Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by phillybeer7779:
4.88/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2011 vintage poured from a bottle into a chalice.
Appearance- Dark brown to black in color with a little bit of head that dissapates quickly, but never completely disappears, lacing remains while drinking.
Smell- Strong coffee flavor that is noticeable before bringing glass to nose, with a hint of chocolate when brought closer.
Taste- The roasted cofee is very prevalent in the flavor, along with some chocolate. No hint of alcohol at all in the taste, even at over 8%
Mouthfeel- Very thick, full bodied beer, but in no way overpowering. Goes down just like a stout should.
Overall- If you don't like this beer, you don't like coffee stouts, as far as I'm concerned. Great beer!
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2011 03:49:38 | More by phillybeer7779
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3.64/5 rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I LOVE stouts. I'm not, however, quite sure why this beer is rated so highly. I absolutely love other Founders offerings, but this one falls short... maybe it was just high expectations. The first bottle I had, I thought maybe was just bad luck - maybe it was served too cold, maybe it was too fresh or too old.... but the second bottle was cared for perfectly and tasted exactly the same. Don't get me wrong, this is a good beer, just not in my top 10... or 20... or maybe even 30.
A - Looks gorgeous. Perfect shade of brown/black. Just dark with a fluffy, creamy, tan-colored head (about a finger and a half or so).
S - Coffee and chocolate are obvious. Both bright and dark berries/cherries in the mix as well. Definitely smells like breakfast.
T - Huh? But it looked so beautiful and smelled so good. First thing I notice: the water. Water? I was expecting the beer to take over, but it tasted a little watered down. Chocolate and coffee were apparent. Espresso and earthy minerals as well - had that Guinness metallic taste to it. I'm told the metallic taste is a characteristic of bad water, but I am particularly sensitive to its taste. Dark, ripe berries are hidden a little, but there.
M - Feels light - almost like a session ale, but it finishes nice and creamy. Doesn't coat my mouth too much, but feels good.
O - I was a little let down by this beer. Not once, but twice. It IS certainly good - just not 100 rating good. I'll wait for KBS to obtain a Founders stout. Until then, I think I'd stick with a Speedway Stout over this, any day.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 22:00:22 | More by Swongler
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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