Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2011 edition. Poured at 55 degrees into a Deschutes tulip; it came out a viscous cinnamon chocolate with a 1/2 inch of cinnamon butter head that left beautiful lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma of milk chocolate, pumpernickel, and mocha with a hint of chocolate frosting in the background.
The initial sip is thick - more chocolate, a muted coffee, oatmeal, and hops, and a slight burn of licorice at the end on the exhale. It's a delicious combination (and I'm usually not one for licorice), and the back of my throat has a happy heat to it after a minute of coating through sips. There is something slightly coating in the mouthfeel that isn't quite my thing, but I can't place my finger on what it is about it - maybe it's the licorice finish.
Overall this beer, as many know, is superb and sublime - there are a few chocolate/coffee stouts out there that may be more delicious, but not by much, and none with such a drinkable ABV (I'm looking at you, Mokah!). That is to say, it's a sipper because it wants to be, not because it needs to be.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2012 00:02:41 | More by fvernon
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