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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,702 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,702
Reviews: 3,441
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,384
Gots: 3,825 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I figured what better way to welcome the oncoming onslaught of Founders entering the central NY market than to tap into my one breakfast stout in the cellar. I am so excited that I will soon be able to get founders all the time!

A- as expected, a completely opaque body that strives to look just like a cup of coffee in the AM. Mocha foam slowly arises at the top of the glass and just as slowly retreats. Even the edges of the glass give off a slight ruby hue just to make it interesting

S- black coffee, dark chocolate, and stong ties to the oatmeal flavors mentioned on the bottle. What's missing? The alcohol is hidden and I am totally ok with that (although it is definitely present at 8.3%)! This a true cup of joe! Chocolate shines through more evident that a coffee bender, but the oatmeal flavors are more evident than a wake n bake. Good scent profile!

T- the dark chocolate, coffee taste, and oatmeal are more in sync than I have ever experienced before. All three flavors are presented simultaneously making for an excellent cup of coffee taste. Breakfast stout does not have the overwhelming sweetness that you can usually find out there. They just have a good of coffee brew that is absolutely amazing

M- great carbonation and layering of flavor all over. The feel is spot on for a flavorful coffee brew

O- Founders, you continue to be who I thought you are. This was my first breakfast stout and I am so fixated on this that I can't wait to buy cases of this stuff! It's no wonder that so many people place Founders at the top of their list for best breweries. I can't wait to see breakfast stout on the shelves (if there is enough liquid of course)

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders Brewing Company Snifter

Pours pitch black with a light brown creamy two and a half finger head, superb retention. A deep robust aroma of chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, and roasted malt. Luscious chocolate up front combining with French press coffee, and roasted malt in an explosion of flavor that finishes smooth. Heavier medium body is present, creamy without being syrupy. A completely uniquely exceptional mouthfeel. Unbelievable brew. A must-drink for everybody.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as night, with a 1/8" tan head. Reduces to a very, very thin lacing. Not really visible carbonation.

Oh man. The smell is huge on coffee. Smells like coffee, coffee, coffee. Some fudge brownie and brown sugar in there as well. And some more coffee.

Taste is coffee first, and then some dark chocolate. A bit of burnt sugar sweetness, tiny bit of hop bitterness at the finish. The big flavor is definitely the coffee, and ain't it good. The name is extremely appropriate; this beer would go GREAT with breakfast.

Mouthfeel is nice, if a little thin for my taste. Nice carbonation, but I wish it was just a hint more pronounced.

Overall, what a great beer. Hugely drinkable, this is a stout to give to your friends who don't drink stouts. Well done, Founders.

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,702 ratings.