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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,148 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,148
Reviews: 3,190
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1,035
Gots: 2,314 | 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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TallNerdGuy


4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-26-2012 05:45:02 | More by TallNerdGuy
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours as near black as is possible. Small, espresso-colored, creamy head lasts a lot longer than I every expected though as just a thick film. Decent lacing though not extensive.
Smell is toasted malt, dark chocolate, wet cardboard, hints of molasses and coffee.
Taste is richer with the aforementioned toasted, almost burnt, malts, coffee, bittersweet chocolate with a hint of spice.
Fairly rich and smooth with a slightly drying, astringent-y finish. Warming from tongue to stomach. And it only gets better as it warms. Full-bodied with a crisp, tight effervescence.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 04:03:18 | More by PorterLambic
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wafers

New York

4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass

A: Jet black coloring, coffee brown foam that clings to the glass, opaque, no light penetration
S: Notes of fresh coffee, some nutty malts
T: Bold, again very coffee-like up front, taste transforms into a deep dark chocolate towards the middle, some roasted bitterness at the end
M: Thick, syrupy, taste lingers in the mouth for some time
O: Awesome, definitely a sipper to just relax with and enjoy slowly, very rich and creamy, would definitely seek out again when in the mood for a stout

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 02:40:47 | More by wafers
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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-25-2012 23:46:14 | More by Lynn
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-25-2012 19:40:27 | More by steamboatbrewer
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SHCC

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

02-25-2012 18:21:33 | More by SHCC
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MaxAdvo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-25-2012 17:38:35 | More by MaxAdvo
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stoppertb18

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-25-2012 17:16:11 | More by stoppertb18
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FlyingYeti

Alabama

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-25-2012 07:35:41 | More by FlyingYeti
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dianaelaine

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-25-2012 07:25:38 | More by dianaelaine
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bdbd

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-25-2012 07:16:01 | More by bdbd
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dwesh

Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours an opaque black out of the bottle. Smallish tan colored head which doesn't hang around for long.

Aroma: Initial impression is strongly coffee with subtle hints of chocolate apparent. The chocolate notes become more pronounced as this one warms.

Taste: Complex. Following the smell, coffee is the first flavor noticed on the tongue. This is followed up with hints of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. The oats provide a nice counterpoint to the coffee/chocolate flavors. All wrapped up by a pleasant overall bitterness. The flavors really become more pronounced as the beer has a chance to warm.

Mouth feel: Smooth. Creamy. Decadence in a bottle.

Overall: This is the best stout I have come across so far. It is one of the most satisfying beers I have had the privilege to try in a long time. I wish this was available year round. Do yourself a favor, try this beer if at all possible.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 05:56:53 | More by dwesh
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GripitandSipit

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

02-25-2012 01:41:22 | More by GripitandSipit
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-25-2012 01:31:59 | More by DelicateDelirium
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MCDuhamel

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle at cellar temp into a tulip. A fairly small, tan head collapses to an espresso-like crema on top of a completely black, opaque liquid. The somewhat restrained nose is of roasted cocoa. Flavors explode on the tongue: coffee, cocoa, and roasted grain, supported by a nice bitterness that does not distract from the smooth chocolate notes. The finish is simultaneously dry and sweet. There is no cloying character; the mouthfeel, while full, does not coat. This is an absolutely outstanding stout, and very little could be done to improve it.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 01:05:24 | More by MCDuhamel
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brooklynbrews

Uzbekistan

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-24-2012 18:35:43 | More by brooklynbrews
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-22-2012 03:48:05 | More by jsilva
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elshaggy

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-22-2012 02:15:27 | More by elshaggy
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mz3frs

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-22-2012 00:45:54 | More by mz3frs
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tweenDhedges

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-22-2012 00:30:57 | More by tweenDhedges
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brewinglawyer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-21-2012 22:51:51 | More by brewinglawyer
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GarrettB714

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-21-2012 21:25:22 | More by GarrettB714
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ajschutz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-21-2012 17:58:21 | More by ajschutz
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-21-2012 04:54:23 | More by dsuedbeck
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chasesitten

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-21-2012 03:59:57 | More by chasesitten
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,148 ratings.