Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by marksto:
4.05/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Lucky enough to find a bottle at an Indy beer bar (Badaboomz), since all the retailers are already out of this year's version. Picked one up to take home and review in an optimal setting.
Poured into a snifter after allowing to warm up, appears black with a light tan head that lasts pretty well. Aroma is dominated by coffee/espresso and roast with a little light chocolate in the background. Flavor is again dominated by roasted coffee elements, especially up front, and then dark chocolate notes in the finish. The body is medium, I think a little more chewness might be more appropriate here. There is a nice complexity to the roast and dark chocolate flavors here, but to me this beer is accented a little too strong towards both - a little more body and sweetness would make for a better balance and offset the bitterness.
Overall, an aptly named beer, as coffee and espresso notes are definitely dominate and if you don't like these breakfast beverages you likely won't be big on this beer. I'm an occasional fan of them, and as such I like this beer but not as much as many others do. Worth a try if you get the chance, but not one to die for.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2007 23:51:08 | More by marksto
More User Reviews:
4.9/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Maybe I am bias towards my Michigan Brews but Founder Oatmeal Stout is great Sweet Stout. With flavors of coffee, chocolate, and lightly roasted characters tickle the taste buds, it is easy to get a full stomach on a pint (or two). As dark as they come, this beer has nothing to see through it! My appearance review rating was not all that well because I felt my bartender just overflowed the pint glass and I was not happy about the wasted beer :(
All said though, this is a great sweet stout for those who are looking for a big filling beer!
Cheers to Founders!
Serving type: nitro-tap
07-29-2014 02:22:46 | More by kenny400m
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,336 ratings.