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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,768 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: 16,768 |  Reviews: 3,860
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the best stout I have had.
Pours almost black, minimal tan head.
Smell is coffee, far above anything else.
Unlike some beers that smell like coffee but don't taste like it, the coffee still comes through, along with tons of chocolate.
Big and thick, scrumptious. There may be good food pairings with this beer, but I would not want to distract one iota from the beer by having any food with it.

I enjoyed Sam Adams Imperial Stout, which was the first "bigger" stout I came across. FBS is better than that in every way, and as a bonus it's not insanely alcoholic either, so I could have two and just skip a meal altogether.

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

A delicious imperial stout worthy of it's reputation...

A. Black. thick. medium brown head that dissipates quickly. some lacing.

S. Coffee, chocolate, malt.

T. Coffee and chocolate. slightly bitter finish. little aftertaste. Dry.

M. Thick, creamy. Little carbonation, but doesn't need it.

O. A bias review. This is my favorite stout. Nothing else comes close except Prairie Bomb.

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

It pours a perfect black color with a thin filmy brown head.

The aroma is filled with roasted coffee beans and a nice dose of milk chocolate, maybe a hint of licorice in the background.

Wow, this beer tastes really good, I picked up some bitter roasted coffee grinds and dark chocolate with a slightly earthy finish.

The body is not as thick as I thought it would be, it has soft carbonation and a dry finish.

Well, the hype wasn't for nothing, this is one of the best stouts I've ever had.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,768 ratings
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