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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,679 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,679
Reviews: 3,436
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,379
Gots: 3,812 | FT: 199
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:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.
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Photo of leokbelo
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A deep ebony, blackest of all blackness poured into a snifter with a 2 inch mocha head that slowly fades.
Semi-sweet dark chocolate on the nose, with coffee ground and a bit of hop spiciness.
Extremely chewable mouthfeel, smooth and delicious with the oatmeal more present, but still trumped by the chocolate and coffee. Some vanilla comes around, overall an amazing mouthfeel.
Hop bitterness is present but does not step on the whole balanced brew!
Extremely enjoyable Imperial Stout! Amazing beer!
Cannot recommend it enough!

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of YieldToNothing
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip
pours a chocolate brown with a head of about 1/4 inch that dissipated very quickly.
smell is of bittersweet chocolate, very pleasant.
creamy mouthfeel, with a little bitterness upfront. a taste of dark chocolate settle in at the end. i dig it.
not much of a stout guy but this is one of the better ones i've had. definitely worth a try.

founders delivers again

Photo of AndyP612
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of gcamparone
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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3.75/5  rDev -17%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,679 ratings.