Friday, January 25, 2013

Food & Beer Friday :: Another stout.

Have I turned you off of or on to stouts yet?  I had a winter-themed beer in mind but wasn't able to pick it up in time to post about it.  Keep an eye out for that one.  In the meantime, here's another amazing stout for you to check out!




I've mentioned that Terrapin Wake N' Bake is my favorite stout ever.  Founder's Breakfast Stout is basically the rival to my favorite.  I would 100% recommend doing a vertical (or side-by-side) tasting of these two beers.  I didn't taste both beers tonight, so I'll make my opinions as unbiased as possible.

The Breakfast Stout is pretty much all of my favorite things brewed into one beer.  Chocolate (bitters & imported), oatmeal, and coffee (Sumatra and Kona).  This dark beauty definitely has a coffee aroma, but the flavor dominates with big, bold chocolate.  The head on this beer is fluffy and creamy.  Breakfast Stout is really a perfect combination.  The coffee flavor isn't completely overwhelming, and I find it easy to drink (but it's so delicious I sip since I want it to last forever!).



D got me Videri Peppermint Chocolate bars  (Videri is a local Raleigh chocolate shop!) in my stocking for Christmas.  I'm not a big chocolate eater, but I've been hoarding these babies (yeah, that's crushed peppermint on top/bottom).  What a perfect beer pairing...dark chocolate with a Double Chocolate, Coffee, Oatmeal Stout.  Heaven.




PS.  Interesting in linking up?  I'd love to have you! 

11 comments:

whitney said...

i've had this one. so good.

i just wish i wasn't hungover right now and looking at this picture didn't make me want to puke.

Catalyn H said...

Ugh stouts kill my stomach! But my husband loves them...he'd love this one if I could grab it off the screen and surprise him with it!

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Alex said...

I will never get sick of stouts. I want this stout in my belly immediately.

Treasure Tromp said...

I wish that I could, but I just can't seem to get into stouts. I fail :(

Jorie said...

dark chocolate/coffee stout?! i'm in!

jorie

Kristin said...

Awesome! That sounds SPLENDID! Maybe I'll try to find it or something similar this weekend...the husband is away so that sounds delightfully chocolaty GOOD! I'm currently sampling Blue Moon's Valencia Grove Amber, which is described as: roasted malts, Valencia orange peel, and a touch of wheat for a hint of citrus that’s ripe for the season. DELICIOUS!!!

livehalffull said...

I love Founder's! We're going there for brunch after our triathlon in GR. :)

Zoë said...

I've never even heard of a breakfast stout. I'm going to have to hunt this one down!

Kelley Spurlock said...

Oh geez, that chocolate bar. And I still have yet to drink Terrapin's Wake and Bake. I seriously need to get on that.

M. Eileen said...

I love this beer! We had it on Saturday, picked it up from our neighborhood store! So delicious, except I was so full after drinking half the pint! It is a hearty beer!

Niki Caron said...

I am a big fan of the Breakfast Stout! It's one of my favorites!

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