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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

13,335 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 13,335
Reviews: 3,354
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,308
Gots: 3,465 | 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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3.63/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Founders Breakfast, revisited. Bottle bought as part of a $11.99 4-pack at Whole Foods Tribeca.

Appearance: Served in my Lost Abbey chalice, Breakfast pours thick and muthafuckin’ black like Biggie’s flow. Two fingers of mocha-colored head just above the Abbey’s cross that soon recede into one and just a rim. Not much retention then, but great lacing and always a hefty presence.

Smell: Coffee! And then some… lots of acrid, bitter coffee. Good or bad coffee, I’m not sure… makes me think of that “Kopi Luwak” coffee made with animal droppings. There is barnyard funk in this nose! Milk chocolate at the end, plus booze and dryness. A tad of cola-flavored chewing gum. Strong but overwhelming and one-dimensional nose.

Taste: More coffee, all bitterness and dryness. Smoothness comes through after the first wave of brutal coffee via some milk chocolate. A taste of farm-like funk again, as in the nose, dank hops. Cow pen and monkey droppings. Strange and slightly off-putting.

Mouthfeel: A little too thin for the style. Watery at the end, bitterness all around… not exactly balanced, but good carbonation. Dry, has got me reaching for water! Grainy feeling at the end, like being around those corn silos in Central Illinois. Paired with a raw New Jersey U-10 scallop, this puppy gained some nice brininess and dimension.

Overall: 4.0: I’ve long had issues with the “cult” status of this beer. It is good, sure enough. Very good indeed. But amazing? Not quite. I mean, I love coffee and coffee beers, but Breakfast is like drinking cold coffee straight up. No nuances here, not much chocolate or oatmeal. Goes down well, though, good drinkability. A note about the new description: “Double Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout”. WTF? Gimme a break…

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brownish black color with a foamy 1.5 fingered head that lingers while slowly dissipating and leaving a fine lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Heavy notes of chocolate and coffee with a little bit of roasted malts detectable. Not a whole lot else, most everything is masked by the coffee.

T: Again heavy on the coffee notes with dark chocolates and roasted malts. Not a whole lot else, like the nose.

M: Heavy on the tongue with some creaminess and a medium-low amount of carbonation.

O: Overall, fantastic. This could easily accompany any breakfast. Quite delicious.

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4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass at about 55-60 degrees F.

A: Sludgy deep black color with a dark caramel 2 finger head that fell rather quickly. Some sticky lacing, but not much.

S: Semi-sweet chocolate, roasty coffee, floral hops, some boozy alcohol.

T: Silky smooth rich chocolate and mild dark coffee & milk mixing with bits of spice and hop bite. Finishes just a little bitter, lactic, and dry.

M: Incredible, full bodied, chewy, smooth as silk. Way too drinkable for the ABV.

O: Bought the last single bottle at work until next year; so glad that I did. I could definitely have this as a coffee replacement in my breakfast.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,335 ratings.