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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4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on tap at the Beer Kitchen in Kansas City, Missouri. Both my girlfriend and I sampled this beer, poured into a small, 5 oz. glass.

The appearance is well above average, with a dark, entirely opaque, rich dark brown body and a tan, almost pecan colored head. The head lasted for a significant amount of time, with great lacing down the side of the glass - I enjoyed every little sip, the lacing is indeed noticeable.

The nose of this beer is really great - all the typical smells of a breakfast stout. Vanilla, coffee, some caramel, it's all great, and really can best be compared to a really fresh made coffee. Indeed, a full blown Italian roast.

The taste of this beer is nothing short of perfect. The nose delivered a great preview into the actual taste of this beer, and in some ways held back on just how strong the coffee flavor was. I'm not talking a deep, roasted coffee flavor, but some of those floral notes you get with a great, fresh, light roast coffee really shine in this beer.

The drinkability is considerable - especially knowing this beer isn't exactly low ABV.

Overall it's near perfect. Some better showings in all categories would put this into the perfect arena, and I have a feeling a really fresh sample at the brewery itself would hit that.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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3/5  rDev -33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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

Great beer...I had heard about this but this was my first time to try it while in Ann Arbor and I was lucky enough to have it on draft!

Great flavor, rich mouthfeel, nice chocolate notes and roasted character with a little coffee in the back. Overall one of the better Stout;'s I have ever had.

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours jet black with a dark, ruby brown where light can penetrate. The head pours light brown with a reddish hue, one finger thick and with average retention.

Smell - Aroma is of fresh coffee grounds, earthy and with hints of chocolate.

Taste - Dominant coffee character from start to finish. Hits on subtle notes of sweet and bitter chocolate. Earthy. There's a trace element of leaf or mint freshness mid-taste. Finishes bittersweet with just a hint of heat.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, with fair carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

Overall - One hell of a stout. Lacks ideal body, but it's far from a problem. Hops are scaled back, relying on strong roasted malt character. It works, and it works well. Good job, Founders.

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Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,897 ratings