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RATINGS: 2993   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.

bwa5879's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2014 12oz bottle from drakes party store. Pitch black pour into shaker, beige head about a half inch high. Scents of chocolate, carbonated cola, maybe maple as well. Thick body. Tastes like coffee, malt or molasses, and a bit of chocolate. Finish is mellow and tastes like roasted nuts and a hint of smokiness. Unique and preferred for me because it has no acidic after taste or excessive malt flavor like many of this style.

   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mp_lane (65) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (554) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (151) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1090) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1331) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Normannjojo (1) - - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
Massive coffee and dark chocolate aroma, the chocolate coming stronger forward as the beer warms up. Pours pitch black, and looks delicious in the glass. The taste is striking, lots of roasted coffee, lots of dark chocolate, smooth as hell. One of the best stouts I have ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Listigovers (365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Rich dark chocolate aroma with the bitter sting of coffee. Pure black with a dark brown head. Full bodied, lots of hops, long bittle finish, dark chocolate and coffee. A huge and excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kadakas (42) - ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from Drink Bar, they only had it from fridge so I believe it pretty much killed the experience but I’ve heard so much good words about it so I wanted to try it anyway. Really nice dark colour, coffee-chocolate aroma and little bit in taste. Waited a bit stronger consistency and foam but that’s probably because of the low temperature. Not the biggest fan of oatmeal beers but overall very nice stout indeed!

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