Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by otto251068:
4.33/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Westmalle chalice. 08/15/11 printed on the bottle neck making this beer four and a half months old.
Appearance: It pours an extremely dark brown, bordering black, but when held up to the light the chestnut brown color becomes more evident. The head takes some coaxing (a very hard pour) to make itself present, but a half finger's worth of head is a nice reward. The head itself is a nice light brown, dark tan color. The bubbles are very densely packed with a few larger bubbles hovering in the middle. It fades quickly to a ring that hugs the glass and a few splotches.
Smell: Sharp, freshly brewed coffee. By sharp I mean lively, full, energetic, active, or any other word opposite of "dull." This beer's coffee aroma completely takes over. Simply stunning. As it warms some bittersweet chocolate comes out.
Taste: Tastes just like it smells. The coffee is obviously very present. The coffee flavor is similar to a very dark roast. Again, the coffee flavor is very lively, bold, not flat at all. The bittersweet chocolate is there as well, making itself more present as the drink warms. There is a bit of bitterness at the end (similar to a cup of coffee), and then a touch of alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Big body, medium carbonation. The consistency is very pleasant. Silky smooth and carbonation level compliments it nicely. The carbonation really jumps starts these flavors. Coffee flavors are great, but are quickly gone after the swallow.
Overall: Very easily drinkable. The coffee flavor is huge, but it's hard to take my time drinking this one. The faint, bitter chocolate provides a great balance. There is so much to love about this beer. World class.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2011 03:42:54 | More by otto251068
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: dark brown almost black in color with a nice tan colored head
S: chocolatey, coffee aroma. smells fantastic!
T: bitter chocolatey with some coffee flavoring
M: bold and creamy, very heavy feel
O: very good, bitter, chocolatey. would recommend!
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 15:17:13 | More by cooperla1
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,169 ratings.