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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,267 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,267
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,054
Gots: 2,361 | FT: 156
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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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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2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

11-11-2012 15:58:17 | More by TheBigBoy
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Adamdc

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

01-29-2012 13:36:21 | More by Adamdc
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Jerriko

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

05-12-2012 01:39:25 | More by Jerriko
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Kaveman

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

11-12-2013 05:02:06 | More by Kaveman
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BlakMajik

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

03-27-2013 15:53:36 | More by BlakMajik
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thatdavegy

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

01-31-2012 23:54:25 | More by thatdavegy
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heytomcat

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

08-22-2013 03:50:47 | More by heytomcat
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rmargeson

New York

2.51/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I don't like coffee and this tasted just like iced coffee - and strong coffee at that. It looked good and poured well. I did not find the chocolate taste of the double chocolate. Unfortunately, I bought a four pack and my wife doesn't like stouts. Need to find a "friend" to foist the rest of them onto.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 22:17:08 | More by rmargeson
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -44%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a nice dark foamy head with average retention. Coffee aroma is quite overpowering with some subtle roasted malt. Taste is totally overpowered by coffee and as much as I like some coffee characteristic in my stout I cannot drink coffee. Total lack of balance or complexity, just an overpowering of coffee. Definitely not one for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2006 20:43:40 | More by Phyl21ca
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jdoolin

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12oz bottle, poured into a snifter

Appearance: Dead black with a light brown head that didn't last

Aroma: Smells like... uhh... coffee. Maybe a *hint* of roasted malt, and mere traces of chocolate.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Very creamy, silky and smooth. Very nice chewy mouthfeel. But the taste was less than outstanding. It tasted like a dry stout mixed with a cup of day old black coffee. Strong coffee with very little roasted malt character. I didn't get chocolate at all unless I thought really hard about chocolate. I wouldn't have guessed it was in there had I not known beforehand. No hop presence, but that's not a big deal. The finish was dry. In fact, it was only sweet at the very first. The coffee bitterness was there throughout.

Notes: This was quite a disappointment. I love Founder's and everything I've had from them, and I love oatmeal stouts, coffee stouts and chocolate stouts. But this was just not balanced. Way too much coffee. I won't be having this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2006 21:42:52 | More by jdoolin
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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