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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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12,973 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,973
Reviews: 3,318
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,266
Gots: 3,249 | 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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4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a trip to Philly last year.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: Very black body, even under the light there is not but blackness. Nice healthy foam the color of dark chocolate milk. Thick and lasts an average amount of time.

Smell: Wow, if i thought others smelled like coffee, this one is in a class of its own. Strong, pleasant coffee mixed with oats and chocolate. Insistent and great.

Taste: Hate to say the old cliché but it tastes like it smells with maybe the intensity dialed down a bit. Chocolate oats, reminiscent of a cross between oatmeal, cocoa chocolate bars and corn flakes. Yeah, there's some coffee also in there :)

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, carbonation a bit higher than i would have liked but still quite pleasant.

Overall: An excellent stout. Lacked a bit of fullness i found in the body but otherwise a very good pick.

papat444, Dec 08, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance-This is as black as a stout can get. Very little head formed with minor retention when I poured it into my pint glass. What head there is left from my pour is a light brown. Basically the same color as the labeling on the bottle.

Smell-I get some dark chocolate notes surrounding the pronounced coffee smell. Slight floral hop aroma tries to break out but the coffee dominates.

Taste-At first this beer has a great smooth taste to it. Love the dark chocolate taste that dominates the initial tasting of this beer but than here comes the coffee. The coffee might be just a little to much for my taste. The coffee taste lingers with a slight bitterness for the after taste.

Mouthfeel-Mouthfeel is good for this beer. Smooth and creamy and not to thick for it containing oatmeal. Slightly carbonated which is what I look for in this style of beer.

Overall-My overall impressions of this beer is good and enjoyable. However I am not a huge coffee fan and rarely drink it so that is what is holding me back from really loving this beer. To much coffee for my personal preference.

mikem0487, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

leprakhan, Dec 07, 2011
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amart80, Dec 07, 2011
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,973 ratings.