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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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14,120 Ratings

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Ratings: 14,120
Reviews: 3,531
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,511
Gots: 4,183 | FT: 214
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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My favorite non barrel aged stout. The taste of coffee and chocolate remind you that the beer is truly a breakfast beer. I have not had a bottle yet that disappointed. Its dark pour coats your glass with a light head that slides down the glass with every sip of perfection. Worth all the hype.

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Thanks to Docrock!

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter and allowed to warm considerably, reviewed live:

A - Pours a non transparent, deep shade of brown. There's only about a finger of thin, light khaki head and retention's pretty bad. On par for the style.

S - Freshly brewed dark roasted coffee notes dominate. Inviting mocha and semi-sweet chocolates. I don't get any alcohol on the nose. The chocolate's heavier than I expected, but is definitely welcome. Very faint roast character. Pungent.

T - Dark roasted coffee dominates the show. Light cocoa is present, but unobtrusive. Chocolates and less prominent then on the nose. Roasted malts are present near the end. It's significantly more bitter than I'd have guessed, but far from imbalanced. Evocative of black coffee. No alcohol is detectable. God, that's tasty.

M - Incredibly smooth. Full bodied but far from thick. Could be a little creamier, but it works well with the coffee.

D - Definitely lives up to the hype. I could down this all day. Glad I finally got to try it.

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