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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,983 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,983
Reviews: 3,504
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,469
Gots: 4,062 | 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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4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a snifter. Head poured to a two-fingered thickness with a very creamy head that resembled a mocha chocolate creamy color. Looked amazing to begin, but subsided to a half finger thickness. Had great lacing down the side. The color is a deep stark motor oil black color with absolutely no light passing through.

Smell: Massive coffee and a ton of dark chocolate notes with slight roasted oatmeal aromas. It has a sweet after note that lingers. Definitely a full nose!!

Taste: The first thing that comes to the front is chocolate with slight coffee, oatmeal, hops and some molasses at the end. There is a slight coating of a licorice/molasses taste that lingers.

Mouthfeel: Really creamy and think, with no carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.

Overall: Since I live in LA, the possibility of getting this is few and far between. Thanks to Tbaiza for the trade. If I lived in the Chicago and could get this for $12 per 4 pack, this might be my favorite go to stout. Frankly I'm jealous of all you people who can get this easily. This was a great representation of a true perfect 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%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Totally black with a creamy beige head that looks like some nice hot oatmeal.

S - Roasty and malty with chocolate and significant coffee.

T - Roasted malt with a slight bitterness. The chocolate and coffee flavors are a significant part of the taste. Hints of port in the warming alcohol. A slight sweetness.

M - This is a very thick beer. The mouthfeel is wonderfully creamy.

O - This is one of my favorite beers of all time. It's truly a benchmark for any other beer of this style. One thing that will increase your enjoyment of it is to drink it when it is just a pinch colder than room temperature.

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4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at the Publick House in Brookline. Poured a beautiful dark brown with a mocha foam colored head. Medium retention and lots of foamy lacing. It smells amazing- a very smooth coffee smell literally the most like coffee of any beer and also a distinctly different scent of cocoa. The taste is very much like it smells the exception being a wonderfully rich blend of dark malt. The mouthfeel is exceptional as well- very lightly carbonated with a full, rich body. Definitely a top-notch beer and one I would drink again.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 12/08/2011. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a thick, deep black with a nice finger or so of creamy brown foam sitting on top. The head eventually recedes leaving a nice tan cap and some wispy lacing on the glass.

The nose is huge. Massive coffee and nice dark chocolate notes lead the way are are complimented by some light, but still potent, roasted aromas. As the beer warms there is a bit of sweetness that comes through but it's very subtle. This nose is excellent.

The taste follows along with the nose. Huge coffee and bitter, dark chocolate are the dominant flavors and play well with the nice roasty notes in the background. None of the sweetness that was in the nose makes it through here. It big coffee, big chocolate, some good roast and a nice dose of bitterness.

A big body and low carbonation give the beer a huge, thick, heavy mouthfeel without ever feeling too thick or viscous. It's silky smooth and hides the 8.3% ABV extremely well.

This beer is outstanding. It has big, bold flavors and aromas that compliment each other extremely well. For me it's best when fresh and coffee forward. As the coffee fades the beer loses some of it's edge, in my opinion.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,983 ratings.