Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#94
Reviews:
3,907
Ratings:
16,990
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
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1,908
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Photo of Viggo
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh man. Pours a very opaque black, thick and oily looking, small tan head and copious lacing. The smell is heavenly, and you get what they tell you. Oatmeal, bitter coffee, bitter chocolate and some faint hops. The taste is stellar, rich coffee and cream, bitter chocolate and some hops come through near the end. The mouthfeel is very full and creamy, the alcohol is not sensed at all. Very amazing, I would drink this for breakfast. Thanks DrJay.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Short, dense, dark cocoa colored head leaves patches and strings of lace. Wow, it really does smell like coffee! There's also a bit of that dark malt aroma, a bit of cocoa, and maybe creamy vanilla underneath. Yep it's pitch black, with a ruby hue around the edge if you hold it to the light just right. Mouthfeel is soft, and full of fine carbonation. All kinds of stuff going on in the flavor. There's some bitter coffee and cocoa up front mixed with some creamy yeastyness. Towards the end there's some vinuous notes, and some of that dry dark malt bitterness. I ain't no expert, but I'd have to say this is one complex beer. Thanks malty!

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Photo of Gaisgeil
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've been waiting on this one for a good long time. It did not disappoint! Talk about a meal in a glass!

Pours an extremely thick black with a thin dark tan head that left a crown all throughout the glass. Nose is noticably hoppy moreso that I was ever expecting. Also reminds me vaguely of cereal somehow. Taste is very smooth and slick, oatmeal, roast, coffee, unsweetened raw cocoa, very nice. This also hides it's alcohol very well, very smooth and appealing. Very filling! You seriously could drink this for breakfast! Not overly sweet, but very malty and well balanced.

Talk about a staple beer, you could live off of this stuff!

Slàinte!

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Photo of rdailey76
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a four pack when this treat finally made it's way to Indy. I had heard so many good things and I wasn't disappointed in the least. I poured into a room temp Purdue pint glass that enhances ever beer. I took about 30 minutes to finish up the first one to see how much the taste changes with the rising temps.

Appearance: Jet black without a hint of color shining through. Small head that probably measured a quarter inch or less.

Smell: This is what a double chocolate, coffee oatmeal stout should smell like. Not that I have ever smelled one previously, but no disappointment. I could easily pick out the coffee and chocolate overtones in the nose.

Taste: Really nice taste when it first hit the pallet. I will be honest that it wasn't exactly what I smelled, but still nice. I was expecting more of a overwhelming hit of roasted coffee, but it was more mild than that. Not necessarily bad though.

Mouthfeel: Smooth is the word that popped into my head. Definitely not a overwhelming alcohol taste, which was surprising with the 8.3 ABV.

Drinkability: Definitely could have had the whole four pack, but I stopped on 2 and will save the rest for another lucky day.

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Photo of BeerFink
4.87/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finally, I have found the elusive Breakfast Stout....

As I eagerly decant this 12oz bottle, I am greeted by an opaque black beauty of a stout. No light passes through this bad boy, and it is capped by a brown cappacino colored head. Incredibly potent aroma blesses my senses. The nose is dominated by fresh roasted gourmet coffee, and enhanced by bitter chocolate and lots of roasted grain. Taste is oh so wonderful. Smooth dark malts begin the experience, with roasted grain and chocolate malt becoming more apparent. Unsweetened dark chocolate comes in and blends with the black coffee. Very subtle oats and slight charcoal make a quick appearance. The finish is great - big on the roasted grain and coffee, leaving an aftertaste that stays around til the cows come home. Between sips, I am left in awe of this wonderful flavor that has graced my palate. Truly a great offering from Founders.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Liquid devil's food cake. This may be the first beer I've ever seen that has no highlights. The liquid crowds the edges of the glass so snugly, and with such menace, that light dare not attempt to get a foothold. Most impressive. The dark golden, milk chocolate crown is a beast. It squats with an equally forbidding countenance in the top quarter of the glass, daring any lovers of fizzy yellow beer to approach, much less take a sip.

The nose is huge and is redolent of crushed coffee beans and melted dark chocolate. And then some more coffee beans. And then some more. This has to be the most coffee-dominant nose in the known universe. At least in my known universe. I am not a coffee aficionado by any means, but I have to give the aroma the respect it deserves. If I loved coffee, this might be my Holy Grail of beer noses.

