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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,857 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,857
Reviews: 3,226
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,169
Gots: 2,608 | FT: 160
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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Photo of JohnQVD
4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours an opaque dark brown, almost black with a thin bubbly light brown head that quickly thins out to a thin layer of bubbles, eventually leaving only the odd streaks of foam on the glass. Smell is sweet coffee, roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is chocolately and roasty with some bitterness and just a touch of sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, like chocolate pudding, with just a hint of carbonation. Dry finish with a lingering coffee-like bitter aftertaste.

Overall, this is an amazing beer. The first beers I enjoyed were stouts and it's long been my favorite style. This is the best regular drinker I've had. As great as many Russian Imperial Stouts are, they're not something I'm going to drink on a regular basis. Others may be more complex, or with more alcohol, or have something else that makes them a little better, but Founders Breakfast Stout has a great balance. It's light enough and balanced enough to be an everyday beer and great enough to be a special occasion beer.

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

StevieDavie, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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wallestad, May 28, 2012
Photo of brewskifan55
4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Cliff!

A: Black with brown highlights. Not much head. Little lacing.

S: Chocolate,coffee and malts. Smells like breakfast!

T: Expresso settles in, followed by chocolate and anise. Hearty,robust.

M: Medium with low carbonation.

O: Smooth, solid. Dark and lovely. The perfect holiday brunch warmup.

brewskifan55, May 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

resistdefy, May 26, 2012
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,857 ratings.