Monday, November 7, 2011

Founders Breakfast Stout -- Florida Dale Guest Post

An online friend from Twitter will be doing today's review. Fellow-Floridian Dale is a beer enthusiast and has tried an extensive amount of different beers. The one he'll be reviewing today is legendary. I haven't had the opportunity to try it yet, but one day...

Founders Breakfast Stout, Double Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout.  60 IBU's, 8.3% abv, bottled on 19/06/11.  The label artwork is a baby in a bib, spoon to mouth, eating from a Founders bowl.    

Poured a dark black color into my snifter, but without much head.  Maybe a quarter of an inch of reddish brown foam at best.

The initial smell is strong on chocolate, and a little of the coffee underneath.  I let the beer warm up for a couple of minutes, and took another sniff.  More coffee on this whiff, a little licorice as well.  A little sip and tasted the coffee upfront, followed by the dark chocolate.  Very smooth brew, medium body, moderately carbonated.  You get a little bitter chocolate on the finish, and virtually no hint of alcohol.  Just the way I like it.

Overall a very solid beer, one that I would drink again and again. 

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