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RATINGS: 3124   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2009
I picked this up during a trip to Asheville, NC in November ’08 before Founders started showing up in Richmond in Spring ’09. This was my first Founders beer, and it is certainly quite a treat. Pours black as can be. This beer is insanely drinkable. I was very surprised considering that this is a 8.3% imperial stout, many of which are good, but sometimes tough to drink. I immediately get oats and chocolate with a finishing bitter flavor from coffee and hops. This is the breakfast of champions.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3002) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (12/02/2015) - pours black with tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, big chocolate and lots of coffee, caramel, dark dried fruit, light vanilla, roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (958) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Sample at en öl och whiskymässa 2015, Göteborg. Black with tanned head. Heavy malty with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and ashes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (3893) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
355ml bottle @ Kaisla. Black colored, thin brown head. Lots of coffee, roasted malt, hint of vanilla, some ash. Flavor has coffee beans, roastedness, some ash notes. The drinkability here is awesome. Hoppy finish, loaded with cocoa and coffee. Amazing stuff. Smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Troupis (94) - - APR 23, 2015
Bold and caramel hints with deep stoutness. Not much of an aroma but a bold look as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cam_Dynamite (78) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2015
Pours black with a small white head. Nose is very much cocoa, chocolate and some coffee vanilla notes. Taste is chocolate, slight vanilla bitterness, coffee. Nothing super sexy jumps out but it’s a seriously well balanced beer. Never fails!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (401) - - APR 22, 2015
Good brewery. Great style of beer. Wonderful execution. Lots and lots of coffee, chocolate and caramel in the malt but thick and creamy enough so as not to be overly sweet. Oily texture with a tan head that faded quickly from the bottle pour. Great one for winter evenings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (468) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2015
Malty stouty smell. Taste is a pretty standard roasty stout. You get some bitterness and sweetness, but it doesn’t scream coffee or chocolate to me. Full body with very slight foam.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7001) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
From tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, roasted caramel, coffee, chocolate, dried fruit and bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (1071) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2015
12 oz bottle pour, much thanks to Alex. I owe you one for sure. Pours black with a thick tan head. It’s a shame that I can’t walk into a convenient store anywhere and grab this bottle like other people can. This is fantastic stuff. Big coffee roast aroma. Huge chocolate brownie like flavor with a more coffee centered finish. Tons of flavor here. Everything I love about imperial stouts. Loved this one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkinWell (330) - - APR 18, 2015
Deep, dark brown, nearly black. Almost no head or lacing. Roasted malts and coffee beans on the nose. Crisp but creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate, cocoa roasted coffee beans, dark fruit. A delicious imperial stout.


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