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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,563 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,563
Reviews: 3,208
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,120
Gots: 2,493 | 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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grannaniwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.5%

05-16-2012 15:14:59 | More by grannaniwa
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev -11.5%

05-15-2012 09:30:30 | More by Tarks
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Christov

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

05-15-2012 02:58:32 | More by Christov
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MeParra

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-15-2012 01:54:59 | More by MeParra
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goodonezach

New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-15-2012 00:29:09 | More by goodonezach
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -2%

12oz bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a luscious, borderline black tone with a finger, finger and half of a tan/mocha head; average retention, although some nice walls of lacing are evident.

robust, aromatic nose greets me way before i lean in for my first whiff. bold notes of coffee interplay with a strong chocolate presence, followed by roasted malt. one of those literally mouth-watering aromas.

taste follows the nose, replete with rich coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavors. here is where i pick up on some oatmeal, although it's subdued. slightly bitter finish. to be honest, i was prepared to be disappointed after all the hype that fueled the reputation of the FBS, but this is pretty damn delicious.

full, velvety mouthfeel; moderately carbed. very, very drinkable for an imperial stout.

original review on: 09-23-2010

05-14-2012 02:53:01 | More by BostonHops
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MikeConklin

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

05-14-2012 01:53:54 | More by MikeConklin
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Huntington228


5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-12-2012 23:47:40 | More by Huntington228
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cmhs4au

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

05-12-2012 14:49:54 | More by cmhs4au
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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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KimbarkBrewCrew

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

05-11-2012 22:56:06 | More by KimbarkBrewCrew
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6%

05-11-2012 17:32:27 | More by Quackus
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

05-11-2012 07:39:45 | More by standardcherry
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Veristic

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev -11.9%

Founders Breakfast Stout poured into an etched DFH snifter, consumed on 5/8/12. Bottled 12/01/11.

A- Small light tan head, nothing more than a thin sheet. Body is extremely dark brown, practically black. Periodic swirling is required to keep a decent crown going. Spotty lacing.

S- Out the neck, it smells of roasted coffee and chocolate and a little sweet. Once poured, coffee and a little boozy, can't really get any chocolate. Some burnt notes towards the end of the warm glass.

T- Coffee dominates. Some dark roasted grains and a little chocolate. Slightly boozy. Finish is slightly sweet but slowly dries out into a nice roastiness. Coffee and roast linger on the palate, maybe even a slight toastiness. As it warms some more cocoa notes emerge as well as some burnt notes.

M- Medium body. Medium carbonation. Attempts to coat the mouth but not quite as much as I'd like. Not quite as creamy and full as I prefer in the style.

O- I've sat on this bottle for a few months now in hopes that the coffee would mellow and allow the chocolate and other flavors to emerge into a more prominent role. The coffee has mellowed slightly but nothing else has really came forward. I'll crack another one at the 1 year mark. Overall, this is a very tasty coffee stout and probably the most coffee-dominant beer I've yet to try. If I was a big coffee drinker this would probably score a little higher.

05-11-2012 05:55:34 | More by Veristic
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jacobalindsey

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

05-11-2012 02:32:09 | More by jacobalindsey
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zvanwink

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

05-10-2012 17:35:47 | More by zvanwink
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tulipcitybob

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6%

05-10-2012 02:06:25 | More by tulipcitybob
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Hoptimus_Prime


4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

05-10-2012 01:19:10 | More by Hoptimus_Prime
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chrisbokmuller

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

05-10-2012 00:14:34 | More by chrisbokmuller
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pbass78

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

05-09-2012 22:08:37 | More by pbass78
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lbriones5


4.25/5  rDev -6%

05-09-2012 21:45:27 | More by lbriones5
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dspencer714


5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-09-2012 16:20:07 | More by dspencer714
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LongJohn


5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-09-2012 14:40:57 | More by LongJohn
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agirginis

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev -2%

Appearance: Motor oil black with little head on it.

Smell:Chocolate, vanilla, and some coffee

Taste: some good Chocolate, coffee, and a great oatmeal finish

M: medium body

O: this is one of my favorite stouts to drink its a perfect blend and goes down smooth. The bottle i had was over a year old and i cant wait to get some more. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

05-09-2012 02:21:56 | More by agirginis
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pepperfee

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

05-08-2012 19:41:43 | More by pepperfee
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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