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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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100
world-class

10,427 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10427
Reviews: 3162
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This brew pours pure black with a one finger mocha head which dissipates quickly but some remnants of the head remain on the top of the beer until the end. Light lacing.

The smell is burnt malts, burnt coffee, oats and roasted nuts.

The taste is a burnt coffee and burnt malt taste. Then the burn chocolate comes in finishing with some hop bitterness. The tastes hit in succession which makes this brew well balanced over all. Cannot taste or smell the alcohol at all.

The mouthfeel is smooth and silky. There is a little bitterness which comes in at the end.

Overall this is a good breakfast/oatmeal stout. It delivers on the oatmeal and the chocolate. It would be better if the burnt taste was toned down just a bit but I am not really complaining.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 17:24:20 | More by microbrewlover
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3.64/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I LOVE stouts. I'm not, however, quite sure why this beer is rated so highly. I absolutely love other Founders offerings, but this one falls short... maybe it was just high expectations. The first bottle I had, I thought maybe was just bad luck - maybe it was served too cold, maybe it was too fresh or too old.... but the second bottle was cared for perfectly and tasted exactly the same. Don't get me wrong, this is a good beer, just not in my top 10... or 20... or maybe even 30.

A - Looks gorgeous. Perfect shade of brown/black. Just dark with a fluffy, creamy, tan-colored head (about a finger and a half or so).

S - Coffee and chocolate are obvious. Both bright and dark berries/cherries in the mix as well. Definitely smells like breakfast.

T - Huh? But it looked so beautiful and smelled so good. First thing I notice: the water. Water? I was expecting the beer to take over, but it tasted a little watered down. Chocolate and coffee were apparent. Espresso and earthy minerals as well - had that Guinness metallic taste to it. I'm told the metallic taste is a characteristic of bad water, but I am particularly sensitive to its taste. Dark, ripe berries are hidden a little, but there.

M - Feels light - almost like a session ale, but it finishes nice and creamy. Doesn't coat my mouth too much, but feels good.

O - I was a little let down by this beer. Not once, but twice. It IS certainly good - just not 100 rating good. I'll wait for KBS to obtain a Founders stout. Until then, I think I'd stick with a Speedway Stout over this, any day.

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04-17-2014 22:00:22 | More by Swongler
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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