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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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14,122 Ratings

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Ratings: 14,122
Reviews: 3,532
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,511
Gots: 4,182 | FT: 214
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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with much thanks to WesM63 that poured opaque black into Duvel tulip with 1/2 finger of tan bubbly head that immediately reduced to small ring, not much lacing at all, held up to the light and nothing shows.

Intense aroma of dark roasted coffee, chocolate, deep roasted malt and toffee.

Tastes like a strong coffee with dark bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted malt, toffee and some cinnamon, tiny bit of hops and the alcohol is mostly hidden.

Mouthfeel is on the high side of medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation, creamy smooth, milky with lingering coffee notes.

Overall this is so delicious, breakfast and/or dessert in a bottle! Definitely recommended.

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12oz bottle dated 12/1/11 poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a tin tan head that settles quickly to a thin lacing
S: Very bitter- dark coffee and cocoa. Not much else.
T: Dark and bitter, with pure cocoa powder and coffee flavors. A bit of a hops kick and a solid roasted malt backbone. Complex and tasty with a long finish.
M: Medium-bodied with a nice crispness and again a long finish. Given how bitter everything else is, this doesn't make your mouth pucker which I thought it might.
O: A very well-made, enjoyable to drink beer, I just wish the nose were a bit more complex.

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12oz bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a luscious, borderline black tone with a finger, finger and half of a tan/mocha head; average retention, although some nice walls of lacing are evident.

robust, aromatic nose greets me way before i lean in for my first whiff. bold notes of coffee interplay with a strong chocolate presence, followed by roasted malt. one of those literally mouth-watering aromas.

taste follows the nose, replete with rich coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavors. here is where i pick up on some oatmeal, although it's subdued. slightly bitter finish. to be honest, i was prepared to be disappointed after all the hype that fueled the reputation of the FBS, but this is pretty damn delicious.

full, velvety mouthfeel; moderately carbed. very, very drinkable for an imperial stout.

original review on: 09-23-2010

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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