Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.74/5 rDev +4.9%
This beer was purchashed at Megan McMurphy's on Route 57 in Liverpool, NY. I normally do not drink this style of beer but i had heard from other's about how great of a beer it was so i decided to give it a try. The amount of flavor in this beer is outstanding - Coffee biterness to sweet and chocolately. I can't wait to have this again. The beer improved as it warmed. I would recommend drinking this brew at room temperature. Overall this is probably one of the best beer's I have ever had and I would highly recommend it to any beer enthusiast.
11-15-2013 16:22:46 | More by Edward19
4.19/5 rDev -7.3%
2012 release aged one year (one year from when I bought it anyway - don't know how old it was already). Served just cool in a tulip.
A - 4.0 - Black with tan head. Not too much head even with a moderately aggressive pour, and it doesn't last long.
S - 4.25 - So aromatic even when at pouring distance. Serious coffee aroma with something underneath it that is a balanced mix of not too sweet cake, bittersweet chocolate, and some culinary cousin of cardboard, but not in a bad way! Sort of related to that used coffee grounds in a wet paper filter smell. Also a hint of caramelly malt bordering on steely. I'm surprised the coffee smell lasted a year. Later in the glass we start to approach a partially sweet brownie liqueur note and the metal smell is gone.
T - 4.25 - A chocolate falling between bittersweet dark and baker's. A hint of brownie. But overall not particularly sweet in that way. A hint of steely metal, which I don't recall from last time. I taste the coffee less than I smell it but it's in the mix. I get zero booze, and just a hint of booze fumes wafting up the throat afterwards. Later in the glass I get more of a baked goods note, of a chocolate variety but again not all that sweet, and the metal note has faded to a vagueness where you can't really identify it as that anymore. Towards the end of the glass is the most coffee-ish it has tasted, surprisingly. I'm definitely left with coffee breath at the end of it, more like mocha breath.
M - 3.75 - Thinner than I remember. I'd call it medium bodied. I'm not really getting that silky oatmeal feel. Leaves a very slight abrasion and slight tingle on the tongue.
O - 4.25 - Yep, it's a top stout for sure. Very flavorful yet not too sweet. I'm not sure if aging it a year necessarily changed it in any memorable way. I thought I had my old review on this site to compare it to but I don't see it.
11-14-2013 03:55:46 | More by BrownNut
4.73/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a beautiful dark and rich coffee color with great hazel lacing that stays around forever. Ideal picture of a stout.
Smell is full, chocolate and roasted coffee hits you.
Taste is pleasingly bitter, rich, mouth coating, lingering, chocolate-heavy. As satisfying as beer can be. The high alcohol content can sometimes get to me toward the tail end of a bottle, but a small complaint.
11-14-2013 02:51:17 | More by seydou
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,532 ratings.