Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker pint.
A--Opaque pitch black body--looks like molasses. Pours out thickly, too--super viscous looking brew. Heavy. Head is tiny, maybe a finger tops, deep brown colored, and fades to skim quickly. Some spotty lacing.
S--Grown up chocolate milk. Dark chocolate followed by something silken and vinous you find in those $6 dollar bars you can buy in fancy NYC grocery stores. On top of that is a definite coffee bite.
T--Three distinct waves for me, none of them subtle. Wave one consists of a chocolate covered espresso coffee bean. Deep, dark, and bitter. A full opening flourish. Second wave is super smooth and mellows out the ride--behind all the huge coffee and chocolate flavors there lurks a very big oatmeal stout, and it's like waxing your butt and riding downhill on a mirror. Last wave is actually my favorite. First it's all bitter coffee grounds, like licking a basket filter, then rounds out to something very roasty, a big bitter melding of the coffee and the roasted malt. Satisfying finish.
M&D--Mouthfeel is perfect, and boosted considerably I would think from the oats. Silkier than Teddy Pendergast's pajamas. Absolute joy, especially as it warms. So massive, velvety--wow.
A sipper, and surprising--at first I hated it for its lack of subtlety. But in the course of my first bottle somewhere, maybe halfway through, it won me over. I couldn't turn my lips away from the glass. I'm more of a more with less kind of guy, but this beer is so distinctly huge that I can't refuse. Bummed I only got one bottle to sample, and that I drank that bottle /before/ dinner, rather than after.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2009 23:48:06 | More by TheycallmeTim
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