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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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11,268 Ratings
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Ratings: 11,268
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,054
Gots: 2,363 | FT: 156
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003)
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capra12

New York

3.35/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviwed with the help of speedwayjim served out of a pint glass.

Appearance: 1/2 finger dark tan head dark and nearly opaque in color.

Smell: There are dark roast malts, coffee beans and burnt dark chocolate.

Taste: The opening of this brew nothing but ordinary. The taste of slightly charred chocolate and heavily roasted coffee beans are present throughout this brew, The sweet ness of the chocolate comes through towards the end as this brew warms up.

Mouthfeel: this brew is medium bodied but is in no way smooth. The bitterness from the roasted coffee really lingers long after my sip.

Drinkability: this brew is very complex yet my palate is unable appreciate the complexity of this concoction.For me this brew is one which I would not have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 03:39:53 | More by capra12
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Thick appearance, it looks like molasses with a nice dark brown head standing about a half inch tall but it fades quick.

S - Perfect chocolate aroma with a super coffee accent. This is fixin' to be a winner.

T - An array of flavors cross my tongue in the first sip. So many in fact that I can't place them all. Let's see what I find in pull number two... it moves from a rich coffee start to a bitter hop-coffee middle. The finish is thick and chocolaty.

M - This is a super smooth stout that has a soft and silky feel.

~ I recommend to anyone that likes beer, they must have this. No question about it.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 03:30:36 | More by cdkrenz
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.65/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a tumbler.

A: Poured a deep, dark brown color with a half finger dark tan head that I've come to expect from these types of beers. The head dissipated rather quickly to form a film around the side of the glass.

S: Sweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans and malts.

T: The taste of coffee was a little overpowering in this brew though I could definitely get the hints of chocolate.

M: Medium to heavy bodied and surprisingly dry. Mouthfeel was also rather course though I thought it would've been a bit silkier.

D: 3. Glad I had this though I probably wouldn't try it again. Drinkability is a little low compared to other chocolate and oatmeal stouts I've had.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 01:55:36 | More by SpeedwayJim
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Out of a bottle I stumbled across randomly in Myrtle Beach, SC, with the gorgeous Russian girl I was dating (*sigh*) this uber-famous beer was an opaque black color. The head was one finger of mocha-colored foam that displayed good retention and consistent bands of lacing. The aroma was rich and delicious, chocolate, pipe tobacco, roasted malt, molasses and alcohol. Totally on-point. The flavors were equally apropos to the style, lots of roasted malt and chocolate, both milk and dark along with some smoked notes and earth. The alcohol was surprisingly well-concealed yet the flavors still robust and rich - complex but dangerously drinkable! Oh my! The body was full, the carbonation perfect and the mouthfeel smooth. This one, in some ways, is easy to sum up. If you can find it, buy it.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 02:16:06 | More by thekevlarkid
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Boulevard Smokestack Glass

Pours a 1/2 finger thick/full mocha colored tan head. Doesn't last very long. Some very little lace manages to stick thinly to the glass. Color is a pure dark brown, basically black.
4-4.5

Aroma: Coffee, cocoa, chocolate. A big malt taste. Some type of nuts. Main smell is the coffee. Slight booze. I am loving the smell.

Taste: Coffee and coffee beans. Chocolate and cocoa. Some nuts. Taste is just like the smell. Big malt flavor, slight booze, earthy hops are a little present. A very great tasting beer.

Mouthfeel: Rich and creamy. Full bodied. Seems like a good amount of carbonation. Somewhat boozy. Leaves a a pretty dry, coffee taste of an aftertaste.

Overall, this is a very tasty beer. Very drinkable stout. Went fast from the start to the end, making me want more. I could easily drink another.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 22:44:30 | More by mothman
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taez555

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark black body(somewhat coca cola-ish) with a small almost non existent head.

Nose is an extremely intense freshly cracked bitter coffee or espresso bean and extremely dark chocolate. Very faint touches of the oatmeal, but honestly this thing just screams coffee/chocolate without any sweetness at all. Dark and SUPER BITTER coffee or chocolate.