Incredible palate-busting flavor. Thankfully, bittersweet chocolate is equally as prominent as espresso. So much so that the beer tastes like dark chocolate fudge made with black coffee as the liquid ingredient. I knew that Founders wouldn't disappoint in the hop department. The citric hops play an integral role in turning Breakfast Stout from what could have been an (admittedly incredible) two-trick pony into a three-trick thoroughbred. They deepen the flavor profile even further and firmly place this beer into the pantheon of Great Beer.

Sweet and bitter vie for supremacy, with bitter winning in the end. The finish is more than long, it's downright obstinate. Seemingly interminable echoes of chocolate-coffee/coffee-chocolate reverberate long after the beer has met its glorious fate in my warming belly. The body/mouthfeel is big, yet doesn't make it all the way to viscous or chewy. Still though, it's incredibly smooth and creamy and is sheer joy in the mouth. 8.3% ABV? Surely they jest. There is no hint of ethanol to be had.

FBS deserves its reputation and then some. My preferences run to the less java-intensive, but then it wouldn't be a breakfast stout, would it? This brewery continues to delight and amaze with quality beer after quality beer. Breakfast Stout is an outstanding achievement by any measure. Thanks to TikkiGodxxx for the bottle.

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Photo of ypsifly
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from an undated 12oz twist top into a pint glass.

Black with a small light brown head that falls to a thin foam with a heavy ring that leaves globs and sheets of foam as it falls.

Smells of expensive coffee with a touch of dark chocolate. Smells awesome, but is this stuff gonna keep me up all night?

Tastes like a perfect match of great coffee, and dark beer. All things roasted and a dry finish that makes for a very robust and well rounded beer. The alcohol is well hidden.

Great, full mouthfeel. Not oily, but slightly chewy. Doesn't go down rough, but you get a tasty mouthfull with each sip.

An excellent brew.

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Photo of oberon
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black with a big moch colored head that was big and fluffy leaving globs of lace behind,oh man the aromas malted milk and milk chocolate.Oh man the creamy mouthfeel is sublime and the textured flavors of milk chocolate and malted milk go hand and hand with the texture of this beer.The alcohol content does not come into play at all with this beer making it easy to drink for the alc% content.Damn fine beer Iam bringing alot more down south with me.

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Photo of Todd
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black (opaque), viscous, and thick as hell, liquid with a towering dark coffee colored foaming head. Excellent retention and plenty of stick to the glass.

Incredible nose of roasted coffee and rich chocolate with a pleasing acrid edge.

Massive, full-bodied, velvety smooth, viscous, thick and chewy feel on the palate - thanks to the oatmeal, in part. Roasted malt astringent twang, with some hoppy character mingled in – some herbal spice and leaf. Bitter chocolate. Plenty of coffee flavors with an acidic bite, silky milk chocolate character soothes. Oak-y. Molasses notes. Stodgy cooked oatmeal in the flavor. Hints of sherry in the warming alcohol, with a low spice. Finish lingers with a play on sweet malts and dry, bitter savories. Sweet alcohol burn becomes part of the linger as the beer warms.

Breakfast Stout? Hell yeah! That’s when I tried my sample! What a way to kick-off my morning. Quite possibly one of the most interesting American Double Stouts on planet Earth. Absolutely delicious.

(Enjoyed over the course of :30 mins to allow all of the nuances to pull through as the beer warmed to room temp - I highly recommend this.)

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Photo of GIVEMEBACKMYSON
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Mildly floral, sweet hop aroma at first. Cocoa, ginger snap cookies, and a mild clove afterthought.

Opaque, ink black. Thicker than ink, though. Brown head collapses and traces all the glass edges.

Poured at cellar temp, this starts with a huge representation of dark, bitter baking type chocolate. Coffee shows up and asserts itself increasingly. I don't know if it's from the rising temp or that coffee is on my brain after tasting it. By the end of the glass, though, this beer tastes more like coffee than coffee itself.

The mouthfeel is spot on for a big, girthy stout. Verey thick, frothy and soft. Oatmeal stout, to be sure. There's gotta be a bowlful in the bottle. I actually got full while drinking this, 3 hours after dinner.

One could say that this is clumsy and oafish. I'm sure somebody will sometime. I say it's ultra-enjoyable. Double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout. You get a shitload of all three. Superb.

