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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,313 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,313
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1,060
Gots: 2,381 | FT: 155
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)
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Reviews by Stoneman78:
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Stoneman78

California

4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from MuenchenerKindl

Appearance is a dark brown hue, thin head of tan thick condensed foam mostly sustains, minimal lacing

Smell is reminiscent of bitter coffee grounds, some burnt roasty malts, and a touch of sweetness, possibly the strongest coffee aromas I have experienced in a stout

Taste is a big bitter coffee/espresso blast, so strong and dominant that I would peg this as a coffee, not beer, in a blind taste test, the roasty malts suppress most all other flavors, but some slight bittering grassy hops peak through, slight hints of chocolate, nuts, and oatmeal

Mouthfeel is full-bodied, smooth and slick texture, mild carbonation

Drinkability is moderate, higher if you are a coffee fan (which I am not), this is possibly the most coffee-forward stout I have had (which reminds me of ST's Choklat, the most chocolate-forward stout I have had), this typifies a "breakfast stout", I wouldn't think twice about having this in the morning with some eggs and biscuits, definitely unique and a must-try for any fan of the style

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 06:10:46 | More by Stoneman78
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kenny400m

Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maybe I am bias towards my Michigan Brews but Founder Oatmeal Stout is great Sweet Stout. With flavors of coffee, chocolate, and lightly roasted characters tickle the taste buds, it is easy to get a full stomach on a pint (or two). As dark as they come, this beer has nothing to see through it! My appearance review rating was not all that well because I felt my bartender just overflowed the pint glass and I was not happy about the wasted beer :(

All said though, this is a great sweet stout for those who are looking for a big filling beer!

Cheers to Founders!

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-29-2014 02:22:46 | More by kenny400m
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-29-2014 00:36:12 | More by Sawvell11
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-29-2014 00:25:41 | More by BlueAndBrew
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6%

07-29-2014 00:24:07 | More by Jcru33
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-28-2014 20:28:27 | More by AlvinLin
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-28-2014 04:57:51 | More by Treysmith1387
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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-28-2014 01:04:04 | More by Dash_The_Viking
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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-28-2014 00:46:25 | More by Kochiss
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-28-2014 00:21:50 | More by deakin
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-27-2014 18:42:14 | More by wesbourne
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Re-Review Notes:
Tulip Glassware
Bottled 10/13/13
Served at 40 degrees

Appearance:
Pours pitch black, allowing no light to pass through. A light brown head quickly dissolves to a thin ring. No noticeable carbonation. Decent lacing and light legging.

Aroma:
Rich, bitter chocolate and cocoa nibs up front backed by thick notes of roasted coffee. Hints of molasses. Not a lot to speak of beyond that, but it is very pleasing.

Taste:
Bitter chocolate hits you first with a subtle smoke character. Gobs of roasted malt and coffee ride out each sip. Light notes of molasses and vanilla. Roasted coffee aftertaste. Alcohol is well masked - I'd never guess this one at 8%.

Mouthfeel:
This is a full-bodied beer that will fill you up. Again, no noticeable carbonation. Smooth exit with a nice aftertaste.

Overall:
This is a fantastic beer for the cold winter days we have ahead. Easy to drink, but best enjoyed slowly. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,313 ratings.