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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,443 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10443
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)
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senbrewing

Kentucky

4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Have had this beer both in a bottle and on draft. First time having it was on draft, so I will be reviewing that.

A- Served in a tulip glass. Very rich and dark in color. Head was about 1/2 an inch of chestnut colored head. Although head did not last long, ended up with light ring around the glass. Head laced beautifully from start to finish all the way down the glass.

S- Very very upfront coffee smell, with hints of bittersweet chocolate. Reminded me a very good espresso. You could smell hints of oats and and an almost cream smell. Very pleasant.

T- Wow!! Anyone who's had this beer will agree that coffee and toffee hits you from the start. Mid-palate and the stout begins to sweeten up with again hints of bitter dark chocolate, oats, and cream. Finishes like a rich bold cup of coffee. Fantastic all around from start to finish. Rich, creamy, and very exciting to taste.

M- Full-bodied, rich, creamy, and lingers after its gone. Begging you to taste just a little more. Not over bearing like other stouts I've had, and very pleasing to the mouth

O- A world class stout, no other way to say it. All around this is one of my favorite beers, and if your a stout fan grab one please. Bottle was equally as good, please please drink out of a tulip glass to really enjoy this beer. I also recommend around a 55 degrees to really enjoy this beer. If its your first time a little colder wouldn't hurt. As you take sip after sip the beer will gradually warm and your taste buds will acclimate to bold flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 20:35:44 | More by senbrewing
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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