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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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14,088 Ratings

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Ratings: 14,088
Reviews: 3,525
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,500
Gots: 4,156 | FT: 217
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: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders Brewing Company Snifter

Pours pitch black with a light brown creamy two and a half finger head, superb retention. A deep robust aroma of chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, and roasted malt. Luscious chocolate up front combining with French press coffee, and roasted malt in an explosion of flavor that finishes smooth. Heavier medium body is present, creamy without being syrupy. A completely uniquely exceptional mouthfeel. Unbelievable brew. A must-drink for everybody.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as night, with a 1/8" tan head. Reduces to a very, very thin lacing. Not really visible carbonation.

Oh man. The smell is huge on coffee. Smells like coffee, coffee, coffee. Some fudge brownie and brown sugar in there as well. And some more coffee.

Taste is coffee first, and then some dark chocolate. A bit of burnt sugar sweetness, tiny bit of hop bitterness at the finish. The big flavor is definitely the coffee, and ain't it good. The name is extremely appropriate; this beer would go GREAT with breakfast.

Mouthfeel is nice, if a little thin for my taste. Nice carbonation, but I wish it was just a hint more pronounced.

Overall, what a great beer. Hugely drinkable, this is a stout to give to your friends who don't drink stouts. Well done, Founders.

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Purchased many four-packs from Martins in Stevensvillle. Good price at $8.99 a four pack.

This is definitely one of my favorite beers It pours black with about a two finger head with a medium hard pour.

The aroma is strong coffee with a little essence of chocolate and oatmeal.

Taste is nearly perfect for me. I couldn't give it 4.75, so 5.0 is right by me...lots of chocolate and coffee! The oatmeal gives it a very pleasant smoothness that almost completely hides the alcohol.

The mouth feel is perfect. It is medium bodied with very low carbonation. For me....perfect.

Overall, this is one of my favorite stouts...until I try their KBS or CBS of course.

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Ah, yes, one of the beers that got me into craft beer. I remember years ago thinking to myself, "why is a 4-pack of this more expensive than a sixer of something else?" I'm glad I made the purchase

A: Dark khaki one-fingered head, jet black color, carbonation is there, really good lacing for an Imperial Stout

S: Awesome stuff, I'm not the biggest coffee fan, but this coffee, chocolate, and oat combination is superb

T: Chocolates, fresh coffee, bitterness, very good from start to finish

M: Smooth, viscous and creamy, medium to full-bodied, pretty close to a 5

O: Very good stuff, very drinkable, can't wait til I have a weekend where this will be my breakfast

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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