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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,991 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,991
Reviews: 3,506
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,470
Gots: 4,070 | FT: 210
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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler served at fridge temp.

A- Pitch black body with a dark brown head. Really tiny bown bubbles.

S- Rich, coffee with sweet chocolate undertones, the kind of aroma you would expect in a chocolate, coffee oatmeal stout lol. The aroma is deep though...very, very rich coffee with slight caramel and toffee with a touch of a roasted quality.

T- Dark chocolate takes a front seat. It's a bitter dark chocolate with perhaps some bitterness comming from the hops. Roasted coffee does come through but the bitterness makes it seem more like espresso. Some hop flavor does manage to shine through as well. There is a bit of a grassy hop flavor hidden in there.

M- Perfection. Full bodied with perfect carbonation. So smooth but finishes perfectly bitter from the combo of coffee and hops. Velvety, very smooth, and extremely drinkable for almost 9% alcohol.

O- Really well crafted beer. Very drinkable and all of the flavors are so well balanced. As it warms everything really comes through. Just plain awesome, I've had this beer for both breakfast and dessert and it has never disappointed. Really great on a cold night as well.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Jef59
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite stouts!

Dark and seductive! Pitch black with a coffee and cream colored head. The head fades after a little time.

Smells like rich coffee and dark chocolate followed by a little fruitiness. Smokey and sweet

If a mocha milkshake had a baby with beer, this would be it. I would easily pass chocolate cake up for this anytime. So rich, bitter and sweet. Hops are present and compliment the coffee flavor nicely.

One of the nicest mouth feels in a beer I've had! So silky an perfect carbonation.

Such an awesome stout. Rich and delicious!

Photo of QuentinCall
3.02/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance is no more remarkable than any other Imperial Stout I've experienced: jet mahogany with an exuberant, oatmeal colored head that quickly fades to a thin blanket of lace. There is certainly coffee in the nose and while it is the defining aspect, alongside it there is a pronounced alcohol note and an aroma somewhat reminiscent of old books: must and wood and wet rot. Taste follows logically - upfront booze and coffee ballasted by roasted and chocolate malts. Unfortunately, it's monochromatic and hampered by a too-prominent alcohol profile. It finishes with an alternative and, ultimately, unwelcome facet of the coffee - bright and acidic and maybe even possessive of an espresso-like grit. With regards to the style, the feel seems thin, lacking the heft to ably support it.
Overall, it's a nice, but particularly unexciting, beer. Unfortunately acidic and boozy, lacking the depth of character I've come to believe an Imperial Stout can embody. Nonetheless, you should try it. I honestly feel like you should. All these people can't be wrong can they? My perfectly average 3 rating does'nt nullify the fact that this is a really important beer, a benchmark even, to a significant population. Its just that it strikes me as particularly uneventful.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Pours slowly, very thick, nice and dark, almost opaque, with a thick, dark brown head.

S- Hints of coffee and licorice.

T- Very powerful sweetish coffee with a relatively dry finish, smokey burnt notes.

M- Very smooth, velvety, viscous, thick on the tongue.

O- A great winter time beer. Can't wait until January and February for more cold weather.

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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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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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Bellabananas
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark rich color, very little head, black-brown in color with no light penetration.
S: Distinct coffee flavor and not much else
T: Delicious smooth coffee flavor with excellent malt profile.
M: Well balanced body, not overwhelming in flavor. Definitely a beer you could drink several of.
O: Delicious beer, definitely glad to have tried it!

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of OneEyedJack
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle dated 7/29/11 poured into nonic pint.

Pours a smooth jet black capped with a thin khaki head that fades quickly. Strong coffee, bitter dark chocolate mouth-watering aroma. Taste is similar bitter coffee and chocolate. I only wish it had a thicker, creamier mouthfeel. Seems a little watery, but still delicious. This is a coffee drinker's beer. Great for a cold winter night (or morning).

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,991 ratings.