Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottled on 11/26/11. Experienced on 1/31/12. Poured semi-aggressively into Samuel Adams pint glass.
A: Poured motor oil black with some weight behind it. Produced a dense, acorn-colored head at about 1cm in thickness. Laces the glass with a delicate white sheet of foam.
S: This one threw me off a little. Was expecting a big blast of chocolate and coffee to assualt my olfactory nerve, but instead got a very subtle aroma of burnt toast and yeast.
T: Dark, bitter chocolate upfront, followed by earthy, piney hops in the middle, and finishes with the sharpness of a deep, dark espresso. Slight heat warms the belly with each sip.
M: Smooth and velvety. Perfect carbonation allows this brew to feel lighter than it actually is while maintaining it's viscosity.
O: IMO, this brew is very one-dimensional and lacks complexity. I'm not disappointed with this brew by any means, it just didn't meet my expectations. However, if your looking for a stout that drinks like a fine espresso, this is definitely it. I could see myself having a few of these for breakfast in place of my morning coffee. Actually....
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2012 08:36:07 | More by GardenWaters
4.45/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is definitely one of my favorite beers and is worth the wait every year! It pours black with about one finger or dark tan head. The lacing is wonderful.
The aroma is strong strong coffee with a little touch of chocolate sweetness.
The mouth feel is nice. It is medium bodied with very low carbonation. I always expect a much more full body from the aromas.
Taste is where this beer could improve just a little. Just like the aroma, you get a lot of coffee! The oatmeal gives it a very pleasant smoothness that almost completely hides the alcohol. I really got no chocolate on my palate though. It has a nice bitterness to it, but I would attribute that more to coffee bitterness than chocolate.
Overall, this is one of my favorite seasonal stouts. If this were a year round brew, I would always have a stash!
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2012 17:35:16 | More by andersen8185
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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