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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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100
world-class

11,271 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,271
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,055
Gots: 2,364 | FT: 155
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003)
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received a 4pack in a trade with WilliamDBar, thanks buddy!

Bottled 8-1-12

A - Pour into a standard pint produces a inch or a little more of tan-ish head. Retains shortly and fades after a few minutes. Color is pretty close to black. Holding to the light lets little, if anything through. Some dark brown around the edges. Not sure what more you can ask for from a stout. Looks great.

S - big on chocolate, roast, coffee. Smells delicious

T - One of the best tasting beers I have had. This beer drank like two different beers as it warmed over 20 minutes (it was a task to let it sit there to see what it would do as it warmed!!)

First sip is huge chocolate note. Most well done chocolate I've had in any beer. Tastes of sweet dark chocolate, as opposed to the sweet milk chocolate or bitter bakers chocolate in other beers. This taste like a bite of gourmet dark chocolate. There is some very smooth vanilla and then then creamy coffee overtones. Finishes with some slight bitterness and chocolate notes that fades slowly.

As the beer warms, it almost transitions to a completely different beer. The last third of the glass is heavy coffee grounds coming to the forefront with chocolate moving to the back seat. I have to say, I liked the first character better, but, even still, the beer has moved to an excellent coffee stout. Really really great.

M - Perfect thickness, light carbonation, feels creamy and rich. Like a great oatmeal stout should be.

O - I wish I would not have known the hype behind this beer before I tried it. I found myself nit picking the brew trying to find holes in the facade. That being said, I couldnt find any. Perhaps my favorite stout I've tried to date. Just absolute perfect balance. The chocolate, coffee vanilla flavors complemented each other, with no one element fighting against the others. Great beer, very much deserves the acclaim. The 4 pack will not survive the week, just too good.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 20:52:21 | More by Beerandboards
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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