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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

11,330 Ratings
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Ratings: 11,330
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,061
Gots: 2,392 | 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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GratefulJack

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-09-2012 15:03:59 | More by GratefulJack
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ryantho00

Michigan

4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured black opaque into a snifter.

A deep inhale gives me smells of coffee, chocolate, cocoa,slight hops, and a caramely malt smell. Perfectly blended smell.

Coffee and chocolate hits me instantly and then some mocha flavors and a small taste of hops. Has a slight oak hint to it and then the oatmeal takes over....then gives way to a maltiness that hides the alcohol very well. Nicely balanced.

Awesome full body of coffee and chocolate....really close to drinking a chocolate milk...which is dangerous considering the high octane of this wonderful beer. This one is up there with dragons milk for me. Really really delicious in my humble opinion.

I could literally drink this beer for breakfast it is that good.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 00:05:32 | More by ryantho00
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tsatem

Texas

4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, with an unreadable date into a snifter. Thanks to calbertb2.

A: 1 finger tan colored head recedes very quickly but with extremely thick lacing already. Body is extremely dark brown, a shade away from being black. Though it's not the blackest beer I've ever seen, no light at all is coming through until I tilt the glass to drink.

S: Well - chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal. The coffee dominates - really smokey and bitter, blending with some roasted malt aromas. Chocolate provides a subtle sweetness that balances out the coffee a little bit. Great earthy aroma that I imagine is coming from the oats.

T: Balanced the same as the nose, but with additional flavors. Coffee is still predominant but is more coffee-like than the nose, and not just smokey and bitter. Really tastes like chocolate covered espresso beans. Great oatmeal stout like malt backbone. Absolutely delicious, but perhaps a little bit too coffee dominant - I wonder what it would taste like if the other flavors were a little more present. Very slight, but pleasant, alcohol presence.

M: I actually wanted this to be a little bit thicker, but the carbonation is very nice and the flavors linger for a long time. Slightly chewy.

D: As a big coffee fan, this is really drinkable. For someone who doesn't like coffee, it wouldn't be. That being said, I love the flavors so much that it improves the drinkability for me. The ABV is complimentary to everything that's going on. I could get into trouble by wanting to drink this with breakfast on a regular basis...

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 04:59:17 | More by tsatem
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gbohl

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-05-2013 21:14:34 | More by gbohl
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DIPAfiend

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

05-08-2014 22:57:08 | More by DIPAfiend
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mj0126

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-01-2012 15:51:43 | More by mj0126
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HopJack

Kansas

5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-09-2012 01:11:00 | More by HopJack
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shadytony

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

04-30-2012 21:11:25 | More by shadytony
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Innocentexile

Ohio

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-23-2011 10:16:43 | More by Innocentexile
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Tackle42

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-17-2011 23:36:32 | More by Tackle42
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danjohn1234

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-13-2012 21:06:24 | More by danjohn1234
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MorganSaunders

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

03-18-2014 20:01:04 | More by MorganSaunders
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AleGal79


4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-25-2012 03:21:03 | More by AleGal79
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kylelenk

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easily the go to stout here in the midwest. Wish it was available all year but might be hard to stomach regularly through the summer as this is pretty close to a full-meal beer.

A: Jet black with a nice dark head that dissipates quickly leaving just enough lacing around the edges.

S: Very heavy barley smell with cocoa, coffee, caramel notes.

T: This year, 2012, is smoother than previous years. Almost to the point where the 8.3% ABV is muted making it a dangerous delicacy. The taste profile is wonderfully balanced between a cocoa and a coffee stout (although coffee comes through a little bit more). Mild hop aftertaste that matches well with a very subtle and slight alcohol bite.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2012 18:27:27 | More by kylelenk
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KevBearcat529

Ohio

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-12-2012 01:58:38 | More by KevBearcat529
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patjohnfive

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

03-11-2014 15:22:49 | More by patjohnfive
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emile772

California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

04-29-2013 03:52:47 | More by emile772
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Cam1991

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

09-19-2012 04:07:30 | More by Cam1991
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MickeyBeer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a dark black, with a very minimal tan head. Carbonation is light. Leaves some beautiful lacing on the glass. You can tell as it pours out that it is going to be a very chewy and viscous beer.

S- The smell was chocolaty and delicious but not very powerful. Coffee notes also come through.

T- The taste is absolutely delicious. Strong coffee and chocolate flavors are prominent. The sweetness is well balanced with hops. I don't like beers that are overly sweet, but this was not a problem with the breakfast stout. Alcohol is also well covered with combination of sweet flavors and hops.

M- This is a full bodied beer that has a heavy, creamy mouthfeel. Probably one of the more viscous stouts that I have ever had.

O- This is a great stout for anyone who likes the style and is not afraid of a flavorful, full bodied beer. I loved it and is something that I will have to pick up again.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 01:19:14 | More by MickeyBeer
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Ajbradsher

Alabama

4.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Jet black color with an almost syrupy appearance. Thin coffee colored head with good retention and lacing.
S: Delicious roasted coffee smell with milk chocolate and a hint of thick oatmeal.
T: Very pleasantly sweet on the front end moving into a robust coffee that then has a kiss of chocolate and hops on the back end.
M: Coats your mouth much like a warm bowl of oatmeal.

Haven't had too many stouts, but this is the best I've had so far. Delicious and warming.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 22:32:15 | More by Ajbradsher
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Samber79

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-30-2013 00:14:35 | More by Samber79
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tastyville

California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

05-07-2013 20:58:21 | More by tastyville
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henshawb

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

05-13-2013 03:06:02 | More by henshawb
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Cejohantges

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-06-2013 21:45:40 | More by Cejohantges
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Jimsal27

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

01-05-2014 16:52:43 | More by Jimsal27
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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