Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a 4-pack at Jungle Jim's near Cincy, OH after watching my brother drink the only bottle he brought with him when visiting. I knew he was a big fan, so thought I should get some while I could.
Appearance: Dark-chocolate brown - nearly black - with a short, chocolate-milk frothy head that held just long enough to take a big whiff. Lacing hangs around very lightly, but definitely present all the way up the glass as I continue to drink.
Smell: Strong at first while the head hung around, but faded to nearly nothing once it was gone. Rich, creamy chocolate-milk smell with notes of caramelly, toasty coffee.
Taste: The bitterness of the coffee beans in this brew is the most pronounced taste of all. It's a little much for me, kind of like chewing on a coffee bean accidentally. As I continue to drink it the dark, bitter chocolate starts to show up a little bit. It's slightly sweet and dry with a little bit of smokiness to the roasted malts - not pronounced like in a smoked stout or porter - just a little hint. Very pronounced roasted flavor and some caramel. Strong alcohol aftertaste. Slows me down a bit, but that's probably a good thing.
Mouthfeel: Fairly clear mouthfeel, and slightly notable sediment throughout. Very light carbonation keeps it from tasting too flat or watery. Goes down very smoothly despite the aforementioned bitterness. It's very much what I expected for the style.
Drinkability: Whew, definitely couldn't do more than one at a time, especially at 8.3%
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2008 03:48:28 | More by kels
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