Taste is full bodied and immediately hits with the dark bitter chocolate and coffee flavors. It's strange because both the dark bitter unsweetened chocolate and extremely bitter espresso are equally present and yet sort of shuffle back and forth so you're never quite sure which one is the flavor you're experiencing at the moment. Bitterness isn't overly deadly, at least not when it comes to the hops. You can taste it's there, but it works perfectly in step with the bitter coffee and choclate flavors. Hop taste, again, it's there with some mild floral or even citrus notes, but for the most part it's just a compliment to the big burnt coffee. Ends with a beautiful long boot leather, coffee and dark unsweetened chocolate bitterness.

Founder's can't make a bad beer. I hate calling this a one trick pony. It's sooo coffee and unsweetened chocolate to the max, but... it works. I like the KBS a bit more, but this is damn good.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 23:19:04 | More by taez555
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kegger22

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks, pours and feels like used motor oil but in this case, its a good thing. Remember, this is breakfast and it is rich, rich, rich. The aroma is a good, strong coffee with a whiff of chocolate. The taste is coffee, but the chocolate becomes more prominent as an aftertaste on the back of the tongue. The feel is heavy, but hey, its a stout and it should. If you drank this all day, it would kill you, but you'd die happy.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 22:33:44 | More by kegger22
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll start by saying this...if you could drink this for breakfast every morning, you would never need to drink coffee again.

A: Pour is extremely smooth. The beer flows viscously in a creamy black stream. There is a thin layer of bubbles on top.

S: Smell has a ton going on in it. Coffee, dark chocolate, burnt malts, and some maple syrup/molasses that makes this 100% inviting.

T: Just like a Colombian dark roast. The molasses sits in the background and complements the roasted malts. There is a big coffee taste (obviously) to go with it. No sign of alcohol at all. I also make out some hazelnut-like notes in the finish.

M/D: Tingly light carbonation, extremely smooth finish. Great after dinner, where it replaced my coffee, and could be great in the morning with my bagel and eggs too. The aftertaste is better then that of my morning coffee. A great all-around beer. I could drink a few of these, even though it might take an hour or two...

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 22:07:21 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours thick, and black as night. Very little head formation, but had some serious light brown bubbles. Some lacing.

(S)- Lots of coffee and oatmeal! Combined with some sweet chocolate and molasses. Some bread nuances.

(T)- Super rich roasted malts. Tons of coffee within. Slight bread component from the oatmeal. Finalized by some cocoa.

(M)- Thick stuff in the mouth. Seriously roasted to the point of almost being bitter, yet the sweetness balances that out really well! Good carbonation level. Where is the 8.3% abv? Pretty damn smooth if you ask me! Incredible balance!

(D)- If I could get away with drinking this at breakfast every morning, I would ! It really reminds me of that early morning cup of coffee with some well-done toast spread with milk chocolate ! A sipper, yet an incredibly enjoyable one at that. If you let this get up to almost room temperature, it only gets better! One of the best and unique Stouts out there along with their CBS and KBS !

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 13:12:53 | More by sweemzander
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dude

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother Brian for the surprise. I have been craving this one for a while. Plus I got to enjoy it during a phils game with a 1st inning grand slam! This pours like old motor oil, opaque and brown to black in color. No head formation and not much in the way of carbonation noted. Aroma is of coffee, some chocolate and a porterish bitter roasted maltiness. Taste is bitter sweet, chocolate, vinous fruit and tasty alcohol. Mouthfeel is syrupy, disappointing I guess as it was the only below average characteristic. Drinkability is good for double stout standards, whatever the hell that means.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 22:44:47 | More by dude
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briman

Texas

4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown, essentially black, opaque, with a moderate dark brown head that retains well.

Aroma is moderate to strong ground coffee, with some dark chocolate lingering in the background.

