Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev -7.5%
2011 bottle poured into a tulip...
Pours jet black with substantial chocolaty tan hued head...very nice lacing for an Imp Stout with lower abv but not sticky...
Coffee nose is still heavy on this relatively fresh bottle...bitter chocolate covered espresso beans...faint smell of alcohol...
Taste matches the nose in large part...toasted oat dominated by bitter chocolate...the alcohol is barely noticeable...very smooth and creamy fullbodied mouthfeel...
Yet another "goto" beer for the style from Founder's...has to be among the best non BB aged dub stouts...especially for the coffee beer fan (just drink it fresh)...plus its readily available during the fall and winter months to those of us in the upper midwest and any other regions lucky enough to get some...
12-20-2011 05:22:30 | More by MichiBrew
4.25/5 rDev -6%
10 oz glass on tap
A:Ink black. Soft, dense deep beige head. Fantastic lace.
S: Coffee dominates. Clean and nice.
T: Wow. Coffee is there and its big but not one dimensional. 70% chocolate, espresso, and something oat-like. Stone fruit in finish.
M: Oily, full.
D: Yes please.
12-19-2011 01:27:42 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
4.05/5 rDev -10.4%
Appearance: Dark coffee look. Head is brown that dissipates quickly to nothing, little to no lacing.
Smell: Lots of coffee/espresso aroma. A little chocolate in the background. Bitter roasted malt aroma.
Taste: Follows the nose. Slightly less coffee and slightly more chocolate than the nose. Very good. Definitely a breakfast stout if I've ever had one!
Mouthfeel: Low carbonation. Fairly smooth. The coffee taste leaves acidic notes in the finish. Makes you feel like you are actually drinking some joe.
Overall: This is just a great beer. A real American classic if I do say so myself. I highly recommend this beer.
12-18-2011 22:19:24 | More by TheFlern
4.88/5 rDev +8%
My first review ever but this beer was so good I had to say something.
Poured the color of chocolate tar. Used a pilsner glass and the head started thinly. So I poured directly at the bottom and got a thick creamy head which I allowed to settle. The 8.3 was so well hidden by the complex smooth mouth and taste that I "almost" missed the alcohol. Over 30 minutes, the outstanding balance shifted from chocolate to chocolate tinged coffee. All the while the oatmeal background made the transition as sooth as silk with a constant mouth throughout. Absolutely loved the head laces on the glass when it was empty.
If you enjoy this type beer don't miss it. Simply among, if not the best of its type I've ever had.
12-18-2011 19:08:48 | More by Bob96358Biese
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,617 ratings.