Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I have been coveting this brew for a little while and scored some along with some KBS. I tried this first and was not disappointed. Poured from the 12oz bottle with some awesome artwork on the label into an over-sized snifter. Served at around 55-60 degrees.
Appearance- Poured a thick- impenetrable, light-sucking black. The mocha-colored head is a thick, boiling substance which seems as though it will linger forever. It settles down into a 1/4 inch thick shield against oxygen- beer's evil-foe.
Smell- Pure olfactory bliss here. Incredibly complex- yet somewhat predictable based on the beers description as a 'double-chocolate oatmeal stout.' Coffee is present first and foremost and is prominent throughout the whiff. As a coffee-lover this is heaven in a scent. The coffee carries roasted, dark chocolate on its back along with roasted barley and oats.
Taste- Coffee does not dominate here as it did in the nose. Instead, the dark, bitter-sweet chocolate notes walk hand-in-hand with the dark espresso beans. Incredibly rich and complex and an absolute treat. The bitterness from the hops add another dimension to this beer that really capult it into the ranks of the elite. Awesome.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied beer and again, incredibly rich with perfectly mild carbonation.
Drinkability- An excellent sipping brew. While you probably could drink a few I believe they should be savored throughout the night and enjoyed for the amazingness it truly is.
Founders scores huge here and crafts one of my all-time favorites. This brew would have scored a few 5's had I not followed it up by a KBS- after that I had to leave room for improvement. Believe the hype and seek this out!
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2010 16:05:47 | More by bwiechmann
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