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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,315 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,315
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1,060
Gots: 2,381 | 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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Reviews by JohnL9013:
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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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Maybe I am bias towards my Michigan Brews but Founder Oatmeal Stout is great Sweet Stout. With flavors of coffee, chocolate, and lightly roasted characters tickle the taste buds, it is easy to get a full stomach on a pint (or two). As dark as they come, this beer has nothing to see through it! My appearance review rating was not all that well because I felt my bartender just overflowed the pint glass and I was not happy about the wasted beer :(

All said though, this is a great sweet stout for those who are looking for a big filling beer!

Cheers to Founders!

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Tulip Glassware
Bottled 10/13/13
Served at 40 degrees

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Pours pitch black, allowing no light to pass through. A light brown head quickly dissolves to a thin ring. No noticeable carbonation. Decent lacing and light legging.

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Rich, bitter chocolate and cocoa nibs up front backed by thick notes of roasted coffee. Hints of molasses. Not a lot to speak of beyond that, but it is very pleasing.

Taste:
Bitter chocolate hits you first with a subtle smoke character. Gobs of roasted malt and coffee ride out each sip. Light notes of molasses and vanilla. Roasted coffee aftertaste. Alcohol is well masked - I'd never guess this one at 8%.

Mouthfeel:
This is a full-bodied beer that will fill you up. Again, no noticeable carbonation. Smooth exit with a nice aftertaste.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,315 ratings.