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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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12,449 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,449
Reviews: 3,281
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,229
Gots: 2,946 | FT: 179
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

rlshep, Oct 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

redsoxgirlkh, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of tomharris73
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Wow. I normally "meh" coffee beers, but this coffee beer is no coffee beer. It's awesome. Crazy complex coffee and chocolate flavors complement an 8% abv beer that'd make you punch your own mother in the mouth if the bitch dared utter a bad word against this beer. Seriously, it's pretty tasty.

tomharris73, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

ctrevino, Oct 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

fueler1977, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Jagen
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – black. Can’t see through it at all. 1 finger tan head upon pour that fades very quickly to a thin almost non-existent film (that eventually turns to nothing). Absolutely no lacing to be found on the side of the class
S – smells like coffee beans and espresso. Can definitely smell the chocolate malts used in this brew. Some scent very reminiscent of a milk stout lingers in the background.
T – The first time I had this a month or so ago I really didn’t like it…I’m not sure why. I’ve started to drink a lot more stouts lately and have really learned to appreciate what they bring to the table. Sweet chocolate hits the tongue at first and fades into espresso bitterness. Tastes like a smoky and sweet roast. A bitter taste lingers like baking chocolate. Alcohol taste completely hidden.
M – very low carbonation with a smooth silky feel. I like the feel of this beer
O – Glad I decided to save some of this to drink later. I really didn’t like it at first and now have grown to appreciate it. Well down Founders! I guess I am spoiled…while some people seek this out, I think I know 5-10 places within a quick drive of my house where I can just go and buy it. Might pick up an extra 4pack before all the places around me dry up to save for next year. Overall, really good but I think just a little overhyped

Jagen, Oct 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

TequilaTom, Oct 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

dlcoblen, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of ghengisflan
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a dense black with a smooth brown head that disappeared somewhat quickly for an oatmeal stout.

Smell: The maltiness of the aroma was delicious on its own. Of course there was a strong presence of chocolate and coffee.

Taste: An excellent, complex taste that more than lived up to the aroma of the beer. Roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel flavors all supported the overall espresso flavor that dominated.

Mouthfeel: As smooth as a stout should be.

Overall: A great beer, even if it had been a little over-hyped to me.

ghengisflan, Oct 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Duenan84, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Uniobrew31
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.

Uniobrew31, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

kuestegg, Oct 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Kourtney, Oct 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

beerhawk41, Oct 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

JCrandall, Oct 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

bob_d_j, Oct 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

profbobo, Oct 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

ElenaGance, Oct 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

AllenS90, Oct 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

bheck13, Oct 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

IPAchris, Oct 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

jspaner, Oct 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Jlang2012, Oct 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Kubrickx, Oct 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Peglegtim, Oct 26, 2012
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 12,449 ratings.