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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,700 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,700
Reviews: 3,440
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,382
Gots: 3,824 | 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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4.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had it in a tulip chalice.

Appearance: Dark, dark amber, nearly black with 2 fingers of soft sandy/tan colored head, recedes quickly leaving some loose lacing which remains as spotting for a while
Had it in a tulip chalice.

Smell: Coffee, oats, and cereal grains are most noticeable, with strong notes of cacao as well. Vanilla, dates and almonds in there too.

Taste: Yum yum yum- So much dark coffee (like a Sumatran or French Roast) and roasted malt upfront, with more coffee and cocoa bitterness at the end. Almost no alcohol detected, but don’t be fooled, it’s over 8%. Aftertaste is pleasantly sweet cocoa that never really goes away haha.

Mouthfeel: Fairly full bodied, low carbonation and relatively low acidity, super smooth (need I add more adjectives: silky, velvety, etc.?)

Overall: What can I say? I don’t feel worthy. Almost pooped myself when I saw this on the shelves in CT- I had almost given up waiting. A perfect beer for the last day on Earth. Hope I’m around tomorrow so I can buy more.

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4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer at a "craft your own six pack" station at my local Wegmans. Didn't have any food with it. Drank in a typical glass mug.

Appearance: Poured a beautiful dark brown/black. Color has never been my strong suit. Head was 1.5 fingers thick and light brown, as expected. Didn't retain well but lacing stuck around for a little while.

Smell: Roasty. Chocolate and coffee more than anything.

Taste: Expected more flavor to come out than did. Chocolate covered coffee beans is the best way to describe it. As i swallowed, the chocolate stayed and there was a coffee smelling type sensation in my nose. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: low-medium carbonation which i tend to like, so satisfying for me. Silky and smooth.

Overall: Cannot complain at all. I expected it to be slightly better, but it is still one of the best stouts i've had. Smooth and tasty. Enjoyed every sip.

Enjoyable beer. Will have again and definitely recommend.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,700 ratings.