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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,691 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,691
Reviews: 3,439
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,381
Gots: 3,819 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Jet black color with an almost syrupy appearance. Thin coffee colored head with good retention and lacing.
S: Delicious roasted coffee smell with milk chocolate and a hint of thick oatmeal.
T: Very pleasantly sweet on the front end moving into a robust coffee that then has a kiss of chocolate and hops on the back end.
M: Coats your mouth much like a warm bowl of oatmeal.

Haven't had too many stouts, but this is the best I've had so far. Delicious and warming.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was ready for this one. As famous as it is, I tried to manage my expectations and not hold the bar too high. I believe I did so, but was still very disappointed.

Although it's not my favorite style, I have had a number of stouts, including Old Rasputin, which is in my 10 favorite beers.

Poured this from a bottle into a pint glass.

Here we go, the controversial opinion begins:

A - brown one-and-half finger head, solid black. Looks like a stout.

S - stale coffee. maybe a coffee flavored pastry.

T - Day-old strong coffee, but not quite as bitter as coffee. A bit one-noted on the taste to be honest. I searched and searched for other flavors. Absolutely no chocolate flavor like the bottle says, a mild breadiness that might be reminiscent of a bland oatmeal and coffee breakfast. You wouldn't know there's any alcohol in here.

M - Low carbonation, too low. Feels like coffee. Leaves a stickyness on the lips and back of throat like oatmeal does.

Overall - Disappointment. This beer is very one-noted. Coffee, that's mainly all I taste.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,691 ratings.