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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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12,952 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,952
Reviews: 3,317
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,263
Gots: 3,239 | 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:
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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3.55/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chilled pint glass.

-Appearance 3.5: Very little head to speak of. Black, but has a slight red tint around the edges of the glass. What head there was was a vanilla color rather than the khaki I am accustomed to seeing in these dark stouts.

-Smell 4.0: Wow, very nice. Bouquet of dark chocolate and coffee along with a smoky hint of toasted grains.

-Taste 3.5: Fist taste is of a subtle sweet/sour and the middle is strangely dry. The finish is where the meat is on this beer: coffee, hops, bittersweet chocolate and smoked grains. Finish is long and sour and hoppy. Good, but I don't understand why the finish is jammed up with so much flavor and the other aspects are left barren.

-Mouthfeel 3.0: The lack of carbonation was distracting in this brew. More bubbles would have enhanced the taste of different aspects of the beer, notably the beginning and the middle of this beer.

-Overall 3.5: Good stout, but not excellent. I would certainly recommend trying it if you are a stout fan, but it is not one of my favorites.

BeerDocT, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

CanadaBlue, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

mfreire212, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

marct, Dec 11, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

brokentee, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

erwin08, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

mrsdrabmuh, Dec 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Chugs13, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

rob9802, Dec 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

bkny27, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

JustinMatthew, Dec 10, 2011
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3/5  rDev -33.6%

theminutemen, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

EROCK75, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of TTAmod
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally found some of this around (all the stores around here only order one case and it's gone immediately usually.)

Poured into pint glass.

A: Pours pitch black and develops a small tan head. I poured it maybe a tad too cold and with a tad bit of water in it, which most likely hindered head development.

S: Smells of a nice iced coffee with some chocolate, toffee, and vanilla.

T: Wow. This is what the Sam Adams Black and Brew (which I reviewed earlier) wish it could be. Starts of with a bit of subtle coffee enveloped in a luscious dark chocolate. A bit of roasted malt, coffee, and cream come after that. Finishes slightly bitter. Perfect meld of all flavors. Really amazing.

M: Creamy, but not terribly thick. Has about the consistency of coffee and cream.

O: This is amazing to me. Such a perfectly balanced combination of flavors. This is truly perfect for drinking with a nice steak, egg, and potato breakfast.

TTAmod, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

LC86, Dec 10, 2011
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4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: As dark as the night is long. A black hole would allow more light to pass through it.

S: Coffee, toffee, chocolate

T: As a previous reviewer said it really does taste like it smells - so again coffee, toffee, chocolate

M: Heaven wrapped in velvet

O: This is a perfect stout. Try with breakfast, lunch, dinner, Thanksgiving, Easter, Kwanzaa, Yom Kipper...you get the idea. Go get some.

Nordstrand, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

jcone17, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

mschofield, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

sneefcity, Dec 09, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

amrozga, Dec 09, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

drummermattie02, Dec 09, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Slikpitt, Dec 09, 2011
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4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a deep, opaque black that lets hardly any light through. A small tan head soon dissipates to a thin skim of bubbles on the surface and some nice lacing.

S: Not the strongest smell but a really nice one, sweet and roasty.

T/M: So delicious and creamy. Coffee dominates the flavor up front, with hints of chocolate and malt as well. There's just the slightest touch of bitterness and the finish betrays a hint of the alcohol. This goes down real easy and smooth.

O: A near-perfect stout, with a really big, delicious flavor. The kind of beer where it's hard to resist drinking a whole pack at once just because it's so good and so compulsively drinkable.

sevenarts, Dec 09, 2011
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,952 ratings.