Breakfast Stout Brewed by
Founders Brewing Comapny - Grand Rapids, MI
So good it's almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven
varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke
and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power
to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to
live up to. Ain't for the wee lads. 8.5% ABV and 50 IBUs.
Review from Beer Advocate(For more reviews of this beer:
Pitch black (opaque), viscous, and thick as hell, liquid with a
towering dark coffee colored foaming head. Excellent retention and
plenty of stick to the glass.
Incredible nose of roasted coffee and rich chocolate with a pleasing
Massive, full-bodied, velvety smooth, viscous, thick and chewy feel
on the palate - thanks to the oatmeal, in part. Roasted malt
astringent twang, with some hoppy character mingled in some herbal
spice and leaf. Bitter chocolate. Plenty of coffee flavors with an
acidic bite, silky milk chocolate character soothes. Oak-y. Molasses
notes. Stodgy cooked oatmeal in the flavor. Hints of sherry in the
warming alcohol, with a low spice. Finish lingers with a play on
sweet malts and dry, bitter savories. Sweet alcohol burn becomes
part of the linger as the beer warms.
Breakfast Stout? Hell yeah! Thats when I tried my sample! What a way
to kick-off my morning. Quite possibly one of the most interesting
American Double Stouts on planet Earth. Absolutely delicious.
History of Founders Brewing Company
Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers both had steady jobs when they decided
to chase their dreams and open a brewery–which meant writing a
business plan, quitting their jobs, and taking out giant loans. They
figured if you’re going to live life, you ought to live it hard,
After some initial challenges, due to making well balanced but
unremarkable beers, we were on the verge of bankruptcy. It was at
this point that the original Founders team decided to brew the kind
of beer that got them excited about brewing in the first place:
complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics, bigger body, and
tons of flavor.
The Founders Family, a group of passionate beer enthusiasts, has
grown around this simple philosophy: “We don’t brew beer for the
masses. Instead, our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small
cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the
limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer
for people like us.”
We at Founders Brewing Company have been lucky to evolve into one of
the highest recognized breweries in the United States. In 2011,
Ratebeer.com ranked us as the 2nd best brewery in the world (up from
4th best in 2010), and we have several beers listed in the top one
hundred beers of the world on Beeradvocate.com. We were the second
fastest growing brewery in the U.S. in 2009, the winner of four
medals at the 2010 World Beer Cup, and the winner of two medals at
the 2010 Great American Beer Festival.