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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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world-class

11,142 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,142
Reviews: 3,190
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1,036
Gots: 2,313 | FT: 156
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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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle served in Duvel tulip glass.

A: Pours deep black color forming a big creamy, solid and persistent beige head. Beautiful. Lots of lingering lacings are formed and left in the glass

S: A chocolate bomb. Strong notes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Also some notes of coffee, vanilla and wood

T: Follows the nose: Strong notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and oak. Notes of vanilla. A bit sweet and molasses upfront followed by the pleasant 60IBU bitterness

M: Heavy creamy molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Roasted malts aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. For sure one of the best Imperial Stouts I've ever had. Smooth and molasses. Delicious

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 00:32:41 | More by eduardolinhalis
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meehandennis

Maine

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-17-2012 23:45:49 | More by meehandennis
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Weter

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-17-2012 21:57:14 | More by Weter
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hinghamhawkeye

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

02-17-2012 20:56:40 | More by hinghamhawkeye
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Kgristoff

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-17-2012 19:43:57 | More by Kgristoff
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Beardofbrown

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-17-2012 16:10:05 | More by Beardofbrown
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kevinscott

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-17-2012 15:46:47 | More by kevinscott
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jharris2289

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-17-2012 14:48:34 | More by jharris2289
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FunkyFibes

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-17-2012 06:11:32 | More by FunkyFibes
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Andlemc

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-17-2012 03:59:51 | More by Andlemc
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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-17-2012 03:55:40 | More by Beezee
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-17-2012 02:13:34 | More by uvm2003
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cinserrajr

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-17-2012 01:04:48 | More by cinserrajr
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CarpalTunnell

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-16-2012 23:33:31 | More by CarpalTunnell
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brasher503

Alabama

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-16-2012 21:40:14 | More by brasher503
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DocAJ

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-16-2012 20:21:37 | More by DocAJ
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cdugan

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-16-2012 18:21:54 | More by cdugan
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farawayhll

Delaware

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-16-2012 17:09:46 | More by farawayhll
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bullywee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

02-16-2012 11:22:21 | More by bullywee
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BillHilly

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-16-2012 06:07:31 | More by BillHilly
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jdprmd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-16-2012 06:03:40 | More by jdprmd
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tsmiller7

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-16-2012 03:40:57 | More by tsmiller7
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burningsnailman

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

02-16-2012 03:31:18 | More by burningsnailman
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

Bottled 10/22/2011
Written from notes taken Nov. 2011


A: Pours an opaque black with some browning on the edges when held to light. Gives about ½ fingers width of dark mocha colored head which dissipates down quickly to an outer ring. Leaves slight spotty lacing.

S: Strong bold roast black coffee aroma, some floral hops, a relatively subtle bakers chocolate scent, a hint of dark fruits (maybe cherry), and an astringent component that I can’t particularly place. There are a decent amount of subtleties in the scent but far and away its mainly about the coffee aroma and boy is it strong and delicious.

T: At first sip there is more of a dark fruit presence than I anticipated, along with a strong coffee flavor and some hop bitterness on the back end. The dark chocolate flavor comes out strong too. There is a significant sweetness that balances out well with the strong coffee and bitter character. The black bold roast coffee on the backend is quite delicious and lingers for a while after each sip. As I drink it, the dark fruits and sweetness die down to leave the dominating flavors of black coffee and dark chocolate. A well balanced and relatively complex palate profile that makes for a beer that’s quite good.

M/D: Pretty heavily carbonated (too much for my liking) and a little hot going down, but it has a nice slick mouth feel and full body. The alcohol is noticeable but doesn’t interfere with the flavor profile. Even with the heat and relatively heavy carbonation it still remains pretty easy to drink and I could certainly have more than 1. This beer is fresh out of the brewery, less than 2 weeks. I’m going to sit on a couple bottles and see if it takes off the heat and smooths it out.

O: Overall a great beer with a wonderful aroma and good strong flavor profile. Its not my favorite stout, but its certainly one of the better ones I’ve had. I definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 01:49:37 | More by zac16125
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a very strong and rich tasting beer. While it is a strong stout it is also very easy to drink and while I haven't tried it yet; I'm sure this would go well with some eggs and bacon in the morning.

It has the perfect blend of chocolate and coffee taste without being overwhelming. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 00:36:17 | More by JohnnyMc
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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