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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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100
world-class

11,737 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,737
Reviews: 3,217
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,162
Gots: 2,541 | FT: 155
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draught @ Headkeeper: This was served in a goblet. It poured an opaque dark brown color. There was a thin tan head that left some lacing. Lots of coffee to the nose. There were also some chocolate and roasty notes. The taste is very nice. Definitely lots of coffee up front. Other flavors include chocolate malt, caramel, grapefruit and pine. No real sweetness, and just a touch bitter in the finish. Very smooth.

Boto, Apr 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably one of the most complex beers I have ever tasted. It is amazing when served in the Dogfish Head goblet. The best beer I have ever had.

I enjoy the mixture of flavors that come off the beer. You have to really allow your pallet to just eat up all the amazing flavor that this beer provides. Possibly one of the best breweries in the United States.

pwf316, Apr 18, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Single bottle, shared as part of a tasting - excited to finally try this.

Poured into a snifter. Inky black, viscous looking brew, like deep espresso. Cocoa coloured head, decent retention, lots of lacing. Looks terrific. Enjoyed with a piece of 70% dark chocolate.

I actually just finished a bag of Kona coffee, and I have to say, that is what I smelled, along with dark chocolate and chocolate malt. Very invigorating - would that I could wake up in the morning to a brew like this.

The coffee flavor is very rich and bitter, there's a sweet chocolate malt character, and mild hopped bitterness to the finish, but the bitterness tended to take over the brew. Don't get me wrong, the coffee and chocolate flavors are delightful and work brilliantly with the brew, but I was expecting a bit more depth. Again, I cannot stress this enough - this was a damned tasty brew.

Rich, silky, very smooth, great mouthfeel. A pleasure to sip and ponder.

Glad to finally get a chance to enjoy this. A terrific coffee-infused brew, and certainly would be welcome in my cellar.

JohnnyBarman, Apr 15, 2012
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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