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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

11,529 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,529
Reviews: 3,205
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,114
Gots: 2,476 | FT: 153
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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zookerman182

Alabama

4.48/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a motor oil black with a tan bubbly head that stays for a minute.
Smells toasty and roasty mostly of coffee with background smells of bittersweet and milk chocolate.
Taste is full bodied coffee flavor that's very complex. Hints of chocolate and a creamy mouthfeel from the oatmeal make this a superb stout. There is just a tinge of alcohol flavor and its perfectly bitter. A sipper for sure.
Great beer for breakfast or dessert or a cold winter night or a crisp fall day.
My favorite of the more bitter stouts.

10-17-2013 00:32:26 | More by zookerman182
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gspeicher

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-16-2013 22:36:07 | More by gspeicher
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Mgm54

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-16-2013 18:42:25 | More by Mgm54
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-16-2013 17:15:12 | More by DC_Brah
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JohnWPipes

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-16-2013 14:29:08 | More by JohnWPipes
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brandon911

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-16-2013 07:21:16 | More by brandon911
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-16-2013 05:18:19 | More by CDCNAM
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DaswizDavid

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-16-2013 04:53:31 | More by DaswizDavid
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Danny1217

Florida

4.34/5  rDev -4%

Pours black with some ruby highlights. A small tan head that dissipates quickly.
Big coffee and chocolate aroma. Some dark malts, but mostly just chocolate and coffee in the smell. I'm not complaining. It smells amazing.
Taste is similar to the smell, but surprisingly balanced for the type of beer it is. Not too sweet, it has some bitterness to back it up. Full bodied but not thick. This is not a huge RIS. It is a balanced coffee/chocolate stout with a high ABV.

Amazing stout for sure, and one I could drink a lot of.

10-16-2013 03:24:47 | More by Danny1217
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JJStout83

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-16-2013 02:36:33 | More by JJStout83
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cam12

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-16-2013 01:52:58 | More by cam12
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delta490

Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +9.1%

A- Pitch black. I can't see a hint of light. There's a a very short-lived mocha head (about 1/2 a finger's worth).

S- rich and deep notes of chocolate, coffee, roast malt.

T- Delicious. A great balance between the chocolate, the coffee, and the roasted malt from the aroma.

M- velvet smooth with just a slight hint of oil from the coffee.

O-an incredible stout. I'd drink it for breakfast if people wouldn't judge me.

10-16-2013 00:28:18 | More by delta490
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Chaosfiend

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2013 23:56:47 | More by Chaosfiend
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tipofthetongue

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-15-2013 22:08:49 | More by tipofthetongue
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.49/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Pours dark black and thick. 1 – 2 fingers of creamy head that dissipates quickly to a bubbly collar and not much lacing.

S: A massive nose of rich coffee and chocolate; molasses, dark roasted malts, boozy (but not overly or off-putting).

T: Wow, a big hit of dark roast coffee dominates the palate, but also lots of roasted malt. The big grain bill is present as well with lots of sweet malt and rich, dark chocolate.

M: Medium-high body and medium-low carbonation; smooth, round, silky.

O: A delicious beer, great richness and tons of coffee and malt flavors (a minor criticism is that the coffee can be a bit overpowering). None-the-less, there is such a deep, rich, complex flavor profile to this beer, I could drink it all day long, starting in the morning of course!

10-15-2013 19:45:19 | More by mtomlins
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BreakfastStout

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-15-2013 17:00:20 | More by BreakfastStout
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swedishmailman

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2013 16:27:30 | More by swedishmailman
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hvy1

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-15-2013 16:20:40 | More by hvy1
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sblank

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-15-2013 16:18:33 | More by sblank
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obrike

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-15-2013 13:20:05 | More by obrike
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BradShook

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-15-2013 13:08:52 | More by BradShook
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.81/5  rDev +6.4%

Founders Brewing Company - Founders Breakfast Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a thick oily brown and settles jet black with a nice foamy head that doesn't retain much. Good lacing.

Smell - Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal with some roasted malts. Great aroma, I can't find any fault with it. Gets even better as it warms.

Taste - Thick, creamy chocolate that starts sweet and fades to coffee and then finally ends dark chocolate bitter chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Rests bitter and nice toasty warm boozy but just right. Medium carbonation. Light-heavy body.

Overall - This is terrific, what a well-balanced stout! Definitely recommend, this has at least a little something for everyone in my opinion.

10-15-2013 12:21:54 | More by JMScowcroft
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Bringthebeards

California

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-15-2013 09:43:49 | More by Bringthebeards
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SiegeSpitfire

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-15-2013 06:37:14 | More by SiegeSpitfire
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blklabel

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2013 03:10:52 | More by blklabel
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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