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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.

13,969 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,969
Reviews: 3,500
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,461
Gots: 4,050 | FT: 211
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 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
After a quick pour this one is an opaque inky black in the glass with a half a finger tall dark khaki head that falls relatively quickly but laces nicely around the edges. The smell is impressive consisting of layers of dark roasted black coffee, dark chocolate and charred wood. The taste all coffee up front and rather bitter to slightly astringent due to some of the black malts. Unsweetened dark chocolate is next along with a great mix of some spicy hops, a touch of yeast and warming alcohol. If I had to criticize, I think I'd say that I wish this had a bit more sweetness to balance the bittering character of the dark malts and moderate IBUs. This is a thickly chewy heavy beer. Low carbonation with added body as a result of the oatmeal make this really pleasant in the mouth. I can't believe I've taken this long to give this beer a try. What an impressive offering, perhaps it doesn't define the style but it leads the coffee heavy stouts, really well done.

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

A deep ebony, blackest of all blackness poured into a snifter with a 2 inch mocha head that slowly fades.
Semi-sweet dark chocolate on the nose, with coffee ground and a bit of hop spiciness.
Extremely chewable mouthfeel, smooth and delicious with the oatmeal more present, but still trumped by the chocolate and coffee. Some vanilla comes around, overall an amazing mouthfeel.
Hop bitterness is present but does not step on the whole balanced brew!
Extremely enjoyable Imperial Stout! Amazing beer!
Cannot recommend it enough!

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,969 ratings.