Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
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
Ratings:
16,528
Reviews:
3,811
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
Wants:
1,863
Gots:
6,236
For Trade:
237
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing

Imperial stout
8.3% ABV

APPEARANCE: Poured a deep dark, day old coffee black. Very little head appeared what was there dissipated into a mocha halo pretty quickly.

AROMA: Like fresh ground coffee beans sprinkled with dark chocolate chips. Very in your face aroma, under that first layer the alcohol is present with some nice earthy graininess.

TASTE: Truthfully the first taste I was disappointed. I felt like all I got was huge coffee and bitterness. I actually went back to smell a bit more and let it sit. When I went back for the second taste I really got to taste more of the layers hidden, chocolate, dark fruit and roasted malts.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium carbonation body I felt was a bit thin. It did have a lingering finish that was interesting.

OVERALL: It took me about a quarter of the beer to really start to enjoy it. Once it warmed and I got into it, it was very solid.

RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Purchased a 4pack in North Carolina. At Airport, damn TSA douches stole 3bottles of FBS. F u TSA bastards.

Anyways, poured bottle into a 6oz taster. Initially cold it was decent. Let it warm up, its truly awesome. Not as good as KBS, but its pretty decent. Need to get my hands on more and I'd like to try it aged.

Oden!
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,528 ratings.
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