Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10,441 | Reviews: 3,162 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by wknight167:
4.43/5 rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Apearance - Pours pitch black with a 1.5 finger mocha colored head with medium staying power.
Nose- Huge roasted coffee aroma with some chocolate, but mnostly coffee
Palate- Coffee is dominant here as well, but the chocolate steps up and the citrus hops make there first appearance. Kinda reminds me of the chocolate oranges you smack to break into slices. I could see myself drinking this with breakfast. The alcohol is well hidden.
Mouthfeel- Definitely full bodied with light, almost creamy carbonation.
Drinkability- A sipper no doubt, but i would love to sip it all day.
Overall- A beer that has earned its hype.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2010 08:07:43 | More by wknight167
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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
100 out of 100 based on 10,441 ratings.