I have been extremely excited to give this beer a try. I’ve heard quite a bit about it as I was researching stouts — preparing to brew my own a few weeks ago. The Founders Breakfast Stout is considered one of the best of its style. According to their website, this beer is the coffee lover’s consummate beer.
Aroma: Stout roast, coffee, and chocolate. some alcohol — but subtle. I expect some for an 8.5 percent beer.
Appearance: Black with a brownish/cinnamon head. The head was decent when first poured, but I did have to pour aggressively to get it. It laced the glass nicely, however didn’t last very long. Attempts to rouse the head worked to some degree.
Flavor: This beer taste just like it smells. Roasty, chocolaty, and especially coffee like. The flavor coats your tongue and stays there. With this beer, that is NOT a bad thing.
Mouth feel: Very full bodied, creamy and smooth. The bubbles seemed to give the appearance of high carbonation, but the beer displays perfect carbonation and mouth feel for the style.
Overall: I am so glad I got to give this beer a try. It is a great combination of oatmeal, coffee, and chocolate flavors in a stout. Breakfast Stout is the perfect name for this beer, especially since I get the feeling I will wake up wanting to have one with my cereal. Run, don’t walk, to get this beer in your hands.