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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,164 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,164
Reviews: 3,190
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1,036
Gots: 2,323 | 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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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-02-2012 01:37:30 | More by Peyton5410
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jlove5

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-01-2012 16:08:30 | More by jlove5
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McBraniel

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-01-2012 15:21:23 | More by McBraniel
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GardenWaters

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/26/11. Experienced on 1/31/12. Poured semi-aggressively into Samuel Adams pint glass.

A: Poured motor oil black with some weight behind it. Produced a dense, acorn-colored head at about 1cm in thickness. Laces the glass with a delicate white sheet of foam.

S: This one threw me off a little. Was expecting a big blast of chocolate and coffee to assualt my olfactory nerve, but instead got a very subtle aroma of burnt toast and yeast.

T: Dark, bitter chocolate upfront, followed by earthy, piney hops in the middle, and finishes with the sharpness of a deep, dark espresso. Slight heat warms the belly with each sip.

M: Smooth and velvety. Perfect carbonation allows this brew to feel lighter than it actually is while maintaining it's viscosity.

O: IMO, this brew is very one-dimensional and lacks complexity. I'm not disappointed with this brew by any means, it just didn't meet my expectations. However, if your looking for a stout that drinks like a fine espresso, this is definitely it. I could see myself having a few of these for breakfast in place of my morning coffee. Actually....

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 08:36:07 | More by GardenWaters
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-01-2012 05:45:46 | More by Zachtheporter
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Microbrewtaster

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-01-2012 04:02:09 | More by Microbrewtaster
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madman45

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-01-2012 01:20:51 | More by madman45
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jp110099

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-01-2012 00:08:47 | More by jp110099
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thatdavegy

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

01-31-2012 23:54:25 | More by thatdavegy
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Madjr

Missouri

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-31-2012 20:40:28 | More by Madjr
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herrorara

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -33.6%

01-31-2012 20:18:34 | More by herrorara
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andersen8185

North Carolina

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

This is definitely one of my favorite beers and is worth the wait every year! It pours black with about one finger or dark tan head. The lacing is wonderful.

The aroma is strong strong coffee with a little touch of chocolate sweetness.

The mouth feel is nice. It is medium bodied with very low carbonation. I always expect a much more full body from the aromas.

Taste is where this beer could improve just a little. Just like the aroma, you get a lot of coffee! The oatmeal gives it a very pleasant smoothness that almost completely hides the alcohol. I really got no chocolate on my palate though. It has a nice bitterness to it, but I would attribute that more to coffee bitterness than chocolate.

Overall, this is one of my favorite seasonal stouts. If this were a year round brew, I would always have a stash!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 17:35:16 | More by andersen8185
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DrWalterWhite

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-31-2012 05:53:51 | More by DrWalterWhite
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chalkfullof

California

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-31-2012 05:44:20 | More by chalkfullof
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kpattonunc

California

4/5  rDev -11.5%

01-31-2012 05:28:42 | More by kpattonunc
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-31-2012 04:46:13 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Klif

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

01-31-2012 02:59:10 | More by Klif
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-30-2012 22:45:26 | More by ystazi
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-30-2012 21:34:43 | More by HumanParaquat
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TobinMitnick

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-30-2012 21:10:06 | More by TobinMitnick
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ROWDYMELT

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-30-2012 20:28:32 | More by ROWDYMELT
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time4abeer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-30-2012 17:34:10 | More by time4abeer
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LoveStout

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-30-2012 16:08:50 | More by LoveStout
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MarkFy

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-30-2012 15:17:33 | More by MarkFy
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-30-2012 13:25:35 | More by FalconA
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,164 ratings.