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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,718 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,718
Reviews: 3,216
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,153
Gots: 2,537 | FT: 154
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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polishkaz, Mar 30, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -8.2%

33 cl bottel poured into my lost abbey stemware gkass

A - Dark brown - black, thin 1/2 finger light brown head, light spotty lacing.

S - Wonderful waves of coffee beans, cocoa, light hops, oatmeal and vanilla.

T - Tons of coffee beans, dark chocolate, bitter hops & roasty malts compete for the middle, with a noticeable amount of alcohol, sweet vanilla and oat finishes it out perfectly.

M - Full bodied, heavy, chewy from the oats.

O - such an amazing work of art! Delicious!

beerpirates, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

mbs11, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

AlCzerik, Mar 29, 2012
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4.95/5  rDev +9.5%

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep black/brown, minimal mocha head, ample lacing.

S: Smells of coffee, oats and roasted malts and caramel.

T: The taste follows the nose, it is loaded up with caramel, chocolate and a deep bitter dark roast coffee. Lots of oatmeal in the mix. There are subtle hints of dark fruit as well as toffee.

M: Thick, very full bodied, lingering tastes of dark chocolate oatmeal and bitter caramel.

O: This beer is a delight, it says breakfast stout, but it should say dessert stout. so good!

minnesotaryan, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

msgraceffa, Mar 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

JeffTheJuice, Mar 28, 2012
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4.85/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured into a snifter. Bottled 11/11/11.

I've had this beer many many times, but am only just now sitting down to review it.

Appearance: Pitch black pour, with a syrupy thick look, the head pushes downward into the beer, and is thick, slow to settle, and a dark brown. A fine layer of head is retained throughout, and an all around beautiful beer.

Smell: Rich coffee, hint of chocolate, and a robust smokiness make up a nose that you must smell for yourself to get the full effect. Words can't do it justice.

Taste: Big coffee flavors up front, followed by a nice chocolate, and some cocoa/coffee grounds combined in the finish. As the beer warms, the chocolate begins to pull through more, and all the while I'm thinking "why didn't I have this for breakfast this morning?"

Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth, very thick, rich, luscious mouthfeel. Truly a regal feel to the beer that is absolutely outstanding.

Overall: A superb beer that is worth going out of your way for. Probably my favorite seasonal release of all time. An excellent beer that will not disappoint. Although the Canadian Breakfast Stout is exceptional as well (and much more hyped up), if I had to choose between FBS and CBS to drink everyday for the rest of my life, I'd choose the traditional breakfast stout. This is a fantastic beer, my friends!

pBRale, Mar 28, 2012
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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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