Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip glass from a bottle
The appearance is just what you would expect, deep black with a nice tan head and some good lacing.
Smell is coffee, coffee, coffee with some chocolate mixed in.
Taste is very similar to the smell in that you get heavy coffee mixed in with just the right amount of chocolate. The balance of flavors are fantastic and the alcohol is so well hidden.
This is such a great stout that I find myself in constant search for more. Definitely my favorite stout and one of my favorite beers, period.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2011 21:06:54 | More by rjknyy
4.85/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A thick, leathery crown sits on top of a beer that is black as night and impervious to light.
From two feet away I can already smell chocolate and espresso coming out of the glass from the vigorous pour. The intense aroma permeates the glass. The chocolate/espresso tones only get richer as I lean in, and there is bready maltiness to it backing up the aroma.
Gentle bitterness slips into roasted coffee bean flavor as I take the first sip. Coffee and chocolate spin together in this heady concoction, neither one coming forward too much before the other pulls it away. The hop bitterness is the supporting cast, ensuring the decedent flavors don't become cloying or too sweet.
Silky smooth full body is thick on the tongue but isn't sticky on roof of mouth. Heavy when its there, but when it's gone it takes everything with it. Roasted aftertaste flirts with an acrid flavor but hop bitterness comes in to clean it up.
Truly an outstanding beer, knocking the taste and aroma out of the park and delivered in a silky, rich package that makes you want to close your eyes and just savor the moment. Truly the quintessential "everything you could ever want in a stout" stout. Except... where's the bacon?
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2011 16:14:32 | More by neophilus
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,354 ratings.