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Review by joe1510 on 11/03/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 0
64oz Growler
$15.00
Founders

Stopped by the brewery the night before they moved from the old Brassworks building. I didn't think they'd sell growlers of Breakfast Stout but, lucky me, they did. Poured midnight black with an extremely dark brown head with tinges of purple. Left sheet lacing down the glass after each sip. One of the best heads I've seen on a big stout like this.

There's a solid presence of roasted malts and a ghost like alcohol presence. You have a feeling it's there but can't put your finger on it. Anyways, all that's in the background. What steals the show is high quality freshly pressed coffee.

Flavor is identical to the aroma. The coffee is of the highest quality and quite intense. There's not as much noticeable bittersweet chocolate as the bottled version exhibits. The coffee produces a bitter component on the finish along with a, mild in flavor but noticeable in bitterness, hop presence.

Creamy heavy but silky smooth body leads into a moderate dryness on the finish. The carbonation is on the lower end of the spectrum but massages the tongue as it works through.

I could sip this beer all night long until I was unable to sip anymore. It's a slow drinking beer but immensly enjoyable.

I've already reviewed this beer in bottled form. I actually prefer the bottled version but this is spectacular none-the-less. The bottled version seemed to have a more pronounced chocolate character.

Price: $15.00 Served In: Pint Glass