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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

13,954 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 13,954
Reviews: 3,497
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,455
Gots: 4,028 | FT: 209
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 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great stout. If I hadn't had a KBS a week earlier I would say one of the best. Rather than go through the usual A-S-T-M review that a thousand other BA's have done before me, I just want to talk about how important it is to age this beer for approx. 8-12 months. I realize that it's only 8.3% abv and not bourbon barelled, but when you drink this beer fresh right off the shelf it has a bit of a hop bite that doesn't blend well with the malt and the mouthfeel isn't smooth and creamy. At six months it still isn't quite right but starting around eight months it becomes a great beer. Now here's the strange part, I age the bottles at 36 degrees. I don't know why it works (all my higher abv imperial stouts are aged at 68 degrees) it just does.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,954 ratings.