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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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13,359 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,359
Reviews: 3,357
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,310
Gots: 3,475 | FT: 197
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003)
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4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick and viscous black. A center glass pour yielded a pretty small head that was one of the darkest I've seen - a light brown to dark tan. Powerful chocolate and coffee scents assault the nose, with the chocolate taking a leading role. The roles reverse in the taste, with roasted coffee flavors up front and a sweet chocolate in the background. Mouthfeel wasn't as full as I expected from the viscous appearance, but still very nice. This is definitely a coffee lover's stout.

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

S - Wonderful aroma of coffee and chocolate. Slight hint of alcohol as it warms.

A - Pitch black with a healthy tan head. Delicate, sticky lacing.

T - Dark chocolate and coffee up front. The low hop bitterness definitely tips the balance towards the flavorful malts, but a roasty bitterness evens it out. Surprisingly dry finish with a pleasant lingering chocolaty, coffee aftertaste. As the beer warms to room temperature, alcohol emerges just enough to make its presence known, before being overwhelmed by the flavors already described.

M - More carbonation than expected. Medium body. Very creamy, presumably from the oatmeal.

O - An extremely impressive Stout. The brewers perfectly crafted the malt profile to create a rich flavorful beer with just the right amounts of chocolate, coffee, roast and body.

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

Wanted to review the draft poured version of this beer which I feel is a whole other level of experience for this brew.

Pours out an almost pure obsidian with a thin touch of bronze head around the top.

Everyone raves about the smell on this one and I am in full agreement. Its a fantastic blend of dark roast coffee and the tiniest bit of chocolate.

Drinks extremely smooth, you get the coffee and roast on the front end with an almost surprising bit of sweetness on the finish.

This beer is awesome in any form, but the extra smoothness you get from the keg is unparalleled!

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

A-jet black, no light is able to pass through this baby. One finger of carmel-hued head and noticable carbonation.

S-I was actually disappointed with the lack of odor, but this might be a result of serving the beer at too cold of a temperature. I smell the coffee and really little else.

T-I was really assaulted by the power of this beer's many flavors, especially after missing alot in the smell. The predominant tastes are dark-chocolate, kona(and being a fan of this type of bean, i can tell the difference) coffee, and burnt toffee. I would have said just toffee, but there is really very little sweet tasting note in this very dark imperial stout.

M-for a stout is was less creamy and much more crisp, reminiscent of the Aussie stout put out by Coopers, which I would reccomend to any fans of this one. This notes left behind from this one are heavy oak and very earthy.

O-This is a pretty hyped beer and probably the flagship selection from Founders. I had it once before on tap at Brouwerij Lane and remember that being a bit sweeter than this experience in a bottle. This is a beer whose flavor really stays with you and is an exceptional way to end November. Happy Holidays and beer drinking friends!

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,359 ratings.