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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,772 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,772
Reviews: 3,219
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,164
Gots: 2,560 | FT: 158
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:
Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely one of my favorite stouts.

Dark color, smokey coffee/chocolate flavor. Mostly drink this from a bottle, and it is good either cold or at room temp. this is one of my go to stouts if one of my top two favorites are gone from my local total wine store.

This is definite must try if you like the Imperial Stout Style, unfortunately my rep at the total wine says it is seasonable and when they sell the last case they may not get it back for a while. It was a choice between the Founders Stout and the Sierra Nevada Narwhal, each of which had two cases left....i chose the Narwhal which is close in taste (it is possibly my favorite as well) and is $2 a four pack cheaper.

I am a huge fan of this style, unfortunately for economics purposes founders loses out at $10 a 4/pk, especially when the cheaper of the above two are present at my local store

Earpe, Dec 02, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: a stumpy 355mL brown bottle with a nice old-school label.

Appearance: pours an oily-looking, solid black colour with sediment evident only on the final pour. A small tan head lingers for a time with minimal lacing.

Aroma: a great nose also - some heavy chocolate / cocoa with roast coffee as well. Not all that much else, but the chocolate and coffee are so well-rounded and reaking of quality that it doesn't matter.

Taste: here it drops away a bit for me - far too much coffee for my liking. I will admit I am not a coffee fan but generally I still like stouts which are coffee-centric. This one is dominated by coffee far too much - I was expecting more chocolate to come with it considering it was a 'double chocolate coffee oatmeal', not simply a 'Coffee Stout'.

Mouth feel: I can't be hating on the price too much even though it is near $100 a case (2013). It is a well made beer, just not my kind of thing.

Overall: a very well constructed piece of brewmastery. Whilst the profile may have been dominated by roast coffee, I can't be hating too much as I am not a big fan of coffee at all. Though I personally will be giving it a miss in future, I have to admit that it is a top-end stout to add to the collection.

SmashPants, Dec 02, 2013
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is a truly amazing beer!
A -almost like motor oil , kind of shiny.
S - coffee beans , burnt coffee beans ,cocoa powder , and have I mentioned coffee??
T -coffee , malty , cocoa , molasses , with a great finish of bitter from the 60 ibu's.
M -very smooth ,not too oily or cloying. complex. coffee up front ,malty type goodness and bitter hops finish it off. well crafted.


purchased at total wine in Naples, Fl. for 65$ a case.

hope it comes backs one more time this year.

STEELERFAN2390, Dec 01, 2013
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,772 ratings.