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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,986 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,986
Reviews: 3,504
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,470
Gots: 4,065 | FT: 210
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent dark brown/black body with thin brown head. Rich, dark coffee dominates the aroma. Robust, smooth feel on the palate; semi-dry. Flavor is packed with strong black coffee notes, bittersweet chocolate, noticeable alcohol warmth, and a nifty complementary bitterness throughout.

This is one heck of a tasty stout. The brewers apparently loaded this one up with a couple of different coffee beans and a variety of chocolates, and, to me, they seem to have hit the mark in bringing these ingredients together in a very appealing way. Depth and complexity galore and nicely balanced to boot. I just wish this was readily available in Colorado...

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3.98/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 8.16.2012

Appearance - dark mahogany body with mocha colored head

Smell - coffee is prominent, I'm also picking up milk chocolate and oats

Taste - coffee, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, oats

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, flavors are balanced, but do not linger for very long on the palate, goes down smooth

Overall - a good beer, but for all of the hype and the price point, I'm not sure about a re-visit

Price Point - $13.50/4pk 12 oz bottles

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This poured with almost no head and no carbonation at all. It had a very thick and syrupy appearance with a black coloring.

The scent is smokey and chocolatey but it does have an oatey, coffee scent. Slightly sweet it has a burnt graininess.

The taste is very smokey, burnt grains with a hint of powdered chocolate. There is an earthy tone to it but is an excellent example of any type of stout. Very smooth and delightful it packed a 9 percent ABV punch but had no alcohol taste.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,986 ratings.