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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

11,354 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,354
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,068
Gots: 2,403 | 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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climax

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed 10/22/11
Sampled 11/12/11
Poured into a tulip, next time.... a coffee mug.

Up to the light, very little of anything other than black is detected. A Brazilian tan head forms and sticks, period. Only agitating the beer causes it to drop, and even then a sheet of lace is left behind. It's really a welcome sight.

Smoke and black coffee bean dominate the aroma. Dark roasty flavors and astringency definitely overpower any sweetness. If I take a quick vague whiff of the beer, I hate to say it reminds me of coffee/smoker breath. Leafy hop flavors begin to sneak they're way in as it warms, 60 IBU's will do that.

This definitely is the coffee lovers beer. Maybe just a dash of caramel and vanilla accent the assertive coffee flavor. Just the scarcest amount of chocolatey sweetness is evident in the finish, as well as a dash of astringency. One thing that certainly doesn't make it's presence known is alcohol. It's simply non-existent start to finish.

The mild but ample carbonation and overall smoothness of the feel is very good. I've had more viscous Imperial Stouts, but this one almost does match the consistency of a cup of joe.

The coffee lover will dig this beer. If you aren't such, I think you may find the complexity and overall character a bit of a let down for such a popular stout. For me, the coffee just dominates the other flavors a bit too much.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 03:34:37 | More by climax
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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