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Photo of mikeys01
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of trbeer, thanks!!! Let me start out by saying this is one of the best Michigan beers I’ve had the privilege to enjoy, and I am a huge supporter of most MI breweries, albeit more from afar these days. The breakfast stout pours out a deep dark black molasses color, festooned with a thick and creamy dark brown head that looks like it could balance a dime. Aroma is heady and sweet, cocoa and coffee poking out amidst perfectly roasted malt.

Taste is very bold at first, with a surprising punch of hop bitterness at first, this seems to soften as the beer warms a bit. Quickly you are rolled along in a wave of rich, roasty, malty nirvana punctuated with a noticeable but pleasing nibble of alcoholic heat. Body is very full, without being thick. Super creamy and bold, but smooth as volcanic glass. Finish leaves you with the mouthwatering taste of dark chocolate and feeling like you just pounded a show of sweet espresso, and jonesing for more. A couple of these will get you through more than just breakfast…..what a beer. I’d love to try the bourbon barrel version of this dark beauty.

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Photo of bditty187
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Stunning because of the absolute blackness of the liquid. I held my glass up to a light and it was a true abyss. It was a black hole. It was Palpatine’s heart. In other words, no light could penetrate it. I’ve seen some dark beers before but this might be the most amazing. The head was brown in color; at the apex the foam was almost two-fingers in height. Head retention was very good; it slowly faded to a thin cap that didn’t expose the liquid until a third of the liquid was sipped away. The subsequent lacing was spotty and unorganized. Overall, this beer looks great; the liquid is worth the price of admission alone. This is beer porn.

The nose is a dead-on match for an iced-mocha espresso. The first thing that popped into my mind as I took my first sniff was how much it reminds me of Thunderhead’s award winning Black Sheep Espresso Stout. I wish I could do a side-by-side sniff test. There would be no losers! I smell amble roasted coffee notes, dark chocolate, a hint of sweetness and a roasted/acidic finish. This beer is stunning. My mouth is watering. Complex. Deep. Oh, so inviting.

My mind smelled iced-espresso so the first sip really staggered me… it was warm! The alcohol was upfront but not raw or unpleasant. The second sip was a wonderful mixture of espresso, coffee grinds, semi-sweet dark chocolate with a dash of chocolate sauce, the finish was similar to Achouffe coffee liquor. Yum. There is great flavor depth here; I don’t see how this beer could taste any better. It is well balanced yet aggressive with just enough alcohol restraint and the hops are so secondary they are pointless to mention aside from the key fact they are keeping this beer from being too sweet. Bitterness from hops, probably a little… bitterness from the roast, probably a little more. This is well-crafted. Tremendous! Flawless. This is the best beer I’ve tasted… of this sort.

Full body, low but natural carbonation, the mouthfeel was perfect and this sets this beer apart from any coffee stout I’ve had, be it from Bell’s or Thunderhead. This is a sledgehammer. Fantastic. Bring on the NY cheesecake.

To ask if this beer is drinkable is insulting, have you not read my review? This is a damn great beer; I’d drink this daily if I could. I’d drink this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or nightcap. This was an unexpected treat, thank you CRJMellor.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. This beer pours out a thick dark brown, nearly black, with a large dark brown head. The aroma is expresso chips, toffee, and chocolate. The flavor is more like coffee than any beer I've ever had. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Lots of big chocolate and coffee flavors. The mouthfeel is full and very smooth, from the oatmeal, I guess. For a minute, I contempleted whether this beer is too much. If I wanted coffee, I'd drink coffee, right? Eventually I decided no, this is not too much. It's simply a great beer. I applaud Founders for making so many interesting, extreme beers.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This pours a deep black color with a small tan head that sits nicely atop the brew. The nose is really really nice. Almost like fresh ground coffee with a nice slightly creamy chocolate in the background. I really like the nose. The flavor is very nice as well. Good coffee tones that move into chocolate on the finish. I really do like it. The feel is a bit less than I had hoped. I expected thicker than thick, but it is just on the light side of thick with a carbonation that is a little too much. I could easily sit and drink this beer all damn day. One of my favorite brews.

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Photo of whartontallboy
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I made an hour or so detour on a road trip to be able to pick this one and their Imperial stout up. I think it was worth it, if that says anything.

Pours out a dark black into my snifter with a very thin brown head that disappeared quickly. A bit more of a head would have been nice, but that's my only real quarrel with this beer.

Smell is a wall of roasted espress in your nose. Seriously, it smells like putting your nose over a pot of coffee. There's some burnt and roasted malts in there as well, but the coffee dominates.

