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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4.92/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love beer of all kinds! I love the hoppy, the malty, the dark, the light, the thick, the smooth, the strong, and the refreshing. I love beer, and Founder's Breakfast Stout is hands down the finest beer I have ever had. Ever. This is the kind of beer that will please almost anyone, except those who prefer mild, light beer. I imagine this will describe almost no one who is on this site. This beer presents as a super dark chocolate stout, which might lead you to expect something thick, like Guinness. However, the mouthfeel is much thinner than you might expect, and pleasantly refreshing for a stout. And while there are overtones of chocolate in the palate, the taste is largely that of a malty coffee. Many coffee flavored beers come off bitter, which for us hop heads is not always bad, but Founder's Breakfast Stout is remarkably balanced. I have tried this beer both from the bottle and on-tap. Both retain the integrity of this exemplary brew. And unlike most beers with this high of alcohol content, Breakfast Stout finishes smooth. It is good on the morning, as its name implies, it is good in the afternoon (the time I am currently enjoying it), and it is good late at night (my personal favorite time to enjoy it). Grand Rapids has been voted the best beer city in America, Founders Brewery is widely seen as the best brewery in the city, and for my money Breakfast Stout is the best of the many great beers they brew. It only comes around for a short time toward the end of the fall, so if you see this brew available at your local pub or in your local beer case, do yourself a favor and grab a few. You won't regret it!

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4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Founders Breakfast Stout is dark and dense looking with a nice mocha head. The smell is coffee upfront and chocolate. This is great! The taste is dark chocolate and coffee, a bit roasty, a hint of sweetness. The finish is creamy and chewy. I like the level of bitterness. Its well balanced and is rather drinkable. Really want to try it on tap now.

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Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,989 ratings