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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

11,575 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,575
Reviews: 3,209
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,122
Gots: 2,492 | 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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MaximalC

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -4.9%

Pours seal brown with a decent amount of mocha foam. Aroma smells strongly of fresh roasted coffee and dark chocolate. The roasted malt dominates the flavor profile, lending a coffee flavor that is smooth and slightly bitter. The coffee actually tastes a bit blacker than I recall, which is a slight detraction. Dark chocolate is present as well, but it struggles some to assert itself. The mouthfeel is smooth and luxurious, reinforcing a rather decadent vibe overall. A malty stickiness lingers on the lips after each sip. My lone complaint here is that I wish there was a bit more balance between the coffee and the chocolate. As is, the coffee becomes a bit too astringent as the beer warms, but this is undoubtedly a fine brew regardless.

12-02-2012 21:44:37 | More by MaximalC
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RollBounce

New York

4.28/5  rDev -5.3%

Poured into a 14oz stolzle white wine glass

Black brown color, with tan head, minimal carbonation, little to no lacing, nose is upfront and spicy, with black coffee and jalapeno pepper at finish.
Flavor is not to thick,with ground coffee. Finish is not bitter but thin.

Overall; I feel the hype is understandable. The nose is pure and definitive. There are other coffee stouts out there that transfer well like this. Still one not to be missed.

Went great with peanut butter waffles and maple syrup for breakfast!

12-02-2012 19:05:54 | More by RollBounce
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Chucker


5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-02-2012 18:20:43 | More by Chucker
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Topolino

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-02-2012 14:35:23 | More by Topolino
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6%

12-02-2012 04:57:08 | More by Hugonaut13
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-02-2012 04:54:09 | More by BYOFB
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gwguest

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-02-2012 03:11:39 | More by gwguest
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-02-2012 02:12:33 | More by FrankShirley
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jasperska


4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-02-2012 00:29:45 | More by jasperska
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Fahz

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-02-2012 00:08:45 | More by Fahz
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-01-2012 22:58:21 | More by nquigley16
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jrstamp

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev -2%

12Oz into a tulip. Very thin head but you get good carbonation when you give it a swirl. Love the smell of this, malty and a little chocolaty but not sweet smelling. Tastes like a big stout with a good balance of chocolate bitterness and a surprise dose of hops.

Glad to have founders in CT. Looking forward to many a pint of Breakfast Stout.

12-01-2012 22:09:41 | More by jrstamp
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Justin23060

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -9.3%

Black. No light gets through at all, not even the edges. Head was only a couple of millimeters, dissipated quickly, but stayed at the edges the entire time. Smelled very nutty with some sweetness. Taste is roasty. Bitterness is mostly roasty bitter and only lightly hop bitter. There's a real nice cocoa powder bitterness as it warms. Mouthfeel is heavy but not chokingly thick. Carbonation is sharp on the tongue and creamy on the swallow. It starts sweet and and semi-sweet. Sweetness is nice but I'm pretty sure two of these would get sickening sweet. Alcohol is masked very well. It's my first for the style so I can't really compare. I can find no faults and would recommend it for a nice cold winter night.

12-01-2012 04:53:51 | More by Justin23060
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +0.2%

Bought a 4 pack, drank it all for a thorough review. Served in a classic monogrammed pint glass.

A: Pours a deep opaque black, with a short but rich caramel-toffee colored head with small amounts of lacing.

S: Has a rich aroma, smells like a fresh cup of coffee. Can smell, dark chocolate and milk chocolate, toffee, barley, oats, wheat, very rich, smells very sweet and sugary, like a fresh chocolate bar.

T: Very complex and enriched flavor, coffee, chocolate, barley, oats, wheat, toffee, its pretty sweet and balanced, its kind of smoky and woody as well, has a strong hop presence as well as alcohol at the finish, gives heat to it.

M: Has lower levels of carbonation, a plus for me, it has a really balanced mouth feel, its rich, balanced, creamy, fulfilling, has a stronger aftertaste from the hops and booze, but it complements the sweetness and smoky flavors.

O: Yeah, It's really good, as the hype would make you expect, It is good, its very well balanced, has a great aroma to it, taste is good, I was sort of expecting better, don't get me wrong it it is very good, but it didn't blow me away, as has happened with other high class beers, but it is really good, it has low carbonation, its smooth, rich, thick, good volume to it, its pretty expensive, $10 for a 4 pack, but I'd say its worth it, great depth to it, almost as rewarding as a good meal but in a bottle, of course, I recommend everyone to try this, Pure Michigan.

12-01-2012 04:15:52 | More by Mavigo
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d3rb

Virginia

1/5  rDev -77.9%

12-01-2012 03:24:03 | More by d3rb
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BuddytheElf

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-01-2012 02:00:52 | More by BuddytheElf
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.98/5  rDev +10.2%

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, pours an opaque near black with a short dark tan head that quickly dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: delicious smells of coffee and chocolate, raisins, prunes, dark stone fruits

T: bitterness of coffee and dark chocolate up front, sweet malty middle with a good oatmeal presence, dries on finish with a noticeable hop flavor

M: full bodied with low carbonation, alcohol hidden, has an viscous quality with legs like a good wine

O: an amazingly complex beer that is extremely well crafted

12-01-2012 01:38:37 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Bighorn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -28.1%

11-30-2012 22:46:50 | More by Bighorn
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AlexandAbi

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-30-2012 21:09:31 | More by AlexandAbi
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jdickson34


5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-30-2012 17:33:34 | More by jdickson34
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DrLaFollette

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-30-2012 14:58:52 | More by DrLaFollette
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wbumgarner


5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-30-2012 02:55:15 | More by wbumgarner
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DCav


4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-30-2012 02:47:28 | More by DCav
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DrIPA

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-30-2012 02:19:05 | More by DrIPA
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flip7

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-30-2012 01:23:48 | More by flip7
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,575 ratings.