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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

13,964 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 13,964
Reviews: 3,500
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,457
Gots: 4,042 | FT: 210
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a small tan head. Shows as a deep chocolate when held up to the light.

Nose is rich espresso with mild bitterness. Chocolate, heavy roast malt, and mild vanilla are noticeable as well. Some caramel and toffee, perhaps, as well.

Tastes of rich dark coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Vanilla, some hazelnut and a mild sweetness(from the oats?) come through at the end. All this is held together by a smooth malt backbone.

Thick feel on the tongue with a creamy smoothness as with most beers brewed with oats. Mild carbonation.

Overall, a tremendous beer. Rich coffee that balances well with chocolate and malt. The bitterness from the coffee and chocolate is balanced by the creaminess from the oats.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dated 9/17/12. Almost a year old.

A: Pours a dark brown. Good sized and dense medium brown head. Head fades lowly, leaving small walls of lacing here and there. Great head retention.

S: Heavy, heavenly coffee beans and chocolate. Grainy oatmeal and a bit of char. Great aroma even after a year. Bet it's divine fresh.

T: Lots of coffee up front with quite a bit of chocolate backing it up. Coffee is a little subdued, again probably due to the age. Chocolate is strong and melds wonderfully, giving this a great mocha flavor. Oatmeal kicks in with a creamy sort of sweet graininess. Finish is all bittersweet chocolate and coffee beans with a hint of oatmeal.

M: Medium body but viscous and creamy. Smooth. Nice.

O: Great breakfast stout. One of the very best in fact. Strong coffee and chocolate flavors, they pretty much stand alone. Oatmeal serves to smooth it all out and give it a nice creamy flavor and mouthfeel. Easy drinking. Great beer, will have to pick up a fresh one sometime.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Deep oily Ebony colour with a tanned head that retains well and laces the glass.

S - Very pronounced vanilla, coffee and cocoa, with hints of beef extract. Chocolate ice cream comes to mind

T - Well this is a very nicely put together brew. Vanilla and cocoa tend to domiate the flavours with small hints of coffee and a little beef gravy flavours.

M - Full body with minimal carbonation. Very smooth almost silky

O - A fantastic stout that is hard to fault. Its silky smooth charachter is very impressive.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,964 ratings.