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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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12,326 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,326
Reviews: 3,273
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,216
Gots: 2,894 | FT: 177
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

smudge, Jan 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

RodE, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

pdeezy42, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

tetraflak, Jan 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

IrishFrenchman, Jan 23, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not many beers ive had are as good as this. It starts as a fresh dark coffee taste and develops into a delicious mocha coffee flavor. The aftertaste is a perfect balance of coffee and chocolate to keep your taste buds wanting more. This beer has a delicious coffee/chocolate smell and and beautiful black color. If you havent tried this beer yet, you are missing out!

RVigz, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

JonBrand, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Diablew, Jan 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

JJern1982, Jan 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Pickwickgirl, Jan 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

golfboy9986, Jan 23, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Last bottle. Apparently I had forgotten about it as I found it behind some ketchup and Italian dressing. Good find! Bottled 9/28/13.

A- Aggressive pour yielded a finger of dark brown head. Doesn't retain very well. Ring of brown around the edge of the glass. This beer is a dark shade of black. Only light getting through is on the outermost edges. Hardly and lacing left on the glass.

S- Mmmm... This beer is pungent. I wish all of my breakfasts smelled like this. Dark roast coffee and dark chocolate dominate this one. A BOLD aroma here, and I like it. Not super complex, but incredibly enticing.

A- Almost as good as the nose. Really roasty. Coffee and dark chocolate flavors start off the sip and are washed down with a somewhat smooth sweetness. Feels a little empty. Roasty, but not as rich as I would like. Still, really good.

M- Medium carbonation with a thinner mouthfeel. Would love some more body to this beer. While it's not the strongpoint of this beer, it's good enough.

O- Lovely offering from Founders. Don't think it's as amazing as most people do, but it's still a damn good beer. I won't hesitate to buy this beer with regularity. One of the more solid seasonal offerings out there.

jbwimer, Jan 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

cmwilliq, Jan 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

batfireman, Jan 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

funkymonk242, Jan 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Bolivian22, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Ilovelampandbeer, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Jpepe08, Jan 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Sirath21, Jan 22, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a beer that will make you feel virile and alive.

A-Looks almost like coffee, matte black.

S-Cold pressed coffee, sweet alcohol.

T-Coffee, cold heat(?... think about it), roasty sweetness.

M-As I drink this beer by the dozen, it becomes less of a coffee stout and more of a stout coffee. I've come to appreciate it's depth of flavor over it's mouthfeel, although both are outstanding.

O-A quintessential classic. A natural instinct takes over when I pass this 4-pack on the dry rack at my bottle shop.

Rilesmiles, Jan 22, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Deep rich roasty black/brown with medium lacing and minimal head.

S- definitely coffee upfront. Malt and toffee present.

M- Pretty standard to a bit thicker for a non BA stout. Great amount of carb.

T- Just the right amount of coffee. Not overbearing, but a great adjunct to this brew. Very tasty.

O- Another delicious stout from Founders.

gueuzedreg, Jan 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

rozymegs, Jan 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

hooliasimons, Jan 21, 2014
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,326 ratings.