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RATINGS: 1982   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (34433) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
12 fl oz, trade with ygtbsm94 . Pours dark almost black with a dense and nice chocolate coloured head. Aroma is smooth chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and a smooth bourbon note into the finish. Fantastic balance and only with a smooth bourbon note into the finish. I think most bourban barrel aged beers are way to dominated by the bourbon notes, not this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
[Courtesy of yespr, session @ yespr] Pitch black with tiny short lasting head. Aroma is sweet with roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and bourbon notes. Sweet flavor with roasted near burned malt, bitter chocolate, bourbon, aok, vanilla and coffee notes. Alcohol warms you up nicely. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxxDaddy (413) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Bottle courtesy of pantanap (thanks!). Pours stout black with a little tan head. Aroma is big on coffee and what smells a little bit like rye. Some bourbon traces in there as well. Taste brings much more strong coffee and roasted malts, with some vanilla interlaced. Decently thick on the palate with a bitter coffee finish. While I do enjoy this beer, I agree with JCB that the original Breakfast is better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
Bottle. [Courtesy of yespr, another great session @ yespr] Small beige creamy head that mostly diminished. Pitch-black colour. Good display of lacework. Aroma of vanilla, liquorish, sweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dried fruit, hint of berries and very vinous in the sniff. Over the palate the bourbon and wood comes through, burned malt, oat dryness. Full bodied with an average carbonation and light dry and thick texture. Heavy sweet and counter bitter notes in balance. Lingering chocolate and light bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 16, 2008
At Taste of Midwest last summer. Just realized I never rated it. Very bourbon, very big. Not as much coffee flavor as the regular Breakfast Stout-- not sure if just because of bourbon or different recipe. Would like to try again when my palate is not toast from tasting big beers all afternoon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2008
12oz from Eithcubes - thanks, Mike! After about 7 months, it seems this is a beer best enjoyed fresh (against all reason, a high-ABV, barrel-conditioned stout should really last longer). Deep inky pour with minimal head/lacing, the aroma is big and bourbon-y, natch. But the body seems to have thinned a bit much, and there’s a slightly sour aftertaste. Strange, as I had much more positive impressions initially. Still enjoyable, but not as good as regular Founders Breakfast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Pours an opaque soot black with a chocolate milk head and plenty of lacing. Looks like a beauty. Smells of roasted malts, roasted coffee beens, mild hops and some bourbon oak. Tastes like the smell with a hint of vanilla bean and it is delicious. Each of the flavors present themself proud as a peacock with each sip. Mouthfeel is full, a little chewy. Drinkability is amazing. The ABV is non existant which is rediculous, as it hides behind all the wonderful flavors. Definitly savoring each sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle: Pours a dark brown, near black with a finger of thick tan head. Aroma is coffee and roasty, near burnt malts. Smoky presence with a little bourbon sweetness. Flavor is cofee with chocolate and bittersweetness, the smoke makes a little bit of a presence known. Kind of a dry smoky feel that detracts a bit from the overall sweetness and bourbon feel. Still, quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oakbluff (428) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
Consumed on 7/24/07- bday beer and complements of xav33. Pours out like motor oil. More head than expected-colour of milk chocolate. Nose- bakers chocolate and dark roasted coffee beans. Taste- that is some heavy shit! bourbon, chocolate explosion, vanilla, and so on... Viscous yet creamy mouthfeel and hops have a good bite at the end. Not boozy, not not a beer to be messed with . This bottle took a couple of hours to contemplate as it should.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle: Pours a dark black color, thick tan head, large bubbles and a nice muddy appearance. The nose is coffee, rich semi-spent grounds, nice oak character and some light dry alkaline notes. The flavor is oaky, light briny wood and plum, vanilla, roast and ample thick coffee. Bitter espresso with the bite of straight but the body of breve. Interesting, but good. I’m not a fan of that type of roast in the nose and an astringent tail. Thanks Jake65!

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