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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,585 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,585
Reviews: 3,210
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,124
Gots: 2,493 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -17%

10-16-2012 19:15:27 | More by jaybags
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-16-2012 17:17:59 | More by mcmeekin91
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-16-2012 07:00:06 | More by bzach
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3.65/5  rDev -19.2%

On tap at D's.

Thick black, with light tan head, not a ton of retention, but decent splotchy lacing.

Smells of bitter dark chocolate and espresso.

Surprisingly, a lighter mouthfeel. Nicely carbonated to liven up the bitter chocolate and coffee notes. Barely a hint of alcohol on the finish. A good coffee/chocolate stout, but the style doesn't necessarily afford for tons of complexity, in my opinion. Good, but not my cup of tea -- er, coffee. I was slightly disappointed by the mouthfeel, in particular.

10-16-2012 04:11:13 | More by troysoy2
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-16-2012 03:20:35 | More by gonemicrophishing
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4.23/5  rDev -6.4%

2011 bottle (side by side tasting with 2012 kbs)

Appearance - Everything an imperial stout should be: pitch black, 1 finger tan head (which dissipates very fast, and opaque. Some alcohol lacing, but not a lot.

Aroma - Chocolate and coffee up front. Pretty much dominates the beer. Roasted malts make their presence known, but dark chocolate and coffee take over. there is almost a slight vanilla aroma as well

Taste - coffee nips this one in the bud. starts off with the coffee flavor and quickly turns into dark chocolate; just like the aroma. roasted malts lend a hand in the overall balance of the beer, which has the slightest of hops present. No alcohol present at all

Mouthfeel - right on point. creamy as can be, little carbonation, heavy on he palate. really completes the beer. the oats call for a creamy imperial stout

Overall - solid imperial stout. for being a chocolate, coffee, oatmeal beer, this really brings all of those to the table. the oats with the creaminess, the coffee up front, and he dark chocolate that rounds out the beer. such a solid beer and cant be beat for a winter seasonal

10-16-2012 02:40:21 | More by ABisonEgo
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-16-2012 02:27:01 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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4.8/5  rDev +6.2%

Served in a mug.

The best Stout I've had and my go to!

A - Deep black

S - To be honest in my mug I don't get the breathing I'd prefer but definitely smell the oatmeal & coffee notes, not as much of the chocolate in the smell.

T - Taste very smooth with characters of vanilla, coffee, chocolate a great balance

M - Very smooth and slippery w/ some carbonation lingering on the tongue

O - As I said, the best Stout I've had to date, can't wait to try the KBS & CBS

10-16-2012 01:45:20 | More by NarrowG8
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-15-2012 21:19:42 | More by kduf
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2012 19:25:07 | More by CoryJHarber
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2012 19:22:47 | More by bbadger
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4.28/5  rDev -5.3%

2012 Batch... Picked up a few four zingers from total wine... This is one of my favorite seasonal releases, looking forward to making a dent in there 2012 batch.

A- Dark, Brown Thick... kaki/tan thin layer head that dissipates quickly.

S- Coffee, Espresso, Deep dark chocolate notes. hints of oatmeal and syrup sweetness in the far background.

T- Exactly what i remember. Deep coffee and espresso w/ dark chocolate notes infused. mighty fine stout. Deep intense flavor, no alc bite to speak of.

M -Smooth medium/heavy bodied. moderate carbonation... Carpet of refreshing silk on the tongue. outstanding

O- An outstanding stout, Founders definitely puts some excellent beers out... As the name implies I absolutely could drink this for breakfast, but im afraid coffee will need to suffice. The thing that i love with this beer is the mouth feel and deep intense flavor that works hand in hand.

Also compared this side by side to a bottle from last years batch that I aged a year over... Bitterness slightly dropped and sweetness shined through. An outstanding beer to cellar, will def be doing that exercise again.

10-15-2012 18:59:58 | More by toodles808
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2012 18:44:07 | More by bobarc
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-15-2012 15:39:45 | More by luisfrancisco
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2012 14:22:12 | More by JC88
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-15-2012 13:45:57 | More by Twifiter
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-15-2012 08:24:17 | More by Beeradelphia
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4.2/5  rDev -7.1%


Appearance-Hints of dark brown under a creamy, tan head

Smell-This beer has a lot going on, but the oatmeal bite and the chocolate notes are what hit me first

Taste-Excellent. Flavors play off of one another nicely. With the oatmeal, coffee, and chocolate hints its actually not overly sweet. Very nice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel-Not very carbonated, but not as thick as I like my stouts.

Overall-One of my very favorite beers for its complex nature, but also very tasty profile.

10-15-2012 03:22:21 | More by PolishSensation
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4.7/5  rDev +4%

A - Pours pitch black with a small light brown head, though appears light in carbonation.

S - Smells of fresh ground coffee with hints of chocolate.

T - Very coffee forward and maintains strong coffee notes throughout. The coffee tastes gives way to a creamy chocolate-y oatmeal taste, with some hints of toffee on the tongue.

M - More of a tingle in the mouth than I anticipated based on the appearance. Heavy but smooth and slightly creamy on the tongue.

O - One of my favorite stouts so far. I've enjoyed everything that I've had from Founders, and this has been the best so far. I haven't had the KBS or the CBS yet, so I can't compare them to this but the regular Breakfast Stout should certainly not be missed. I enjoyed this beverage from my Teku glass.

10-15-2012 03:13:45 | More by FlyAwayPhil
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-15-2012 02:28:46 | More by grumpygerman
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2012 01:25:50 | More by smalenberg
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New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2012 01:24:15 | More by Dirtinabottle
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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on date is illegible on the bottle, but I bought this a week ago.

A- Pours pitch black as one would expect, a half finger of a frothy khaki colored head quickly fades.

S- This beer smells awesome. Tons of coffee on the aroma. I also get hints of chocolate and espresso.

T- Starts off smooth and sweet. Like the smell, huge coffee notes on the taste as well. Chocolate and toffee are notable in the taste as well.

M- Medium bodied but chewy, nicely carbonated, tastes like an iced coffee at times. Alcohol is hidden.

Great beer, one of the most coffee forward beers I've ever had.

10-15-2012 01:01:49 | More by vic21234
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4.53/5  rDev +0.2%

Rich, very dark, and exceptionally tasty! Has a sweet taste like eating a large stack of oatmeal pancakes covered in chocolate molasses! No bitterness, but yet a chocolately coffee like flavor! Great from the bottle but I'm sure it's better from the tap! I think it's under rated at number thirty!

10-14-2012 23:45:01 | More by Bubba569
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2012 23:23:26 | More by DukeX13
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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