Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by semihobo:
4.25/5 rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz, bought in MI in March so probably the most recent batch. $3.99 for a single, whoa.
Pours a very thick sludgy dark brown, like motor oil. For all of the times I've said a stout was totally opaque black, I repent -- you could tell this was on another level of darkness as it left the bottle. Except for a tiny ring, no head at all.
Smells of rich, not-bitter coffee, hickory smoke, grass, double chocolate brownies. No off smells, no alcohol.
Mmm, dark chocolate coffee! Taste is exceptionally smooth, nice balance of roast / bitterness / medium sweetness. Serious dark chocolate and coffee here, to the point that you might be able to pass this one off as coffee if it went flat and you microwaved it... now I understand the name.
Soft, heavy mouthfeel. Just like how I put milk in my coffee, I'd like to take the edge off this finish, it is just a little too bitter.
Tasty, especially as a coffee lover, although by the end it was too much. Still, an entirely pleasant and welcome example of the style.
Note: I couldn't resist and tried pouring some vanilla soy milk into the last few sips... didn't really achieve the desired effect, sadly.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2009 01:36:59 | More by semihobo
More User Reviews:
4.56/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A- Dark black with a decent head.
S- A nice blend of chocolate and coffee beans. The smell dissipated rather quickly in my snifter, but agitating it brought it all right back.
T- Lives up to it's smell wonderfully, a rich coffee and chocolate flavor. Can't say I really pick up on the oatmeal as well as the former flavors, but it tastes amazing nonetheless.
M- Very smooth, non intrusive aftertaste. Minimal amount of bitterness that stays with you for a bit after you've finished.
O- Absolutely beautiful blend of chocolate and coffee, both in terms of smell and taste. One of the best beers I've had and my favorite stout to date.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 04:14:56 | More by Cerebrum
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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