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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,277 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,277
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,054
Gots: 2,367 | FT: 155
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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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-22-2011 03:51:20 | More by captainbearcat
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dpjosuns

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-22-2011 03:17:48 | More by dpjosuns
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

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

I definitely get the smell of obvious dark bold roasted black coffee mixing in with the immense amount of roasted barley and then as it warms I get the chocolate and lactic smells.

Its starts off really smooth with the roasted barley and chocolate tastes coming together and then it ends with a burst of coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate and a herbal almost citric hop bite. Its really really flavorful and the really stout roasted flavors mixed with the coffee makes for an insanely delicious pairing.

I'm not too into the style of coffee beer but this definitely makes them more appealing and so flavorful. I also like that you can't taste the alcohol in this one at all especially for being an 8.3 percent beer. I get why this is a top rated beer in its category.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 02:53:03 | More by thebrood1987
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LockeSD

New York

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-22-2011 02:48:45 | More by LockeSD
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Another6Pack

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-22-2011 01:31:23 | More by Another6Pack
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Supergenious

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-21-2011 23:23:54 | More by Supergenious
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-21-2011 22:38:06 | More by CSQ1111
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2011 22:15:02 | More by RoryOMoore
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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from a great BA buddy; Sixthglass - thanks again man for sharing.

A - Pich black and a light brown head that retracts in to a beautiful decent lacing.

S - Strong coffee, dark chocolate, wood and there is also some peat in the smell. All the things I love to smell in a beer because the promise something very tasteful.

T - This beer is like a thin Yeti RIS (from Great Divide)! This beer is actually quite refreshing for a stout of this magnitude. There is a good presence of coffee, vanilla and chocolate, all blended into this wonderful body.

M - Some good soft to medium carbonation and a real bitter finish, not unpleasant though. The body however is more fluid like, than I had expected.

O - A good Stout, but I expected more body, more sweetness and some more spices. Not that it isn't good, believe me it is still excellent, but a stout from this magnitude has to have more to offer. Considering the ABV its beautiful done though and deserves respect.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 19:55:28 | More by Mar02x
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2011 19:34:09 | More by alalvarez75
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placlair

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2011 19:01:53 | More by placlair
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2011 17:43:18 | More by Rochefort10nh
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2Shaws

Virginia

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-21-2011 16:25:00 | More by 2Shaws
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stonelis

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-21-2011 13:25:18 | More by stonelis
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johnbjaeger

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2011 12:19:37 | More by johnbjaeger
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cfinch2

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2011 06:12:02 | More by cfinch2
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tony223366

California

4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jzmaxson27 for trading me this beer!

A: Very, very dark brown. Pretty much no light can get through any part of my tulip. Not much by way of head. Brown colored and immediately dissipated.

S: Primarily I smell coffee and rich dark chocolate. It's incredibly inviting.

T: First thing this does is remind me of my daily morning black, french press coffee. Huge, beautiful bitter coffee flavor. This is immediately balanced by some of the residual sugars and the rich maltiness. This turns into some milk chocolate. Finish is long and bitter that's mostly dark chocolate but does have a hint of hop bitterness.

M: Huge body that's incredibly smooth.

O: Totally lives up to the hype! I'd put this a step above Speedway. It's extremely complex when it warms, but even the outright flavors of chocolate and coffee are so rich and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 06:02:30 | More by tony223366
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cwps48

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-21-2011 05:32:41 | More by cwps48
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Amalak

New York

4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at d.b.a. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It looks a lot like a Guinness. Black. Nice tan head and lacing. Burtn scent to it.

It has an interesting smokiness to it. There's actually a bubblegum taste that I'm detecting. As a cask, I think it loses a few points. I think this would taste a lot better chilled off tap. It's a good beer, very interesting, but not sure I love as a room-temp offering.

Serving type: cask

11-21-2011 04:11:44 | More by Amalak
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mkorpal

Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2011 03:41:01 | More by mkorpal
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abaculy

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2011 03:34:26 | More by abaculy
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-21-2011 03:32:17 | More by Callmecoon
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negroobserver

New York

2.35/5  rDev -48%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance... Looks very dark. Pours very dark with about a half inch of cream colored head.

Smells... Burnt, smokey scent is what stands out. Hints of chocolate and coffee.

Taste... Strong coffee flavor, which transitions into a bitter coffee flavor. Not very impressive.

Mouthfeel.. Watery. Light creamy texture. More appropriate for a porter than a stout.

Overall... It's a disappointing beer. Had great expectations for this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 03:24:42 | More by negroobserver
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Double06

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-21-2011 03:13:28 | More by Double06
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danielp215

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-21-2011 03:13:25 | More by danielp215
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,277 ratings.