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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,316 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,316
Reviews: 3,348
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,305
Gots: 3,443 | FT: 196
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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4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Vigorously poured into a tulip.

A- Breakfast. what'd you do with them? They built for speed or are they built for comfort?

S- Big in coffee and chocolate. Breakfast.

T- BIG - The the swirl to the sip, I don't know where to start. Honestly, This is a huge coffee stout. SO big. Literally, the best part of waking up...

M- Medium full. a little light in response.

O- Oh. It's breakfast. God is Great, God is Good... Cheers.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Second review after drinking a better tasting bottle (my first review was based on a bottle that was "off", either old or spoiled)

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A- Pours a jet black, oily body with a light-chocolate colored head that reduces slowly to chunks of foam and leaves some lacing. Absolutely beautiful.

S- Fresh ground coffee, dark fruits, dark chocolate, roasted malt, burnt toast. Smells amazing.

T- Starts off with a freshly brewed coffee flavor that lingers on the tongue and progresses into BIG semisweet chocolate and roasted malt notes. Finish is deep roasted malt and cocoa powder. Absolutely delicious.

M- Thick, creamy, low carbonation, silky.

I'm glad I re-reviewed this beer and gave it the justice it deserves. Every flavor is perfectly balanced, the chocolate compliments the coffee and the heavily roasted malt. For such a thick beer, it's super smooth, creamy, and drinkable. Like a chocolate beer milkshake that actually tastes good (there are others that try to do this but fail). Must try. Pick up a 4 pack.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost black with minimal head and a fair amount of carbonation. Prominent coffee in the nose with toasted malt and chocolate not far behind. Taste is predominantly coffee with powdery bittersweet dark chocolate. Some grain and oatmeal accents and a touch of hops. Creamy and chewy feel. A good, fairly accessible coffee bomb.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,316 ratings.