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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,321 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,321
Reviews: 3,348
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,305
Gots: 3,446 | FT: 196
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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3.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of MotorCityHopMan
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer...I had heard about this but this was my first time to try it while in Ann Arbor and I was lucky enough to have it on draft!

Great flavor, rich mouthfeel, nice chocolate notes and roasted character with a little coffee in the back. Overall one of the better Stout;'s I have ever had.

Photo of ironwill54
4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours jet black with a dark, ruby brown where light can penetrate. The head pours light brown with a reddish hue, one finger thick and with average retention.

Smell - Aroma is of fresh coffee grounds, earthy and with hints of chocolate.

Taste - Dominant coffee character from start to finish. Hits on subtle notes of sweet and bitter chocolate. Earthy. There's a trace element of leaf or mint freshness mid-taste. Finishes bittersweet with just a hint of heat.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, with fair carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

Overall - One hell of a stout. Lacks ideal body, but it's far from a problem. Hops are scaled back, relying on strong roasted malt character. It works, and it works well. Good job, Founders.

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1/5  rDev -77.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of HoppyPeteSkolnik31
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At PJ's in Bethlehem

A: Looks black with a thin almost brown head. Develops a decent lacing on the glass.

S: Can I say coffee enough to described this roasty, toasty masterpiece? The smell is coffee, chocolate, and just generally roasted. Ever since I've had this beer, I think of it everytime I smell strong, dark coffee.

T: Let's talk about coffee again. The taste is deliciously coffee, with a touch of that chocolate and that roast. Not too complex because it doesn't have to be. It's a double coffee chocolate imperial stout and it damn well taste like it. Also, the alcohol is pretty well masked considering its over 8%.

M: Rather full mouthfeel, with mild carbonation.

O: This coffee stout has easily become one of my favorites. It sticks to its name and doesn't look back. If you can find this on tap definitely try it, especially for breakfast. Coffee and chocolate in a delicious roasty imperial stout can get you through the day.

Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Snifter Glass

Appearance - Pitch Black with a Brownish half finger head that look almost....Red. The head itself disappears rather quickly.

Smell - Chocolate, Oatmeal, Burnt Malts, Coffee, Hops and a slight Yeasty scent. Very rich and robust scent that I could smell all day...but where's the fun in that?

Taste - Dark Chocolate, Oatmeal, Cocoa, Coffee, and Burnt Malts. The Oatmeal and Chocolate blend together very well along with the other flavors, which are all very rich.

Mouthfeel - It's heavier feel to it without feeling thick and the carbonation is rather mild, not really creamy like I was expecting though. Still, it's a very easy beer to drink.

Overall - In terms of flavor, it's amazing. The fantastic flavor makes it very easy to recommend thanks to it's easy drinkability and excellent flavor!

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,321 ratings.