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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,719 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,719
Reviews: 3,216
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,157
Gots: 2,534 | FT: 154
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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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.83/5  rDev +6.9%

6 month aged breakfast stout poured into an oversized snifter glass.

A - Pours a motor oil black with a half finger beige head. Not much head retention but noticeable lacing on the side of the glassware.

S - Big coffee notes, dark chocolate, and slightly smoky.

T - Right away it is astringent coffee notes on my palate, but immediately after swallowing I get a mouthful of sweet chocolate. Delicious.

MF - Full bodied beer with a smooth mouthfeel and decent amount of carbonation. Obviously not a session beer. One and done.

O - I love this beer. Even with only 6 months on it, the beer's coffee characteristics have backed off a little bit leaving a surprising amount of chocolate notes to enjoy. Good fresh, better aged.

stevenstofen, Jun 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Gww1864, Jun 03, 2012
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4.88/5  rDev +8%

Pours an opaque dark brown, almost black with a thin bubbly light brown head that quickly thins out to a thin layer of bubbles, eventually leaving only the odd streaks of foam on the glass. Smell is sweet coffee, roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is chocolately and roasty with some bitterness and just a touch of sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, like chocolate pudding, with just a hint of carbonation. Dry finish with a lingering coffee-like bitter aftertaste.

Overall, this is an amazing beer. The first beers I enjoyed were stouts and it's long been my favorite style. This is the best regular drinker I've had. As great as many Russian Imperial Stouts are, they're not something I'm going to drink on a regular basis. Others may be more complex, or with more alcohol, or have something else that makes them a little better, but Founders Breakfast Stout has a great balance. It's light enough and balanced enough to be an everyday beer and great enough to be a special occasion beer.

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,719 ratings.