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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,959 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,959
Reviews: 3,497
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,456
Gots: 4,039 | FT: 209
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a tap into a pint glass, produced a gratifying dark tan creamy 1/2" head that dissipated slowly leaving virtually no head lacing. Carbonation was soft in a nearly opaque dark brown body.

AROMA: A dazzling, fragrant, heavy roasted black coffee aroma with moderate burnt oatmeal and dark chocolate, some light floral hops, a hint of dark fruits of some sort (cherry?) and a moderate alcohol profile.

TASTE: A stronger dark cherry taste than I thought there would be on the first sip. Moderate espresso flavor together with a bit heavier dark chocolate tang than I had anticipated. There is a sweetness here that balances out the coffee bitterness well. A light bit of floral hops and alcohol warmth comes through toward the end. This is a complex, delightful taste profile. Everything works together in a way that I was a little surprised at. It's almost like a symphony of flavors playing in your mouth.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer had a full body with a thick texture, soft carbonation and thin body lacing that dissipated slowly. The initial flavor was a moderate coffee bitterness together with a little sweetness, with a lightly bitter finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: This is definitely a sipping beer. Because of the alcohol content, I'd recommend only two or three in an evening unless you have a designated driver handy. It is a memorable beer with a definitely "wow" factor. The price point on it -- for the quality of the brew -- is exceptional. I plan on having this one again and again. It may not be the perfect stout, but it comes closer than most of the others I've had. Now, where did my glass go....

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Received in a trade from CasanovaCumins, bottled on 8/5/11. Poured into a standard pint glass...

A - pours a viscous black color with creamy brown 1/2 finger brown head.

S - smells like a rich mocha latte coffee. I get dark chocolate notes, with a nice French roast coffee aroma. Very inviting.

T/M - bold coffee flavor upfront, with a bittersweet chocolate finish. Great roasty flavor, and a nice bitter cold coffee finish. Medium heavy, full mouthfeel.

O - another winner from Founders. The only thing I would change is the label, to say "double coffee chocolate oatmeal stout". The coffee is very predominant and the chocolate secondary. Either way it's an amazing brew.

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle dated 9/13/11 poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L - Black with a 2-finger thick, creamy, brown head. Nice retention and great lacing. Looks awesome.

S - Very roasty with coffee, espresso, chocolate, and oats. Smells terrific and can't wait to taste it.

T - Starts chocolately sweet, then goes on to rich chocolate, toasted oats, and coffee, followed by a bitter coffee/espresso finish. A little booze noticeable.

F - Medium-to-full bodied, slightly more carbonation than expected, very nice creamy, mouth-coating feel. The bitter coffee taste hangs around in my mouth and the back of my throat for a while. There is definitely a warming sensation from the booze.

O - This is so delicious and they aren't kidding when they call it "breakfast" stout. This tastes like the most delicious coffee I've ever had and I wish I could have it for breakfast every day. Maybe a little boozier than I would like, but hey it's 8% and it's delicious. I can't complain. I will definitely look for this again.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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

Pitch black with a 1cm bubbly mocha head with low retention. Spotty lacing. 

Nose immediately starts off with bright roasted coffee beans and pretty much finishes with roasted coffee beans. A touch of oats and dark chocolate in there as well. 

Flavor again starts off with roasted buttery coffee beans and transitions into a nice brown sugar oatmeal and dark chocolate character with a touch or bitter espresso. There's a lovely maple-brown sugar-like aftertaste. 

Mouthfeel is just under full bodied, creamy and velvety. Medium carbonation. 

Overall this is a fantastic oatmeal stout! Its kind of a slightly milder version od CBS with more coffee. Good nose. Amazing flavor with a perfect mouthfeel for what it is. I could drink this every day. 

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,959 ratings.