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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,700 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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Ratings: 16,700 |  Reviews: 3,848
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Breakfast Sout%0AFounders Brewing Company%2C Michigan%0A---from bottle to stemmed stout glass---%0A%0AAppearance%0APitch Black! 1 finger of dark tan head%2C good lacing.%0A%0ASmell%0ADark chocolate%2C coffee - iced mocha (stolen from another review%2C but SPOT ON)%2C oatmeal.%0A%0ATaste%0AExactly as it smells! Licorice at first%2C but gives way to great bitter-coffee%2Fsweet-mocha flavor%2C finishes with hazelnut%2C smooth oatmeal and dark roasted malt.%0A%0AMouth-feel%0AAlmost Perfect. Good balance of flavors. Little indication of hops. Good carbonation%0A%0AOverall%0ABest stout I have ever had. Wish this wasn't seasonal. A coffee lovers dream!

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4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass from a 12 fl. ounce bottle. 2013 batch.

Appearance: Black as black can be. Thick pour, not quite syrupy but this definitely has a good amount of density. A foam head, a bit shy of two-fingers, slowly formed on top of the body.

Smell: Very similar to an iced mocha. Minor grainy notes break through as well, most likely from the oats.

Taste: Coffee is the dominant flavor here. It is rich, the dark roast really holds its form against good showings from other flavors. Creamy chocolate attempts to even out the strong coffee. The oats and grains start to break through as the beer warms. The alcohol creates a tart and dry finish.

Overall: Took me awhile to get around to this one but boy, it did not disappoint. Definitely a brew for those coffee lovers out there. I took the advice of many other BA users and slowly enjoyed this one, I am glad I did. It is amazing how many flavors shift and breakthrough as this beer warms. Excellent!

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,700 ratings
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