Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by sprucetip:
4.3/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle into snifter.
Thick, dark black. Thin tan head recedes but leaves a very thin patchy film across the top and a ring around the edge. Lacing is good.
Dark roasted grains, coffee, a hint of balancing sweetness. Intense at first, but the boldness dissipates quickly. Later, catching some chocolate. Sweetness stronger and overall aroma more balanced late in the sample.
Bitter chocolate and dark roasted grains taking the lead, but coffee also present. A hint of sweetness balances. There must be some hops adding to the bitterness, but none identifiable to me. Damned smooth and balanced, though definitely more bitter than most stouts.
Carbonation is low but perfect. Texture is smooth and creamy, with mild warming.
Lovely, to me, but a sipper. One to savor and share. Overall, a great beer. Surely some will find this one too bitter or bold generally, but to me this a great stout. One to emulate.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2008 06:23:20 | More by sprucetip
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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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