Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to GeoffFromSJ for trading me for this great brew.
It's my birthday, so I figured, how better to start my day than with the Breakfast Stout. So before noon I cracked open this bottle. As you can see from the image, there's a scary child on the label, but that didn't disuade me. The label says "Double Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout" sounded pretty promising.
I poured it into my pint glass and it gave a solid 1 inch head (vigerous pour) which was mud colored. Quite pretty actually. Smelled richly of coffee and hints of chocolate. Very malty smell.
After the head settled a little bit, I took my first swig. Overwhealming coffee flavors. Hints of oatmeal and barley. Sweet, but not overly sweet. Very well balanced. Mild bitterness, similar to a cup of cold coffee. I can see why they called this a breakfast stout.
Overall I enjoyed this beer, but I don't really feel that it deserves all the praise that it gets. It's a great great beer, don't get my wrong, but other stouts such as Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout and North Coast's Old Rasputin are much better in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2005 15:40:34 | More by Buildscharacter
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