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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,284 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,284
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,057
Gots: 2,370 | 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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Shelmay


4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-06-2012 00:29:14 | More by Shelmay
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jmaharaj

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, deep brown, just a hint before its too dark to tell. Thin cappuccino head settles quickly to a thin ring. The beer has a thick sweet chocolate smell tempered by bitter coffee. Light earthy and sursprisingly slightly citrusy hop flavors stay in the background. A bready malt base seems to thicken the aroma of this beer, making it feel viscous in the nostrils. Tastes delicious. starts out a little chocolately sweet drops quickly into bitter astringent coffee and slowly gos back to sweet, this time with toffee notes. The finish is strong, bitter and dry. not as thick as i would have expected, but i expected it to be too thick so this is perfect. weighty enough to carry the beer accross the tongue and more. This beer is long complex and delicious. the alcohol is midly warming but doesnt interfere with this beers drinkability. If i had anything negative to say its trhat i probably couldnt do too many of these in a sitting as it could get a little sappy. But the fact that i see that as a genuine problem tells me how much i love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 00:20:55 | More by jmaharaj
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Beer_Runner


4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 08/01/12 (aged about three months before opening).

A: A slow pour into a standard pint glass produces about one finger of dark mocha colored head that is dense and a little clumpy. The heads dissipates slowly and managed to last about half the session. The brew is a very dark brown to almost black and is absolutely opaque.

S: The aroma is a blend of dark roasted barley, coffee, unsweetened chocolate, and roasted grains combined with bready yeast.

T: The taste has a good shot of charred barley along with toasted grain and chocolate that is all complimented by a malty sweetness.

M: The body is medium-heavy and there is only a small amount of carbonation, which is just right for this beer.

O: This is a different and very cool variation on the stout style. The charred flavor is prominent but not overwhelming. It is a very complex beer with flavors of oatmeal, coffee, and bready yeast combining with the char; and then there is a malty sweetness that underlines everything, balances the different flavors and holds them all together. For beer drinker who appreciate coffee stouts, oatmeal stouts, and chocolate stouts, this beer manages to combine the best aspects of these styles into one very pleasing beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 23:39:30 | More by Beer_Runner
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keeganfrank

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This might be the best-looking beer I've ever seen. It's a pitch-black stout with a soft, foamy head the color of milk chocolate. The aroma, where to begin...chocolate, fruit, molasses, oatmeal. Founders put breakfast in a beer the way Willy Wonka put dinner in chewing gum. I taste sweet coffee, chocolate chip pancakes with syrup and oatmeal with berries. What a sensational brew!

Serving type: growler

11-05-2012 21:49:33 | More by keeganfrank
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-05-2012 17:42:52 | More by goblue3509
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-05-2012 17:42:34 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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bshotbox

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was more than impressed with this beer, very dark or black in color and what seemed to be a perfect balance of malts making this one heavy on my palate without being overly thick or mouth coating. the aromas of chocolate was just what I was looking forward to when we cracked this open over our bacon and eggs breakfast!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 14:14:50 | More by bshotbox
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prisoner1572

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17%

11-05-2012 03:27:25 | More by prisoner1572
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alex021224

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-05-2012 00:43:26 | More by alex021224
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-05-2012 00:41:41 | More by Giantspace
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-04-2012 23:10:54 | More by Larrydoherty
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cmoody91

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-04-2012 22:25:41 | More by cmoody91
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danipp

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-04-2012 22:12:37 | More by danipp
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JxExM

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-04-2012 21:50:58 | More by JxExM
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freshtojeff

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-04-2012 20:53:03 | More by freshtojeff
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Cosmicbleue


5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-04-2012 14:08:41 | More by Cosmicbleue
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Dana718

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-04-2012 04:58:31 | More by Dana718
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-04-2012 03:22:00 | More by JayKay412
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ripperltj

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-04-2012 03:17:21 | More by ripperltj
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wd40

New York

4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is such a tasty beer that I can't believe it's relatively easy to get! Pour is a very dark brown with no transparency. The smell is of coffee with some chocolate in the background. The taste is a complex interplay of coffee, chocolate, and caramel without being too sweet or too bitter. It is smooth and easy to drink and yet it has a lot going on. I love this beer. It is one of my new favorites.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 03:03:28 | More by wd40
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Coopersbeer

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-04-2012 01:22:11 | More by Coopersbeer
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Ozzy2004Ironman

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-04-2012 00:26:42 | More by Ozzy2004Ironman
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whendeathsleeps

Indiana

4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours black as night, no light shows through, one finger cinnamon colored head, nice lacing throughout.

S- Premium coffee, dark chocolate, a little alcohol.

T- Like the best coffee you have ever had, a little bitter chocolate, ever so slightly sweet enough to balance the bitter a little.

M- Medium body, but creamy. Perfect.

O- Best stout I think I have had, excellent. Well deserving of it's score. Sad I only have one bottle, will definitely remedy that very soon.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 22:13:37 | More by whendeathsleeps
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woodsman196


3.75/5  rDev -17%

11-03-2012 21:28:47 | More by woodsman196
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ddavison

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-03-2012 20:54:35 | More by ddavison
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,284 ratings.