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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,949 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,949
Reviews: 3,496
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,453
Gots: 4,028 | FT: 209
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 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Thanks to kiddwhiz for hooking this brew up!

Pours deep black with a creamy two finger tan head with tremendous retention and lacing!

Strong chocolate and creamy vanilla flavors with a pleasant coffee aroma. Strong alcohol flavor but not overpowering and is well balanced. Coffee is much more prevalent than in the aroma. Finishes with a hint of resin and bitter but quite pleasing.

Great carbonation and mouthfeel, excellent balance.

Very easy to drink and tough to put down. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-12-2011 02:19:41

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

A - Pours an oily black with about half an inch of frothy looking head, the color of which is exactly like espresso. Pretty wispy lacing.

S - Big coffee. Like a morning brew ought to smell like.

T - Warm chocolate and java fight for superiority. First the coffee, then surprisingly sweet, not to bitter chocolate, then coffee again. Creamy oatmeal texture throughout. Simply amazing.

M - Creamy, and it had me smacking my lips a lot. Definitely has some presence.

O - If I could, I would drink this whenever I could or maybe even continuously without stopping. The best stout I have ever had. End of story.

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

A - cinnamon colored head with strong lacing atop this classic stout

S - Java smell, some pine notes

T - Wow... burst of coffee with cream and oatmeal... I guess that makes it breakfast worthy. Long bitter finish of the 60 IBU adds unique character to this stout. Flavors intensify as the brew warms up

M - creamy smooth, and mildly carbonated, dangerously hinding its high ABV.

If you are willing to buy your brew in a four pack, then it's hard to beat this slow sipping wintery imperial stout

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my stone tulip. Founders tried to put a bottled on date on the bottle but it got all jacked up.

A- Pours a thick black with a small amount of caramel colored head. Dissipates quickly. Small amount of lacing.

S- Smells of overwhelming coffee. Also hints of chocolate, roasted malts, dark chocolate, earthy notes, can actually smell the oats.

T- Bitter on the front, coffee kicks in really hard here. Mid palate the coffee takes a back seat and the oats & dark chocolate in it shine through. On the back end, you are left with a really smooth coffee chocolate aftertaste.

M- Thick, creamy, no alcohol presence. Couldnt drink a whole bunch of these but isnt the whole "breakfast stout genre" (?) supposed to hint at a hearty beer?

O- Another great offering from founders. Love this beer. Dont get it often enough.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured a deep, deep brown with a nice brown head.

S: Nose is rather subdued to me but maybe I was expecting to much. I did pick some roasted malt, cocoa and oats.

T: It did pick out nice oats, smooth not abrasive coffee like you get in many beers but less cocoa than I thought I liked, yet it did not disappoint. Nice roastiness and warming flavor whcih literally can be consumed for breakfast, I know because I did it.

M: Spot on, well carbonated, loads of flavor and creamy

O: Schwing.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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