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RATINGS: 2996   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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You’ve got to love coffee to truly appreciate this phenomenal brew. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee. We’re actually not sure if this is some type of coffee cake or a beer. Either way you can drink this ale with a fork. Breakfast Stout has an intense fresh roasted coffee nose toped with a cinnamon colored frothy head that seems to never fade and makes you wish breakfast could last forever.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (954) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2011 vintage. 12oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a thick opaque black like used motor oil. Really no head at all and just a thin ring around the top of the beer. Aroma of is rich coffee and chocolate like a cappuccino. Some roasted character along with caramel and toffee. Also a touch of vanilla; a very inviting aroma. The flavor is even better. Coffee and caramel up front along with a hint of whipped cream and brown sugar. Some espresso roast and bitterness compliments the sweetness perfectly. Some vanilla and maple syrup comes in but everything leads to a moderately dry, coffee-like finish. Mouthfeel is full and slick but it is never too sweet. Overall, an absolutely world-class beer. So full of flavor and extremely drinkable. I really wish I would have gotten more than just a four pack and I need to try to get some more of this while I can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djaquay (133) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Dark black pour under a thin dark tan head, sticky and sweet, good coffee taste gives it that bitter

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zapabeer (16) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
i love it! a very good stout! excellent aroma, color, taste, everything!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourilevesque (30) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
This beer is beyond description! It is really close to perfection. The liquid is pitch black with a tiny brown lacy head. Taste is stunning with coffee, a little bit of sweet but just the perfect pinch of sugar you would put in your morning coffee. This one is absolutely on my personnal imperial stouts top 3 list this year! Stunning beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mp_lane (66) - Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2014
What can you say about Founder’s Breakfast Stout that hasn’t already been said? Aroma is pure coffee and sweet malt. Pours black with very thin almond head. Taste is well balanced and delicious. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mainuh_man (238) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
10 Oz tap. Black with a brown head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate, with some fall fruit. Flavor is mild sweet at first worth less of coffee, baldness nicely with roasted malt and some alcohol. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel and active carbonation. Overall, not to complex, but really delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1092) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
May 11th, 2013 - Founders’ Breakfast Stout is the kind of beer that has been whispered about in dark corners of beer tasting rooms and liquor stores for years. But I never saw the thing anywhere in Colorado, Washington or California. But amongst the buried beer treasures we found in an unassuming bodega in Los Angeles was this thick, belly-leadening treat. By now most stouts all look like each other, and this is true here too, where a dark, almost ominous halo of brown fluff circles the top while a deep, dark brew sits at the bottom, meditating. The aroma is different - strange, intoxicating and deep. Inside there’s the smell of wet tree bark, cinnamon, the sharpness of freshly cut cedar, dark coffee, soy sauce, dark brown sugar, cacao nibs and a strong push of alcohol. And the flavor is an unctuous and boozy wave of delicious, smooth stout. Here a lighter, fresh and medium roasted coffee taste dominates, speckled with some of the sweet and bitter touch of cacao nib, and bolstered by a deep, chocolate flow that rocks the flavor from beginning to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (555) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Tap, Sharkey’s Radford. Rich aroma of dark malts and coffee, great head, smooth, rich taste with a mix of dark malts. Rich and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1333) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Founders Breakfast Stout has a thin, beige head, a dark brown, almost black appearance, and some fine, splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate, and the flavor is the same with not-so-harsh bitterness and essentially no alcohol pickup. Mouthfeel is medium, and it seems to become more watery as one drinks it down, which is odd. Founders Breakfast Stout finishes powdery and flavorful. RJT

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (154) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
ASPETTO: marrone scurissimo, impenetrabile. Schiuma abbastanza abbondante e persistente (ne rimane sempre un millimetro), fine e dal colore marrone abbastanza scuro. AROMA: liquirizia, ma soprattutto cacao amaro e caffè. GUSTO: appena messa in bocca tende al dolce, con note di frutti tropicali come il mango. Ma ben presto emergono chiarissimi sentori di cacao amaro e caffè, che dominano la birra in tutta la sua bevuta, compreso il suo persistente retrogusto, dove emerge anche un po’ di amaro del luppolo (oltre che l’amaro del caffè e del cacao, amaro però mai abbondante). Sentori legnosi e lieve acidità che si avverte ai lati della lingua. Carbonizzazione bassa, corpo strutturato. CONCLUSIONE: una birra veramente ben fatta. E’ un po’ povera di sapori (a dire il vero batte quasi solo sui sentori di cacao e caffè), ma ugualmente non stanca mai, anche se -devo dire- l’avrei preferita con qualche "emozione" in più.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mears (19) - - DEC 20, 2014
Coffee flavor is to over powering for me. Still awesome I just wish it was just a hint of coffee.

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