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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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12,320 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,320
Reviews: 3,272
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,215
Gots: 2,892 | FT: 177
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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3.53/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark black body, with barely any head at all. The non-head is light tan colored. No lacing.

S: I get subtle notes of coffee, and a slight oak character to the scent.

T: Coffee flavors dominate. No alcohol flavors. There's a huge roasted bitterness in the back of my mouth. Some oak-like flavor as well. A bit of cherry character but not fruity.

M: There is a slight warming sensation from the alcohol. The beer is very full bodied. It is a beer that I had to take a little time to drink. There's enough body, flavor, and bitterness going on that makes it a slow drink.

O: Overall I liked the bitterness and roast characters of the beer. The label states that it is a "Double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout." I really didn't get much slickness from the oatmeal, or any flavor from it either. I got a lot of coffee flavors, but the chocolate didn't come through for me. I would have liked to at least see these flavors in the beer. Despite all of this, it was still a decent beer.

teromous, Feb 15, 2013
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4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Pitch black, with very little head. If this thing got any darker, it would probably collapse on itself and start sucking in all the matter around it. Probably the darkest beer I have seen.

S: Strong coffee smell, with some complex malt aromas. Some subtle chocolate and oatmeal.

T: The coffee taste is most prominent by far, but there is also a nice malty flavor underneath that lets you know that while this is probably mostly a coffee stout, it is more than that.

M: Thinner mouthfeel than I thought. Looks thicker on pouring than it feels when you drink it. Low-medium carbonation. This is probably the only aspect that didn't blow me out of the water, but still just fine.

O: Really outstanding beer. This is one I like to drink and savor, and once its gone, would love nothing more than to drink another (though I never do). One of my mainstays.

timn, Feb 15, 2013
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,320 ratings.