Founders Breakfast Stout
8.3% ABV, 60 IBU
The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.
Tasting Notes: Pours jet black with a light brown creamy one-finger head. Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate, which mirrors the flavor. Smooth and creamy, loaded with coffee, mocha and dark chocolate flavors with no alcohol burn whatsoever. Slightly sweet finish, with lingering cocoa; low carbonation and no hop bitterness. This is a fantastic brew that should appease a wide range of beer drinkers ranging from beer snobs to occasional beer drinkers who might normally be intimidated by trying a stout.
Food Pairings: Sharp cheddar cheese, coffee ice cream, cheesecake, pecan pie.
Valentine’s Day suggestion: Breakfast-in-bed on Valentine’s Day!
Availability: Seasonal, October-December in Michigan stores and in other states where Founders is distributed. There should still be some on shelves in selected stores.