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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,163 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,163
Reviews: 3,190
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1,036
Gots: 2,323 | FT: 155
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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Daddy_bone1

New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-19-2013 17:43:35 | More by Daddy_bone1
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semaj

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-19-2013 17:19:16 | More by semaj
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space_guy9

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-19-2013 03:56:16 | More by space_guy9
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skynyrdbyrd

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-19-2013 03:49:46 | More by skynyrdbyrd
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hoosier222002

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-19-2013 01:19:34 | More by hoosier222002
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Mlawrence

Georgia

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-19-2013 00:50:16 | More by Mlawrence
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TheDoak

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-19-2013 00:49:53 | More by TheDoak
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Abbbp

Texas

4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really wanted to side by side this with KBS so that I could really taste the difference, but the fact that it's so readily available now in DFW, heck I couldn't wait. In fact my people were telling me that they had so much of this that people were mixing it with pumpkin and old summer fruit beers... Heathens I say, but here we go..

The appearance is darn near perfect, unlike KBS which was so dark it was brown, this was so dark it was purple. Thin head, the most fragile of lacing, just a gorgeous brew.

The smell was dark burnt cocoa beans, roasted coffee beans, ground down, heated, cooled, then barreled to perfection and allowed to just grow with one another in a symphony of midnight burnt darkness. Just awesome!

That leads to a taste a bit strong for my palate though: taste and smoothness are my 2 factors that make something drinkable, but nonetheless this was still just a bit strong. Let this sit though, let it warm a bit, and it just gets that much more delicious.

All and all, I ain't sayin anything new here, but really this and KBS are the only 2 reasons I wanted, needed Founders in TX. The fact they set the table with all day, dirty bastard, centennial, and rubaeus (minus that lil KBS mistake/surprise in May ;) ) is all just gravy.

The western most state to get Founders is happy to have ya. Seek it, trade for it, any year in the past 3 will do.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 23:39:49 | More by Abbbp
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Dannynoonan123

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-18-2013 22:04:12 | More by Dannynoonan123
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-18-2013 20:30:56 | More by Wetenkamp
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RickKitt

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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StompingClover

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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profholt82

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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bcheng

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-18-2013 02:15:02 | More by bcheng
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Jay82

Maryland

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-18-2013 01:46:15 | More by Jay82
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a chalice. Served too cold, allowed to warm. A review of a rating originally down on 12/5/12.

My tastes must have changed in the past year or maybe I have just had the opportunity to taste more beer, but this review lowered my previous rating from 4.75 down to about 4.34. This is a top tier imperial stout but not my #1. Make sure you allow this one to warm up to really get all the flavors. Definitely take time to savior this beer as it warms. I like the idea of serving a bit too cold and then taking in the changing taste and aromas as it warms.

A – Pours a slightly viscous black with a dark tan one-finger rocky head that dissipates quickly. Some minor lacing.

S – Sweet, roasty, rich, no alcohol, a whiff of tobacco.

T – Roasted malts then coffee, slight sweetness, definite bitterness in the finish.

MF – Thinner mouth feel than expected. Sharp beginning with a nice roasty bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:45:59 | More by Sludgeman
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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ceeper

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17%

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chuckv

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-17-2013 16:01:52 | More by chuckv
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TonyJ815

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

10-17-2013 14:30:41 | More by frankb34
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-17-2013 14:30:28 | More by Stum-pub
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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