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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,345 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,345
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,065
Gots: 2,398 | 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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Ratings: 11,345 | Reviews: 3,194 | Display Reviews Only:
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

01-10-2012 17:14:19 | More by CWhite
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-10-2012 15:40:43 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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Syzygy00

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -11.5%

01-10-2012 13:44:16 | More by Syzygy00
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-10-2012 03:59:20 | More by Yosefus
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-10-2012 03:44:48 | More by allforbetterbeer
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ForkAndSpoonOp

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-10-2012 03:00:16 | More by ForkAndSpoonOp
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Sarunas7

Kansas

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-10-2012 02:43:53 | More by Sarunas7
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superjose

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-10-2012 02:15:05 | More by superjose
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StoneBrewFanatic

Virginia

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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schwaeh

Ohio

4/5  rDev -11.5%

01-10-2012 00:43:42 | More by schwaeh
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QuantumPint

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-10-2012 00:16:12 | More by QuantumPint
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fvernon

Wisconsin

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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PaulMc

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

01-09-2012 22:55:21 | More by PaulMc
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stalker5

New York

4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With a good pour into snifter, a thick tan head rose well. Scents of black coffee and oatmeal, slight hits of dark chocolate. Taste lots of coffee flavor in the front, then some oats, smoke and dark chocolatey in the back. Mouthfeel is nice, full body, creamy but could be a little thicker. Overall, really good though, definitely drinkable. Very tasty, creamy, good flavours.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 20:50:15 | More by stalker5
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-09-2012 19:33:22 | More by Kahlerbock
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-09-2012 16:45:56 | More by WestSideAmish
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dstueber

New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-09-2012 10:43:02 | More by dstueber
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Soxfanmcgee

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-09-2012 10:11:02 | More by Soxfanmcgee
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LebronJeremy

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I waited a while to find this because it flies off of the shelves where I live, but I was disappointed.

It pours like motor oil. Completely black and viscous. It left a nice head with good lacing.

It smelled great. Caramel maltiness with a strong coffee overtone.

The first taste was solid. Coffee dominates the palate, but other roasts are present. Then it gets bitter. The bitterness doesn't go away; it just lingers on the back of your tongue. In contrast to every other stout that I've had, it got worse as it got warmer.

The alcohol was relatively present for a beer with only (only?) 8.3 ABV.

If it weren't for the lingering bitterness that left my mouth feeling dirty, this would be a solid brew. But just like every other bitter beer, it gave me a headache and a want for something other than more beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 04:43:56 | More by LebronJeremy
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michiganbeerman3

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-09-2012 03:28:31 | More by michiganbeerman3
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homebruontap

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-09-2012 01:10:31 | More by homebruontap
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RodSmith

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-09-2012 00:59:17 | More by RodSmith
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keithwalk

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -11.5%

01-09-2012 00:01:36 | More by keithwalk
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docrates

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-08-2012 23:58:19 | More by docrates
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,345 ratings.