Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by jettjon:
4.4/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Discovered a 4-pack quite unexpectedly on a trip to Birmingham, AL. Never had this particular gem, so I approach this review with great antici…pation.
From a 12 oz bottle stamped 9/17/12, into my Sam Adams glass (thanks, guys!). Engine oil black with no light penetration. Thin cap of brown foam is a bit disappointing. Good retention with lacing down to bottom of the glass. Nose of toast, milk chocolate, and burnt and sweet malts.
On the palate, chocolate and lots of coffee, loaded with semisweet malt up front. Hints of warm alcohol. Hops assert toward the end. Finishes on a mild acidic coffee note. Great balance of sweet and bitter. Very coffee-like.
Mouth is semi-viscous, perhaps a touch thinner than I’d expect but quite complementary.
Overall: Is this an epic, 99% beer? To me, no. Maybe it’s just that I’m not a tremendous fan of the style. It’s certainly an outstanding example of a double stout, and the wife and I both agree that it’s delicious in its own right. However for me, it’s just another check box and not one I’d go out of my way for again. Just too many good beers in styles I like better. YMMV. Enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2013 01:53:54 | More by jettjon
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