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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,697 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,697
Reviews: 3,440
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,381
Gots: 3,822 | FT: 199
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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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very dark brown which quickly turns to black as you fill the glass. Small white/tan head.

S: Lots of coffee up front with a subtle chocolate smell that strengthens the longer you wait

T: Coffee is the main flavor here. There is also a decent amount of bitterness.

M: Full bodied and smooth.

O: Definitely a great beer. The only complaint i have is that I wish there was a bit more chocolate flavor to help balance the coffee. This is just a minor complaint though, the beer is solid as is.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a thick, oily black with a slight brown/purple tint. There is a foamy tan head of one finger which rises from the beer after I am done pouring. It fizzes away to nothing after a few moments.

S: Wonderful roast coffee just jumps out of the glass. This is followed by notes of dark chocolate.

T: Again coffee is the dominant flavor but the bitter chocolate flavor is more pronounced. There is also a bit of smokiness. The finish is dry and bitter with a slight pine taste.

M: Smooth and thick with a small amount of effervescent carbonation.

O: This is one of my favorite coffee stouts. Just superb espresso flavor and all around great drinking.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aroma--roast, coffee, small hint of chocolate.

Taste--in concert with aroma, with chocolate much more detectable. So delicious.

Mouthfeel--thick and hearty. Very cliche to say, but really, REALLY has almost light milkshake texture.

Overall--This is a pleasure to review, because I have nothing but superlatives for this beer. Seriously, I was not a stout fan at all until, after hearing so many rage about the Founders (almost to an ad nauseum degree), I bought myself a four pack, sat down with a pour, and just savored every single drink. I've branched out to stouts since, and love them now, and owe it all to this one. Truly delicious. This beer is a champ.

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4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into snifter

Appearance – Pours a deep-deep brown, if not black, color with little to no light seeping through the brew. There was a thin brown had that formed and lasted about 1 min before fading to give some nice lacing.

Smell – Sweet chocolate is heavy in the nose. This mixes in with a bit of roasted coffee and an ever so slight bit of vanilla toward the middle of the taste. While the chocolate is there throughout, it changes it aroma ever so slightly as it mixed with other aromas. Initially in the nose it is of sweet chocolate, but toward the end it becomes more bitter cocoa with an ever so slight boozy finish. Very nice.

Taste –At first a bit of roasted bitter coffee and dark chocolate are detected. A nice oatmeal backbone then starts to mix with a little bit of sweet vanilla. This seems to sweeten the dark chocolate/cocoa flavor bringing it more to the realm of a sweet chocolate flavor. The bitter is not lost, however, and at the end of the taste sweet and bitter chocolate seem to mingle with a light alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel – If there is any disappointing point to this beer, it would be that the mouthfeel (which really isn’t disappointing) which doesn’t live up to the taste, aroma, or look. It’s creamy but could actually use an ever so slight boost in creaminess; a little more tongue clinging smooth. The carbonation seems an ever so bit too much also. It is a nice feel overall, but in comparison to its other attributes (taste, smell and look) it is a bit weak.

Overall – This is a very nice beer to sit back with and sip. The complexity of aroma and flavor are truly astounding, both of which transition very nicely.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,697 ratings.