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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,749 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,749
Reviews: 3,217
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,162
Gots: 2,552 | 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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

ErickWright, Nov 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of HoppyPeteSkolnik31
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At PJ's in Bethlehem

A: Looks black with a thin almost brown head. Develops a decent lacing on the glass.

S: Can I say coffee enough to described this roasty, toasty masterpiece? The smell is coffee, chocolate, and just generally roasted. Ever since I've had this beer, I think of it everytime I smell strong, dark coffee.

T: Let's talk about coffee again. The taste is deliciously coffee, with a touch of that chocolate and that roast. Not too complex because it doesn't have to be. It's a double coffee chocolate imperial stout and it damn well taste like it. Also, the alcohol is pretty well masked considering its over 8%.

M: Rather full mouthfeel, with mild carbonation.

O: This coffee stout has easily become one of my favorites. It sticks to its name and doesn't look back. If you can find this on tap definitely try it, especially for breakfast. Coffee and chocolate in a delicious roasty imperial stout can get you through the day.

HoppyPeteSkolnik31, Nov 27, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Snifter Glass

Appearance - Pitch Black with a Brownish half finger head that look almost....Red. The head itself disappears rather quickly.

Smell - Chocolate, Oatmeal, Burnt Malts, Coffee, Hops and a slight Yeasty scent. Very rich and robust scent that I could smell all day...but where's the fun in that?

Taste - Dark Chocolate, Oatmeal, Cocoa, Coffee, and Burnt Malts. The Oatmeal and Chocolate blend together very well along with the other flavors, which are all very rich.

Mouthfeel - It's heavier feel to it without feeling thick and the carbonation is rather mild, not really creamy like I was expecting though. Still, it's a very easy beer to drink.

Overall - In terms of flavor, it's amazing. The fantastic flavor makes it very easy to recommend thanks to it's easy drinkability and excellent flavor!

NuclearDolphin, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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avalonct, Nov 27, 2012
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WRW1978, Nov 26, 2012
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4.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a Gordon Biersch 0.41l glass.

Appearance- Pitch black with some sediment floating around. One fingered fluffy caramel head. Nice Lacing.

Smell- Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, tinge of alcohol.

Taste- Coffee first, then bitter chocolate at the end. Coffee lingers on the palate. Slight hoppy presence. No alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Incredible. Coats the mouth very nicely. Perfect carbonation.

Overall- It's easy to see why this beer is rated so highly. It really is a perfect stout.

Seanniek91, Nov 26, 2012
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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