, shanks and Perlick faucets. I have never had a beer so well behaved.
The smell is coffee mainly. Wonderful, amazing coffee like I've never smelled before. I am not a coffee fan, but adore coffee beer. Very faint chocolate odor might exist and maybe subtle, dark fruit....prune? I really expected to smell much more.
The taste is amazing. From the tip of my tongue to the back, there's no t-bud left unsatisfied. But mainly, I'm still getting almost exclusively coffee. I think if this beer were allowed to age the chocolate would eventually emerge.
Mouthfeel is great. The beer is a treat and a novelty and I'll enjoy every last pint. It's amazing and I'm so grateful to have the luxury of enjoying an entire keg.
The drinkability for me is high. I could easily consume 6 or 7 pints of this (And not be worth a sh!t), but have an amazing time (I'm sure). To be honest, for 8.3% abv, this beer is far too drinkable. I wish I could give it a 6.
In conclusion, Thank God for Founders. Every beer they brew is fantastic and their normal Breakfast Stout is certainly no exception. But again, the price per pint is so excessive that I cannot in good faith justify buying this for home consumption. I will most likely turn to Heine Brother's Coffee Stout brewed by BBC in Louisville as an excellent alternative (87¢ per pint for mug club members)
Serving type: on-tap
12-03-2010 22:14:26 | More by imn2it
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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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