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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,727 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,727
Reviews: 3,445
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,392
Gots: 3,840 | FT: 201
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 breakfast stout

Pours a thick deep dark black with almost no head. It's big, nice, and roasty. Really thick mouthfeel and tastes just like it smells. It starts smooth and finishes with really nice roast. Overall this is a great seasonal that always delivers. A must get for any stout fan, hell any beer fan.

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3.99/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this many times, but didnt realize I hadnt reviewed it.

Appearance is black with a dark tan head less than one finger in size and fades after a couple sips.

Smells of milked coffee, oatmeal chcolate cookie, and dark chocolate.

I taste milk chocolate, significant coffee, faint oats, and some alcohol strength is sensed. Little earthy hop bitterness flash on the finish, but the finish returns to slick chocolate. I wish there was more of a dry powdery oatmeal note and less of a syrup feel. Heat is a little noticeable. This doesn't hide it's ABV too well.

Mouthfeel is a little slick and thin. Wish it was drier. I would think the oats would help provide a drier, and more full bodied beer.

Overall, this is a very tasty. I just don't see the oatmeal in this that it claims on the bottle, but I still enjoy it. It reminds me that i prefer espresso notes in a coffee beer, as opposed to the every-day milked coffee concoction that this has. Still tasty though and I buy at least one 4 pack every year.

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4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful beer. Very complex. The aromas and tastes of coffee and chocolate are intensely present; very powerful indeed. The color is rich and black with a coffee with cream colored head. The malty notes come through well. I love the way it feels, creamy and slick in my mouth. So much happens when this beer goes into my mouth and down my throat.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from their 12oz bottle, bottled 8/15/12...

Appearance - Poured just over a finger of nice cinnamon brown head, body is opaque and nearly black, with dark mahogany/garnet edges in the light. Lacing is there but is minimal, at a 4 this is this beers "weakest" characteristic.

Smell - Wow - rich fresh ground french roast coffee beans, semi-sweet dark chocolate, rich roasted malts, just an incredibly rich nose on this!

Taste - Much like the nose, starts rich french roast coffee, barely sweetened dark chocolate, full bodied rich roasted malts, and then into the finish I get just a lick of licorice, and some toasted pumpernickel breadcrust. There is such a nice drying bitter finish that incorporates all of the rich wonderful flavors mentioned above - so blanced and complex!

Mouthfeel - This is medium to full, creamy and mouthcoating without being heavy - like a lite mousse. Carb is low, soft and silky. All the characteristics of this beer are incredible, but few beers have a mouthfeel like this - must be experienced, it is perfect.

Overall - Just a fantastic coffee chocolate oatmeal stout. Big rich flavors, perfect balance and quite complex, an indescribably smooth and silky mouthfeel w/out being heavy or syrupy, no sign of alcohol, believe the hype (VERY well deserved) and try this beer.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,727 ratings.