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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,673 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,673
Reviews: 3,435
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,380
Gots: 3,802 | 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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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at the Publick House in Brookline. Poured a beautiful dark brown with a mocha foam colored head. Medium retention and lots of foamy lacing. It smells amazing- a very smooth coffee smell literally the most like coffee of any beer and also a distinctly different scent of cocoa. The taste is very much like it smells the exception being a wonderfully rich blend of dark malt. The mouthfeel is exceptional as well- very lightly carbonated with a full, rich body. Definitely a top-notch beer and one I would drink again.

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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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of ms11781
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 12/08/2011. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a thick, deep black with a nice finger or so of creamy brown foam sitting on top. The head eventually recedes leaving a nice tan cap and some wispy lacing on the glass.

The nose is huge. Massive coffee and nice dark chocolate notes lead the way are are complimented by some light, but still potent, roasted aromas. As the beer warms there is a bit of sweetness that comes through but it's very subtle. This nose is excellent.

The taste follows along with the nose. Huge coffee and bitter, dark chocolate are the dominant flavors and play well with the nice roasty notes in the background. None of the sweetness that was in the nose makes it through here. It big coffee, big chocolate, some good roast and a nice dose of bitterness.

A big body and low carbonation give the beer a huge, thick, heavy mouthfeel without ever feeling too thick or viscous. It's silky smooth and hides the 8.3% ABV extremely well.

This beer is outstanding. It has big, bold flavors and aromas that compliment each other extremely well. For me it's best when fresh and coffee forward. As the coffee fades the beer loses some of it's edge, in my opinion.

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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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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of tvanr
4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a bottle with my dad, surprisingly he enjoyed this beer.

Appearance: A thin pour compared to Founders Imperial Stout. Black body with a khaki colored head that lingers. Nice lacing.

Smell: Loads of roasted coffee, bitter chocolate and some toffee.

Taste: Roasted coffee up front followed by some of that bittersweet chocolate. A bit of earthiness probably from the oat flakes.

Mouthfeel: Founders has the recipe for great mouthfeels in all of their stouts. Rich and creamy that leaves a velvety coating.

Overall: Another damn fine beer from Founders. Nuff' said.

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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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pitch black with a bout 1/2 finger of puffy dark khaki head into my surly mug. Because, well, it is a breakfast stout. The is very little lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is big coffee, big chocolate, some roasted malt notes, and a bit of earthiness. If you are into coffee beers, this has the nose you're looking for.

T: The taste follows the nose almost spot on. Huge blasts of coffee, huge blasts of chocolate, some really great roasted and qualities, some burnt toast, and some slight earthiness.

M: Full bodied beer. The carbonation is high for a stout, but this beer is silky and smooth. All of the flavors envelop the palate nicely and linger of just the right amount of time. Drinkability is high for this brew.

O: A fantastic offering from Founders. It's basically the industry standard for coffee stouts. It's damn delicious.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of PorterLover83
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out pitch black with a thick head. First smells are of coffee and creamy chocolate.dark roasted malt is very present. Taste is slight bitter with coffee overtones and a dark roasted malt. Hops come out in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is on the heavy side. Pretty good brew.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,673 ratings.