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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,306 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,306
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,060
Gots: 2,376 | 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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Pillowburn

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -66.8%

03-07-2012 15:52:29 | More by Pillowburn
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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

1.6/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This beer looked great but the smell and taste were over the top. Subtle is the key to a good flavored beer. Not for me...way too much burned coffee and chocolate taste. My opinion is that this should not be classified as beer. I am not against flavoring beer but this was too much for me. I love Beer, coffee and chocolate so imagine my disapointment that the combination of the three just doesnt work.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2012 16:56:17 | More by Uniobrew31
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Chitty54

New York

1.75/5  rDev -61.3%

03-08-2013 20:14:38 | More by Chitty54
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zharris2388


2/5  rDev -55.8%

08-13-2012 04:39:33 | More by zharris2388
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FreeTibet

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -55.8%

01-26-2012 15:35:17 | More by FreeTibet
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railman

New York

2/5  rDev -55.8%

02-05-2012 17:32:27 | More by railman
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weakness33

Illinois

2/5  rDev -55.8%

12-23-2011 17:28:02 | More by weakness33
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krasher68

Illinois

2/5  rDev -55.8%

06-10-2014 19:49:33 | More by krasher68
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Monnie

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -55.8%

11-26-2012 01:35:54 | More by Monnie
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oaktree42


2/5  rDev -55.8%

04-14-2012 16:29:50 | More by oaktree42
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2/5  rDev -55.8%

06-21-2012 16:02:19 | More by carteravebrew
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nmcollins05

Ohio

2/5  rDev -55.8%

01-17-2012 17:21:13 | More by nmcollins05
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LSMroz

Illinois

2/5  rDev -55.8%

02-07-2013 01:00:51 | More by LSMroz
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Beerboi1123

Georgia

2/5  rDev -55.8%

03-01-2012 03:51:18 | More by Beerboi1123
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marv3mania

Michigan

2/5  rDev -55.8%

11-30-2013 01:50:45 | More by marv3mania
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Rempo

Indiana

2/5  rDev -55.8%

11-20-2011 20:18:38 | More by Rempo
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BriMaster56

New York

2/5  rDev -55.8%

02-21-2014 01:13:27 | More by BriMaster56
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PatrickMDunleavy


2/5  rDev -55.8%

09-27-2012 04:55:31 | More by PatrickMDunleavy
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mikeyonline


2/5  rDev -55.8%

10-11-2012 12:19:22 | More by mikeyonline
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Northsider

Illinois

2.2/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Had this in bottle. I was super excited to try this because of all the great reviews I've heard about it.

Holy jesus christ... "double chocolate, coffee, oatmeal stout"?! I don't think that's enough...let's try to cram some more crap into this beer! What a flavor overload, and not in a good way. This beer was just way overwhelming for me, and as usual, way over hyped by snob-, erm, beer advocates. This was the most bitter thing I've ever tasted in my life...the taste alone made me almost gag and puke, and subsequent smells from from the glass tickled my gag reflex.

It's just too much of everything in this beer. PASS.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 14:00:17 | More by Northsider
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beer4colin

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -50.2%

11-01-2013 20:51:40 | More by beer4colin
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negroobserver

New York

2.35/5  rDev -48%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance... Looks very dark. Pours very dark with about a half inch of cream colored head.

Smells... Burnt, smokey scent is what stands out. Hints of chocolate and coffee.

Taste... Strong coffee flavor, which transitions into a bitter coffee flavor. Not very impressive.

Mouthfeel.. Watery. Light creamy texture. More appropriate for a porter than a stout.

Overall... It's a disappointing beer. Had great expectations for this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 03:24:42 | More by negroobserver
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Dark brown brew with a finger and a half of dark tan head. Small specks of lacing are everywhere on glass, but they are scatter and practically refuse to clump.

S - Extremely potent coffee. It smells exactly like intense dark roasted coffee beans. It smells like a coffee from a French press. I honestly don't like that smell much (I don't really drink coffee) - and definitely not when it is this pronounced.

T - The other flavors are completely overshadowed by the dark roasted coffee beans - an espresso-esque flavor. A touch of chocolate and burnt malt. The aftertaste is partially a slightly bitter coffee aftertaste, but mostly the unpleasant chemical aftertaste that I abhor in coffee. There is a bit of bitter burnt malt and even less dark chocolate in the aftertaste as well.

M - Medium viscosity, a tad subpar in smoothness. Not refreshing on the tounge, but it is on the throat.

D - Wow. I can't remember the last time I have been this disappointed by a top rated beer. I can understand why coffee achievers might be enthralled by the beer, but that it not me. A subtle coffee presence is appreciated, but drinking a cold carbonated mocha isn't what I want when I want a stout. The drinkability is pretty bad because the coffee chemical bitterness is relentless - it just never disappears. The mouthfeel isn't helpful - my tounge feels like a raisin.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2006 04:08:12 | More by mrasskicktastic
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carrie01

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

01-25-2012 03:37:33 | More by carrie01
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RyanSparta


2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

07-17-2014 18:45:28 | More by RyanSparta
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,306 ratings.