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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,964 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,964
Reviews: 3,500
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,457
Gots: 4,042 | FT: 210
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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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Cliff!

A: Black with brown highlights. Not much head. Little lacing.

S: Chocolate,coffee and malts. Smells like breakfast!

T: Expresso settles in, followed by chocolate and anise. Hearty,robust.

M: Medium with low carbonation.

O: Smooth, solid. Dark and lovely. The perfect holiday brunch warmup.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I felt like a nice sipper on this warm summer evening. This seemed to be perfect to fit that bill.

On the pour my wife said, "That looks like a balsamic vinegar reduction. How is that so thick?" The Breakfast Stout is blacker than midnight, and I got two fingers of thick tan foam. The foam goes away quickly and leaves a really nice scum.

The smell is amazing. I get a bunch of cocoa and coffee roast. I really enjoy breathing this in. The bouquet is very rich.

The flavor is equally rich. It has a really good coffee taste. I like the chocolate notes in the background. The malt and hops really balance it all out.

This beer is amazing. The sky is blue, and grass is green. I like pointing out the obvious.

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4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose: Tons of coffee. Vanilla and chocolate. Just a hint of solvency. The reason it's not a 5 is because the coffee is just about overpowering and diminishes the dynamics going on.

Appearance. 98% opaque onyx. No head. Laces well.

Taste: Awesome. The coffee is predominant but the malts buoy it with gentle sweetness. Semi-dry like cocoa powder. A little fizzy on the palate.

Overall: Damn tasty. Would probably make for the best breakfast ever.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,964 ratings.