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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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12,334 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,334
Reviews: 3,274
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,216
Gots: 2,894 | FT: 177
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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4.92/5  rDev +8.8%

Etj, 7 minutes ago
Photo of myelo
5/5  rDev +10.6%

From a bottle.

sBlack as a dark hole with small, rocky khaki head that dissipates quickly leaving persistent lacing.

Dark roast coffee aroma with caramel and chocolate and roasted malt.

Initial taste is coffee followed by dark and milk chocolate sweetness, raisins with a moderately bitter after taste. The balance here is perfect.

The best characteristic is the thick, silky smooth body. Mild carbonation and prominent ethanol warmth.

This beer delivers. Drink this slowly on a cold night sitting by a fire and contemplate how good it is to be alive and drinking a great beer.

myelo, 44 minutes ago
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3.9/5  rDev -13.7%

RodneySeeley, Yesterday at 10:59 PM
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.92/5  rDev +8.8%

hpthebull, Yesterday at 07:09 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

embass, Yesterday at 06:14 PM
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3.92/5  rDev -13.3%

rafcolm, Yesterday at 05:11 PM
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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

Cdulay1, Yesterday at 04:38 PM
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4.68/5  rDev +3.5%

Epheister, Yesterday at 03:55 PM
Photo of EveningCordial
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle poured into snifter.

A- Thick and dark black. Looks heavy. Tiny khaki head the dissipates quickly. Not a whole lot of lacing and little carbonation present.

S- Coffee forward stout. I've had these after storing away as well as fresh and when fresh, the coffee is noticeably strong in a very good way. Coffee is followed by mocha and cocoa. A good amount of dark roasted malts and a little but if leather in the back.

T- Creamy coffee and chocolate goodness. Tastes just like it smells. Lots of roasted coffee, malts, and oats. Very rich and strong flavor with a nice bite. Leaves the mouth a tad dry and wanting more so the next sip is never too far off.

M- Very thick and full bodied. With that said, there is also a smooth silkiness that makes this stout roll down easy. Leaves a small bite and a little dryness, as good stouts most often do.

O- A true pioneer in the stout category. This was the first mind-blowing stout I tasted and has been a favorite and a staple of mine for many years. Its a great base to compare other stouts to, although 9 times out of 10 they cant compare to this great one. Perfect on a winter's day, near the fireplace, or sipping a nightcap. The only thing to make this any better would be to barrel age it, but thats what KBS is for.

EveningCordial, Yesterday at 03:18 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

sjroseen, Yesterday at 03:11 PM
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4.44/5  rDev -1.8%

DougD0181, Yesterday at 12:50 PM
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4.51/5  rDev -0.2%

Razonulzer, Yesterday at 07:43 AM
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4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

aoampm, Yesterday at 05:29 AM
Photo of spacebear09
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Appearance- Deep black with a frothy brown head (excellent retention)

Smell- Chocolate, dark fruit, coffee

Taste- Chocolate dominates, with some coffee in the finish. Slight soy sauce flavor. The oatmeal rounds out the beer and makes it fairly soft.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, medium carbonation. Nice mouthfeel for an 8% stout.

Overall- Very good beer for the price but slightly disappointing given the hype. It's very good but not worth counting days on the calendar for the release. Maybe I'm just spoiled because I drank some Parabola yesterday...

spacebear09, Yesterday at 05:03 AM
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simplejj81, Yesterday at 02:42 AM
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3.96/5  rDev -12.4%

_B33r_, Yesterday at 01:59 AM
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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