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
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. This bottle is from '09, so I was curious to see how it compared to fresh FBS. Big thanks to DannyKelly for including this bottle as an extra in a recent trade.
A - Pours a deep thick black with a 1-finger dark tan colored head. Quickly dissipated to a small rim on the surface. Little to no lacing. Beautiful looking beer.
S - Dark roasty malts. Strong notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. No presence of alcohol in the nose.
T - Ahhh, this is what keeps me coming back. Smooth bittersweet chocolate hits you up front with a nice bitter coffee taste on the finish. As expected, the coffee notes are a bit muted compared to fresh FBS, but they are still very prevalent. Alcohol only begins to show as the beer warms, other than that it's hidden very well. All of the flavors seem to mend extremely well together.
M - A very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. With this bottle being from '09, it seems to have thinned a bit from the full and thick body I'm used to. Carbonation seems to be in check.
D - Super drinkable beer. The alcohol is masked well, but definitely noticeable after a few.
Founders has got it right with this beer and it's easily one of my all-time favorites. Such a great choice for those cold winter days.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2011 00:22:25 | More by kevinv
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