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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,532 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,532
Reviews: 3,205
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,114
Gots: 2,476 | FT: 153
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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MarioM

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-16-2013 03:26:31 | More by MarioM
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anzb

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-16-2013 02:11:25 | More by anzb
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jimmygord

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-16-2013 01:42:12 | More by jimmygord
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WKyle

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-16-2013 01:11:20 | More by WKyle
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epoole3

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-15-2013 23:34:01 | More by epoole3
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cherche

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-15-2013 20:35:25 | More by cherche
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boxcar01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-15-2013 19:49:06 | More by boxcar01
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Tyrus

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-15-2013 18:25:14 | More by Tyrus
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jamesod

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-15-2013 16:55:37 | More by jamesod
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Edward19

New York

4.74/5  rDev +4.9%

This beer was purchashed at Megan McMurphy's on Route 57 in Liverpool, NY. I normally do not drink this style of beer but i had heard from other's about how great of a beer it was so i decided to give it a try. The amount of flavor in this beer is outstanding - Coffee biterness to sweet and chocolately. I can't wait to have this again. The beer improved as it warmed. I would recommend drinking this brew at room temperature. Overall this is probably one of the best beer's I have ever had and I would highly recommend it to any beer enthusiast.

11-15-2013 16:22:46 | More by Edward19
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skywizzard

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-15-2013 10:21:29 | More by skywizzard
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prior2two

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-15-2013 07:08:46 | More by prior2two
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22Blue

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-15-2013 05:49:34 | More by 22Blue
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CheftoDeath

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-15-2013 03:36:09 | More by CheftoDeath
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-15-2013 03:27:02 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-15-2013 01:03:47 | More by 51mmz0rz
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-14-2013 23:42:22 | More by BeerMeister8
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DavidRandall

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-14-2013 23:36:19 | More by DavidRandall
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Dbot

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-14-2013 21:03:03 | More by Dbot
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tpgraham

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-14-2013 20:24:02 | More by tpgraham
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BrownNut

Florida

4.19/5  rDev -7.3%

2012 release aged one year (one year from when I bought it anyway - don't know how old it was already). Served just cool in a tulip.

A - 4.0 - Black with tan head. Not too much head even with a moderately aggressive pour, and it doesn't last long.

S - 4.25 - So aromatic even when at pouring distance. Serious coffee aroma with something underneath it that is a balanced mix of not too sweet cake, bittersweet chocolate, and some culinary cousin of cardboard, but not in a bad way! Sort of related to that used coffee grounds in a wet paper filter smell. Also a hint of caramelly malt bordering on steely. I'm surprised the coffee smell lasted a year. Later in the glass we start to approach a partially sweet brownie liqueur note and the metal smell is gone.

T - 4.25 - A chocolate falling between bittersweet dark and baker's. A hint of brownie. But overall not particularly sweet in that way. A hint of steely metal, which I don't recall from last time. I taste the coffee less than I smell it but it's in the mix. I get zero booze, and just a hint of booze fumes wafting up the throat afterwards. Later in the glass I get more of a baked goods note, of a chocolate variety but again not all that sweet, and the metal note has faded to a vagueness where you can't really identify it as that anymore. Towards the end of the glass is the most coffee-ish it has tasted, surprisingly. I'm definitely left with coffee breath at the end of it, more like mocha breath.

M - 3.75 - Thinner than I remember. I'd call it medium bodied. I'm not really getting that silky oatmeal feel. Leaves a very slight abrasion and slight tingle on the tongue.

O - 4.25 - Yep, it's a top stout for sure. Very flavorful yet not too sweet. I'm not sure if aging it a year necessarily changed it in any memorable way. I thought I had my old review on this site to compare it to but I don't see it.

11-14-2013 03:55:46 | More by BrownNut
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seydou

South Africa

4.73/5  rDev +4.6%

Pours a beautiful dark and rich coffee color with great hazel lacing that stays around forever. Ideal picture of a stout.

Smell is full, chocolate and roasted coffee hits you.

Taste is pleasingly bitter, rich, mouth coating, lingering, chocolate-heavy. As satisfying as beer can be. The high alcohol content can sometimes get to me toward the tail end of a bottle, but a small complaint.

11-14-2013 02:51:17 | More by seydou
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chrisroarshack

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -39.2%

11-14-2013 02:34:00 | More by chrisroarshack
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BeerRunner

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-14-2013 01:52:30 | More by BeerRunner
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-14-2013 01:02:16 | More by Flashyspoons
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,532 ratings.