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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

12,895 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 12,895
Reviews: 3,313
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,255
Gots: 3,203 | FT: 196
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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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Binger72, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of nUgZ
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap at the Mellow Mushroom.

A: Pours a very dark brown color with a 1 finger head and very nice lacing.

S: There are aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Smells tasty!

T: The taste is very much like the smell. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and some hops come through as well.

M: Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Easier to drink than some Imperial Stouts.

O: I really like this offering from Founders. It is a very tasty, easy to drink, non-barrel aged stout. If it was a little thicker it would be almost perfect.

nUgZ, Dec 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -33.6%

JessxSpikes, Dec 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

flyingace, Dec 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

generallee, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of TerrapinWakenBake
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

TerrapinWakenBake, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

This beer is amazing, I'm floored each time I take a sip. Black as oil, smells like a fresh pot of coffee and has the taste to back up the nose. Thick, velvety body. Smooth and roasty. Tremendous beer! Best stout I've ever had.

AC-Mivsek, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, pours black with a foamy, light brown head that holds good retention & leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass. Aromas are creamed coffee, roasted barley, rich chocolate, oat. Tastes are similar to the aromas with coffee dominating, and some chocolate, roasted barley, oatmeal, and a sharp, piny hop finish. Alcohol is well concealed. Mouth-feel is smooth & creamy, medium-full body, lower carbonation. Always a favorite of mine.

barnzy78, Dec 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

panders07, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of TheSSG
3.8/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dense, tan head that dissipates quickly. Toasted malt surrounding coffee in the nose, with a touch of smoke, actually. Burnt umber so dark, it's black. Starts off with biting acidity, a slight sweetness, and floral hops. Moves up in acidity, peaking with hop bitterness that is a little piney, right as there is a warming booziness, but then the toasted malt comes in full force for the finish. Savory, almost smoked malt and coffee lingers in the mouth.

I'm not huge on the acidity in the front, but the finish is sublime (thus splitting my taste score; 5 for finish, 3 for the onset).
Not my favorite coffee bier (others restrain the acidity much better), and not my favorite stout, but this is still a very solid choice.

TheSSG, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

MarkHedstrom, Dec 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Ghostofthewoods, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Beerdudenumberone, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

andant, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

SpongeRuiner, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

cfh64, Dec 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

GratefulJack, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Lastop, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

prisdefer, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

ChitownEddy, Dec 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

stanale, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Damian74Shensky
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a growler into a mug, pours black with a short dark tan head

S: delicious smells of coffee and chocolate

T: coffee , then more coffee, finish with a hop flavor

M: full bodied with strong alcohol hit, woo hooo

O: Great dark beer especially if you like coffee

Damian74Shensky, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -17%

pknyc, Dec 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

jchlan109, Dec 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

pooogy, Dec 08, 2012
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,895 ratings.