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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,682 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,682
Reviews: 3,437
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,380
Gots: 3,815 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

appearance; pours an opaque, black motor oil with a brown head. Dissipation is fairly rapid, leaving just enough of a surface film to leave rings of sparce lacing.

smell; definite notes of dark roasted coffee beans and cocoa oils. Very powerful but some resiny hop aromas are powerful enough to hold up against the other ingredients as well. Very nice balance.

taste; upfront bitter burnt coffee beans blend nicely with citrus rind hops. The balance is so very delicate and works nicely to hold back any cloying qualities of the rich chocolate and malt. Coffee flavors are most dominant and the oily, roasted goodness remains on the palate long after drinking with dark chocolate and milk chocolate left on the breath.

mouthfeel; heavy bodied but smooth. Somewhat of an acrid puckering coats the mouth and toungue. Considering the big flavors and high alcohol, this is a surprisingly easy drink, with a very crisp, refreshing, and dry finish that begs to be enjoyed further.

overall; this is a wonderful drink and is worth the price it demands. I'll definately grab this one again, very pleased!

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, bottled 11/18/11, trade extra courtesy of Trystero (thanks!).

A - black, with finger thick khaki head that settles into what looks like a bubbling pancake that's ready to flip.

S - Coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Smells like fresh-ground, dark roasted beans. High quality coffee, too - the "Don't f'ing 'Jimmy' me, Jules!" kind.

T - High quality, fresh brewed coffee up front and hangs around. Alcohol is noticeable on the finish. A tart sweetness I can't quite place, but not unenjoyable.Hops play a quick game of Whack-a-Mole, popping in and out. There's a nice sweetness somewhere in there but it's buried by the coffee and alcohol.

M - Light-medium body balanced with medium carbonation. Tingly, tacky finish.

O - Finally got to pop my FBS cherry and glad I did, although with all that coffee presence it's the wrong stout for drinking after midnight like I did. Saving the rest of my bottles for weekend breakfast/brunch hours. Would like to see how this one cellars.

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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  rDev -11.5%

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

Found this ON-TAP at the new Tyler's in Raleigh - first try of this one and feel lucky to have found it on tap. Poured into a tulip glass.
A - Dark as night with a great half-inch coffee-colored head that hung around forever.
S - Well that's just awesome; roasty malts, a hint of coffee (though not much chocolate) and a decent amount of sweetness as well (perhaps that's the chocolate?).
T - Just so smooth...sweetness from the malts and a bit of bitter chocolate up front. Bitterness from the coffee and hops comes in mid-palate and dries things out a bit. Not a hint of alcohol in the flavor, though you do feel it after just a few sips. Battle between wanting to drink this quickly and savor each and every sip.
M - Very smooth with light carbonation; *almost* as if it was poured on nitrogen.
So glad I found this and wasn't disappointed, this is a fantastic stout and a fantastic beer. Thanks Tyler's!

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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%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a beautiful beer—thick, black, intense with a heavy layer of dark cocoa-colored foam on top. Seriously—from my pour I received two inches of foam on top of this.

There’s a big cocoa aroma with a thick roastiness to it. Flavors of French roast coffee, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and some dark roast Italian coffee come at me in waves. It’s thick and creamy with a long, lingering finish that just coats the mouth. Seriously fantastic, it’s everything I ask for in an ‘everyday’ stout. And I bet it's simply amazing on tap.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,682 ratings.