Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
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4.51 w/ 16,573 ratings
Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast 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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Ratings: 16,573 |  Reviews: 3,818
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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured pitch black with tan 3/4 finger head that disappeared quickly. No light getting through and is certainly opaque, slight lacing.

S - coffee, smokiness, roasted malts, sweetness slight alcohol that intensifies as warmed.

T - very coffee forward from begining to finish, bakers chocolate, roasted malt with a musty character. Not too sweet and Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness. Very delicious coffee stout.

M - very smooth, creamy, and just well crafted. balanced carbonation and body. Finishes nice and dry for such a big malty beer.

O - this is great, may be a little over hyped, but it is on par with other coffee stouts. I was glad it was more coffee forward than chocolate, and the mouthfeel was superb. It is definitely something I will seek out again.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

AHH...the beautiful sight of seeing the FBS 4pk nuzzled between IP and Cerise. Served from a beautifully designed bottle that should give one the mindset of drinking this beer: indulge like a baby

Appearance: So viscous, so dark, everyone says motor oil, but I think inky or strong coffee. Beautiful one-finger eggshell head dissipates to a slight ring with minimal lacing.

Smell: Caramel, fudge, dry oats, tobacco, floury, with a slight sour edge

Taste: A super balanced grand slam home-run! The malt body is so extensive that it is tough to discern. The hop profile brings it all back home with a acrid almost yeasty middle. And the finish is long and beautiful. The coffee comes through the mostly at the start and the finish

Mouth-feel: Possibly one of the most satisfying parts: all encompassing and full.

Overall, I think this is one of the miracles of craft beer. It is a beer that someone like can get fairly easily and it is so well done that it an be used as a tool for education and as a standard for many other brewers to look up to.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97% out of 100 with 16,573 ratings
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