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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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14,115 Ratings

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Ratings: 14,115
Reviews: 3,530
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,511
Gots: 4,179 | FT: 214
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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
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Ratings: 14,115 | Reviews: 3,530
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a stout glass.

A - Dark brown/light black, nice 2 fingers of brown head, recedes over a couple of minutes to a ring with some swirls on the surface. Some lacing. Looks good.

S - A little lacking. Smells of weak coffee, some roasted malts, and a hint of chocolate. Not the best smelling stout by any means.

T - Very good, bordering on great. Delivers tons of chocolcate and roasted malts, with a very nice coffee note to balance everything out. Hops are there in exactly as they should be - no direct bitterness or flavor, but they are there to keep things balanced so as not to be sweet or cloying. There are many beers out there with coffee, but this is one of the few in which it is pronounced without taking over. Everything is very well balanced in this beer. A go-to if there ever was one.

M - A bit heavy for a beer that isn't huge, but it's got great carb for a stout, really goes well with the flavor profile.

O - This is one of my very favorites, even though it doesn't quite deliver on the smell. I'll return to this one again, and again, and again.

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A: Black/Dark Brown, with very thin head, some lacing.

S: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and more chocolate.

T: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, hop bitterness, Not too sweet, but sweetness is there to balance out the bitterness. Brown sugar.

M: Syrupy but not exactly thick or creamy.

O: Very solid beer. I have had this beer multiple times. First time reviewing it. I wish I had access to this beer near me.

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A- Pitch black pour with a light tan. No noticable lacing.

S- Oats, chocolate, roasted malt and coffee.

T- Oats come through a lot, followed by some bitter coffee, chocolate and roasty malt flavors to finish.

M- Somewhat syrupy, low carbonation, leaves a nice roasty aftertaste.

O- Great stout, good flavors, heavy on the oats, excellent.

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