Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 11,132 | Reviews: 3,190 | Display Reviews Only:
4.19/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45°F
Appearance: Pitch black with a one finger brown creamy head
Smell: Fresh ground coffee beans followed by a hint of chocolate and booze
Taste: Rich kona coffee upfront with a undertone of chocolate playing in the background which carries throughout the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Heavy medium body; Goes down smooth but with a bitter espresso finish. Slight alcohol presence as well
Overall: Considering the ratings and hype, this is a let down to me. At fridge temperature I get nothing but coffee in the taste and aroma. As it warms, the beer opens up a bit and chocolate is present. It's not overly complex but the coffee and chocolate characteristics do play nicely with each other. The mouthfeel is thinner and more bitter than I had expected as well. I prefer FIS to this. Overall it's a well made beer but in my opinion not perfect as both BA and The Bros suggest. Will have to reevaluate
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 08:49:49 | More by Bone53
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,132 ratings.