Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I will say this up front, I am not a stout guy. I normally can't drink a full bottle of a stout. I have had 2 that I liked...this is one of them.
A: Darkness, brown head that doesn't stick around for a long time, but laces nicely as I drink. 4
S: Really smells like I'm about to drink some coffee with a little chocolate in it. Earthy tones as well. 4.5
T: I was ready to hate the taste. I really was. But wow, I get the hype. Smooth chocolate starts it off, like a melted candy bar. Then it takes a backseat to the coffee, which isn't too dry or too much like coffee, its just an enjoyable flavor. Then it all subsides to a wonderful aftertaste. 4.5
MF: Full bodied and heavy. Creamy, but smooth. 4.5
D: Very high for a stout. This beer should be enjoyed as long as possible. 5
A LOT has changed since the review above. This was one of my "gateway" stouts, which are now my absolute favorite. I am now reviewing a 1 year old bottle, dated "9/10/10". I should get around to re-reviewing a fresh one as well!
A: The appearance is pretty much the same. Deep, dark brown pour with a light brown head. Not a great retention, but the lacing is great. 4
S: The coffee, as expected, has really stepped back. This has become a chocolate bomb with hints of vanilla and molasses. 4
T: Gotta say the taste has stepped back already on this guy. I remember fresh FBS being absolutely top notch, this taste is ordinary. Chocolate, molasses, a bit watery. Reminds me a lot of their Imperial Stout, but not quite as good. The defining characteristics that made this a great beer have gone. 3
MF: Not quite as full bodied, certainly still creamy. Carbonation is still fine but the finish is not as dry. 4
O: This category has changed since last time! Drinkability is fine, but overall this aged version is but a small glimmer of its former phenomenal self, but I do still like it. 4
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2010 03:23:27 | More by russwbeck
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