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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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14,113 Ratings

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Ratings: 14,113
Reviews: 3,530
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,511
Gots: 4,179 | FT: 214
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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Ratings: 14,113 | Reviews: 3,530
Photo of muskiesman
4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From my notes tapped at cloverleaf tavern

A- Opaque dark black oily thick with very generous foamy mocha colored head faded with excellent lacework

A- Huge chocolate and coffee atht wakes you right up and readys you. Roasted malt galore heavy dark bread and cocoa.

T- Follows the nose enormous helping of chocolate and roasted malts and dark breads. Very robust flavor and body. Expresso and coffe bitters and Cocoa followed by a sweet dark fruits and the smoothness of the oat. Sweetness comes in with molasses and chocolate finishes Extremely complex without over doing one component. Layers go on and on.

M- Rich, chewy gooey almost smooth and full bodied from the first touch! Almost chewy malted flavor. Sugars apparent almost lactose richness that does not linger to much so it begs you for another take of malty goodness.

Overall was really impress with this stout, it deserves all the high praise it gets! This beer keeps developing as it goes. Take your time and fully enjoy this one.

Photo of phisigben
4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a nice dark mocha colored head that leaves quickly but leaves a nice ring of lacing. Coffee smell hits you in the face this is like a cold cup of coffee, the funny thing is I dont like coffee (hot drink) but I love the flavor and smell besides the coffee there is a little chocolate but its very hard to pick up and a slight sweetness form the malt. The taste is great nice punch of coffee like in the nose but the chocolate comes through a lot more and a nice sweetness from the malt to balance out the roasted coffee flavor. It coats my mouth very well but not as viscous as other beers in this style, very little carbonation but again that is very similar to others in this style. Overall this is a great coffee beer if you don't like coffee flavor you will hate this beer. When this beer comes out I always buy at least 2-3 four packs of this every year. Lastly I don't not recommend cellaring this beer the coffee tends to fade pretty quickly after 1 year IMO.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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1/5  rDev -77.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of peensteen
4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown, near black colour, ring of tan head, little lace left. Smell is of roasted coffee beans, chocolate, roasty malts, burnt oat, some bittersweet hoppy notes, some milky chocolate as well. Taste has lots of coffee up front, bittersweet and milk chocolate, mild bitterness, burnt malt, light alcohol heat, chocolate fudge cake flavours, coffee grinds in the finish. Med carb, full body, chalky points, solid overall weight. This was a superb drink, nice balance of coffee and roast, excellent stuff here.

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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%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.97/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured a syrupy dark brown with a nice amount of brown fluffy head which quickly died down

S - toasted oats, chocolate, coffee

T - a lot more coffee taste than there was smell. nice hints of chocolate, slight earthy bitterness

M - rich and creamy, very nice mouthfeel, very smooth

O - i'd been hearing about this beer for years as one of the best stouts and it IS pretty damn good. i wish it had a slightly more complex hop taste rather than just acting as bitterness

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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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%

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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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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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

From notes on 12/18/11:
Bottled: 10/16/11; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Less than 1/2" of dark tan, creamy, frothy head; Not quite black, but close - opaque for sure; Very little lacing left behind

S - Rich, roasted coffee beans dominate the smell; Hints of dark chocolate and earthy notes also present

T - Much like the nose in that there's lots of roasted coffee bean goodness; Small amounts of bitterness, dark chocolate, and earthy qualities add to the coffee flavor, but hardly compete with it; Very subtle hint of alcohol that mostly goes unnoticed

M - Small amount of carbonation; Full bodied; Nice, smooth, and creamy texture with an almost chewy quality

O - This really is an exceptional beer and a pure joy to drink. I've never been one to drink coffee, but for whatever reason I enjoy coffee-forward beers, with this one being one of my favorites. There's no real downside to this beer, and I think it suits any time of the day, and any season of the year. The next chance I get, I wouldn't mind trying this in the morning and in a coffee mug to boot. What could be finer?

Photo of Blueribbon666
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours thick jet black into dimpled mug. Cocoa brown colored quarter inch bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Smells of cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee and a malty oat presence. Mouthfeel and taste are a wonderful combination of coffee and good cocoa with hardly any notice of the 8.3% abv within' which is not to say that it's watery by any means. The mouth is very well balanced and full without being too much, but again not watery with a good clean spicy finish. This has become one of my favorite stouts, just wish they'd put it in a 6-pack like the porter and dirty bastard, 4 is never enough.

Photo of nesarebad
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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