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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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13,315 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,315
Reviews: 3,348
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,305
Gots: 3,440 | FT: 195
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 ChrisPratz
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very dark, espresso black coloring to about an inch of milk chocolate colored head. This dissipates slowly to a very nice veil of head that lingers for awhile but doesn't cling much on the way down.

S: Some coffee notes and dark chocolate aromas up front, make way to a nice roasted malt air with hints of lighter milk chocolate as well. Very very nice.

T: Roasted malt and smokyness up front, leads to a mild espresso flavor with alot of dark chocolate mixed in. Theres also some hops bitterness midway thru the palette but its barely noticeable. No burn or alcohol bite at all.

M: Very nice carbonation level for the style, def an oatmeal stout with a nice chewy/creaminess ud expect.

O: Very nice stout right here. Nice roasted malts and chocolate flavorings all the way thru and even with an 8% ABV, its not noticeable. Very well down Founders!

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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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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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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 11/19/11
Mild carbonation after a year age in the cellar. Poured very dark very rich, thick. Really nice looking.
Smells like coffee with creamer with some nice cocoa.
Taste is just outstanding slight bitterness but a fresh coffee taste. I think that the bitterness is coming from the bittersweet cocoa tones i got in the smell. No alcohol burn at all.
Mouthfeel is just right, perfect richness. Creamy you can feel that this beer is loaded with flavor.
All in all, so worth the wait. Really seemed to bring alot of qualities out. I would age this one again for just a year.

Photo of Torch20
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of nUgZ
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap at the Mellow Mushroom.

A: Pours a very dark brown color with a 1 finger head and very nice lacing.

S: There are aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Smells tasty!

T: The taste is very much like the smell. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and some hops come through as well.

M: Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Easier to drink than some Imperial Stouts.

O: I really like this offering from Founders. It is a very tasty, easy to drink, non-barrel aged stout. If it was a little thicker it would be almost perfect.

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3/5  rDev -33.6%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

This beer is amazing, I'm floored each time I take a sip. Black as oil, smells like a fresh pot of coffee and has the taste to back up the nose. Thick, velvety body. Smooth and roasty. Tremendous beer! Best stout I've ever had.

Photo of barnzy78
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, pours black with a foamy, light brown head that holds good retention & leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass. Aromas are creamed coffee, roasted barley, rich chocolate, oat. Tastes are similar to the aromas with coffee dominating, and some chocolate, roasted barley, oatmeal, and a sharp, piny hop finish. Alcohol is well concealed. Mouth-feel is smooth & creamy, medium-full body, lower carbonation. Always a favorite of mine.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of TheSSG
3.8/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dense, tan head that dissipates quickly. Toasted malt surrounding coffee in the nose, with a touch of smoke, actually. Burnt umber so dark, it's black. Starts off with biting acidity, a slight sweetness, and floral hops. Moves up in acidity, peaking with hop bitterness that is a little piney, right as there is a warming booziness, but then the toasted malt comes in full force for the finish. Savory, almost smoked malt and coffee lingers in the mouth.

I'm not huge on the acidity in the front, but the finish is sublime (thus splitting my taste score; 5 for finish, 3 for the onset).
Not my favorite coffee bier (others restrain the acidity much better), and not my favorite stout, but this is still a very solid choice.

Photo of MarkHedstrom
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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