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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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12,245 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,245
Reviews: 3,266
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,206
Gots: 2,845 | FT: 174
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:
Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003)
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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured the 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. This bottle is from September 2013.

Without thinking about it too hard, I'm giving this a 5 for appearance because it looks beautiful. Massive, frothy, pillow-like dark-khaki colored head forms into a majestic plateau and sits there gracefully. As it dissipates, streaks of lace leave their mark. Below is is a pitch-black body that looks as close to coffee as you're going to get. 5

Dark coffee with sweet creamer punctuates the nose and there's that spicy aroma that sometimes comes with the aggressive coffee beers. Toffee, caramel and other sweet delights add some richness to this great-smelling beer. 4.25

The coffee hasn't gone anywhere in a year; it's still robust, dark, and has a tad of bite. Just as on the nose, there are notes of caramel and toffee sweetening this out. On the finish, I taste a touch of booze, but it's quickly gone. I'm impressed by how much the coffee holds sway over this brew, even after a year. 4.25

Slight astringency aside, this beer hit's all the right spots on drinkability. It's thick, viscous, creamy and pleasantly bitter. The slight hops/coffee bite are enjoyable as well. It just drinks well. 4.5

No surprise here, this beer is effing good. You gotta love it.

ONovoMexicano, Saturday at 09:39 PM
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This was one of the first craft beers I've ever had and now trying it again I believe that my palate has evolved because I just remember this being a great beer and not remembering why and now I can dissect and express the flavors.

A - Nice black color. Pours somewhat thick with khaki head with light lacing.

S - Strong roasted malt smell with complimentary chocolate, coffee, and some caramel and grain mingling afterwards. No distinct alcohol or hops but smells just as an oatmeal stout should smell.

T - Lots of flavor with a very robust character dominated by roast, chocolate, coffee, and that distinct oats character that I really enjoy. Not as much coffee flavor as I expected but there is some that compliments the black malt and the sweetness of the overall stout. There is some faint bitterness from the roasted malt but is malt forward and overall to the sweeter side. Not as sweet or as chocolaty as some stouts of this style but it is very balanced and delicious.

M - Medium to high mouth-feel with low carbonation. Silky feel and a lightly lingering sweetness that makes it a great winter beer. Not too cloying but not thin.

Overall, a great "Imperial" Oatmeal stout. It isn't as heavy as some RIS's but it is a tasty brew. It has everything for the dark beer drinker. I think I like this more than Samuel Smith's Oatmeal stout but I think that Sam's is a better representation of the standard style. And this beer is no KBS but very delicious even so.

Glass- Stout glass

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,245 ratings.