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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,764 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,764
Reviews: 3,217
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,163
Gots: 2,556 | FT: 157
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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

jkoch7, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

dankrutgers, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

beckard13, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of willseph
4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a snifter (thanks KickInTheChalice for the snifter!). This gem pours jet black and thick, no head to speak of save for a chestnut brown ring around the glass. Just a little bit of lazy lacing after each sip.

The nose is rich with coffee grinds, dark chocolate, and a hint of booze. This beer smells better the warmer it gets. The first several tastes were all coffee, all the time. But as it warmed, a few more flavors came out, mainly booze and a touch of cream. The last few sips were downright boozy.

Mouthfeel was just ok for me, it was nice and smooth but the carbonation kinda tickles the tongue. Pretty thick and chewy, but not in a bad way. Overall, I thought it was outstanding. Bar none, the best stout I've had.

willseph, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Centennial, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

meerkat2, Dec 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

jrohrbacher, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of jniagar1
3.88/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This is one dark beer. Poured black with a light brown head which quickly dissipated.

S: Not much there, but I caught mostly coffee.

T: I am a beginner at this but I have never had a beer quite like this one. To be honest, I do not like coffee. However, I loved this beer. Its smooth and well balanced. The chocolate/coffee is not overwhelming and is just slightly bitter.

M: This beer is a mouthful. Goes down like silk, very creamy.

O: This beer is a style I have never tried before but I am really glad that I did. I was so sold I think I might even give real coffee another try. Its not an every day beer but I certainly recommend it.

jniagar1, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

BuckettOfBeer, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

TheGr8BeerState, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

dannyfrost, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

jp52518, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

syntheticwings, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

ineedafirkin, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

SATBMan, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

brewnic, Dec 15, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

sliks96, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

larsenju, Dec 15, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Capmech1, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

ONN8, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

bolgiano, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of LuthersMug
4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Very very dark and rich, although only a tiny bit of brownish head and little to no lacing.

S - I didn't catch much of smell, maybe a bit of oatmeal, again not that strong.

T - Taste was a completely different matter all together. Rich dark chocolate, flavorful coffee, creamy milk all mixed together. Really tasty.

M - Creamy, velvety, perfect.

O - Very enjoyable beer. I would recommend it.

LuthersMug, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

GimmeGumballHead, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

GoGators, Dec 14, 2011
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,764 ratings.