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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,333 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,333
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,061
Gots: 2,393 | FT: 156
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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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

saw this on tap for growlage @ joe canals here in jersey, $16.99 to fill 4oz ? hell yeah!

eyes...
on an easy pour this easily grows to 2 fingers of deep cocoa head, this beer is like a box of chocolates, dark ones, the carbonation seems to toil working up towards the head, unlike some darker than black beers you can see the carbonation (well, some of it), the beer leaves nearly perfect sheets of lacing down the glass as well as graph lines marking the ups and down of the beer market pursuant to this tasting, really spot on here

nose...
deep roasty coffee tones, some burnt offerings in here that will delight the starbucks in you (or if you live in brooklyn, Gorilla coffee -word!), anyhoo... big and sweet malts with the oat tones that smooth it out (which really separates this from a lot of brews). The oats add a dry/bready note to the mix, the nose is really nice!

taste etc...
the nose is but a tease, all the flavors detected in the nose explode in the mouth, it is thick enough, the carbonation is married perfectly, the alcohol just lets you know it is there... man this is tasty, you get the deep and dark coffee burnt taste (not smoky or ash-y), the flavor really stays with you for some time but yet ... you want more. This drinks way too easy for the ABV so watch (or don't, heh). This is worth savoring. Everything is in balance here and this is saying alot considering there is BIG flavors all around.
balance of roast, burnt, bitter, malts... and then it finishes with all those notes hanging on in ... balance, very well crafted beer.

verdict?
rated highly for a reason, worth seeking out. The imp stout/coffee lover in you should gravitate ... HERE.

Serving type: growler

12-30-2012 06:04:36 | More by Ego
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,333 ratings.