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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,156 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,156
Reviews: 3,190
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1,036
Gots: 2,319 | 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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Ratings: 11,156 | Reviews: 3,190 | Display Reviews Only:
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -17%

11-22-2012 06:16:09 | More by RobertColianni
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Happyhopper

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-22-2012 04:26:49 | More by Happyhopper
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chickeni3reast

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-22-2012 03:27:19 | More by chickeni3reast
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-22-2012 02:38:21 | More by fullmoonbeer
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-22-2012 02:33:51 | More by bcsbeer
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tinypyramids

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-22-2012 00:20:45 | More by tinypyramids
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greybeardloon

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I didn't notice the date on the bottle.

A: Tough to tell--I'm drinking it out of a coffee cup--but there is some decent, dark head even in the cup.

S: Coffee is the most prominent smell. Sweet roasted malt follows, but coffee dominates. Maybe a hint of chocolate.

T: Coffee, dark fruit (that, at the end, has an almost sour hint), sharp roast that compliments the coffee. A hint of booze on the end.

M: Thick and smooth. Nice.

O: A solid coffee stout, but the coffee is a bit more prominent than I would prefer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 20:49:48 | More by greybeardloon
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bevjen


4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-21-2012 20:45:26 | More by bevjen
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NickCaff

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2012 19:55:42 | More by NickCaff
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MortalKombat14

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2012 18:33:12 | More by MortalKombat14
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Heretic23


5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2012 16:55:45 | More by Heretic23
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SFTBLMOSS2

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-21-2012 15:22:16 | More by SFTBLMOSS2
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baker2gs

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2012 14:44:57 | More by baker2gs
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Rogercardinal

California

4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Anxiously looking forward to trying this beer after hearing & reading so much about it:

A: Excellent appearance, dark brown/black color. Exactly what you'd want from an Imperial Stout

S: Great smells - lots of dark, rich chocolate, roasted coffee

T: Again, excellent. Huge dark chocolate & coffee flavor, as expected by the aromas. Very nice. I'm not a coffee drinker or fan, so, personally, I'd have preferred less coffee, but still delicious.

M: Absolutely perfect!!! I can't imagine a creamier, smoother stout could exist

O: It lived up to all the acclaim and then some. I'm glad I bought a 4 pack and that it's available where I live. I'll be buying this often.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 05:08:06 | More by Rogercardinal
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Strangebrew321. 2011 vintage, about one year old.

Pours straight black with a nice layer of brown head that recedes to thin lacing.

Aroma is tons of roasted coffee, a touch of alcohol on the nose.

Taste is nicely balanced, more of the freshly roasted coffee with some caramel sweetness and a touch of vanilla.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth.

Overall this is a solid beer, very deserving of it's reputation.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 04:43:04 | More by quirkzoo
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pour is dark and head is rich.

Smells of mocha, coffee and a roastiness.

There is a large contrast in drinking this cold to letting it come up to temperature. Colder, the flavors blend well of chocolate, malts, hint of coffee and a fine sweetness. The warmer is gets, the black coffee dominates and becomes rather distracting as the cocoa fades.

Very thin feel on the tongue. Appearance would suggest otherwise.

I've had this in the bottle and I am disappointed. So I see this on-tap and figured it would be better---not. Extreme hype and a waste of money. Earlier years may have been great, I don't know. If I wanted this coffee experience (and I love coffee presence in a stout) I'd go to the fine people at MacDonalds.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2012 03:40:47 | More by joeseppy
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chrismel

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-20-2012 23:51:35 | More by chrismel
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PorterHoarder


4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-20-2012 21:52:40 | More by PorterHoarder
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Cyberhoptic


4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-20-2012 21:24:57 | More by Cyberhoptic
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Ravenacht

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-20-2012 20:42:04 | More by Ravenacht
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shick1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-20-2012 20:41:45 | More by shick1
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JIsaacMcKelvey

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-20-2012 20:30:22 | More by JIsaacMcKelvey
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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harmoniousplinth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -17%

11-20-2012 18:48:54 | More by harmoniousplinth
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nyclee

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-20-2012 18:32:58 | More by nyclee
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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