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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

13,737 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 13,737
Reviews: 3,448
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,395
Gots: 3,850 | FT: 201
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:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 13,737 | Reviews: 3,448 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JavaNoire
3.89/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krey213
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EstefanJones
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of barrelofbastard
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Glorithm
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZaxGhost
4.92/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrmymorrow
3.95/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4.11/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For the serious coffee lover and only the true connoisseur need apply. Super rich and something I enjoy very rarely. Very deep & serious beer.

Photo of Furlinator
4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/25/13.

Chocolate flavor dominates. Very well balanced. Not too sweet, not overly bitter. I was expecting a 500 ft. blast into the upper deck. I got more of a line-drive that just snuck past the left field foul-poll... Less dramatic but, a homerun nonetheless.

Photo of Domer
3.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottspencer
3.62/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanpalmier123
4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toothirsty
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Desp59
2.24/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I don't get it. Roasty and not all that different than other stouts I have had.

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

L - Black as the night sky with a light caramel head

S- strong coffee, notes of soy, mocha, and alcohol

T- coffee , espresso, strong alcohol taste

F- tingly on the tongue, thick and creamy

Photo of jdgleason
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jackjaffar
3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stubby
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of CIBoy10
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - really opaque black, quickly fading caramel head that leaves lacing, a few carbonation bubbles.

Smell - loads of cocoa/chocolate, irish car bomb, sweets, coffee

Taste - heavy dark chocolate and coffee bitterness, ever so slight tobacco spicy kick. Nothing abrasive or polarizing about it, I can see why a lot of people like it. Isn't really challenging. I wish it was slightly more nuanced for the price. Don't get me wrong though, it is delicious.

Feel - tingly on tongue, feels very heavy but not creamy,

Overall - I'd take the SN Narwhal over this, but this is one damn good beer. I wish I got some more dark fruity nuance out of it though. Expectations are very high at the price level.

Photo of Alycrocker
4.99/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mikestaf
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shinck14
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Robdiesel21
4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of paulomac77
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,737 ratings.