Beer of the Week: Founders Breakfast Stout

Founders Brewing Co. Breakfast Stout
Founders Brewing Co. Breakfast Stout
John M. Setzler

Beer: Founders Breakfast Stout

Style: Imperial stout with coffee and chocolate

Alcohol: 8.3 percent by volume

Price: About $11 a four-pack of 12-ounce bottles at Whole Foods

Story: Breakfast Stout is the kind of motor oil-thick, high-octane brew that burly, bearded men drink in the dead of winter, but even in balmy South Florida, this Michigan beer is worth seeking out. Bittersweet chocolate and Kona and Sumatra coffee beans add layer upon layer of robust, roasted aromas and flavors.

Pairing: A sipper like Breakfast Stout is like a cup of coffee with dessert. Try it with a fat slice of German chocolate cake from Ice Box Cafe, 1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach. The coconut flakes in the icing bring out a hint of vanilla in the beer.

Evan S. Benn

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