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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

11,619 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,619
Reviews: 3,212
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,128
Gots: 2,514 | FT: 156
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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stpaulsipper07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-27-2012 04:55:25 | More by stpaulsipper07
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LukeONeill


4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-27-2012 04:44:15 | More by LukeONeill
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Simo5301

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-27-2012 03:47:17 | More by Simo5301
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-27-2012 03:05:59 | More by stoutlover1978
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MJLatimer

Maine

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-27-2012 01:51:28 | More by MJLatimer
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-27-2012 01:29:40 | More by kylemckinnis
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kola

Virginia

4.98/5  rDev +10.2%

A - Opaque black, with a short coffee colored head that persists as a thick film.

S - Dark coffee and heavily roasted malts and coffee.

T - The coffee is immediately apparent, followed by the bitterness of very dark roasted malts and dark bakers chocolate. Very full and complex, the oats give a nice mellow contrast to the chocolate and coffee flavors. The chocolate becomes more pronounced as it warms.

M - Full bodied smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with just enough carbonation to excite the tongue. Flavors persist in the mouth for quite a long time.

O - This is an outstanding stout, without unnecessary hopiness. The bitters are offset perfectly with the full warmth of the oats. The coffee and chocolate flavors co-mingle nicely without becoming a cloying mocha. This is the champion of breakfast stouts.

02-26-2012 21:28:25 | More by kola
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cccupps3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-26-2012 20:27:11 | More by cccupps3
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

02-26-2012 18:36:41 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Petrofessor

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-26-2012 17:22:35 | More by Petrofessor
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mikeywtc

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-26-2012 16:42:51 | More by mikeywtc
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djcira

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-26-2012 12:23:59 | More by djcira
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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%

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.

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

New York

4.33/5  rDev -4.2%

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

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%

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.

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
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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