Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
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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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Ratings: 16,569 |  Reviews: 3,818
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.8/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.12/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's jet black
thick black body
with quite a rambunctious tan head that though diminishing
still covers the surface a good 90% and clings 3mm thick on the edges

Full on, good freshly ground coffee aroma with hints of dark chocolate and full tar red Marlboro

That buttery expresso that is somehow dreamy but in no way milky
that is here in the taste alongside a freshly opened golden Virginia roll up where the baccy is sticking out of the Rizla and you can taste the tobacco
some chocolate at the back.
Not the taste bulldozer I was expecting, however this meant it wasn't overbearing
a nice coffee level instead of almost gagging on imaginary grind that has leaked through a tattered cafetiere.

The mouthfeel is the best thing about this
downbeat carb, almost flat
and deceptively drinkable you forget the big 8.3 abv

Classic, undeniably and this has made me a happy camper
but not the world beater I was envisioning.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good beer and will not hesitate to pick up a pack or two every year. Smell is a great coffee, chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter, not-so-slightly coffee with a tobacco-y hint to it. Good beer, not my favorite from Founders but they have so much great beer how can you choose?

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured gently down the middle of a Guinness Stout glass.

Black with 1 finger milk chocolate head of dense foam. Little lace but a nice layer of foam that lasts and lasts.

Smells of malt, roast, coffee, prunes, yeast, and hops. Wonderfully inviting aroma.

Sweet and bitter at the same time. Malt richness and hop bite with some smoke flavors along with coffee, chocolate, and some dark grain bitterness. Complex and very tasty. Aftertaste as good as the front, but where the front is more bitter the back is more balance. Can not detect the alcohol even at over 8%.

Full bodied, but not overpowering, smooth, rich and creamy, but with an effervescent fizz. This is what stout should be.

Inviting, refreshing, interesting and intriguing all at the same time. You want more as soon as you pour the first, but be careful. It may not taste it, but it's still a powerful brew!

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4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97% out of 100 with 16,569 ratings
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