Style: Flavored Stout
ABV: 8.3 IBU: 60
Founders Brewing Co. Breakfast Stout
What the brewers say
“The coffee lover’s consummate beer, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted Java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Rich coffee aroma, with a nice blend of fresh coffee bean, green pepper, and earthy fresh roast. Good chocolate, too, but it takes a backseat. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Chocolate.”
Flavor: “The first sip offers the same coffee complexity, along with a light touch of tart acidity. As you sink into the coffee, the chocolate builds into a nice mocha wave before fading to leave the bitter tang of roast malt in the finish. Even though it’s so roasty, it’s smooth, not grainy. Good understated sweetness up front and a dry finish.”
Overall: “A blessing for coffee lovers! Coffee is huge, but the beer backs it well. The mouthfeel and body do a great job of supporting the big flavors in this beer. The chocolate flavor lingers long into the aftertaste. This beer is to coffee what an IPA is to hops.”
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