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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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11,564 Ratings
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Ratings: 11,564
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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doktorhops

Australia

4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

This is a big one: Founders Breakfast Stout. I've been told about it, heard rumours, news reports on CCN/BBC and Chinese whispers about the greatness of this beer, so much so that I was shocked to see it sitting quietly on a shelf in The Archive next door cellars... I had to have it and review it immediately, and here faithful reader(s) we are *sniff*.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into the sacred Chimay chalice, sorry the simple nonic pint was too lowly to behold this brew.

A: Black as Satan's publicist (hey Satan is an equal opportunity lord of terror) this brew presents with a Texas tea coloured body (that's oil son!) and no head, just a ring of tan lace around the edge, mmm.

S: Cant really smell anything apart from that Kona coffee bean, this literally has the aroma of a cold press coffee, delicious but one-dimensional (sorry Founders). I even agitated the hell out of it with anecdotes about my day, but nothing/nada/zip - just Kona cold press coffee.

T: Holy shit this beer rocks. The taste is like the richest coffee flavour my tongue has ever accounted. There are notes of roast chicory, dark chocolate and earthy/herbal hops impart a bitter finish. Damn this is tasty. Something about it keeps me sipping on it, it's difficult to put down. There is some smokiness in there as well. Maybe a hint of prune... I can't stop sipping!

M: First thought that springs to mind is "Man my tongue is totally coated in sticky coffee goodness". Heavy bodied and smooth, Marvin Gaye smooth. The viscosity is one of the most remarkable parts of this brew - it's soooo chewy and sticky, like a coffee Stout flavoured honey.

D: Wait I'm not done praising this beer yet; it gets better as it gets warmer, more flavours come out of the wood works - hints of brandy with some rich toffee too. That is truly a sign of a great beer: it gets better as it gets warmer. Which is why the English drink their beers at room temperature. I think I've found it - the best Stout ever. Period.

Food match: They call it a breakfast Stout but I think it is more a dessert Stout, our an after-dinner cigar Stout. Or even a screw-eating-just-main-line-it-into-my-arm-with-an-IV Stout, and if that's a mouth-full so is this brew.

05-01-2014 08:48:48 | More by doktorhops
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Bmonster

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +10.6%

Phenomenal beer. This is about as good as a stout gets, which says a helluva lot. Excellent mix of dark malts, coffee, chocolate flavors, with no one quality overwhelming the overall taste.

08-21-2014 15:42:37 | More by Bmonster
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.71/5  rDev +4.2%

355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4):
Black with a thin, light brown lacing that covers the surface & holds until I start drinking.

Strong with oatmeal & chocolate, some coffee & some milky notes plus a little sweetness. Good roasted notes & bitterness feature, offset with some sugar. Despite the strength the alcohol is masked by the chocolate & dark malts.

Strong chocolate, subtly sweet with light bitterness & strong coffee, some oatmeal too. There is some espresso like flavours & lots of cocoa with roasted malts & darker fruits, sugar & vanilla. Complex & great tasting.

Full bodied & smooth, the alcohol content is almost completely hidden with only the slightly warming feel giving an indication as to the strength of this one. Strong sweetness with the occasional bit of bitterness; frighteningly easy to drink too.

An exceptional beer from Founders, definitely the best I've tried from them and up there with the best I've tried from any brewery for that matter. Excellent stuff from the start & one I'll be picking up the next time I spot it anywhere.

08-06-2014 15:46:15 | More by flyingpig
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chogm54

Australia

4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

330mL bottle,best before date of 8/2014. I was tempted to save this one for when I did feel like a beer for breakfast, but its the only beer in the house, and too cold to go out and get another.

A - pours thick, black with a thin creamy brown head and thin lacing

S - burnt chocolate, toasted malt and oats

T - Biggg intense kick of burnt coffee, pure dark chocolate and roasted malt. Faint bitterness at end. The coffee taste is very strong, so much that I could actually enjoy this beer over breakfast

M - Oily texture, heavy body, low carbonation, alcohol taste is nowhere to be seen

O - This really is a unique beer, the coffee taste is very strong, muted alcohol taste. Im going to have a second bottle over some bacon and eggs tomorrow morning

06-08-2014 07:57:27 | More by chogm54
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OMills

Michigan

4.59/5  rDev +1.5%

A- Pitch black with light brown head. Good head retention and nice lacing. This is a good looking beer.

S- Coffee aroma is strong upfront. Chocolate are there in the background, with brown sugar or molasses faintly there. Smells great!

T- Follows the nose. Very strong coffee notes at first and chocolate follows. Nice and roasty taste, although I find it to lean more towards the bitter side i feel as if it use a bit more sweetness. Overall it's fantastic.

M- Light carbonation with decent amount of body. Almost perfect here.

O- This beer is phenominal. Id say if the body was a bit more heavy and just somewhat sweeter this would be perfect. The strong coffee taste is amazing with the chocolate playing as a supporting role. I find this an almost impeccable beer. I highly recommend.

04-04-2014 05:08:31 | More by OMills
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Arkansas

5/5  rDev +10.6%

Yum! I can't say much but that I love this.

08-27-2014 02:20:28 | More by HannahMayJune
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev -28.1%

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Nevada

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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Australia

4.1/5  rDev -9.3%

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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

This is one of the beers that turned me onto craft beer. Very available 4 packs. Still amazing.

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Georgia

4.69/5  rDev +3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.36/5  rDev -3.5%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -11.5%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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