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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,714 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,714
Reviews: 3,442
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,391
Gots: 3,831 | 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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4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2011 Edition

A: Pitch black with little a thick layer of creamy mocha head. Some carbonation can be seen around the edges. Lacing and retention appear to be moderate.

S: Bitter chocolate wafers, dark fruits, roasted barley, coffee, vanilla. As the beer warms the nose intensifies.

T: Near perfection. The sheer complexity offers something different from each sip. Chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla wafers, toasted nuts. Toward the very end, freshly ground sumatra coffee beans and condensed milk interplay.

M: Delicate carbonation wakes me from my peaceful slumber. A year of aging has enhanced the viscosity and thick residue it leaves in your mouth. For the 8% ABV, the warming undertones are as subtle as whispers from Zion.

O: The delicate levels of sweetness and bitterness, of hops and malt, this beer strikes a balance of angelic proportions. World Class.

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4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a 12oz bottled on 9/12/11 into a snifter.

Appearance: a thick dark black color with a rich mocha tan head that lasts and leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells: after laying this one down for close to 11 months I thought the coffee was going to fade more and the chocolate was noticeable.

Tastes: as the nose insists. there is mellow hop bite through the beautiful abundance of chocolate malts and a generous helping of some flavorful coffee.

Mouthfeel: I absolutely enjoy this beer. at a touch above 8% there is little burn, in fact the smooth milky chocolate notes are quite enjoyable and comforting.

Overall: I picked up a few packs when it was in season last year and was curious if it changed much with time. I didn't notice to much of a change at all besides a little bit of the coffee faded but still very enjoyable. Next time I am going to stash a couple more bottle away because they didn't in the short time I let them sit, but I would like to see if I can hold out longer next time around.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,714 ratings.