Hits the tongue with a thick and full mouthfeel that is full of, among other things, espresso, dark baking chocolate, and roasted malt. It's certainly a huge flavor, and it comes in waves, with the espresso dominating on the front end, but the chocolate really pulling through in the finish and lingering for quite some time.

Wow, this is ridiculously drinkable for a stout of its ABV. I only have four, and I immediately wanted to drink a second one. Quite good, and worth seeking out. I don't know if it displaces Storm King for me, but it definitely belongs in the same sentence.

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Photo of malty
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a stubby 12 oz. bottle - no freshness date (But I do know it was there Apr. '05 batch).

Black as night (no highlights at all) with a gorgeous fluffy, multi-sized bubble khaki head that stood tall and shrank to a consistent 1/2 inch. Great lacing.

Scent is heavenly: Whole roasted coffee beans mixed with malted milk balls and dark bitter powdered chocolate. There's even a hint of raspberry preserves, and yes, golden brown toast.

Beautiful balance of high grade fresh coffee, hearty dark roasted malts and a fair amount of fruit zest (from the hops of course). Not at all burnt tasting (as many BA reviews noted), just very roasty and (again) beautifully balanced. 8.3% ABV is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is spectacular. Creamy, fluffy and a bit oily. Carbonation is perfect, giving this heavy bodied beer more texture and 'life'.

Drinkability is very high. Not at all cloying.

Overall a splendid stout from a local brewery that's been producing some fine offerings over the past couple years. I'm a coffee fan, but more of a 'foo-foo' coffee guy - never drink it black. This stout will please the die-hard java heads and the over-priced latte lovers (like myself). I was surprised at how creamy and silky smooth this stout was, almost like a cream stout with just the right amount of bite. I can almost picture myself grabbing one of these on a crisp morning onlooking Lake Michigan..."The best part of waking up..."

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Photo of beerinator
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black gold, texas tea... Minus the gold part. This beer pours thick and black. It leaves a nice dark tan head with divine lacing on the side of the glass.

Aroma: Roasted Burnt Coffee. You can almost smell the texture of the ground beans. There is a bit of sweetness in the beginning, but almost everything in the smell comes from the coffee.

Taste: The beer rolls across the tongue, picking up bitterness as it heads back. The finish isn't too dry, but it is definately roasty and bitter. Burnt roast lingers in the mouth as you contemplate the next sip. The mouthfeel is solid, if a little oily.

Notes: Don't drink this if you hate coffee. I'm not a coffee fan, but this because of the roasty bitterness this one wins for me. The aroma and flavor both make me think of coffee grounds. And I can almost visualize them in the beer, because the images conjured from the smell is so powerful. Good big stout. Very drinkable.

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Photo of fingolfin72
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My esteemed brother-in-law, trbeer, came down to North Carolina with my sister for a visit. This beer is one of many bottles that he brought for me.
Thick pour, almost viscous. No head to speak of (I don't pour from any great heights). The nose is fabulous- smoke, bitter chocolate, dark-roasted coffee, buckwheat honey and even hints of soy sauce. The palate mirrors the nose. It's huge, but balanced. No flavors overwhelm the others, and there's a bit of a nice bitter coffee note in there that lends structure. It's no session beer, that's for sure.

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Photo of maxpower
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick dark black with a nice creamy dark brown head that leaves a sticky lacing in my glass. Fresh ground coffee and chocolate aromas, bitter coffee and chocolate flavors, full bodied with a thick, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, almost like a chocolate shake. Nice lasting chocolate aftertaste, this is one awesome stout.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with CRJMellor. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" dark brown head over the opaque dark dark brown/black brew. Lacing is minimal to average, but acceptable for the style, and the head fades to half height and holds steady. Aroma is filled with coffee and chocolate malts, and some dark fruit essence hides in there as well. Even smells hearty. Taste starts with sweet chocolate grains, hearty oats in the middle, and fades to a somewhat bitter, dry coffee close. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, apr for the course for a heavily oated brew, and drinkability is excellent as well. High alcohol? I see no evidence, probably will feel it later. Worth the hype.

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Photo of SupaCelt
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My breakfast was pert near black Thick like crude. A ruby hue characterizes the small one centimeter sized head. This head retreats to assemble a thin ring of the same ruby-cocoa colour before vanishing for good. Mild carbonation struggles to travel through the thickness. No lace. Just beer. I imagine Cheerios floating in it.

