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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,259 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,259
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,053
Gots: 2,358 | 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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Ratings: 11,259 | Reviews: 3,193 | Display Reviews Only:
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LGB362

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-25-2013 23:11:31 | More by LGB362
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Martinecu

Georgia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-08-2013 21:50:01 | More by Martinecu
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fugazidps

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-03-2013 19:56:51 | More by fugazidps
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thestupidpunk

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

08-07-2013 11:56:34 | More by thestupidpunk
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ThirstyMavros

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-27-2013 22:23:24 | More by ThirstyMavros
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ryang1428

Delaware

5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-20-2014 13:17:28 | More by ryang1428
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Howdymike

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

02-25-2014 18:06:25 | More by Howdymike
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Sam_Gladieux

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

03-27-2014 14:01:13 | More by Sam_Gladieux
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MitchKrandle

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -6%

03-16-2014 17:32:08 | More by MitchKrandle
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relynnjr

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

06-25-2014 22:15:02 | More by relynnjr
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MitsuDjentleman


5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-22-2014 04:31:20 | More by MitsuDjentleman
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josssmith

Arizona

4/5  rDev -11.5%

01-05-2012 21:43:52 | More by josssmith
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ballenc

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've heard a lot of good things about this brew and I've been impressed with the Centennial IPA so I'm looking forward to this one.

A - A slow pour from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Very little head - cocoa brown head that recedes quickly with minimal lacing. Beer is pitch black - probably the darkess stout I've seen. A few swirls bring back a 1/2 finger of the dark tan foam.

S - Wonderful aroma of roasted coffee beans with a hint of chocolate and even a bit of anise and molasses. Toasted, bready malts also.

T - Mirrors the aroma - coffee and cocoa beans with a bit of licorice

M - Thinner on the tongue than I expected. A little carbonation but not much. Dry finish

D - Even with the 8.3% ABV, this is a highly drinkable stout. Excellent on the nose and tongue with no sweetness or stickiness that sometimes detracts from bigger stouts.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2009 22:45:43 | More by ballenc
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LunaChick

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I don't review based soley on my taste for something. This was a super-hyped brew for which I had high expectations. I tried it, reviewed it and then kept trying it to see if my thoughts might change.
It pours a very thick near black with a full, well retained tan head that laces the entire glass. The aroma is rich coffee. A hint of chocolate but mostly freshly ground coffee beans. The flavor again is mostly coffee. Strong, slightly bitter and even smokey. Chocolate does come through near the end. The oatmeal adds a thickness and sweetens it slightly but doesn't quite balance it. Alcohol is not present even as the beer warms. Not a big deal because this is a very thick brew that is best sipped and enjoyed over time to allow flavors to develop. Some vanilla comes thru as it warms but the predominant aftertaste is a smokey, bitter turkish coffee flavor.
Very smooth and thick in the mouth with low carbonation. Full bodied flavor that clings all the way down. A sipping beer not meant to be consumed quickly or in large quantitities.
I understand why the Kentucky version of this is so highly sought.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2008 16:08:32 | More by LunaChick
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timeo

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

03-28-2013 01:32:57 | More by timeo
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MacDomer

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Duvel tulip at 58 degrees.

This one is pitch black with a light cocoa colored head. The nose is huge with fresh coffee and dark chocolate. Tons of espresso and rich gooey chocolate on the palate. A hit of hops at the end. Really long finish. The body is big, but not huge. Very smooth, very creamy. Really delicous. I could see trying this for breakfast at some point, too. Will intend on picking up a 4-pack each year - great stuff!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 03:50:20 | More by MacDomer
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Crunkle

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6%

02-02-2013 08:36:58 | More by Crunkle
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brooklynbrews

Uzbekistan

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-24-2012 18:35:43 | More by brooklynbrews
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antott0523

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

05-04-2014 23:40:56 | More by antott0523
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ab39z

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -77.9%

01-22-2013 00:52:22 | More by ab39z
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rudolphjacksonm

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-22-2012 23:59:50 | More by rudolphjacksonm
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sonnydeezy

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-09-2014 21:50:31 | More by sonnydeezy
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Lillie1128

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours the deepest of browns with a decent mocha colored head

S - Rich chocolately, mocha nose

T - I want juiceboxes of this, like instead of chocolate milk. Smooth roasted coffee taste laced with chocolate. I want to add it to hot cocoa and drink it on a blustery day.

M - medium bodied, lightly carbonated

Oh, this will keep me warm through the winter.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 02:00:27 | More by Lillie1128
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Gardmark59

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-26-2013 13:36:26 | More by Gardmark59
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mrsdrabmuh

Maryland

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-10-2011 21:37:16 | More by mrsdrabmuh
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,259 ratings.