Flavor falls right in line with the aroma, ground coffee, dark chocolate, with a roasty finish. Bitterness characteristic of what you might get after eating a square of premium dark chocolate fills the aftertaste.

Medium-full body, moderate carbonation. Slightly thick, a bit chewy. Alcohol evident only in the warming, as it is very well hidden in the aroma and taste. I think this is an outstanding beer, but can't help wondering what it would be like if it were a touch fuller in terms of body. Certainly one you want to drink again and again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 02:57:30 | More by briman
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bfields4

Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep dark chocolate with a thin tight beautiful mocha head.

Dark bitter sweet chocolate malts rule the smell. A nice roasted coffee eske smell to boot.

Bould breakfast espresso tastes fade into a beautiful bitter velvet chocolate so smooth and well balanced nothing too overpowering.

as stated above a nice velvety smooth light carbonation. Founders brewed a beautiful one with this guy. wish I had the willpower to store this guy.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 02:39:58 | More by bfields4
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0110x011

California

4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a trade from... Somebody. Thanks!

A - Opaque black with dark brown edges. Tight, half finger brown head has medium retention, leaving a thin collar. Not much in the way of lacing.

S - The expected coffee rush hits first. Big, huge coffee aromas. Honestly smells more like coffee than beer. But in a good way. Some chocolatey and licorice aromas break it up.

T - Equally coffee-soaked, with the same chocolate and licorice background. Some plummy fruit flavors in there too.

M - On the softer side, but too prickly to be higher than a 4.

D - Very high. One of the most drinkable coffee stouts I've had.

Solid for sure, but lacking somewhat in depth. Perhaps if I had it a bit fresher, I'd get more complexity out of the coffee itself. But even without the depth I expected, it's still a fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 04:15:18 | More by 0110x011
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black like motor oil and lets no light pass through. Has a small tan foamy head. The smell is of dark chocolate, molasses, alcohol, raisins, and coffee. Same for the taste. The taste has a nice balance between coffee bitterness and sweetness from the malt. The two strongest flavors are the coffee and the chocolate. Medium bodied, light carbonation, and very drinkable. I could drink this again and again.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 02:28:04 | More by hardy008
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hike20

Iowa

4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a half-finger head that doesn't linger, though the lacing clings nicely. Exceptional aroma with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Wow, the flavor is intense and unique. Complex flavors with strong notes of dark roast coffee and a touch of chocolate. Very well balanced. Mouth feel is luxurious. This is absolutely the best stout I've tried yet.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 00:11:48 | More by hike20
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Bubba83

California

4.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Kegatron for trading me a bottle. Poured from a 12oz bottle at 50 degrees into a plain old snifter.

Poured it pretty darn quick in order to muster a 1 finger width medium tan head, composed of tiny bubbles. The head dissipates down to a thin ring rather quickly, and leaves some decent thin lacing along the sides of the glass. Once it settles to the thin ring of froth, it reminds me a lot of the froth on top of a freshly brewed shot of espresso. The beer itself is midnight black.

I get a lot of roasted barley in the nose, with some coffee and chocolate underneath. I also detect some faint tobacco, and a nutty quality that is hard to describe. There's some vanilla going on too, along with some toffee. Complex as hell and in your face.

Wow, where do I begin? The first thing I detect is toffee and vanilla, followed up quickly by a dry roastyness that is balanced out by a great coffee mid-range. Surprisingly, the chocolate shows up late to the party, and is prevelant mostly after the carbonation fades in your mouth just before the swallow, tastes a bit milk chocolate-like. I also get some tobacco leaf character at the swallow, along with other indescript leathery flavors.

Mouthfeel couldn't be better. It's everything I'm looking for: viscous, oily, smooth, vivacious, and is just the right thickness. Also has this kind of nice chewyness to it which is rare for a beer that isn't too thick.

Overall this is a masterpiece, and is one of the best beers I have ever had, if not the best beer I have ever had. I'm in absolute heaven. Really easy to enjoy, and the alcohol is kept in check which is awesome. I think I even dig this more than Peche Mortel, which is hard to believe coming from me. If I die in my sleep tonight, please serve this beer at my funeral.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 07:44:21 | More by Bubba83
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straybeer

Michigan

4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pitch black with a thin brown head.