The smell is a whallop of coffee and alcohol. Repeated sniffings find the alcohol to have diffused out of the scent leaving just the coffee to flourish. This old stout smells fresh ground from Columbia. Burnt toast crust pops into my mind ( in keeping with the breakfast theme of course ) as another layer of aroma. Smells hearty and stout.

The taste had a heavy chocolate influence with coffee being the lesser pronounced flavor at the outset of the taste test. The chocolate flavor eased into the background to leave just a subtle sweetness behind the coffee as breakfast wore on. One lump, not two. A perfect end is found in a softly expressed creamy finish which rounds out the delights of this alcoholic coffee. If you like black coffee and thick beer, this is the trick. A more than suitable early morning eye opener to prime the pump for an all day excursion, or just to compliment a fine meal or wind down after a long day.

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Photo of ScottS
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours like motor oil with very little head that quickly disappears. The aroma is a whole lot of coffee with bits of chocolate. The initial taste is coffee and dark chocolate. After a minute or so the aftertaste turns into nice hoppy stout taste. The coffee and dark chocolate provide a nice bitterness to balance the malty sweetness. A very well balanced, interesting, complex beer. As I sip on this more, there is a slight lacing left on the glass. The carbonation is just right.

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Photo of cokes
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ink black with a squat, stern yellowed brown head.
Deeply chocolated nose, backed with pangs of acrid roast beans, vanilla, pine, and liquor denched berries. Inhale deeper and there are cinnamon-sprinked cedar boards, bourbon, and liquorice.
Enters with a molten sludge of chocolates. Milk, bittersweet, and fudge. From this very pool, a java notion arises, bringing a persuasive roastedness and, in tow, some caramel nougat suggestions that fan outward into vanilla extract and molasses. Booze seeps in, full of bourbon and vodka, as it conjoins a raspberry and cherry fruitness. This is verily liquidized raspberry truffles. A oat-induced sense of flake is noticed, but is pushed aside by the richness of everything else. Pinecone bitterness dots the close, with a mouth still coated in malt and adjunct sludge, as well as a flickering flame of vodka and cranberry.
Lavish and broad in the mouth, and nearly suffocating at times in its richness. It maintains a general fat feeling, but also a gluttonous (though slow) drinkability.
Each of the additives is explicit, clearly defined, and right at the fore. Despite this, and because of it, it retains a sense of cohesion and purpose, even if it borders on grandiose.
This might be too strong and rich for breakfast, but seems rather appropriate at the opposite end of the day.

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Photo of OStrungT
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours an inky black. The head is very dark tan. The head never really fades. It just kind of sits there. It leaves laces that also dont want to go away. They coat the glass very thickly. It smells very strongly of chocolate. Also, there is a strong aroma of coffee. This stout is good. It tastes like coffee with chocolate mixed in. I also taste rosted malts. This beer is very rich. It is also quite thick. The flavor is very aggressive. It leaves my mouth tasting like I just sucked on a coffee bean. This beer is carbonated just right. This beer is very god, but I dont think I could drink it all night long. It is so very rich and filling that I would probably feel bloated after a few. Also, it is just a little high in alcohol, so some people might not be able to consume too many for that reason. If I ever see this beer in California, I will definately buy it. Thanks go out to karst for sending it to me.

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Photo of shapudding
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been staring at this bottle for how long?? I has been forever since I got this one in trade and I have been trying to decide if I should wait for an occasion or share it, or bring it for a tasting... screw it!
Man do I feel bad now!
Deep, dark and chocolate brown that you cannot see anything through at all... thick, dark mocha head with some nice large bubbles in the mass that look like they were dipped in chocolate syrup! Freaking beautiful sight... The head finally reduced down to large bubbles on the one side, a thick creamy ring, and a nice dusting across it all.
OMFG. Finally got the glass towards me. Intense chocolate and espresso... dark caramels...
Looking at it you almost expect it to be thick and heavy, but the body is more towards medium, maybe a step up? Creamy and bitey, almost "fluffy" feeling if you can understand what I am thinking.... a nice doughy, chewy feeling, very cool. Hoppy bites and dark espresso blackness. Godiva dark chocolate liquor in a glass of strong, cold, black coffee. Chocolate covered expresso beans. Nice dark roasted malt flavors, bit of merlot coming through. This is just so good and rich feeling with wonderful flavors/texture. Very enjoyable sipper, would like to have this one back in front of me again!

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Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,990 ratings