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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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100
world-class

11,138 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,138
Reviews: 3,190
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1,035
Gots: 2,309 | 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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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle to a snifter
A-dark black color with a tan head
S-nice aroma of coffee and roasted malt
T-great taste of burnt coffee, roasted malt and hint of chocolate
M-well balanced nice carbonation and creamy
O-this is an awesome breakfast stout and I don't like the coffee

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 23:45:58 | More by reebtaerG
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BryanCDM

California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

05-01-2014 02:38:28 | More by BryanCDM
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banger7

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-26-2013 13:42:29 | More by banger7
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mklinger

North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 bottle that represents the first FBS I've ever had. I poured it into a 12 oz snifter. Color is jet black -- no light at all comes through even when held to a very bright light. 1/2 inch rich brown head formed then dissipated. Solid looking beer.

Aroma is fantastic. Strong chocolate and molasses components. Smells like a freshly baked molasses cookie with warm chocolate chips in it. Also some slight coffee and toasted bread character at the end. Really fantastic in its depth and richness.

First taste is rich a sweet, not cloying but definitely sweet. This actual dries out pretty quickly then when the carbonation, roasted flavors, and bitterness hit the palate. There's chocolate in the taste, but less than would be expected from the aroma. More coffee character comes through -- I suspect the decent amount of hop bitterness helps enhance this coffee character.

Mouthfeel is somewhat lighter than I expected (and this is a good thing). There's quite good carbonation here that lightens the body of the beer nicely making it not feel heavy or cloying. Surprising how dry it finishes. This is a highly drinkable imperial stout -- massively flavorful but no real hint of strong alcohol. It feels like a beer you could sit down and drink a couple of pints of. Really excellent beer that I greatly enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 01:50:56 | More by mklinger
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pmccallum86

Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this beer pours an amazing midnight black with a medium sized coffee colored head. Dark and delicious in appearance, looks top notch.

The smell is of cold pressed coffee and dark unsweetened chocolate, very heavy aromas.

Taste is delicious, the first sensation is of coffee followed by a dark unsweetened chocolate flavor. Lots of coffee, lots of chocolate, these flavors are so strong none of the others have a chance. Extremely delicious, the flavors here are incredible.

Thick viscous mouthfeel, definitely a great beer for a cold winter's night, perhaps I will save some for such a time. Low carbonation in this beer as most double stouts feature.

Very drinkable, you may not be able to enjoy more than a few in one sitting though, as it is very thick and filling.

Very damn good beer, definitely worth purchasing.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 02:29:22 | More by pmccallum86
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addiwilliams

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

08-10-2013 01:02:10 | More by addiwilliams
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ZachRusk

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-04-2013 03:01:27 | More by ZachRusk
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Dbrag

Maine

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-14-2012 01:20:20 | More by Dbrag
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-16-2012 15:04:36 | More by cclark67789
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tviz33

New York

4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler filled at Lewis Brothers Market in Horseheads, NY. Served in to a tulip glass.

A- Darker than hell body with one finger of dark brown head that slowly rises on the pour. Lookin' good.

S- So much coffee on the nose! Very malty and roasty. Maybe just a hint of semi-sweet chocolate, but there's no doubt about the coffee.

T- Again, the coffee dominates, but there's also some nice chocolate and oatmeal flavors that make this brew special. No alcohol presence to speak of.

M- Thick and viscous. Lightly carbonated. Nice feel.

O- There's not much to complain about with this one. Some say the coffee is too much, but I think it's just right.

Serving type: growler

11-25-2013 04:18:29 | More by tviz33
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-13-2012 14:20:38 | More by mcsauter82
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SlamLord

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-09-2013 21:16:19 | More by SlamLord
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EliotRosewater

California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-10-2013 22:44:37 | More by EliotRosewater
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BSuter

Indiana

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-28-2013 16:25:57 | More by BSuter
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robear

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -6%

05-24-2014 16:26:38 | More by robear
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MidwestBA

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-25-2013 04:45:28 | More by MidwestBA
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark brown/black. Dark brown head with a hint of red in it as well. Smells like coffee fresh out of the pot. Really strong roasted bean notes. The fresh coffee carries over into the flavor. Big roasted coffee beans, coffee, coffee, coffee. Lesser, but still pronounced chocolate notes, oat, vanilla and sweet cream finish off the flavor. Exceptionally smooth mouthfeel. Can't believe this one is an imperial stout with it's massive drinkability and super smooth flavor. Such a huge, but perfectly crafted stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 03:44:38 | More by uustal
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-22-2012 03:48:05 | More by jsilva
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-20-2012 13:55:27 | More by olympicgatorade
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-25-2013 01:03:41 | More by YobroitsJoe
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mhenson42

Texas

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-17-2011 23:24:37 | More by mhenson42
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6%

04-13-2014 18:27:13 | More by milkbone_underwear
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-29-2012 15:21:16 | More by swetsastonic
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jurbanik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.5%

08-30-2012 23:51:38 | More by jurbanik
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

04-14-2014 21:58:04 | More by RummyRedbeard
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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