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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,974 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,974
Reviews: 3,503
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,462
Gots: 4,056 | FT: 211
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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Photo of fatmusic14
4.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I need to start with the side-note that I'm lactose intolerant, and this drink does have milk chocolate in it (not a Vegan option - if thats your thing). But the reviews were so good, I had to give it a shot. Then found it at the local store. So far so good.

Drank mostly from a Bottle.

Appearance - pours black, like the sky when you're off in the middle of nowhere like Joshua Tree or Durango. Imagine the sky at midnight with no light pollution. This is like that. Off-White/Champagne colored head, disappears quickly.

Smell - explosive. Absolutely reeks of coffee, chocolate, smells like a cold mocha, and noticeably thick scent

Taste - OH. MY. tangy, milk chocolate and bittersweet chocolate combination, coffee explosions. Its filling but HIGHLY drinkable. First sip is all you need to convince you.

Mouthfeel - fantastic, smooth, good carbonation level, the drinkablity vs the complexity / smoothness of flavors is really unparalleled in my experience. the 8.3% is masked so well you cannot even taste it.

Overall - a near perfect beer. Instantly a favorite.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased online from Internet Wines.

Appearance – Black with a dark chocolate color around the rim. A light chocolaty colored head. A thick head with fair retention, but not much lacing.

Smell – Lots of coffee and dark chocolate. Almonds and molasses in the background, with just a hint of sweet cherry.

Taste – Tastes even better than it smells. Chocolate, dark roasted coffee and a touch of molasses. Finishes with an oatmeal taste. Don’t drink this too cold – it's much better as it approaches room temp. Delicious!

Mouthfeel – Creamy, well carbonated, and very smooth.

Drinkability – A highly drinkable, exceptional stout.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle served in Duvel tulip glass.

A: Pours deep black color forming a big creamy, solid and persistent beige head. Beautiful. Lots of lingering lacings are formed and left in the glass

S: A chocolate bomb. Strong notes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Also some notes of coffee, vanilla and wood

T: Follows the nose: Strong notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and oak. Notes of vanilla. A bit sweet and molasses upfront followed by the pleasant 60IBU bitterness

M: Heavy creamy molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Roasted malts aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. For sure one of the best Imperial Stouts I've ever had. Smooth and molasses. Delicious

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,974 ratings.