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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,360 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,360
Reviews: 3,357
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,309
Gots: 3,476 | FT: 197
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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Photo of SeamusDoyle
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stout pours with a black body topped by a medium thick, brown head with some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is sweet, roasty and creamy wtih notes of coffee and chocolate. Very nice aroma. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter with notes of mocha and cream and a slight sourness. Full bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Beerandboards
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received a 4pack in a trade with WilliamDBar, thanks buddy!

Bottled 8-1-12

A - Pour into a standard pint produces a inch or a little more of tan-ish head. Retains shortly and fades after a few minutes. Color is pretty close to black. Holding to the light lets little, if anything through. Some dark brown around the edges. Not sure what more you can ask for from a stout. Looks great.

S - big on chocolate, roast, coffee. Smells delicious

T - One of the best tasting beers I have had. This beer drank like two different beers as it warmed over 20 minutes (it was a task to let it sit there to see what it would do as it warmed!!)

First sip is huge chocolate note. Most well done chocolate I've had in any beer. Tastes of sweet dark chocolate, as opposed to the sweet milk chocolate or bitter bakers chocolate in other beers. This taste like a bite of gourmet dark chocolate. There is some very smooth vanilla and then then creamy coffee overtones. Finishes with some slight bitterness and chocolate notes that fades slowly.

As the beer warms, it almost transitions to a completely different beer. The last third of the glass is heavy coffee grounds coming to the forefront with chocolate moving to the back seat. I have to say, I liked the first character better, but, even still, the beer has moved to an excellent coffee stout. Really really great.

M - Perfect thickness, light carbonation, feels creamy and rich. Like a great oatmeal stout should be.

O - I wish I would not have known the hype behind this beer before I tried it. I found myself nit picking the brew trying to find holes in the facade. That being said, I couldnt find any. Perhaps my favorite stout I've tried to date. Just absolute perfect balance. The chocolate, coffee vanilla flavors complemented each other, with no one element fighting against the others. Great beer, very much deserves the acclaim. The 4 pack will not survive the week, just too good.

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of RoninTK3
4.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A - Very dark appearance. Honestly, looks like a typical stout (looks can be deceiving). Some thin coffee color head floats to the top and quickly settles around the glass.

S - Coffee ice cream, dark chocolate, maybe a hint of toffee. Smells delicious...

T - ...And tastes delicious too. Strong mocha, coffee, and chocolate flavors in this stout. Not a hint of the 8.3 ABV comes through. They call it breakfast in a bottle, but it's more like dessert. Tastes like coffee ice cream with chocolate syrup on top. Absolutely amazing.

M - Creamy with the slightest touch of carbonation on the tongue. It's a heavy, full-bodied beer and tastes very thick going down, almost like chocolate syrup or a mocha latte.

This is one of my favorite beers of all time from one of my favorite brewers. Founders makes some amazing beers and I'd be hard pressed to name a better stout that's readily available. This is a perfect beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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3/5  rDev -33.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of brianrr23
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I Poured a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. I Purchased this at Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY.

A- Pours black with a slight tan head. The head dissipates quickly.

S- A strong scent of coffee and chocolate really dominate this stout.

T- As with the smell the chocolate and coffee are most dominate. It leaves that coffee aftertaste in the mouth. With the hight alcohol, the alcohol taste is present, but is masked by the strong coffee taste.

M- creamy with a slight carbonation.

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,360 ratings.