17 December 2008

Beer Review, Founders Breakfast Stout

Founders Breakfast Stout
Grand Rapids, MI
8.3% ABV

Appearance: Perfect black. Opaque to hell and back. Tiny head that dissipates immediately, not exactly unexpected given the high alcohol. 4.0/5

Smell: Very malty. Notes of dry oats, slightly sweet. Caramel malts predominate. Very interesting, very enticing. 4.0/5

Taste: Sweet, clean, malty. Strong flavors of oatmeal, very grainy and bready. Slightly hoppy in the middle. Finishes clean. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Thick, low carbonation, low hops. Slightly chewy. 4.0/5

Drinkability: A very nice double stout. I'm not sure I'd consider it one of the best in the world (as per the BA ratings), but it's amazingly well-balanced and makes for a great drinking experience. 4.5/5

Overall: 4.25/5

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