Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Re-reviewing on 9/8/2012. Bottle dated 08/02/12 into a tulip.
Pours black with a thin veil of tan head; not a lot of head volume per se, but a healthy ring surrounding the surface and a good quantity of legs darting out from a small central patch of bubbles. Moderate fibrous lacing on the glass.
The aroma is of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, oatmeal, and a bit of raisin. Not a whole lot of raw sugar in the nose, which is nice.
Flavor starts with black coffee and leads into some dark chocolate, oatmeal, and a bit of cane sugar. Some candied plum, caramel, toffee, and molasses comes through as well.
Mouthfeel is thick, rich, and roasty, a great feeling for a beer that could be a delicious substitue for breakfast. Finish is dry and leaves an almost ""gritty"" coffee impression, as the coffee and bitter dark chocolate flavors seem to linger a bit longer than the others.
Overall, a great stout that I'm always happy to come back to. The coffee is prominent, but not overwhelming as it strikes a great balance with the rest of the flavors. Just a well put together brew.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2012 23:45:13 | More by eclipse54
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