Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by kdb150:
4.16/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a stout glass.
A - Dark brown/light black, nice 2 fingers of brown head, recedes over a couple of minutes to a ring with some swirls on the surface. Some lacing. Looks good.
S - A little lacking. Smells of weak coffee, some roasted malts, and a hint of chocolate. Not the best smelling stout by any means.
T - Very good, bordering on great. Delivers tons of chocolcate and roasted malts, with a very nice coffee note to balance everything out. Hops are there in exactly as they should be - no direct bitterness or flavor, but they are there to keep things balanced so as not to be sweet or cloying. There are many beers out there with coffee, but this is one of the few in which it is pronounced without taking over. Everything is very well balanced in this beer. A go-to if there ever was one.
M - A bit heavy for a beer that isn't huge, but it's got great carb for a stout, really goes well with the flavor profile.
O - This is one of my very favorites, even though it doesn't quite deliver on the smell. I'll return to this one again, and again, and again.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2012 04:41:32 | More by kdb150
More User Reviews:
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
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