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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,969 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,969
Reviews: 3,500
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,461
Gots: 4,051 | 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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4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottled on 11/01/11. Pours a thick black with a light coffee colored tan head.
Big coffee and chocolatey aromas. Smells delicious.
Good god, this beer is like drinking a good cup o joe. Quite enough bitterness that it's like drinking black coffee. Good chocolate and oat flavors coming through . Simply delicious. Just keeps getting better and better as it warms.
Thick, chewy and full bodied. This beer is just a pleasure a to drink. I want one for breakfast.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 01-03-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Founders Snifter
Purchased: Single from Chuck's, Bowling Green, KY

Appearance: Black and opaque beer, with a tan head of a finger. Good lacing and low head retention.

Smell: Dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate make up the strong aromas.

Taste: Spot-on from the aromas, with rich tastes of dark roasted coffee, unsweetened chocolates, and hop bitterness. Also warming from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth feel from the oats, on a thick body. Carbonation is medium, with a finish of roasted grains and bitterness.

Overall: An excellent stout, although it could use a little more sweetness in my opinion. Definitely improved as it warmed up in my glass.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Traded some Pliny for the chance to try these.

A: Dark dark brown, pours kinda of creamy. Little bit of foam when poured by I wouldn't say it had any head though. Small amount of lacing.

S: Strong, Dark Barley, Maple

T: Coffee is more subtle than I was expecting which was nice. Malty at first giving way to the chocolate and coffee flavor later. Really complex flavor as I let it sit and as a swallow.

M: Not as Creamy as the pour suggested. Smooth

O: Great beer, I would regularly drink it if it was local don't think I'll be trading for more right away though.

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

Bottled: 10/22/11
Served in: Goblet

Appearance: deep, dark chocolate colored body with a light, delicate chocolate head

Smell: strong coffee smell instantly hits the nostrils, with under pinings of a smooth chocolate finish. So smooth that the chocolate is very hard to notice unless one is looking for it.

Taste: strangely, the first is of a milky chocolate that is swept away by a slow and steady busrt of coffee. Could not taste any of the alcohol (great) or the oatmeal (not so great)

Mouthfeel: the beer is extremely smooth. No grittiness and dryness presence after the gulp

Overall: A great beer that is hard to argue against.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,969 ratings.