Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle poured into pint glass
A: Deep deep black. Notable carbonation with a thin head, which dissipates quickly. No substantial lacing. Resembles a flat cola or cold coffee. Its obsidian character allows no light to pass. The surface bubbles with a slight shimmer. The meniscus carries a bit of a birch beer looking ruby.
S: Crisp malts, chocolates and coffee aromas dominate the nose. Can’t place this certain spiciness, could be a sort of burnt smell, not sure I’m getting much of the oats/oatmeal. Definitely rich and powerful, it almost smells heavy.
T: The burnt element is evident in the initial taste. The chocolate is a dark chocolate, lacking real sweetness. Like a dark straight Columbian coffee. The bitterness is well balanced (especially for 60 IBU). Still not picking up much of the oatmeal or essence of oats. The aftertaste is akin to the lingering flavor after the last sip of a morning coffee, a bit dry.
M: Carbonation doesn’t play as much as much as expected from the appearance. Smooth, sort of slippery. Very similar to the way it looks. Becomes a bit creamy as it sits on the tongue.
O: I haven’t tried my hand at oatmeal stout before, but this is tasty. I don’t know if complex is the term I would use, but certainly rich and full of chocolate malty flavor. I could see myself enjoying one of these in the morning, but not too many. If you’re into rich velvet imperial stouts, this is something you have to try.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 04:06:50 | More by ZagZagg
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