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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,354 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,354
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,068
Gots: 2,403 | 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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damuts222

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-29-2011 00:41:20 | More by damuts222
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TrayD

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-29-2011 00:22:05 | More by TrayD
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TerrenceOBrien

New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-28-2011 22:11:23 | More by TerrenceOBrien
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rjknyy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a bottle

The appearance is just what you would expect, deep black with a nice tan head and some good lacing.

Smell is coffee, coffee, coffee with some chocolate mixed in.

Taste is very similar to the smell in that you get heavy coffee mixed in with just the right amount of chocolate. The balance of flavors are fantastic and the alcohol is so well hidden.

This is such a great stout that I find myself in constant search for more. Definitely my favorite stout and one of my favorite beers, period.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 21:06:54 | More by rjknyy
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meyster

Maryland

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-28-2011 19:18:25 | More by meyster
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Prospero

Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-28-2011 17:32:18 | More by Prospero
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stickynotes

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-28-2011 17:18:05 | More by stickynotes
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neophilus

Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A thick, leathery crown sits on top of a beer that is black as night and impervious to light.

From two feet away I can already smell chocolate and espresso coming out of the glass from the vigorous pour. The intense aroma permeates the glass. The chocolate/espresso tones only get richer as I lean in, and there is bready maltiness to it backing up the aroma.

Gentle bitterness slips into roasted coffee bean flavor as I take the first sip. Coffee and chocolate spin together in this heady concoction, neither one coming forward too much before the other pulls it away. The hop bitterness is the supporting cast, ensuring the decedent flavors don't become cloying or too sweet.

Silky smooth full body is thick on the tongue but isn't sticky on roof of mouth. Heavy when its there, but when it's gone it takes everything with it. Roasted aftertaste flirts with an acrid flavor but hop bitterness comes in to clean it up.

Truly an outstanding beer, knocking the taste and aroma out of the park and delivered in a silky, rich package that makes you want to close your eyes and just savor the moment. Truly the quintessential "everything you could ever want in a stout" stout. Except... where's the bacon?

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 16:14:32 | More by neophilus
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-28-2011 15:11:40 | More by Brushkanna
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darkmoon66

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-28-2011 09:24:27 | More by darkmoon66
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hurfer

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-28-2011 03:46:12 | More by hurfer
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ConorThomas

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-28-2011 03:05:10 | More by ConorThomas
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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-28-2011 02:41:44 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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hopmeister

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-28-2011 02:41:44 | More by hopmeister
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kuhndog

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

12-28-2011 02:07:29 | More by kuhndog
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BuffaloBill12

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-27-2011 22:54:17 | More by BuffaloBill12
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-27-2011 21:23:53 | More by fizzyted
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-27-2011 17:47:49 | More by zekeman17
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Grebdioz

Texas

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-27-2011 09:59:07 | More by Grebdioz
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kaufmaal

Alabama

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-27-2011 04:09:54 | More by kaufmaal
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jklema

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-27-2011 03:31:34 | More by jklema
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6%

12-27-2011 03:25:14 | More by bhir
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gorby10826

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-27-2011 02:43:39 | More by gorby10826
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-27-2011 02:24:58 | More by HumphreyLee
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IlludiumQ36

Alabama

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-27-2011 01:46:43 | More by IlludiumQ36
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,354 ratings.