Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev -19.2%
On tap at D's.
Thick black, with light tan head, not a ton of retention, but decent splotchy lacing.
Smells of bitter dark chocolate and espresso.
Surprisingly, a lighter mouthfeel. Nicely carbonated to liven up the bitter chocolate and coffee notes. Barely a hint of alcohol on the finish. A good coffee/chocolate stout, but the style doesn't necessarily afford for tons of complexity, in my opinion. Good, but not my cup of tea -- er, coffee. I was slightly disappointed by the mouthfeel, in particular.
10-16-2012 04:11:13 | More by troysoy2
4.23/5 rDev -6.4%
2011 bottle (side by side tasting with 2012 kbs)
Appearance - Everything an imperial stout should be: pitch black, 1 finger tan head (which dissipates very fast, and opaque. Some alcohol lacing, but not a lot.
Aroma - Chocolate and coffee up front. Pretty much dominates the beer. Roasted malts make their presence known, but dark chocolate and coffee take over. there is almost a slight vanilla aroma as well
Taste - coffee nips this one in the bud. starts off with the coffee flavor and quickly turns into dark chocolate; just like the aroma. roasted malts lend a hand in the overall balance of the beer, which has the slightest of hops present. No alcohol present at all
Mouthfeel - right on point. creamy as can be, little carbonation, heavy on he palate. really completes the beer. the oats call for a creamy imperial stout
Overall - solid imperial stout. for being a chocolate, coffee, oatmeal beer, this really brings all of those to the table. the oats with the creaminess, the coffee up front, and he dark chocolate that rounds out the beer. such a solid beer and cant be beat for a winter seasonal
10-16-2012 02:40:21 | More by ABisonEgo
4.8/5 rDev +6.2%
Served in a mug.
The best Stout I've had and my go to!
A - Deep black
S - To be honest in my mug I don't get the breathing I'd prefer but definitely smell the oatmeal & coffee notes, not as much of the chocolate in the smell.
T - Taste very smooth with characters of vanilla, coffee, chocolate a great balance
M - Very smooth and slippery w/ some carbonation lingering on the tongue
O - As I said, the best Stout I've had to date, can't wait to try the KBS & CBS
10-16-2012 01:45:20 | More by NarrowG8
4.28/5 rDev -5.3%
2012 Batch... Picked up a few four zingers from total wine... This is one of my favorite seasonal releases, looking forward to making a dent in there 2012 batch.
A- Dark, Brown Thick... kaki/tan thin layer head that dissipates quickly.
S- Coffee, Espresso, Deep dark chocolate notes. hints of oatmeal and syrup sweetness in the far background.
T- Exactly what i remember. Deep coffee and espresso w/ dark chocolate notes infused. mighty fine stout. Deep intense flavor, no alc bite to speak of.
M -Smooth medium/heavy bodied. moderate carbonation... Carpet of refreshing silk on the tongue. outstanding
O- An outstanding stout, Founders definitely puts some excellent beers out... As the name implies I absolutely could drink this for breakfast, but im afraid coffee will need to suffice. The thing that i love with this beer is the mouth feel and deep intense flavor that works hand in hand.
Also compared this side by side to a bottle from last years batch that I aged a year over... Bitterness slightly dropped and sweetness shined through. An outstanding beer to cellar, will def be doing that exercise again.
10-15-2012 18:59:58 | More by toodles808
4.2/5 rDev -7.1%
Appearance-Hints of dark brown under a creamy, tan head
Smell-This beer has a lot going on, but the oatmeal bite and the chocolate notes are what hit me first
Taste-Excellent. Flavors play off of one another nicely. With the oatmeal, coffee, and chocolate hints its actually not overly sweet. Very nice aftertaste.
Mouthfeel-Not very carbonated, but not as thick as I like my stouts.
Overall-One of my very favorite beers for its complex nature, but also very tasty profile.
10-15-2012 03:22:21 | More by PolishSensation
4.7/5 rDev +4%
A - Pours pitch black with a small light brown head, though appears light in carbonation.
S - Smells of fresh ground coffee with hints of chocolate.
T - Very coffee forward and maintains strong coffee notes throughout. The coffee tastes gives way to a creamy chocolate-y oatmeal taste, with some hints of toffee on the tongue.
M - More of a tingle in the mouth than I anticipated based on the appearance. Heavy but smooth and slightly creamy on the tongue.
O - One of my favorite stouts so far. I've enjoyed everything that I've had from Founders, and this has been the best so far. I haven't had the KBS or the CBS yet, so I can't compare them to this but the regular Breakfast Stout should certainly not be missed. I enjoyed this beverage from my Teku glass.
10-15-2012 03:13:45 | More by FlyAwayPhil
4.6/5 rDev +1.8%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on date is illegible on the bottle, but I bought this a week ago.
A- Pours pitch black as one would expect, a half finger of a frothy khaki colored head quickly fades.
S- This beer smells awesome. Tons of coffee on the aroma. I also get hints of chocolate and espresso.
T- Starts off smooth and sweet. Like the smell, huge coffee notes on the taste as well. Chocolate and toffee are notable in the taste as well.
M- Medium bodied but chewy, nicely carbonated, tastes like an iced coffee at times. Alcohol is hidden.
Great beer, one of the most coffee forward beers I've ever had.
10-15-2012 01:01:49 | More by vic21234
4.53/5 rDev +0.2%
Rich, very dark, and exceptionally tasty! Has a sweet taste like eating a large stack of oatmeal pancakes covered in chocolate molasses! No bitterness, but yet a chocolately coffee like flavor! Great from the bottle but I'm sure it's better from the tap! I think it's under rated at number thirty!
10-14-2012 23:45:01 | More by Bubba569
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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