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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,723 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,723
Reviews: 3,444
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,392
Gots: 3,836 | FT: 200
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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1/5  rDev -77.9%

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4.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, pours an opaque near black with a short dark tan head that quickly dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: delicious smells of coffee and chocolate, raisins, prunes, dark stone fruits

T: bitterness of coffee and dark chocolate up front, sweet malty middle with a good oatmeal presence, dries on finish with a noticeable hop flavor

M: full bodied with low carbonation, alcohol hidden, has an viscous quality with legs like a good wine

O: an amazingly complex beer that is extremely well crafted

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3.25/5  rDev -28.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on tap at the Beer Kitchen in Kansas City, Missouri. Both my girlfriend and I sampled this beer, poured into a small, 5 oz. glass.

The appearance is well above average, with a dark, entirely opaque, rich dark brown body and a tan, almost pecan colored head. The head lasted for a significant amount of time, with great lacing down the side of the glass - I enjoyed every little sip, the lacing is indeed noticeable.

The nose of this beer is really great - all the typical smells of a breakfast stout. Vanilla, coffee, some caramel, it's all great, and really can best be compared to a really fresh made coffee. Indeed, a full blown Italian roast.

The taste of this beer is nothing short of perfect. The nose delivered a great preview into the actual taste of this beer, and in some ways held back on just how strong the coffee flavor was. I'm not talking a deep, roasted coffee flavor, but some of those floral notes you get with a great, fresh, light roast coffee really shine in this beer.

The drinkability is considerable - especially knowing this beer isn't exactly low ABV.

Overall it's near perfect. Some better showings in all categories would put this into the perfect arena, and I have a feeling a really fresh sample at the brewery itself would hit that.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -33.6%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,723 ratings.