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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,980 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,980
Reviews: 3,504
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,466
Gots: 4,060 | FT: 211
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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Photo of kmatlack
4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my stone tulip. Founders tried to put a bottled on date on the bottle but it got all jacked up.

A- Pours a thick black with a small amount of caramel colored head. Dissipates quickly. Small amount of lacing.

S- Smells of overwhelming coffee. Also hints of chocolate, roasted malts, dark chocolate, earthy notes, can actually smell the oats.

T- Bitter on the front, coffee kicks in really hard here. Mid palate the coffee takes a back seat and the oats & dark chocolate in it shine through. On the back end, you are left with a really smooth coffee chocolate aftertaste.

M- Thick, creamy, no alcohol presence. Couldnt drink a whole bunch of these but isnt the whole "breakfast stout genre" (?) supposed to hint at a hearty beer?

O- Another great offering from founders. Love this beer. Dont get it often enough.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured a deep, deep brown with a nice brown head.

S: Nose is rather subdued to me but maybe I was expecting to much. I did pick some roasted malt, cocoa and oats.

T: It did pick out nice oats, smooth not abrasive coffee like you get in many beers but less cocoa than I thought I liked, yet it did not disappoint. Nice roastiness and warming flavor whcih literally can be consumed for breakfast, I know because I did it.

M: Spot on, well carbonated, loads of flavor and creamy

O: Schwing.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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2/5  rDev -55.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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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%

Photo of matt062286
4.03/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black, poured with a dark ruby red/brown color. Opaque when held up to light. One finger of a chocolate milk colored whiffy head that dissipates quickly. Moderate to heavy lacing, minimal head retention.

S - Dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, marshmallow, cayenne pepper, dark roasted coffee.

T - Overwhelming black coffee at first, followed with some minor dark chocolate notes, a bit of hot pepper, roasted malts, and bitter hops. Lingering aftertaste of hops and smoky malt flavor. A bit of alcohol warmth here as well.

M - A thick, creamy, heavy body. Minimal carbonation.

O - I had this beer last year and did not care for it very much. I gave it another shot and appreciate more this time around. Stouts are a favorite style of mine, but I still think there are a number of better ones out there.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,980 ratings.