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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,710 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,710
Reviews: 3,442
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,388
Gots: 3,828 | 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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Photo of daves1186
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Is my First review so bare with me. This is a fairly fresh bottle, the ink is smudged off but it's from 12-11ish

A: poured into snifter dark as night 1 finger brown head that stayed fairly in place through this review.

S: Huge on the coffee, lots of roasted maybe almost burnt malt, dark chocolate, and that's all I can really distinguish.The coffee smell really overpowers it in a good way.

T: it tastes just like it smells TONS of coffee, nice roasted malt,dark chocolate, a bit of caramel and some bitterness at the end.

M: Very smooth very little if any carbonation. It coats my mouth and throat with a slightly bitter coffee aftertaste.

O: Defiantly a top notch beer this is the first year i had a fresh one and wow what a difference it makes. The coffee is really the star of the show and boy is it good. At 8% it goes down really smooth and 12$ a 4 pack it's one of those beers that I only pass up if I have a few reserves already. Seek it out and enjoy!

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of frenchblood21
4.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into a Chimay goblet. Bottle was labeled from 9/06/11

Appearance- Absolute pitch black.Very thin dark tan head that rapidly goes away. GREAT lacing throughout the whole glass.

Smell- Coffee right away followed by chocolate. Peanut butter presents itself as the beer warms up.

Taste- Wow this beer is thick and delicious! Of course coffee and chocolate is dominant. I can't believe my taste buds, but I taste Reese's peanut butter cups. Fig in the back.

Mouthfeel- Unbelievable...Probably the best feeling I've ever got from a beer. About as thick as real maple syrup. Coats your whole mouth and throat.

Overall- Top 5 beers I've ever had...I can see why this beer is world-class. At $12 a four pack, its a steal.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/8" tan coloured head over black liquid.

S: Coffee, toasted malt, oats and some yeast.

T: Both sweet and bitter up front with flavours of coffee, chocolate and toasted malt. In the finish the oatmeal is present.

M: Extremely velvety and smooth.

O: Very drinkable, you keep sipping for more to uncover more of the complexity. The mouthfeel is great. I just wish I lived close to the brewery.

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4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (bottled 12/8/11) poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours an opaques black with only a faint brown showing around the edges when head to the light. A finger of frothy, thick cappuccino head lingers for a long time on top, eventually falling to the surface leaving behind an espresso crema-like appearance on the surface and endless sheets of sticky lacing on the glass.

S - Coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Huge fresh brewed carafe of coffee after being brewed aroma. Touches of licorice and rounded by dark chocolate.

T - Amazing smoothness...black coffee at the start, middle and finish. Bakers chocolate blends in nicely with the espresso-like roastiness. Faintest touches of sweetness, like a spoonful of sugar in a large Dunkin Donuts iced coffee. Mild astringency/acidity...again not unlike that in a black coffee.

M - Medium bodied, perhaps nit-picking, but maybe a bit thinner than ideal. Creamy smooth carbonation that really enhances the overall experience of this beer.

O - Great winter-time beer. Super smooth, incredibly easy drinking...alcohol hidden so well! Could easily enjoy this at breakfast time or brunch. Really been enjoying this brew this year...not that I hadn't before, but this year's version is really hitting the spot.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,710 ratings.