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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,733 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,733
Reviews: 3,217
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,159
Gots: 2,540 | 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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

AndrewRoecker, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

sludgegnome, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle dated 9/13/11 poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L - Black with a 2-finger thick, creamy, brown head. Nice retention and great lacing. Looks awesome.

S - Very roasty with coffee, espresso, chocolate, and oats. Smells terrific and can't wait to taste it.

T - Starts chocolately sweet, then goes on to rich chocolate, toasted oats, and coffee, followed by a bitter coffee/espresso finish. A little booze noticeable.

F - Medium-to-full bodied, slightly more carbonation than expected, very nice creamy, mouth-coating feel. The bitter coffee taste hangs around in my mouth and the back of my throat for a while. There is definitely a warming sensation from the booze.

O - This is so delicious and they aren't kidding when they call it "breakfast" stout. This tastes like the most delicious coffee I've ever had and I wish I could have it for breakfast every day. Maybe a little boozier than I would like, but hey it's 8% and it's delicious. I can't complain. I will definitely look for this again.

BlackBelt5112203, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

DrGonzoDDS, Mar 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

SuyoonShin, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

elect1960, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of MrVonzipper
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pitch black with a 1cm bubbly mocha head with low retention. Spotty lacing. 

Nose immediately starts off with bright roasted coffee beans and pretty much finishes with roasted coffee beans. A touch of oats and dark chocolate in there as well. 

Flavor again starts off with roasted buttery coffee beans and transitions into a nice brown sugar oatmeal and dark chocolate character with a touch or bitter espresso. There's a lovely maple-brown sugar-like aftertaste. 

Mouthfeel is just under full bodied, creamy and velvety. Medium carbonation. 

Overall this is a fantastic oatmeal stout! Its kind of a slightly milder version od CBS with more coffee. Good nose. Amazing flavor with a perfect mouthfeel for what it is. I could drink this every day. 

MrVonzipper, Mar 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

HoistinBrews, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

blameo, Mar 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

EmilySanders, Mar 09, 2012
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taddehaven, Mar 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

ortie, Mar 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

beerFool28607, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

erod61, Mar 08, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -66.8%

Pillowburn, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at The Pony Bar in New York, NY

A: Pours jet black with a thing light tan head. The head reduces quickly to a thin layer of bubbles at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Smells of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. There is some bitterness in the aroma and a decent amount of complexity.

T: Roasted malts up front with slight amounts of sweetness, followed by hints of chocolate and coffee, and finishes with a coffee bitterness.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: Quite easy to drink and hides the presence of the alcohol. Good complexity but pales in comparison after just having KBS - and seems slightly out of balance with the sweet and bitter. Definitely a beer to get again.

dbrauneis, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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chapmat2, Mar 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

mendvicdog, Mar 06, 2012
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ewhitford, Mar 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Rick, Mar 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

majaqua, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

MIP229, Mar 05, 2012
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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