realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark as it should with a somewhat creamy head and decent legs. The chocolate and coffee notes are plentiful and the mouthfeel is as thick and creamy as you would expect from a great oatmeal stout. They do a great job hiding the 8.3% ABV. This is one of my all-time favorite "easy to find" beers. Founders nailed it with this beer then raised the stakes wi5h their KBS and CBS series.
Chainlightning (1) - Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was the first Founder’s beer I ever had, close to 10yrs ago. A desert beer that isn’t so sweet that you only want one. Great roasty malt with just the right amount of chocolate and coffee. In fact it’s a good light dinner beer as much as it is a desert beer. I can’t remember if I’ve had one for Breakfast. Probably.
jndell15 (10) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sure, I’d drink this for breakfast. I’ve definitely had it before noon on occasion. Don’t judge me.
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
i love it! a very good stout! excellent aroma, color, taste, everything!
Mears (20) - - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee flavor is to over powering for me. Still awesome I just wish it was just a hint of coffee.
yourilevesque (33) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is beyond description! It is really close to perfection. The liquid is pitch black with a tiny brown lacy head. Taste is stunning with coffee, a little bit of sweet but just the perfect pinch of sugar you would put in your morning coffee. This one is absolutely on my personnal imperial stouts top 3 list this year! Stunning beer!
djaquay (133) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour under a thin dark tan head, sticky and sweet, good coffee taste gives it that bitter
Mainuh_man (241) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 Oz tap. Black with a brown head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate, with some fall fruit. Flavor is mild sweet at first worth less of coffee, baldness nicely with roasted malt and some alcohol. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel and active carbonation. Overall, not to complex, but really delicious.
mp_lane (66) - Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What can you say about Founder’s Breakfast Stout that hasn’t already been said? Aroma is pure coffee and sweet malt. Pours black with very thin almond head. Taste is well balanced and delicious. Great beer!
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, Sharkey’s Radford. Rich aroma of dark malts and coffee, great head, smooth, rich taste with a mix of dark malts. Rich and delicious.
Lele (156) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
ASPETTO: marrone scurissimo, impenetrabile. Schiuma abbastanza abbondante e persistente (ne rimane sempre un millimetro), fine e dal colore marrone abbastanza scuro.
AROMA: liquirizia, ma soprattutto cacao amaro e caffè.
GUSTO: appena messa in bocca tende al dolce, con note di frutti tropicali come il mango. Ma ben presto emergono chiarissimi sentori di cacao amaro e caffè, che dominano la birra in tutta la sua bevuta, compreso il suo persistente retrogusto, dove emerge anche un po’ di amaro del luppolo (oltre che l’amaro del caffè e del cacao, amaro però mai abbondante). Sentori legnosi e lieve acidità che si avverte ai lati della lingua. Carbonizzazione bassa, corpo strutturato. CONCLUSIONE: una birra veramente ben fatta. E’ un po’ povera di sapori (a dire il vero batte quasi solo sui sentori di cacao e caffè), ma ugualmente non stanca mai, anche se -devo dire- l’avrei preferita con qualche "emozione" in più.