Sep 29, 2009

Founders Breakfast Stout

Founders Breakfast Stout

Founders Breakfast Stout is one of the several beers whose arrival at my local shop I’ve been anticipating. Ever since the store has been carrying a couple of Founders releases, I’ve been bugging the owner almost every visit about this stout — and I’m in there often.

Lucky for him, I can now stop annoying him and savor the couple of bottles I picked up recently. I had heard a good deal from friends about this beer so it had a lot to live up to.


Breakfast Stout pours near black in color with a decent sized, dark tan head. I’ve said it before, but I really need to take pictures of my tastings. Words fail to do this one justice.


I can smell the coffee, chocolates and oatmeal from a mile away upon opening up the bottle. The black coffee and roasted malt are the primary aromas while the chocolates and oatmeal compliment it in the background.


This is a beefy stout. It’s thick, smooth and full bodied with quite a robust coffee and oatmeal presence. The finish is slightly dry with a nice, lingering coffee bitterness that I loved. Semi-sweet chocolates only prove to intensify the flavors and make this one hell of a brew.


It took all my power, but I’ve stored two bottles of this one away for the colder months later this year. I only hope I can hold out that long, as this beer is certainly going to prove hard to ignore. I will certainly be buying more of it as soon as I can.


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