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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,309 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,309
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,060
Gots: 2,378 | 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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Wadsey

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Founder's Breakfast Stout. Bottled on 8-26-11 and consumed on 9-3-11 

Served in a DFH signature glass. 

A: Pours black with tan head that recedes slowly and leaves above-average lacing. The head itself is shot through with various sized bubbles, giving it the appearance of risen dough. 

S: Smells like a cup of coffee made with freshly ground beans and through a French press. Additional aromas include chocolate, roast, rolled oats, and earth. 

T: Taste begins with malty sweetness, with chocolate following close behind.  Next comes the fresh coffee, whose roastiness seems to amplify through the finish.  Medium-high bitterness.  Oats are somewhat obfuscated by roasted malt and coffee onslaught. Earthy, rich and organic are words I keep reaching for. 

M: Medium-heavy body and medium-light carbonation. The beer flows like velvet across the palate. Gorgeous mouthfeel. May be the highlight of this beer. 

O: I took a pass on this beer last year after drinking myself silly on it in 2008 and 2009. I now find Breakfast Stout to be shockingly delicious and drinkable. It is also cheap at $8.99 a four-pack and readily available, when in season. Let the silliness begin again. 

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 20:18:13 | More by Wadsey
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Tulip Glassware
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Served at 40 degrees

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,309 ratings.