Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Breakfast StoutBreakfast Stout

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Availability: Sep - Dec

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.

60 IBU

Added by marburg on 07-26-2003

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
After a quick pour this one is an opaque inky black in the glass with a half a finger tall dark khaki head that falls relatively quickly but laces nicely around the edges. The smell is impressive consisting of layers of dark roasted black coffee, dark chocolate and charred wood. The taste all coffee up front and rather bitter to slightly astringent due to some of the black malts. Unsweetened dark chocolate is next along with a great mix of some spicy hops, a touch of yeast and warming alcohol. If I had to criticize, I think I'd say that I wish this had a bit more sweetness to balance the bittering character of the dark malts and moderate IBUs. This is a thickly chewy heavy beer. Low carbonation with added body as a result of the oatmeal make this really pleasant in the mouth. I can't believe I've taken this long to give this beer a try. What an impressive offering, perhaps it doesn't define the style but it leads the coffee heavy stouts, really well done.

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A deep ebony, blackest of all blackness poured into a snifter with a 2 inch mocha head that slowly fades.
Semi-sweet dark chocolate on the nose, with coffee ground and a bit of hop spiciness.
Extremely chewable mouthfeel, smooth and delicious with the oatmeal more present, but still trumped by the chocolate and coffee. Some vanilla comes around, overall an amazing mouthfeel.
Hop bitterness is present but does not step on the whole balanced brew!
Extremely enjoyable Imperial Stout! Amazing beer!
Cannot recommend it enough!

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip
pours a chocolate brown with a head of about 1/4 inch that dissipated very quickly.
smell is of bittersweet chocolate, very pleasant.
creamy mouthfeel, with a little bitterness upfront. a taste of dark chocolate settle in at the end. i dig it.
not much of a stout guy but this is one of the better ones i've had. definitely worth a try.

founders delivers again

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4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Vigorously poured into a tulip.

A- Breakfast. what'd you do with them? They built for speed or are they built for comfort?

S- Big in coffee and chocolate. Breakfast.

T- BIG - The the swirl to the sip, I don't know where to start. Honestly, This is a huge coffee stout. SO big. Literally, the best part of waking up...

M- Medium full. a little light in response.

O- Oh. It's breakfast. God is Great, God is Good... Cheers.

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Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,949 ratings