Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by thickerfreakness:
4.18/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Many thanks to guezelover for this one. I think its a 2006 bottle.
Now I don't think I have given many 5's for appearance but man this one was awesome. Just an absolutely pitch black beer that poured like motor oil and had one of the darkest, longest lasting heads I have seen on an Imperial Stout. Great to look at.
Smells of light chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, oatmeal, and a slightly odd spiced alcohol smell that rubbed me the wrong way. I think the smell might come from stale coffee.
The weird smell doesn't transfer to the taste. Its a nice chocolate and coffee dominate with a really pleasant lingering bitterness and other subtle flavors that translate form the smell.
A nice thick beer from the oats. It definitely coats the mouth and its very big bodied and still pleasantly carbonated.
That one smell was sort of off putting but otherwise this was a really great breakfast stout. I think I would like to try it again fresh. The ABV sort of hits hard after a while too.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2008 22:21:37 | More by thickerfreakness
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4.48/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12oz into a snifter, bottled 11/09/13
Pours pitch black with a finger of mocha colored foam. Good retention and lacing, no carbonation coming up from the sides of the glass
Smells of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolates, some vanilla, dark fruits, toffee, and finishes with some alcohol. Everything comes together pretty well
Taste is with the nose pretty well, strong upfront coffee and dark chocolate along with figs, cherry, and other dark fruits. Vanilla and toffee on the finish, ending with a splash of alcohol
Feel is moderately bitter with a heavy body. Finishes pretty dry, alcohol concealed well but enjoyably present
Overall glad I got to try this. Three more sitting in the cellar
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 00:40:50 | More by lordofstarside
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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