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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

13,989 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 13,989
Reviews: 3,506
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,470
Gots: 4,064 | FT: 210
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.

60 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This stuff is thick and real dark. It pours and looks like spent motor oil. I consider that a positive.

The first thing I got on the nose was brussel sprouts. Really. It must be some peculiar combination of the oatmeal, chocolate, and coffee, combined with my own particular body chemistry. But it wasn't just the first whiff of the first one. It's been all the way to the bottom of both glasses I've had. It's shocking.

The taste is lots of oatmeal with a hint of coffee to me. I'm not getting much chocolate, so I'm guessing that it's one of those things like bass in a metal band, that you'd notice if it were gone, but can't point to it in particular.

The mouthfeel is huge, like a creamy soup. Love it.

It's not super boozy, but it feels like eating a meal. I could drink maybe two of these most nights.

Big fan of the beer, even with the bizarre nose, which seems to be something with me and not with the beer.

EDIT - After drinking a couple hundred brews between loving this one and not, I've found the coffee to be a little on the stale side. It's still a world-class stout, but after having this and Expedition on back to back nights, I had to shift around the ratings to reflect the change in my tastes.

EDIT 2 - Had 2010 and 2011 vintages at a Founders brunch in our tasting group. Both of them had a strange vegetal off flavor. I know, coffee beers have to be enjoyed fresh, but 6 months should not turn an otherwise good beer into a drainpour. I've tasted faded coffee before and this wasn't that.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,989 ratings.