Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.34/5 rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a chalice. Served too cold, allowed to warm. A review of a rating originally down on 12/5/12.
My tastes must have changed in the past year or maybe I have just had the opportunity to taste more beer, but this review lowered my previous rating from 4.75 down to about 4.34. This is a top tier imperial stout but not my #1. Make sure you allow this one to warm up to really get all the flavors. Definitely take time to savior this beer as it warms. I like the idea of serving a bit too cold and then taking in the changing taste and aromas as it warms.
A – Pours a slightly viscous black with a dark tan one-finger rocky head that dissipates quickly. Some minor lacing.
S – Sweet, roasty, rich, no alcohol, a whiff of tobacco.
T – Roasted malts then coffee, slight sweetness, definite bitterness in the finish.
MF – Thinner mouth feel than expected. Sharp beginning with a nice roasty bitter finish.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2013 01:45:59 | More by Sludgeman
3.43/5 rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (it is either 9/2, 9/3, or 9/8/13)
A: Pitch black with a mocha head that pours into about a finger head, but dissipates quickly. Ok lacing.
S: Smells like freshly ground dark roast coffee or a just opened high % dark chocolate bar. Bitter smelling.
T: It tastes like it smells. It almost doesn't taste like a stout. I get almost no malt. All that I get is coffee with some chocolate roastiness to it. Maybe this is much better with age on it after the strong flavors die down and mellow. It is all burnt coffee and roast flavors.
M: Smooth with almost no coarseness.
O: It smells great but I find the taste lacking something. I don't really get too much body here, it seems quite thin to me. This is much better mixed with Rubaeus. I like coffee to a certain point, but this one is overpowering. I prefer more subtle coffee flavors. I poured it into some Butter Crunch ice cream and it made the alcohol really pop, not in a good way. It was still good though.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2013 03:20:56 | More by gillagorilla
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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