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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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100
world-class

11,166 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,166
Reviews: 3,190
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1,037
Gots: 2,324 | 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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JohnL9013

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: When I poured this out, I literally said aloud, "What ... the ... F***??" This is black as night, and viscous like chocolate syrup. Almost no dead, almost no indication at all that it is, in fact, beer. What a presentation.

S: Oh what a nice stouty nose! Largely coffee and bittering hops. Not a huge smell, but a very good one.

T: When I tried the Southern Tier Java Stout, it gave me a terrible impression of coffee stouts because it was simply too sweet, overdone, and the coffee wasn't good. Founders gets it perfect, period. I love Sumatran coffee, so the coffee flavors are an absolutely delight. It's sweet, but doesn't cover up the flavors at all. The "chocolate" effect from the perfectly balanced coffee is very significant... and when I brew coffee myself, it tastes like chocolate when I get it right, so I have a high respect for the blending and homogeneity here. The taste isn't over the top, but it is definitely exceptional.

M: Low carbonation, silky smooth. Let this one roll around for a while and enjoy!

D: I'm really surprised by how drinkable this is. Like I mentioned, it's very full, but not totally over the top. Regardless, I would not drink more than one at once, but could if I was in the mood.

I didn't know why everyone was going ballistic over this stuff, but now I do. It's an exceptional brew that's well balanced and just has a ton of complexity. Pick up a small (or a bomber if they make it) at your local shop and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2009 21:40:57 | More by JohnL9013
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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