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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,790 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: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage

Pours pitch dark black. Soft dark brown head, that leaves good racing on the glass.

Coffee is still very strong. Dark chocolate, still alot of booze on the nose, which leaves it with a sweet smell. Roasted malts are competing with the booze.

The chocolate is much more present in the taste than the coffee, which is opposite of the nose, but its not sweet chocolate, bitter dark chocolate.

The beer has thinned out with age. Not as thick as when fresh, but I think this is more drinkable in a warmer month with the thinner mouthfeel.

Overall, this is just as good with some age on it.

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

A - Pours a thick, oily blackness, oozing from the bottle. Completely opaque. Decent size dark cream head that quickly fades to a line. Scattered lacing.

S - The smell is boozy from across the room. Up close, bitter dark chocolate hides a hint of coffee. Just a hint of overripe dark fruit. I'm a little intimidated.

T - First, slight bitterness on the tongue (it is 60 IBUs). Then, extremely dark chocolate everywhere all at once. A little flat on the flavor past the chocolate, though; huge dose of coffee, as well. Classic roasted barley and oats are clearly 2nd fiddle.

M - Oily and thick. Not thick enough to chew, but it really clings to your mouth.

O - This is a big, bold, flavorful stout. It hits on every cylinder, completely uncompromising. If you like its ilk, it's delicious. If you don't, be ready, because it is NOT AN entry-level beer.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,790 ratings
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