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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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11,617 Ratings
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Ratings: 11,617
Reviews: 3,212
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,129
Gots: 2,512 | 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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ububru

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-20-2011 12:26:33 | More by ububru
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MichiBrew

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -7.5%

2011 bottle poured into a tulip...

Pours jet black with substantial chocolaty tan hued head...very nice lacing for an Imp Stout with lower abv but not sticky...

Coffee nose is still heavy on this relatively fresh bottle...bitter chocolate covered espresso beans...faint smell of alcohol...

Taste matches the nose in large part...toasted oat dominated by bitter chocolate...the alcohol is barely noticeable...very smooth and creamy fullbodied mouthfeel...

Yet another "goto" beer for the style from Founder's...has to be among the best non BB aged dub stouts...especially for the coffee beer fan (just drink it fresh)...plus its readily available during the fall and winter months to those of us in the upper midwest and any other regions lucky enough to get some...

12-20-2011 05:22:30 | More by MichiBrew
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CrystalPesci

Georgia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-20-2011 04:03:59 | More by CrystalPesci
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MammaBeer

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-20-2011 03:12:29 | More by MammaBeer
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lukepistol88

Delaware

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 20:08:16 | More by lukepistol88
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 18:40:19 | More by brez8791
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PIF

Alabama

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-19-2011 18:04:22 | More by PIF
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SCBuckeye

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-19-2011 14:02:11 | More by SCBuckeye
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Jakers90

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 05:09:53 | More by Jakers90
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 04:35:06 | More by imperialking
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pmlato

Georgia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 04:16:10 | More by pmlato
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beerslushy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-19-2011 02:00:05 | More by beerslushy
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10 oz glass on tap

A:Ink black. Soft, dense deep beige head. Fantastic lace.

S: Coffee dominates. Clean and nice.

T: Wow. Coffee is there and its big but not one dimensional. 70% chocolate, espresso, and something oat-like. Stone fruit in finish.

M: Oily, full.

D: Yes please.

12-19-2011 01:27:42 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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twkirkby

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 01:13:20 | More by twkirkby
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kenpo23

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 00:22:36 | More by kenpo23
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phils93rul

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-18-2011 22:25:18 | More by phils93rul
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TheFlern

Idaho

4.05/5  rDev -10.4%

Thanks Maxspang

Appearance: Dark coffee look. Head is brown that dissipates quickly to nothing, little to no lacing.

Smell: Lots of coffee/espresso aroma. A little chocolate in the background. Bitter roasted malt aroma.

Taste: Follows the nose. Slightly less coffee and slightly more chocolate than the nose. Very good. Definitely a breakfast stout if I've ever had one!

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation. Fairly smooth. The coffee taste leaves acidic notes in the finish. Makes you feel like you are actually drinking some joe.

Overall: This is just a great beer. A real American classic if I do say so myself. I highly recommend this beer.

12-18-2011 22:19:24 | More by TheFlern
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chrisrink10

Georgia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-18-2011 22:03:18 | More by chrisrink10
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kynap55

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-18-2011 21:55:43 | More by kynap55
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jheiss

Indiana

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-18-2011 20:06:06 | More by jheiss
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szartman

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-18-2011 19:48:48 | More by szartman
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schoun

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.5%

12-18-2011 19:45:40 | More by schoun
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Bob96358Biese

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +8%

My first review ever but this beer was so good I had to say something.

Poured the color of chocolate tar. Used a pilsner glass and the head started thinly. So I poured directly at the bottom and got a thick creamy head which I allowed to settle. The 8.3 was so well hidden by the complex smooth mouth and taste that I "almost" missed the alcohol. Over 30 minutes, the outstanding balance shifted from chocolate to chocolate tinged coffee. All the while the oatmeal background made the transition as sooth as silk with a constant mouth throughout. Absolutely loved the head laces on the glass when it was empty.

If you enjoy this type beer don't miss it. Simply among, if not the best of its type I've ever had.

12-18-2011 19:08:48 | More by Bob96358Biese
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zgunder

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-18-2011 16:12:50 | More by zgunder
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Romulux

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

12-18-2011 15:48:37 | More by Romulux
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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