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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,267 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,267
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,054
Gots: 2,361 | FT: 156
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: 11,267 | Reviews: 3,193 | Display Reviews Only:
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Kraeusen

Maine

4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the best stout bar none that I ever had the pleasure to taste. This beer is truely world class in every way. It is in my opinion one of my top 5 beers of all time regardless of style. I agree with other reviews that this beer has a uniquely destinct coffee smell that is very pleasant and that I almost feel like I am drinking an awesome mocha coffee except it's a beer and its cold!

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2012 01:38:11 | More by Kraeusen
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IL_PLAY_RAGS

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-23-2012 01:01:28 | More by IL_PLAY_RAGS
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-22-2012 22:27:09 | More by MrRockstar
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mpetersen

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-22-2012 21:47:02 | More by mpetersen
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ltltony

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-22-2012 16:43:28 | More by ltltony
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Buick222

California

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-22-2012 15:51:59 | More by Buick222
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hkyplyr73

New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-22-2012 13:38:04 | More by hkyplyr73
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-22-2012 03:27:17 | More by HeyJim
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augustg

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-22-2012 03:12:17 | More by augustg
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ngeunit1

California

4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts and roasted coffee with some vanilla, black licorice, a touch of milk sweetness and a hint of booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts with some black licorice, vanilla, and a touch of molasses. Through the middle, roasted coffee comes through with a bit of earthy hop flavor and a hint of lactose. The finish is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts, coffee, molasses, vanilla, oatmeal, and a hint of booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, roasted, and lightly bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Great coffee flavor and great overall balance.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 03:08:22 | More by ngeunit1
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-22-2012 02:57:32 | More by smcnulty1981
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mfavoino

Washington

4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Black with deep brown on the edges when up against light. No head at all.

Smell: Huge coffee notes, roasted malts, dark chocolate.

Taste: Sweet chocolate, then a bold coffee flavor takes over. Rich and delicious. Dark roasted highlight the finish along with a lingering dry coffee flavor. 4.5

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, remarkably smooth and soft, hint of alcohol, and dry as it finishes.

Overall: Rich, not too boozy, and big coffee notes make this an awesome stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 02:05:48 | More by mfavoino
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darkwise

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-22-2012 01:21:04 | More by darkwise
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Sunn

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-21-2012 22:22:42 | More by Sunn
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vegasmac99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-21-2012 22:07:43 | More by vegasmac99
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felixljr

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-21-2012 21:39:00 | More by felixljr
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psuscott1

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-21-2012 21:14:18 | More by psuscott1
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-21-2012 21:13:01 | More by mattparsons
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lenderpants

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-21-2012 21:08:19 | More by lenderpants
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bigedct

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-21-2012 20:51:49 | More by bigedct
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tswarner

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-21-2012 20:29:26 | More by tswarner
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ryan79

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-21-2012 20:05:47 | More by ryan79
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yesyouam

New York

4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Founders Breakfast Stout is an incredibly black beer topped with a thick, light brown foam that has wonderful retention. Coffee and chocolate fill out a pretty heavy aroma. It smells very fresh, with hints of stone and wood. Vanilla seems like a main player here. It smells a little sweet and somehow warm. It's full, soft and smooth on the tongue. The finish is dry and leaves the mouth a little dusty. This has an abundant, roasted flavor. Dark roast coffee and dark chocolate seem to be responsible for most of the taste. It's not sweet or dry. There's a resiny bitterness that persists after the swallow as baking chocolate. I've heard a lot of hype about this beer and I see that it's deserved. This is a pretty legendary beer. Thanks to Mitch for getting me this bottle for my thousandth beer review.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 18:33:23 | More by yesyouam
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jwgkicks

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-21-2012 17:08:45 | More by jwgkicks
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frosted33

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-21-2012 15:09:50 | More by frosted33
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,267 ratings.