Maker: Founder’s, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Appearance: Dark chocolate brown with a pale head.
Nose: Bitter chocolate, black cherry.
On the palate: Medium-bodied. Rich, roasted grain flavors. Burnt toast, brandy, espresso beans.
Finish: Long and bitter. Like finishing a cup of French Roast.
Parting words: This beer delivers on the promise of the name. It’s like a dark roast coffee with a bowl of breakfast cereal in stout form. It’s rich in flavor and certainly potent at over 8% ABV, but not excessively boozey either. Goes well with a rich, cheesy meal or as just a meal in itself. One of Founder’s (and Michigan’s) best beers. Breakfast Stout is highly recommended.