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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,251 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,251
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,053
Gots: 2,353 | 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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WorldWideStout

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, though not the darkest I've seen. When I tilt my snifter to the side, the color lightens up a bit to a warm medium brown on the sides. I didn't get too much head out of the pour.

S: Perhaps the strongest-smelling beer I've ever had. Wonderful rich, dark coffee smell, as if I just opened a bag of coffee beans. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I spent about a minute just smelling the beer. A bit of chocolate and oatmeal as well, but coffee dominates.

T: Big notes of coffee right at the start, but it quickly recedes. Right after there is some milk chocolate, with a touch of sweetness. Towards the middle the oatmeal comes out, with a bit of coffee appearing again. The coffee flavor appears at the end again, with a bit more acidity this time. A little bitterness lingers as a not-unpleasant after taste, but doesn't stick around too long. I think that if I liked coffee more, I would have given taste a 5.

M: Fairly chewy and full, though not as thick and viscous as I was preparing for.

D: At only 8.3% and with a non-overwhelming mouthfeel, it's pretty drinkable, but the intense coffee flavor makes this one a beer I wouldn't have all the time.

All in all a quite impressive brew, and if I liked coffee more, would probably be my new favorite stout. With the acidity from the coffee bean flavors, it also seems like it would be an excellent beer to have a cigar with, if you are partial to those.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2009 04:16:53 | More by WorldWideStout
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,251 ratings.