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

Wow. where to start. My brother picked up some of these some time last year and they sat in my cellar since then. Figured I'd give one a go today. This poured a deep black with some tan head. Held to a desk lamp the light does not penetrate this brew. Smell is very nice, Chocolate and coffee dominate the nose here, (Smells like what the label says it should). Taste is nice and smooth, a bitter beginning with a strong chocolate body and a coffee finish. The coffee aroma stays with you a few minutes after you've already downed it, quite pleasant.

Fantastic.. Next time I take a trip south I'll be sure to bring back a few more of these.

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

A-Coffee brown-black. Put cream in your coffee and that is the color of the head, tan. Head is one finger thick, sudsy, and dies quickly. No lacing. But maybe with a double bottle serving instead of one, lace would appear and head would be thicker. Still, a dark beauty of a beer.

S-Dark cold coffee. Cocoa bean. Hot cereal. Oats. Milk. Leather. Tobacco. Ink. Brownie batter. Resinous. Hemp. Dark chocolate. Chocolate pretzels. Smoked meats. So many possibilities of smell detecting here. A litany can be compiled.

T-Tag team of coffee & chocolate wrestle on the palate. Molasses. Toffee. Charcoal smoke. Plum even. Cream of Wheat. Oatmeal. Cocoa Rice Krispies. Wheat grain. Ink. Resin. Hemp. Tobacco. Dark sour dried fruits: prunes and raisins. I think the beginning, middle and end is a uniform sip. You can take your time and pluck out multiple flavors one by one. The aftertaste is a mild sour. With inky vapors on the breath.

M-Perfect medium body. Spritz-y, bright low-medium carbonation is a constant. Always sizzles from start to finish. Goodness, this beer warms you when it is ICE COLD. That is the definition of perfect carbonation. Not a typical dead feeling stout, Breakfast Stout has life. Root beer float and/or milkshake sudsy feel is present, and yet is fluid enough to be soft and velvety. Nice sour alkaline aftertaste, gentle. Bitter resins on the after as well. The body does thin out though, feeling liqueur like with time. But the carbonation gives a consistent sizzle down your chest, like boiling sugar. Sticky. If the beer was thicker, consistently, this would be the best feeling beer around.

O-Possibly the best four-pack of beer you can buy. I like experimenting with the pours on this beer. Slow pour and it becomes a flavorful dark liqueur with no head. Hard pour and you get more of a stout look, with better head retention and lacing possibilities. This beer must be in a snifter or an oversized wine glass at all times, to impart better smells and expand better tastes. Top shelf. This beer doesn't have to be improved, but if the body were thicker and the head were as well, Breakfast Stout would be literally perfect. But what is perfect in life? Breakfast Stout is the epitome of NEAR PERFECT.

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