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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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Photo of unclejazz
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
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 13,949 ratings.