Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Breakfast StoutBreakfast 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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3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown, almost black opaque with a half head of deep brown mocha colour with a slight rusty tinge. When held to the light you can see a deep brown rusty amber tinge a half cm into the body.

S: Dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, mostly a sweet dark coffee scent, coffee liqueur.

T: Coffee, dark chocolate, snow or freezer burn, then a sour almost watery quality that then turns into a rusty metallic taste, and a finnish of black coffee. Very complex. As I drink it, the metallic disappears, and becomes more of a black licorice taste. There is a sweetness to it, but its not overwhelming, and remains more in the background.

M: Medium heavy body, somewhat lighter than some American Doubles, medium low carbonation. Syrupy.

O: I like it, but was certainly disappointed based on the high ratings this one has. Certainly does not add up to 100 for me. I much prefer the taste of Peche Mortal to this. Will go well with the Black Joe Cake (a chocolate cake with coffee in it and a vanilla icing) I'm about to have from my Birthday.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the beers that really started it all for me

A- Black as the coffee that wafts from it, with a small not so dense mocha head

S- The nose on this beer, as a coffee lover, just does it for me. Just a wonderful bouquet of cold press, dark roasted coffee with semi sweet chocolate in the background. Just awesome

T-A little lackluster compared to the wonderful smell, but still does a good job of conveying the dark roasted coffee and semi sweet chocolate,

M- This is where I could use a little less carbonation or perhaps it is just simply too thin, but relative to other Imperial Stouts, the mouthfeel is lacking, is more American Stout than Imperial.

O- I have a bias because this is one of the beers that got me enamored with craft/micro/nano/artisanal whatever we call it now; beer. Still, anybody who considers themselves a craft beer connoisseur ought to try this beer. It is worthy

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bobbyr5
4.99/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of Founders' best.

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 8.3%

Purchased at: Discount Beverage, Canton, MI

Pour: Thick dark pour that resembled ice coffee

Aroma: Smell mostly of coffee with the sweet smell of chocolate

Flavor: Coffee and Chocolate flavor

Overall: A+

Usually comes in four packs in Michigan, but I managed to them in a mix a six pack for cheaper. Good substitute for a morning coffee! By far favorite beer from Founders

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle bottled on 10/9/17, warmed from fridge temp for about 45 minutes, poured into a pint glass. Pours an espresso color with brown highlights and a pillowy tan head that leaves substantial lacing. Smell is of roasty coffee and dark chocolate. The flavor is nicely balanced between coffee, dark chocolate, and roast malts without tasting sweet. Fairly thick with a pleasant bitterness on the end. An excellent stout and really a benchmark for the style.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured Breakfast Stout in to a snifter.

A - Black as midnight, brown head that is barely noticeable.

S - Coffee, roasted malts.

T - Whoa, very smooth coffee and chocolate. Some sugary sweetness comes through as well mid palate. This is a true winner.

M - Light carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, but smooth as silk. Luxury at its finest.

O - Well, its Founders Breakfast Stout. enough said! Enjoy. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 17,014 ratings