S: Roasted coffee, dark & bitter chocolate, and a little bit of licorice.

T: Dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Hints of hoppy bitterness and oatmeal.

M: Thick, thick, thick. Creamy, mild carbonation for a very full-body. Wonderful.

D: Have to control myself from finishing it too quickly. So well balanced, yet so intense, I could very easily drink this for a while.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 01:42:43 | More by straybeer
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours dark black, semi-thick with brown head.

Smell: The aroma is its best quality - bitter roast coffee with hints of chocolate.

Tatste: Tastes semi-dry, not very sweet, strong coffee flavor, a bit of dark chocolate. A little bitter zing.

Mouthfeel: Not too thick and not too smooth. Would have liked a little more of each.

Drinkability: Best served as a one-off for an after dinner beer. Because of the strength and complexity of the flavors I wouldnt wanna have this after drinking much before, and wouldnt wanna drink much after.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 14:28:18 | More by rfgetz
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JAA

Florida

4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thankyou BlueOkie. This is a fruit of my first trade.

An enormous head developed. I don't know if it was the rapid change in temperature or if it was natural. I cooled it quickly after delivery. Very dark black body, milk chocolate enormous head.

Smell chocolatey with lots of oatmeal, very chocolatey, notes of coffee.

Tastes much the same. A lot of oatmeal in the taste. A fair amount of chocolate. Almost no coffee. Geeze the head is huge. Drinks rather well. Reminds me of Terrapins Wake 'n Bake. It also produces a spice that tingles on the tongue, which is so apparent in high-quality RISs. This is definitely worthy of the high marks.

Mouthfeel is perfectly milky, just like a stout should be.

Drinkabilty, for me is perfect. Not too alcoholic (8.3%), and easy to drink, smooth taste. This is the best Stout or Double stout i have ever had. I cannot thank you enough, BlueOkie.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 01:05:46 | More by JAA
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle I saved from this past winter that I shared with a friend.

The stout poured the archetypal pitch black with a sandy-brown layer of thin foam. The luscious scent hit me as I was pouring from the bottle! I could immediately smell everything that went into the beer, the oats, the rich chocolate, and the sweet distinct aroma of steeping coffee. On the palate, it was very creamy with tastes of burnt breakfast cereal, thick chocolate and the bitterness of coffee to finish. It tasted like cheerios, mixed with chocolate milk, with a cup of strong Italian roasted coffee in a pint glass. My mouth was exploding with flavor as the beer coated and clung every square inch of my mouth. Despite the high alcohol content and intense flavor, I could imagine spending an evening drinking this and only this.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 07:21:48 | More by Soonami
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EatsTacos

Yukon (Canada)

4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours ink black with a creamy brown head that looks like whipped chocolate icing. Lacing is very good

Aroma of milky coffee and expresso, raw coffee beans, chocolate, spiced rum, raisins, black licorice

Taste begins full of bitter and sweet coffee, milky for sure, toffee and chocolate. This stout really isn't too fruity its pure coffee and chocolate. Very good. Finish lasts forever and is pretty dry.

The mouthfeel to me is medium for a stout, and maybe I expected a fuller body. The soft carbonation makes this stout very milky in texture but I wouldn't say creamy or too thick

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2009 23:39:32 | More by EatsTacos
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. 2008 vintage (I think).

4.0 A: Pitch black color. Agressive pour gave me one finger of dark tan head that fell quickly, but left a good ring of lacing.

4.5 S: Awesome aroma. Coffee dominates and I'm perfectly fine with that. The coffee meshes well with sweet milk chocolate and roasted barley.

4.5 T: This starts out like a very tasty espresso. Then it quickly transforms into a beer with espresso. Bitter espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and roasted barley. Healthy bitterness comes from the coffee and hops.

