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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,306 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,306
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,060
Gots: 2,376 | 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%

01-11-2012 20:04:45 | More by andymeadows
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4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

poured into a bruery sniter

A Pitch Black, no light visible through this beautiful brew. A finger thick dark tan foamy head sits on top and quickly dissipates leaving just a coating on top of the beer. Very mild dregs.

S NOMS!! fresh pressed coffee, Dark chocolate, roasty malts, molasses. this smells incredible! (then again, it does every time

T the coffee is perfect and isnt overly bitter. chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, maple syrup (?) and just hint of meatiness to this beer combine tocreate an wonderfully balanced beer this is a pretty fresh bottle so the hops are still very present (this beer aged always tastes better IMO)

M the beer itself is just what the (stout) doctor called for. The body is thick but silk smooth; creamy.

O I would drink this beer regularly if it was distributed in OK. This beer is a treat!!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 05:08:55 | More by ThirstyHerf
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4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a dark black, with a thin tan head. As the head fades, it leaves little lace on the glass.

S: This to me is the best smelling stout I have ever had. There is a lot of coffee and chocolate, with a slight amount of roasted malt. An all around perfect smell.

T: Just amazing! There is so much flavor. I am getting a lot of chocolate at first, then it fades to coffee and roared malt. The tastes lingers on my palate for minutes and are just so amazing. God the taste is so amazing.

M: The beer is pretty smooth and leaves a thin coating in my mouth. Very nice, but nothing too special.

O: This is an amazing beer. One of the best stouts I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 04:32:51 | More by gtermi
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-11-2012 04:12:10 | More by CMack
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-11-2012 03:34:38 | More by erlenmeyer
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-11-2012 03:32:45 | More by Billakowski
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North Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into tumbler, bottling date unclear (2011)

Pours a black color with a brown head; there is some lacing. The smell is lots of roasted coffee with some vanilla and bitter dark chocolate. As it warms some alcohol can be detected. The taste is of a light coffee; not too much bitterness and the mellow oatmeal. There is also a hint of vanilla. Mouthfeel is lowcarb and surprisingly light for something this dark.

Overall, this is the best stout I have ever had and what I always wanted a coffee stout to taste like. Drinkability is extremely high and surprisingly mellow. Even though this review is for a bottle, I have also had the beer on tap and feel I slightly prefer that to the bottle. A worldclass beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 03:10:55 | More by VaterRoss
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-11-2012 01:57:18 | More by cantfindme
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-10-2012 23:37:00 | More by jreamer
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4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at The Bad apple 1/6/12

Served in a tulip glass

Pours a deep deep pure black, pour had no head but still delicious,flavors of bittersweet chocolate and lots of dark roasted coffee,the aroma is dark chocolate,coffee and slight alcohol.

Beautiful stout, if you have had it in a bottle you must have it on tap,I could drink this beer everyday.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2012 19:08:28 | More by Shadteks
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-10-2012 17:34:29 | More by vissai
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

01-10-2012 17:14:19 | More by CWhite
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-10-2012 15:40:43 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

01-10-2012 13:44:16 | More by Syzygy00
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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

01-10-2012 08:05:40 | More by ygtbsm94
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-10-2012 03:59:20 | More by Yosefus
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-10-2012 03:44:48 | More by allforbetterbeer
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-10-2012 03:00:16 | More by ForkAndSpoonOp
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-10-2012 02:43:53 | More by Sarunas7
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-10-2012 02:15:05 | More by superjose
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4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours solid black with the slightest hints of brown when held to the light. Less than a finger of tan head is produced that has moderate retention and minimal lacing.

S - Lots of coffee and roasted malts, espresso bitterness, dry cocoa and some sweet molasses.

T - Bittersweet cocoa, noticeable dryness, fair amount of coffee notes and the espresso bitterness lingers throughout. Roasted malts and oats are think and faintly smokey, some spice and molasses and even faint tones of anise.

M - Medium body, fairly balanced carbonation and a very dry finish.

O - All in all an excellent stout that I enjoyed very much. Look forward to getting back up north so I can get my hands on it more regularly.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 01:12:26 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

01-10-2012 00:43:42 | More by schwaeh
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-10-2012 00:16:12 | More by QuantumPint
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4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 edition. Poured at 55 degrees into a Deschutes tulip; it came out a viscous cinnamon chocolate with a 1/2 inch of cinnamon butter head that left beautiful lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma of milk chocolate, pumpernickel, and mocha with a hint of chocolate frosting in the background.

The initial sip is thick - more chocolate, a muted coffee, oatmeal, and hops, and a slight burn of licorice at the end on the exhale. It's a delicious combination (and I'm usually not one for licorice), and the back of my throat has a happy heat to it after a minute of coating through sips. There is something slightly coating in the mouthfeel that isn't quite my thing, but I can't place my finger on what it is about it - maybe it's the licorice finish.

Overall this beer, as many know, is superb and sublime - there are a few chocolate/coffee stouts out there that may be more delicious, but not by much, and none with such a drinkable ABV (I'm looking at you, Mokah!). That is to say, it's a sipper because it wants to be, not because it needs to be.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:02:41 | More by fvernon
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

01-09-2012 22:55:21 | More by PaulMc
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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