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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,447 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10447
Reviews: 3163
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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SirChugsAlot

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -6%

07-17-2013 20:20:34 | More by SirChugsAlot
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bcsteve89

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

04-21-2014 02:19:02 | More by bcsteve89
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz into a snifter, bottled 11/09/13

Pours pitch black with a finger of mocha colored foam. Good retention and lacing, no carbonation coming up from the sides of the glass

Smells of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolates, some vanilla, dark fruits, toffee, and finishes with some alcohol. Everything comes together pretty well

Taste is with the nose pretty well, strong upfront coffee and dark chocolate along with figs, cherry, and other dark fruits. Vanilla and toffee on the finish, ending with a splash of alcohol

Feel is moderately bitter with a heavy body. Finishes pretty dry, alcohol concealed well but enjoyably present

Overall glad I got to try this. Three more sitting in the cellar

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 00:40:50 | More by lordofstarside
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -33.6%

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Arizona

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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North Carolina

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Maryland

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Washington

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Swongler

California

3.64/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I LOVE stouts. I'm not, however, quite sure why this beer is rated so highly. I absolutely love other Founders offerings, but this one falls short... maybe it was just high expectations. The first bottle I had, I thought maybe was just bad luck - maybe it was served too cold, maybe it was too fresh or too old.... but the second bottle was cared for perfectly and tasted exactly the same. Don't get me wrong, this is a good beer, just not in my top 10... or 20... or maybe even 30.

A - Looks gorgeous. Perfect shade of brown/black. Just dark with a fluffy, creamy, tan-colored head (about a finger and a half or so).

S - Coffee and chocolate are obvious. Both bright and dark berries/cherries in the mix as well. Definitely smells like breakfast.

T - Huh? But it looked so beautiful and smelled so good. First thing I notice: the water. Water? I was expecting the beer to take over, but it tasted a little watered down. Chocolate and coffee were apparent. Espresso and earthy minerals as well - had that Guinness metallic taste to it. I'm told the metallic taste is a characteristic of bad water, but I am particularly sensitive to its taste. Dark, ripe berries are hidden a little, but there.

M - Feels light - almost like a session ale, but it finishes nice and creamy. Doesn't coat my mouth too much, but feels good.

O - I was a little let down by this beer. Not once, but twice. It IS certainly good - just not 100 rating good. I'll wait for KBS to obtain a Founders stout. Until then, I think I'd stick with a Speedway Stout over this, any day.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 22:00:22 | More by Swongler
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,447 ratings.