Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.48/5 rDev -0.9%
Pours a motor oil black with a tan bubbly head that stays for a minute.
Smells toasty and roasty mostly of coffee with background smells of bittersweet and milk chocolate.
Taste is full bodied coffee flavor that's very complex. Hints of chocolate and a creamy mouthfeel from the oatmeal make this a superb stout. There is just a tinge of alcohol flavor and its perfectly bitter. A sipper for sure.
Great beer for breakfast or dessert or a cold winter night or a crisp fall day.
My favorite of the more bitter stouts.
10-17-2013 00:32:26 | More by zookerman182
4.34/5 rDev -4%
Pours black with some ruby highlights. A small tan head that dissipates quickly.
Big coffee and chocolate aroma. Some dark malts, but mostly just chocolate and coffee in the smell. I'm not complaining. It smells amazing.
Taste is similar to the smell, but surprisingly balanced for the type of beer it is. Not too sweet, it has some bitterness to back it up. Full bodied but not thick. This is not a huge RIS. It is a balanced coffee/chocolate stout with a high ABV.
Amazing stout for sure, and one I could drink a lot of.
10-16-2013 03:24:47 | More by Danny1217
4.93/5 rDev +9.1%
A- Pitch black. I can't see a hint of light. There's a a very short-lived mocha head (about 1/2 a finger's worth).
S- rich and deep notes of chocolate, coffee, roast malt.
T- Delicious. A great balance between the chocolate, the coffee, and the roasted malt from the aroma.
M- velvet smooth with just a slight hint of oil from the coffee.
O-an incredible stout. I'd drink it for breakfast if people wouldn't judge me.
10-16-2013 00:28:18 | More by delta490
4.49/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
A: Pours dark black and thick. 1 – 2 fingers of creamy head that dissipates quickly to a bubbly collar and not much lacing.
S: A massive nose of rich coffee and chocolate; molasses, dark roasted malts, boozy (but not overly or off-putting).
T: Wow, a big hit of dark roast coffee dominates the palate, but also lots of roasted malt. The big grain bill is present as well with lots of sweet malt and rich, dark chocolate.
M: Medium-high body and medium-low carbonation; smooth, round, silky.
O: A delicious beer, great richness and tons of coffee and malt flavors (a minor criticism is that the coffee can be a bit overpowering). None-the-less, there is such a deep, rich, complex flavor profile to this beer, I could drink it all day long, starting in the morning of course!
10-15-2013 19:45:19 | More by mtomlins
4.81/5 rDev +6.4%
Founders Brewing Company - Founders Breakfast Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.
Look - Pours a thick oily brown and settles jet black with a nice foamy head that doesn't retain much. Good lacing.
Smell - Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal with some roasted malts. Great aroma, I can't find any fault with it. Gets even better as it warms.
Taste - Thick, creamy chocolate that starts sweet and fades to coffee and then finally ends dark chocolate bitter chocolate.
Mouthfeel - Rests bitter and nice toasty warm boozy but just right. Medium carbonation. Light-heavy body.
Overall - This is terrific, what a well-balanced stout! Definitely recommend, this has at least a little something for everyone in my opinion.
10-15-2013 12:21:54 | More by JMScowcroft
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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