4.0 M: Heavy medium body. Good carbonation. Very creamy.

5.0 D: I could drink a whole 4-pack of these and still want more.

***Re-Review from early 2011***

Since having many, many wonderful beers since my initial review of this beer, I have discovered this really isn't as wonderful as I once thought (or perhaps the beer itself isn't as good as it once was). This is still a good beer and I enjoy drinking it immensely, but I couldn't keep my old scores with a good conscience.

A: 3.5
S: 4.5
T: 4.0
M: 4.0
D: 4.0

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2009 03:12:32 | More by DavoleBomb
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semihobo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz, bought in MI in March so probably the most recent batch. $3.99 for a single, whoa.

Pours a very thick sludgy dark brown, like motor oil. For all of the times I've said a stout was totally opaque black, I repent -- you could tell this was on another level of darkness as it left the bottle. Except for a tiny ring, no head at all.

Smells of rich, not-bitter coffee, hickory smoke, grass, double chocolate brownies. No off smells, no alcohol.

Mmm, dark chocolate coffee! Taste is exceptionally smooth, nice balance of roast / bitterness / medium sweetness. Serious dark chocolate and coffee here, to the point that you might be able to pass this one off as coffee if it went flat and you microwaved it... now I understand the name.

Soft, heavy mouthfeel. Just like how I put milk in my coffee, I'd like to take the edge off this finish, it is just a little too bitter.

Tasty, especially as a coffee lover, although by the end it was too much. Still, an entirely pleasant and welcome example of the style.

Note: I couldn't resist and tried pouring some vanilla soy milk into the last few sips... didn't really achieve the desired effect, sadly.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 01:36:59 | More by semihobo
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lpayette

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Pours jet black with about 3/4 a finger worth of head. Some lacing.

Smell- Intensely smokey/roasted to the point where it's almost overwhelming. Very dark and very rich chocolate similar to devil's foodcake. Strong, black coffee.

Taste- Intense roasted malts that are very rich, strong, and smokey. Sweetness is balanced by coffee bitterness first, followed by hop bitterness. Oatmeal shows up around mid sip but is mostly covered up by the other huge flavors going on. The finish is wood-like and a bit dry.

Mouthfeel- Thick yes, but not as thick as I was expecting based on the smell and taste. Low carbonation level works for this style.

Drinkability/Conclusion- I'm a little surprised that this one ranks as high as it does. That's not to say that this isn't good beer... it is. I just don't think it's "A-worthy." The balance for me is a bit off and the coffee too intense. About mid-bottle it hit me that this tastes nearly EXACTLY like one of my homebrews (muck and mire version #2, batch #12). I've still got a bunch of it because I just don't care for it too much. It hits the spot once in a while, but for the most part it's just not what I would normally go for. I like my big stouts to have more residual sweetness, and a little less bitter coffee flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 04:29:58 | More by lpayette
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scottyshades

Florida

4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to mschroeder7713 for the bottle (my bro)

A: Pours like motor oil...pitch black color (this is the darkest beer I have ever seen)...no highlights when held to light, just blackness. No head either, just a tiny bit of tan potential. Perfect score.

S: Roasted malts, espresso, coffee, toffee, molasses, caramel, and hops!! Glad to see such a nice stout with a whole bunch of hops. Also, bitter-sweet chocolate is present and quite upfront

T: Roasted coffee beans, roasted malts, espresso, molasses, hops! Very nicely balanced (although the roastedness is definitely the strong arm here)...truly remarkable...the chocolate and coffee/espresso combination is amazing. The finish is a little twangy (bitter and chocolaty), but very very enjoyable

MF/D: Very viscous body, smooth and creamy feel, exceptional in general. Coffee finish

Notes: Soo glad Founders is back in SC, and really worth the $11 per 4-pack price

MF/D: Chewy as hell, you might need a fork and knife...The motor oil consistency is very nice. Oily and velvety, finishes roasty and medium dry. Full body for sure

Awesome beer, a true gem.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 21:45:07 | More by scottyshades
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,268 ratings.