Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
5/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance: A chocolate black mass of liquid bliss, so thick, so divinely yet impenetrably pitch black. The head is a brown chocolate and coffee black; it is humongous and blankets the outside of the glass all the way down giving life to this viscous black delectable fluid.
Smell: When I picked this beer up and it's essence assaulted my nostrils for the first time I finally understood why it was call the "breakfast stout". Suddenly memories of breakfast past raced through my mind, black coffee, sausage, eggs, toast ...and strawberries? Dark chocolate, and coffee first assault the nostrils, followed by a sweeter fruity flavour of strawberries and finally malted barley and oatmeal finish this beer off. Then, I notice something else harkening me to many an early morning, thick strong black coffee pronounced again and again manifesting itself in this beer's aroma.
Taste: I have been overwhelmed with flavour! The noseful does not pay homage to the actual flavours inherent in this stout. First and foremost is the intense but not overwhelming coffee essence, it is in perfect balance with the rest of this masterpiece. A dark chocolate flavour with an oatmeal texture introduces itself with a sweet hint, milk chocolate covered cherries; this balances well against an equally strong critic bitterness of hops finally a strong cup of coffee finishes this beer off, lingering for what seems ages. Absolutely astounding! The oatmeal texture/flavour is what makes this beer a God among men.
Mouthful: An extraordinary mouthful of beer with a smooth oatmeal flavour and black coffee finish, with the viscosity of melted chocolate. Carbonation is just enough to remind you that you are drinking a beer.
Drinkability: This is the blissful epitome of what an imperial stout is, perfection in a glass. Thank you Founders!
Serving type: on-tap
05-17-2010 00:21:13 | More by RppIII
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