aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks dra19. The color was dark chocolate. The head was thick, fizzy, and medium tan. The aroma was coffee malt, roast, citris, sweet malt, and chocolate. The flavor was coffee, citris, tart, and roast. The palate was average. The finish was clean.
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks dra19. Pours a dark thin brew with a profuse creamy tan head. Acted bottle conditioned. The head broke down incredibly easily. The aroma is roasty, coffee, chocolate, swirling releases a lot of carbonation. The flavor is smooth, roasty, kind of sour, coffee, a bit thin in the mouth, sweet, has some interesting qualities. The palate is a bit thin and very carbonated. Interesting brew, I enjoyed it.
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at brewpub. Pours solid black. Tastes of coffee beans and roasted malts. Not bad, but a little thin.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black no head whatsoever. Aroma all bitter day old coffee grinds and not much else. Flavor much the same with strangesugary taste near finish. Body/mouthfeel really thin.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bitter sour thin flat still coffe-laden liquid resembling beer. Aroma is all coffee that’s been laying on the heating element too long. Unfortunately not good.
zathrus13 (1734) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and sugar. Flavor is coffee, sugar, and roasted malt. Body is way too thin.
milewide (1694) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee taste, with some coffee aroma. Medium body. Dark brown color. Little roasted malt flavor.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
wow. lots of carbonation in this bottle. maybe shouldve sat even longer. ive had it in the cellar for 2 months. a mild coffee scent. pour even looked a little watery. taste is also a little watery compared to others. nice dark color however. pretty good, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it again.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown with a very small tan head. Aroma, roasty, coffee, chocolate, earthy. Flavor, roasted coffee notes, some chocolate, dry roasty finish. There is some buttery notes, it’s on the thin side as well.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body with ruddy highlights at the edges, thin tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee and roasted malts. Rather dry, plain body of coffee beans. Soft, rather thin. Light sweetness. Seems everyone has picked up on the "Breakfast Stout" theme, but Founders reigns supreme (and, I admit, I’m biased).