Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +10.6%
Let me start by saying I am for sure an IPA/DIPA guy, but this beer knocks any DIPA or IPA I have ever had out of the water. In fact, it turned me into an advocate of stouts.
Dark brown/black pour. Mocha colored head. Smells of coffee and chocolate-caramel.
Tastes the way it smells. Absolutely mind blowing taste of sweet chocolatey coffee. The alcohol is almost completely masked by this dessert-esqe beverage. I received this in a trade, and immediately made a FT ISO thread to get more sent to me ASAP.
I don't care who you are or what you like, you will love FBS
11-05-2013 05:05:11 | More by xVERITAS
4.53/5 rDev +0.2%
A - Pours a dark brown/black color with barely any head.
S - roasty/coffee/dark chocolate
T - Not overly complicated. Coffee with a hint of chocolate. Has a pure stout flavor. It is not bitter, with a clean finish and little aftertaste.
M - Didn't notice much carbonation. Smooth, lightweight feel.
0 - Easy to drink. I'd get it again if I felt like drinking a stout. Smells and tastes like coffee with little alcohol taste and a smooth and clean without a lingering aftertaste, which is nice.
11-05-2013 01:28:24 | More by RuthL
4.31/5 rDev -4.6%
Adapted from Pintley notes written 10/24/2011.
Pours black, like, coffee black, with a thin head. Just wisps of lacing. Coffee grinds dominate the nose. Totally smells like freshly ground coffee. I've got no problem with that. Notes of dark cocoa and charred toast to a lesser extent.
First few sips are while the beer is probably somewhat overchilled, certainly below 50 deg. F. As expected, a solid coffee note comes to the forefront, black coffee (as opposed to coffee with cream or milk). Equally solid bitterness as the advertised 60 IBUs show up, but it seems "just right," and it's more of a coffee-like rather than hop-like bitterness. As the brew warms, more flavor notes can be picked out: cocoa powder and a touch of sweetness. Hardly any discernible alcohol note. The smooth mouthfeel of an oatmeal stout complements the flavor very well; the carbonation is spot-on. While I recall previous releases being almost silky, the 2013 release doesn't quite get there, the carbonation being more prickly.
If you're craving an assertive, coffee-forward stout, then look no further. Founders Breakfast Stout remains the king of coffee stouts in my book.
11-05-2013 01:21:03 | More by gr0g
3.33/5 rDev -26.3%
A - Dark black as expected with a small small head of brown. Lacing is average.
S - Smell is dominated by coffee. Picking up some chocolate and roasted scents as well.
T - Taste seems different each time. Sometimes it is dominated by coffee flavor sometimes it is a chocolate flavor. Sometimes it just tastes roasty. The coffee flavor seems like run of the mill coffee(Like drinking coffee at work or waffle house).
M - Seems watery and thin to me for a coffee stout. Would like it to be thicker and stick around.
O - Only OK overall. Nothing special here for me. The coffee flavor is too much of a bland coffee and the flavor seems to be changing too much.
11-03-2013 22:55:34 | More by phthisis37
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,567 ratings.