marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Disclaimer: I’ve never been much of a coffee fan, and that has some influence on my opinion of this beer.
12oz. bottle poured into pint glass. Black color with basically no head. It looks like oil as its pouring out of the bottle. There is a distinct, aroma of coffee and chocolate. The taste is also very much coffee. The feel is very smooth, almost velvety. This is coffee and beer form, which makes the name incredibly appropriate. Personally, I don’t care for it, but I don’t care for coffee. For coffee lovers, this is probably a fantastic beer.
mp_lane (65) - 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 (554) - 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 (151) - 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.
GarrettB (1090) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
May 11th, 2013 - Founders’ Breakfast Stout is the kind of beer that has been whispered about in dark corners of beer tasting rooms and liquor stores for years. But I never saw the thing anywhere in Colorado, Washington or California. But amongst the buried beer treasures we found in an unassuming bodega in Los Angeles was this thick, belly-leadening treat. By now most stouts all look like each other, and this is true here too, where a dark, almost ominous halo of brown fluff circles the top while a deep, dark brew sits at the bottom, meditating. The aroma is different - strange, intoxicating and deep. Inside there’s the smell of wet tree bark, cinnamon, the sharpness of freshly cut cedar, dark coffee, soy sauce, dark brown sugar, cacao nibs and a strong push of alcohol. And the flavor is an unctuous and boozy wave of delicious, smooth stout. Here a lighter, fresh and medium roasted coffee taste dominates, speckled with some of the sweet and bitter touch of cacao nib, and bolstered by a deep, chocolate flow that rocks the flavor from beginning to finish.
ronaldtheriot (1330) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Founders Breakfast Stout has a thin, beige head, a dark brown, almost black appearance, and some fine, splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate, and the flavor is the same with not-so-harsh bitterness and essentially no alcohol pickup. Mouthfeel is medium, and it seems to become more watery as one drinks it down, which is odd. Founders Breakfast Stout finishes powdery and flavorful. RJT
Normannjojo (1) - - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massive coffee and dark chocolate aroma, the chocolate coming stronger forward as the beer warms up. Pours pitch black, and looks delicious in the glass. The taste is striking, lots of roasted coffee, lots of dark chocolate, smooth as hell. One of the best stouts I have ever had.
Listigovers (365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich dark chocolate aroma with the bitter sting of coffee. Pure black with a dark brown head. Full bodied, lots of hops, long bittle finish, dark chocolate and coffee. A huge and excellent beer.
Kadakas (42) - ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Drink Bar, they only had it from fridge so I believe it pretty much killed the experience but I’ve heard so much good words about it so I wanted to try it anyway. Really nice dark colour, coffee-chocolate aroma and little bit in taste. Waited a bit stronger consistency and foam but that’s probably because of the low temperature. Not the biggest fan of oatmeal beers but overall very nice stout indeed!
Nejhleader (1264) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of the best and for good reason. Delicious all around, chocolate, coffee, oats all well blended into a nice creamy body. perfect.
tricyclist (832) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snifter pour, fully roasted nose with loads or coffee and dark chocolate, bitter mostly. Flavor is fairly bittersweet, mostly black coffee up front with dark chocolate notes. Sharp but enjoyable. I dig it thoroughly.