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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,289 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,289
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,058
Gots: 2,371 | 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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cfh64

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-09-2012 19:52:41 | More by cfh64
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GratefulJack

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-09-2012 15:03:59 | More by GratefulJack
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Lastop

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-09-2012 14:15:11 | More by Lastop
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prisdefer

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6%

12-09-2012 09:38:30 | More by prisdefer
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ChitownEddy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-09-2012 07:35:37 | More by ChitownEddy
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stanale

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-09-2012 03:28:56 | More by stanale
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a growler into a mug, pours black with a short dark tan head

S: delicious smells of coffee and chocolate

T: coffee , then more coffee, finish with a hop flavor

M: full bodied with strong alcohol hit, woo hooo

O: Great dark beer especially if you like coffee

Serving type: growler

12-09-2012 02:08:36 | More by Damian74Shensky
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -17%

12-08-2012 23:19:59 | More by pknyc
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jchlan109

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-08-2012 23:18:45 | More by jchlan109
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pooogy

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-08-2012 23:10:44 | More by pooogy
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caaameron


4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-08-2012 22:26:02 | More by caaameron
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FrankJCurtin

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-08-2012 22:15:22 | More by FrankJCurtin
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actinphishy

Michigan

4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love beer of all kinds! I love the hoppy, the malty, the dark, the light, the thick, the smooth, the strong, and the refreshing. I love beer, and Founder's Breakfast Stout is hands down the finest beer I have ever had. Ever. This is the kind of beer that will please almost anyone, except those who prefer mild, light beer. I imagine this will describe almost no one who is on this site. This beer presents as a super dark chocolate stout, which might lead you to expect something thick, like Guinness. However, the mouthfeel is much thinner than you might expect, and pleasantly refreshing for a stout. And while there are overtones of chocolate in the palate, the taste is largely that of a malty coffee. Many coffee flavored beers come off bitter, which for us hop heads is not always bad, but Founder's Breakfast Stout is remarkably balanced. I have tried this beer both from the bottle and on-tap. Both retain the integrity of this exemplary brew. And unlike most beers with this high of alcohol content, Breakfast Stout finishes smooth. It is good on the morning, as its name implies, it is good in the afternoon (the time I am currently enjoying it), and it is good late at night (my personal favorite time to enjoy it). Grand Rapids has been voted the best beer city in America, Founders Brewery is widely seen as the best brewery in the city, and for my money Breakfast Stout is the best of the many great beers they brew. It only comes around for a short time toward the end of the fall, so if you see this brew available at your local pub or in your local beer case, do yourself a favor and grab a few. You won't regret it!

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2012 20:44:30 | More by actinphishy
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dccombs

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-08-2012 16:52:41 | More by dccombs
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noremac423


4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-08-2012 15:45:07 | More by noremac423
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-08-2012 03:38:27 | More by drewone
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-07-2012 22:01:34 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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blknikon

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-07-2012 20:26:49 | More by blknikon
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krl2112

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-07-2012 20:14:25 | More by krl2112
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draimegould

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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Proclarush

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-07-2012 04:13:37 | More by Proclarush
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Imacopyouidiot

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-07-2012 02:48:41 | More by Imacopyouidiot
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liqman612

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-06-2012 23:50:26 | More by liqman612
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patpbr

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Founders Breakfast Stout is dark and dense looking with a nice mocha head. The smell is coffee upfront and chocolate. This is great! The taste is dark chocolate and coffee, a bit roasty, a hint of sweetness. The finish is creamy and chewy. I like the level of bitterness. Its well balanced and is rather drinkable. Really want to try it on tap now.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 22:33:41 | More by patpbr
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alelover

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-06-2012 18:45:29 | More by alelover
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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