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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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14,108 Ratings

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Ratings: 14,108
Reviews: 3,529
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,511
Gots: 4,173 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage.

Appearance: Black with some dark brown at the edges. Dark tan head. Creamy with some tight bubbles. Some spotty lacing. Head drops to a flimsy cap and collar after a minute or two. Relatively clear, but dark.

Smell: Oats, burnt malts, roasty sweet. A touch of char. Fresh brewed coffee and a huge layer of bitter chocolate. Some sweeter chocolate notes. Super sweet, but the roasted burnt Malta counter it. Almost no hops to be found. It's an homage to the malt and it never lets up. A bit of fudge and brownie batter. Crazy chocolate depth. Hints of espresso.

Taste: Far more roasted. Bitter espresso and coffee bean. Baker's chocolate. Burnt and charred malts in abundance. Touches of oats. Milk chocolate sweetness. Loads of chocolate. Some chocolate malts as well. Slightly overcooked brownie. Burnt cookies. It's like someone torched a baked good and it's so worth it. Lingering sweetness. Roasted in to oblivion.

Mouthfeel: Borders on full, but doesn't quite get there. Solid carbonation adds a creamy note. So smooth and creamy.

Overall: Age doesn't benefit this beer at all. Fresh it's damn near magic. Age pushes the coffee down and ups the roasted malts. Regardless, it's worth drinking and buying every year. It's dessert or breakfast or both. Definitely both.

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This one is an excellent start to any day! Every sip has layers of smokehouse sugar-cured ham, coffee, and chocolate. I certainly have to say it reminds me of a country breakfast, with its rich smoky/savory flavor. Sip slowly and let this one warm up to release its full complexity.

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Poured from a 355ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a dark ink black colour with pretty much no head.

Smells very strongly of coffee.

Tastes also very strongly of coffee. Quite a firm mouthfeel as well as a malty sweetness and a hop bitterness, some bitterness from the chocolate too.

Overall quite a nice beer, nice to see something different but too much coffee and other non beer ingredients used for my liking.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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