Founders Breakfast Stout 2013

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breakfastI am pretty sure it was only sitting on the shelves a few minutes before i snatched it up.

This was my first time trying it, as i had missed out on last years release.  Having heard about it for months now i hoped it could live up to the hype.

Breakfast Stout pours jet black with a bubbly but extremely fast fading khaki head.  Nose had a slight coffee hint to it.

Tasting was smooth next to no carbonation, Alcohol was there but just enough to be warming and not take away anything from the experience.  Making this more of an easy sipper with dinner and a relaxing with a snifter Imperial Stout.

Much like North Coast’s Old Rasputin I could drink more than one in a sitting and not be worn out by the flavors, my main issue with Dominions Morning Glory.

I want to try another bottle or 2 before I make a final call, but I am still on the fence on which I preferred more,  this or Old Rasputin.  Either though is a very good and recommended choice for enjoying this Fall.




5 thoughts on “Founders Breakfast Stout 2013

    jacobpaul81 said:
    October 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Breakfast Stout is a King of Beers. Founder’s does an amazing job across the spectrum, but the Breakfast Stout is one of the most unique takes on a style out there – most Chocolate beers are too milk chocolate. Most Oatmeal Stouts while smooth and creamy are too sweet. Founder’s nails the roasted needs by throwing in Kona Coffee, kicking up the dark and bitter – bringing out the right characteristics in the chocolate, and the oatmeal adds thickness and creaminess without getting sweet. At 8.3% ABV, it’s not an Imperial, it’s still an Oatmeal stout. That said, Founder’s Imperial Stout is very similar to Old Rasputin.

      Bierbattered responded:
      October 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

      I was going of the rate beer classification (does founders just call it a stout?) It is very good, just like their Porter. I am not so much a fan of their Pales but their dark beers have been spot on!

    jacobpaul81 said:
    October 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Founders calls it a Double Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout. Most stouts are traditionally 7-8%, so 8.3% puts this one firmly in that category. While we are starting to see “Imperial” thrown around a lot in respect to a broad range of beer styles which feature higher alcohol content, there’s a noticeable looseness in the usage occurring. For instance: Shipyard’s Imperial Porter is only 7.1%. Imperial shouldn’t be so loosely thrown about as it implies a certain characteristic which one might expect from a beverage – While I would argue that 9% is a good baseline (Old Rasputin is 9%), most true “Imperials” are upwards of 10-13%.

      Bierbattered responded:
      October 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      people love the adjectives. Like the new triple IPA’s and what not. In the end though I am fine just to call them stouts and IPA’s and etc

        jacobpaul81 said:
        October 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm

        I appreciate the Session or Imperial designation, simply for me to make decisions without looking at the ABV, but with as loose as they use them, I concur. A stouts a stout.

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