Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by merlin48:
4.83/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I'm surprised they get away with the label(as pictured), with a toddler eating his cereal. Bib is optional. Label says this is a double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout. Never doubt Founders at their word. This pours about the thickest, richest looking, opaque stouts I've ever witnessed. Dark and opaque would be appropriate. Small, light brown head is shortlived, but is easily revived with a swirl of the glass. Garnet red hues are noted on the fringe and collar. Nice lacing effect exhibits sheets and patches.
Aroma is exceptional. Fresh roasted Kona coffee beans, from a specialty coffee shop, are first noted. More fun soon follows, with anise, burnt toast, and softer notes of cocoa and oatmeal. Grassy and earthy hops lurk in the background.
Mouthfeel has a velvet feel from rolled oats. Robust and full bodied, with a sharp and bitter feel from the enormous dark roasted malts.
Taste is an incredible blend of dark roasted malts. Lots of different coffee flavors, cocoa, carob, tobacco, and old baseball glove. Grassy and earthy hops are a bit restrained, but add a nice touch. The finish is of day old coffee bitterness.
Very complex and full bodied. Very filling, and much like the liquid food that I think the brewer had in mind. I'm beginning to prefer Founders, over Dogfish Head, when it comes to pushing the boundaries of certain styles. Thanks to mentor for sharing breakfast.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2005 01:55:20 | More by merlin48
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