Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeledonia:
4.93/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
2010 bottling, reviewed from notes (January 2011). Pours thick and black, no light at the edges, with a solid brown one-finger head that lingers and leaves a nice layer that persists. Smell is heavy on the chocolate malt, with some coffee in the background and a whole jumble of niceness. The smell is really one of the highlights of this beer. Taste is awesome; this is one of those beers where the flavors come in waves. Chocolate roasted malt and coffee up front, with some richness and sweetness behind it, and a nice gentle bitter hop finish. Just a really complex, delicious flavor. Mouthfeel is heavy and smooth, just a bit too syrupy for my tastes. An absolutely fantastic stout. Best enjoyed in small quantities; it's heavy and strong, so I found it tough to even finish a 12 oz. bottle!
Edit: just had a 2009 bottle, a year and 5 months old, and it didn't measure up to the fresher 2010 described above. A lot of the subtler flavors (from the chocolate, oats, and hops) were missing or weak, so that the flavor didn't have that "full" feeling. I didn't have the 2009 when it came out, so I can't be sure if it's variation between years or the age of the bottle, but I suspect that, as others have said, this beer does not get better with age.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2011 17:29:01 | More by zeledonia
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4.96/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
This is my Favorite beer I have ever had. It's such a big beer! The smell of chocolate, coffee, and even dark fruits! Very creamy mouthfeel, and tastes exquisite! If you see this on the store, and if you like stouts, you're a fool not to pick it up! Each sip literally has something delightful and interesting about it. Something that will always be in my fridge when I can get my hands on it!
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 03:56:07 | More by FrostyFoster72
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,119 ratings.