Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I really wanted to side by side this with KBS so that I could really taste the difference, but the fact that it's so readily available now in DFW, heck I couldn't wait. In fact my people were telling me that they had so much of this that people were mixing it with pumpkin and old summer fruit beers... Heathens I say, but here we go..
The appearance is darn near perfect, unlike KBS which was so dark it was brown, this was so dark it was purple. Thin head, the most fragile of lacing, just a gorgeous brew.
The smell was dark burnt cocoa beans, roasted coffee beans, ground down, heated, cooled, then barreled to perfection and allowed to just grow with one another in a symphony of midnight burnt darkness. Just awesome!
That leads to a taste a bit strong for my palate though: taste and smoothness are my 2 factors that make something drinkable, but nonetheless this was still just a bit strong. Let this sit though, let it warm a bit, and it just gets that much more delicious.
All and all, I ain't sayin anything new here, but really this and KBS are the only 2 reasons I wanted, needed Founders in TX. The fact they set the table with all day, dirty bastard, centennial, and rubaeus (minus that lil KBS mistake/surprise in May ;) ) is all just gravy.
The western most state to get Founders is happy to have ya. Seek it, trade for it, any year in the past 3 will do.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2013 23:39:49 | More by Abbbp
District of Columbia
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
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,163 ratings.