Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev -2%
12oz bottle served in an oversized wineglass.
pours a luscious, borderline black tone with a finger, finger and half of a tan/mocha head; average retention, although some nice walls of lacing are evident.
robust, aromatic nose greets me way before i lean in for my first whiff. bold notes of coffee interplay with a strong chocolate presence, followed by roasted malt. one of those literally mouth-watering aromas.
taste follows the nose, replete with rich coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavors. here is where i pick up on some oatmeal, although it's subdued. slightly bitter finish. to be honest, i was prepared to be disappointed after all the hype that fueled the reputation of the FBS, but this is pretty damn delicious.
full, velvety mouthfeel; moderately carbed. very, very drinkable for an imperial stout.
original review on: 09-23-2010
05-14-2012 02:53:01 | More by BostonHops
3.98/5 rDev -11.9%
Founders Breakfast Stout poured into an etched DFH snifter, consumed on 5/8/12. Bottled 12/01/11.
A- Small light tan head, nothing more than a thin sheet. Body is extremely dark brown, practically black. Periodic swirling is required to keep a decent crown going. Spotty lacing.
S- Out the neck, it smells of roasted coffee and chocolate and a little sweet. Once poured, coffee and a little boozy, can't really get any chocolate. Some burnt notes towards the end of the warm glass.
T- Coffee dominates. Some dark roasted grains and a little chocolate. Slightly boozy. Finish is slightly sweet but slowly dries out into a nice roastiness. Coffee and roast linger on the palate, maybe even a slight toastiness. As it warms some more cocoa notes emerge as well as some burnt notes.
M- Medium body. Medium carbonation. Attempts to coat the mouth but not quite as much as I'd like. Not quite as creamy and full as I prefer in the style.
O- I've sat on this bottle for a few months now in hopes that the coffee would mellow and allow the chocolate and other flavors to emerge into a more prominent role. The coffee has mellowed slightly but nothing else has really came forward. I'll crack another one at the 1 year mark. Overall, this is a very tasty coffee stout and probably the most coffee-dominant beer I've yet to try. If I was a big coffee drinker this would probably score a little higher.
05-11-2012 05:55:34 | More by Veristic
4.43/5 rDev -2%
Appearance: Motor oil black with little head on it.
Smell:Chocolate, vanilla, and some coffee
Taste: some good Chocolate, coffee, and a great oatmeal finish
M: medium body
O: this is one of my favorite stouts to drink its a perfect blend and goes down smooth. The bottle i had was over a year old and i cant wait to get some more. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
05-09-2012 02:21:56 | More by agirginis
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,563 ratings.