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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,779 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black and thick. Nice brown head. Smells like dark coffee with a bit of chocolate. Taste is spot on coffee and just a hint of sweetness. There is no taste of alcohol. All I can say is that if you love coffee you will love this beer. It hits the mark straight on.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A: black with a little brown, thin head and slight lacing on glass. I let it warm up a bit post pout and thin head went away quick. Not much carbonation.

S: Wow.... Coffee, but not burnt nice roast (like a lightly roasted breakfast blend). Chocolate smells of course too. Then a slight bit of grain smell. So you know it's a beer not a warm cup of Joe. Alcohol finish on smell too.

M: I can let it sit in my mouth for an eternity. Full heavy thick feel, and hear you get some more carbonation.

T: yep it's awesome. Perfect balance of coffee, malt, slight hops, and chocolate. So well balanced. Nothing is overwhelming. Other coffe stouts are too burnt or too roasted. Not this. I like the light roast like Costa Rican coffees and it hits that taste with a light chocolate background and a slight alcohol finish. 8percent? Really....

Overall. Perfectly balanced coffe/ chocolate stout. as BCBS is the gold standard of bourbon barrel stouts of Sam Smith Porter is The British Porter standard taste So is this the gold standard.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

appearance- a beautiful dark black with a malty little head

smell- a beautiful malty, chocolaty and oatmeal smelling beer. God it is a perfect smelling stout. It smells just like a stout should.

taste- wow. You get everything in this taste. It starts with a malty taste and goes right into the chocolate. The finish creeps in gently and is indeed an oatmeal flavored finish. The oatmeal comes a little bitter at the very end but its nothing horrible what so ever.

Mouth feel. it is perfect. it is creamy, smooth and gentle all at the same time. It is like heaven in the mouth.

This beer is outstanding. I had been begged by my friends to try this stout and this is now one of my favorite stouts and yes my beer of choice is a good stout. This is a must try. exceeded my expectations. Even though it is a bit heavy I could definitely make this a session beer but yes it has a high alcohol content.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,779 ratings
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