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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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100
world-class

11,345 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,345
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,065
Gots: 2,398 | 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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TheycallmeTim

New York

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A--Opaque pitch black body--looks like molasses. Pours out thickly, too--super viscous looking brew. Heavy. Head is tiny, maybe a finger tops, deep brown colored, and fades to skim quickly. Some spotty lacing.

S--Grown up chocolate milk. Dark chocolate followed by something silken and vinous you find in those $6 dollar bars you can buy in fancy NYC grocery stores. On top of that is a definite coffee bite.

T--Three distinct waves for me, none of them subtle. Wave one consists of a chocolate covered espresso coffee bean. Deep, dark, and bitter. A full opening flourish. Second wave is super smooth and mellows out the ride--behind all the huge coffee and chocolate flavors there lurks a very big oatmeal stout, and it's like waxing your butt and riding downhill on a mirror. Last wave is actually my favorite. First it's all bitter coffee grounds, like licking a basket filter, then rounds out to something very roasty, a big bitter melding of the coffee and the roasted malt. Satisfying finish.

M&D--Mouthfeel is perfect, and boosted considerably I would think from the oats. Silkier than Teddy Pendergast's pajamas. Absolute joy, especially as it warms. So massive, velvety--wow.

A sipper, and surprising--at first I hated it for its lack of subtlety. But in the course of my first bottle somewhere, maybe halfway through, it won me over. I couldn't turn my lips away from the glass. I'm more of a more with less kind of guy, but this beer is so distinctly huge that I can't refuse. Bummed I only got one bottle to sample, and that I drank that bottle /before/ dinner, rather than after.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2009 23:48:06 | More by TheycallmeTim
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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