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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

11,320 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,320
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,060
Gots: 2,382 | 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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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-31-2013 16:51:23 | More by Dolfan907
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geodonnokepyo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-31-2013 16:31:42 | More by geodonnokepyo
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beerforpresident

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So glad to get the chance to try this one. I have heard so many great things.

It lived up to the hype. Slight hints of chocolate. Well, lots of chocolate actually. Coffee, and the oatmeal balances it all very nicely.

Very good beer. I will have to pick another couple 4-packs up.

12oz into tumbler

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 15:19:11 | More by beerforpresident
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Solid black with a tan head, fading into a broad lacing pattern.

S - Roast malts and booze, and coffee overtones. Subtle hints of dark fruit and sweeter malt elements of burnt caramel. Also, a dash of tobacco and ash.

T - The coffee comes in first, but is coupled with chocolate nibs and roasted grains. The middle gets more bitter, as the hint of ash comes into the taste from heavily roasted grains, closing with a bitter thread that lingers. It is the bitterness of coffee, though, over a more standard hop finish, added to a roasted note that holds for a minute or more.

M - Silky smooth, with a certain weight, but not cloying or heavy. Easy to drink if it isn't gulped, this is a mighty sipper that rewards the time it is given.

O - This is among the best stouts in the business. It has a wide range of elements that work together to create a very drinkable beer. The alcohol is not so much hidden away as incorporated to make a more harmonious whole. The best thing is the incredible accessibility of this beer, in contrast to some of the other high water marks of the imperial stout. It is one to buy whenever it is in stores, and to be sure you keep enough to scratch the stout itch whenever it might arise.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 04:09:53 | More by Tsar_Riga
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Jonny_Tremain

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-31-2013 00:45:15 | More by Jonny_Tremain
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tillmac62

South Carolina

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

Bottled 9/13. Pours burnt motor oil black with a nice tall tan head with excellent lacing. The nose is of roast with chocolate and coffee notes. Full bodied with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Roast malt flavor is exceptionally well balanced with coffee coupled with dark chocolate and a sweet undertone. The coffee is quite detectable, but not overpowering such as Bell's Java Stout. Hops are only detectable on the finish as a bitter compliment to the roast and coffee. Well carbonated. In short, Heaven in a Bottle. I bought 4 cases and will do some aging / cellaring evaluations. Needless to say, this is my favorite beer!

6 months age - The coffee has mellowed and the flavor profile is much more chocolate
oriented. Some yeast has flocculated. Still magnificent.

9 months age - The coffee continues to fade and the roast is more noticeable against the chocolate. Most noticeable is the diminished head and lacing - only a finger and a half with poor lace retention.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 19:36:15 | More by tillmac62
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sjjn

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-30-2013 19:08:09 | More by sjjn
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SuperVillainOutcast

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-30-2013 17:32:50 | More by SuperVillainOutcast
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WallE89

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-30-2013 16:49:44 | More by WallE89
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nodder

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-30-2013 13:49:48 | More by nodder
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-30-2013 06:42:46 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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Jgivens

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-30-2013 05:53:39 | More by Jgivens
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Andrew526

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-30-2013 04:32:31 | More by Andrew526
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wiscotim

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-30-2013 02:30:40 | More by wiscotim
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Immortal6pack

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-30-2013 02:26:28 | More by Immortal6pack
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da_beers

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - oil black with a beautiful almost two fingers of a great thick brown head. This is what you want your stout to look like.

S - chocolate up front with espresso. Deep dark rotated notes as well. Great on the nose.

T - different flavors roll across palate. Chocolate bitterness and coffee are up front. In the middle you get the nice oatmeal. At end it ends with the great bitterness with a certain level of sweetness in there as well.

M - full body, great smooth texture. Coasts the mouth and flavor and feel linger.

O - phenomenal. Have been on a stout kick lately and this is the best since KBS I've had of late.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 01:25:08 | More by da_beers
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timmy2b

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-29-2013 23:52:41 | More by timmy2b
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parris

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-29-2013 20:37:48 | More by parris
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msilk

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A nice complex beer just in at one of my local favorite places. Initially took a leap of faith but I can see it becoming part of my stable of regulars. A nose of coffee and chocolate, two of my favorite non-beer items. Good off white head that dissipated slowly. Hope this one stays on the menu.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2013 19:38:32 | More by msilk
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-29-2013 18:51:33 | More by DantheMan75
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dkw0063

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-29-2013 17:56:46 | More by dkw0063
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought Several 4 packs wherever I could find them. Have 8 beers left but will continue to purchase this amazing Breakfast beer. Served at 50-55 degrees in a snifter. 2013 bottling.

A - Amazing dark as night appearance with carbonation(more than i like) that builds a dark brown lacy foam head.

S - The coffee is overpowering and makes this beer smell delightful. Like any breakfast stout, bring on the coffee. Chocolate is also present in the background

T - Rich coffee that stands out in front with chocolatey bitterness on each sip. Flavors and coffee were really brought out as the end of my glass reached closer to 60.

M - A little too much carbonation for me when it comes to stouts but some aging may do this one some good. Even thought the carbonation is "low" it still seems a little too much for my taste. Would love to compare this to KBS and see what some barrel aging can do for this wonderful beer.

O - One of my favorite breakfast stouts to date, will be looking for this on draft at Itap locally. Founders can do no wrong. An amazing beer from an amazing brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 15:58:51 | More by drmcleod10
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Galligator22

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-29-2013 15:27:56 | More by Galligator22
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chebode2

Germany

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-29-2013 04:18:39 | More by chebode2
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itsscience

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-29-2013 04:05:41 | More by itsscience
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,320 ratings.