Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
4.65/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
12 oz. bottle courtesy of frozensoul327. Huge thanks for this one!
Finally able to snare this bottle from the DBF and give it a proper review. On the pour, the first thing I notice is how "thick" the beer is...almost as if it is reluctant to leave the bottle. Opaque darkness sits beneath the graham cracker color head. Thick, sticky head that not only stays at a finger-thick level, but also manages to leaves soapy splotches of lace on my glass.
Aromas are heavenly. A fresh pot of coffee wafts from this beer, mixed with some char and a nutty note as well...almonds? Slight vinous note as well. Chunks of bitter baking chocolate thrown in for good measure.
Flavor is wonderful. Chocolate-infused fresh coffe up front. Middle sees some bitterness creep in, mixed with flaked oatmeal. More of a "no-bake chocolate cookie" flavor, if you've ever had them. Finish really dries out quickly, leaving a powdery dryness on the palate. Very, very "clean" in the finish. There's definitely an aftertaste, but it's very crisp and pronounced. Wonderful.
So smooth on the palate. Each component of the beer makes itself known, yet doesn't overshadow any of the others in this blend of delicious flavors. The 8.3% ABV is only slightly noticed, well-woven into the fabric of this amazing creation. One bottle is not enough. This is one to seek out again. Thouroughly enjoyed and much-appreciated.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2006 01:53:07 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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