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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,693 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,693
Reviews: 3,439
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,380
Gots: 3,820 | FT: 199
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:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very dark black, but just a little brown can be visualized against light. Trace carbonation can be seen and a decent amount of floaties (these I have not seen in the past). One finger of tan head.

S - Nice nose with prominent chocolate and coffee, with hints of roasted malt and caramel as well.

T - Great coffee hit, with bitter chocolate breaking through.

M - Thick, "chewy" and full bodied. Traces of carbonation slithering up the side of the goblet.

O - Really a great Imperial Stout. I find this a faithful go to, it never lets me down and always lives up to expectation. Founders pulls through as usual.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 24/4/13, thanks Rutager for getting me one of my longest standing wants

A not quite black and you can see deep under the foam, I can see a few bubbles streaming up the side of the glass, two fingers of dark foam leaves a few partial rings of lace before it falls.

S lots of milk chocolate and coffee with some sponge toffee, I like the coffee notes but its pretty straight forward but solid

T chocolate's a little darker in the mouth and a little sweeter, coffees a little more noticeable and works well, a little hard toffee but mostly coffee and coco

M not as thick as I would guess from the color but that still leaves a fair amount of body, creamy from the bubbles, a little slick and a nice lingering coco coffee mix

O Pretty solid stuff but fairly simple much to my surprise, straightforward but very drinkable, my glass is empty at this point typing the review

I was expecting a little more, perhaps I built this one up a little to much and the hype behind it didn't help either. Don't get me wrong this is a great beer but I wouldn't place it in the worlds top 15 beers where it currently sits.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,693 ratings.