Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
On tap at Founders 15th Anniversary party, into a pint glass.
Black with a beige-brown head, light retention and fantastic lacing. Nose is super chocolate-y, coffee and roast with a creamy quality to it. Taste is just pure roast, milk and dark chocolate, with a very subtle creaminess. Full feel and carbonation achieves a perfectly lower medium level following a few swirls of my glass. Exceptional coffee and body here, one of the best coffee beers I've ever laid lips to. Crazy tasty.
11-19-2012 18:35:08 | More by liamt07
4.71/5 rDev +4.2%
Bottled on 12/31/12. Poured into a Smuttynose Big Beer Series tulip.
Appearance - Poured a thick, dark black color with about a finger-width tan head. The head quickly disappeared into a thin ring around the rim of the glass. There was no appearance of carbonation with very few bubbles at the top. Pretty much no lacing or retention to speak of as well.
Smell - This is a great smelling stout. A combination of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts come through strong right off the bat.
Taste - This is simply amazing. Again, the combination of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts blend perfectly together for a well balanced beer. As the beer warms, a slight bit of alcohol shines through, but it is not overpowering at all.
Mouthfeel - This is a thick, full-bodied beer with very little carbonation. It is silky smooth all the way through with a bit of stickiness throughout. A slight bitterness lingers in at the end, but it is not overwhelming.
Overall - I absolutely love this beer! If only bottles can be distributed in New Hampshire. The combination of all the flavors make this a perfectly balanced stout. It feels as if my mouth is coated in silk during every sip. This is a great cold weather beer that warms up the body and it is perfect for anytime of the day.
11-18-2012 13:17:35 | More by ChrisL24481
5/5 rDev +10.6%
Holy shit. I drink a lot of beer, and when I say that I can confidently back it up. I've been playing with only porters and stouts for a while now, and this blows everything away.
Chewy, coffee, chocolate. Layered, complex, this is one of the best beers I've had.
Case in point - my wife loves it too, due to the coffee and chocoloate notes and overall goodness.
Wow, this is impressive. Get it. Now.
11-18-2012 03:22:38 | More by Johnnyjoe13
4.65/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours black. Thin head compared to other imperial stouts. Almost depleted as I pause to write this much.
Dark, almost evil smell. Like iron filings. Electrocuted coffee. Extreme roasty malt dominates; can’t detect much if any hop aroma.
Holy moly. I can’t imagine a darker tasting beer. I don’t know if I can imagine a beer this dark even after tasting it. Like a chocolate covered burned-up charcoal briquette. Can't taste the hops, just that intense malitness. Mouthfeel has the thickness that’s obviously characteristic of the style, but not quite as extreme as some others. There’s a bitter aftertaste, but in comparison to that briquette flavor, the aftertaste is almost sweet by comparison.
Seems like the logical conclusion of an imperial stout. If you like your stout imperial, only more so, this is the beer for you. Might be too much to be favorite of mine. A solid, solid stout.
11-18-2012 02:26:56 | More by LBeaux
4.98/5 rDev +10.2%
Poured from bottle to snifter.
A - Very dark in color with a one-finger head the dissipated after a few minutes leaving minimal lacing.
S - Full of chocolate and coffee with a bit of roasted malt/barley.
T - A definite mix of coffee and a little chocolate just like the smell. Very good cover considering the ABV. Added a point after it warmed a bit...got even better better 20minutes!
M - Awesomely creamy. Light carbonation with a great coffee aftertaste. Really thick and delicious!
O - One of the best stouts I've ever tasted! Worth the wait and worthy of the high ratings! Glad I bought 12 of them!
11-18-2012 02:25:45 | More by Dbrulet
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,512 ratings.