Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by JamesMN:
4.03/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottled on 9/07/12
Appearance: Completely opaque black. Gave it a vigorous pour but only a very thin film of light brown head appeared. Regenerates nicely though.
Aroma: Heavy on the chocolate syrup with hints of the coffee and oatmeal mentioned on the bottle.
Taste: Bittersweet chocolate that lasts from beginning to end on your palate. A bit of black coffee that blends well with the chocolate. Very little sweetness at all in this. The 60 IBUs from the hops are no where to be found, but the bitterness from the chocolate and coffee additions really lingers. Not quite as robust as I was expecting. It's as if there is an element missing that would really take this to a whole new level. No hint of alcohol at all in the taste but then again 8.3% isn't that high.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy. Upper end of medium bodied and easy to drink. A little thinner than I was expecting.
Final Thoughts: I'm a little disappointed in this one but it is definitely a good beer. It basically drinks like cold black coffee which is thinner and less robust than I was thought it would be. I will be cellaring a few bottles so it will be interesting to see how it ages. Definitely pick this one up if you are a fan of chocolate/coffee stouts.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2012 03:07:36 | More by JamesMN
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