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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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14,108 Ratings

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Ratings: 14,108
Reviews: 3,529
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,510
Gots: 4,171 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured in to a glass at a cool temperature, nice dark color but did not get the head I had anticipated and not much lacing at all. Smell was just what I expected and more. Malty chocolate, coffee and just a hint of oats. Taste was full of chocolate and coffee and lingered just long enough to get to the next mouthful. I'm a Pilsner drinker and that won't change, but on those occaisions when I feel like a change I will definetly have Breakfast Stout at the top of the list.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very dark brown, almost pitch black. 1 finger of tan head disappears and leaves some thick, spotty lacing. Nice.

Smell - Mmm dark chocolate and coffee. Hints of wood and raisin.

Taste - Chocolately & biscuity with coffee, but nothing too overt. Balanced taste. Some coffee lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Very light carbonation tickles the tongue then vanishes. Heavy body but goes down very smooth and finishes clean. As it warms up, the body gets richer and fuller.

Overall - A solid, heavy-hitting brew that I will drink again. Do I think it deserves a 100? No. But it's definitely worth a seasonal purchase (or two).

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass..

Poured a viscous cola color with the slightest ruby hue at the bottom. The pour produced a thin head of brown creamy foam.

Smelled like a Manhattan Special coffee soda with the tiniest bit of malt aroma.

Tastes like heaven. Malty up front with loads of coffee flavor. You get a little bit of chocolate sweetness right before the slightly bitter finish. Very well done.

The mouth feel is almost perfect. Just the right balance of stickiness and carbonation. Goes down well. An absolute classic.

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Black color with a brown thick head with long last retention.
Aroma of oatmeal, coffee and dark chocolate.
Flavor of toasted-roasted malts with oatmeal, spicy tobacco, maybe marzipan, earthy hops and with strong notes of mocha and espresso. Good that is not very sweet. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Full body, viscous and creamy, with low to medium carbonation and small bubbles. 8.3% ABV is subtle and in harmony.
Great beer, really a true breakfast. Coffee, chocolate cookies and cereals, all in one!

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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