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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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14,093 Ratings

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Ratings: 14,093
Reviews: 3,527
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,504
Gots: 4,162 | FT: 218
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: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. A small layer of creamy brown foam on top, with the beer itself a dark brown to black color.

Smell is very mild, just a hint of coffee and chocolate.

Taste is delicious, a combination of chocolate, coffee, and just a hint of oats. It is sweet but without being cloying. Apparently this beer contains 60 IBUs but I did not notice much bitterness, very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is excellent, a small bit of carbonation helps balance the sweetness. Ridiculously drinkable.

Overall, just an outstanding beer.

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Pours piano black into a pint glass, generating a fairly thick and durable beige head. The little bottle is adorned with a nice painting of a toddler eating a spoonful of might be a bowl of oatmeal. Smell is rich, roasted, chocolatey, with a coffee note and some acidity in the background. Tastes complex but well into what is expected from a stout. Darkly roasted coffee beans and some smokiness are noticeable in the aftertaste. The body is full, almost oily. This is a very special brew. A real treat!

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Poured on tap at The Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

Pours dark black, with a small mocha colored head. Very thick lacing.

Smells like roasted coffee beans and roasted malt.

Tastes incredible. Strong, bitter, slightly astringent coffee, sweet chocolate (cocoa powder and brownie batter are what I get), and oats. Making this a coffee oatmeal imperial stout was genius- the oats give this an incredibly smooth, velvety, silky mouthfeel. Absolutely amazing. Low carbonation.

One of the best for sure. Look forward to it yearly.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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