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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,746 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,746
Reviews: 3,450
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,394
Gots: 3,855 | FT: 200
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:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.
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Photo of PorterLambic
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours as near black as is possible. Small, espresso-colored, creamy head lasts a lot longer than I every expected though as just a thick film. Decent lacing though not extensive.
Smell is toasted malt, dark chocolate, wet cardboard, hints of molasses and coffee.
Taste is richer with the aforementioned toasted, almost burnt, malts, coffee, bittersweet chocolate with a hint of spice.
Fairly rich and smooth with a slightly drying, astringent-y finish. Warming from tongue to stomach. And it only gets better as it warms. Full-bodied with a crisp, tight effervescence.

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4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass

A: Jet black coloring, coffee brown foam that clings to the glass, opaque, no light penetration
S: Notes of fresh coffee, some nutty malts
T: Bold, again very coffee-like up front, taste transforms into a deep dark chocolate towards the middle, some roasted bitterness at the end
M: Thick, syrupy, taste lingers in the mouth for some time
O: Awesome, definitely a sipper to just relax with and enjoy slowly, very rich and creamy, would definitely seek out again when in the mood for a stout

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of dwesh
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours an opaque black out of the bottle. Smallish tan colored head which doesn't hang around for long.

Aroma: Initial impression is strongly coffee with subtle hints of chocolate apparent. The chocolate notes become more pronounced as this one warms.

Taste: Complex. Following the smell, coffee is the first flavor noticed on the tongue. This is followed up with hints of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. The oats provide a nice counterpoint to the coffee/chocolate flavors. All wrapped up by a pleasant overall bitterness. The flavors really become more pronounced as the beer has a chance to warm.

Mouth feel: Smooth. Creamy. Decadence in a bottle.

Overall: This is the best stout I have come across so far. It is one of the most satisfying beers I have had the privilege to try in a long time. I wish this was available year round. Do yourself a favor, try this beer if at all possible.

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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle at cellar temp into a tulip. A fairly small, tan head collapses to an espresso-like crema on top of a completely black, opaque liquid. The somewhat restrained nose is of roasted cocoa. Flavors explode on the tongue: coffee, cocoa, and roasted grain, supported by a nice bitterness that does not distract from the smooth chocolate notes. The finish is simultaneously dry and sweet. There is no cloying character; the mouthfeel, while full, does not coat. This is an absolutely outstanding stout, and very little could be done to improve it.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,746 ratings.