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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,732 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,732
Reviews: 3,448
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,394
Gots: 3,845 | FT: 201
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:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.
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Photo of tut2528
4.05/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip. The head is tan/mocha in color and has a awesome thick consistency. Very nice lacing and it only takes a swirl or two to get a nice thin film to appear.

S: I get a nice big espresso character right up front with a smokey note along with it . Behind the espresso is dark chocolate, a very very slight hint of hops. But much else really going on here. Even though the coffee aspect is strong and very dominant here, it is actually quite nice.

T: The espresso really dies down here in comparison to the smell, but this allows the dark fruits and big bitter dark chocolate to really shine through and make this one very well balanced. I also pick up on just a touch of hops, which are mostly noticed far into the finish and they are accompanied by a very nice sweet creamy finish.

M: Fitting for this beer, its full bodied but slightly chewy, but it has a great feel and leaves a nice coffee and dark cocoa feel on the teeth and the palate.

O: As far as I’m concerned, this is an excellent representation of the style and an absolute most have during the fall and winter. I really find the mouth-feel particularly great as it leaves a longing dark chocolate note, which make this an excellent brew during or after a heart steak dinner.

Photo of mcintire78
4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: Poured into an elongated tulip glass, black as night, with about a finger's worth of head that dissipates quickly. No lacing to speak of.

s: Served a bit too cold to really get at the bouquet, but the smell of coffee is still obvious.

t: Strong taste of coffee up front, with some notes of vanilla on the back end. No bourbon to speak of.

m: Velvety smooth, with a bit of carbonated bite at the back.

d: 11.2% abv makes this a one and done, although it's hard to refrain from knocking more than a couple back...

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Photo of yamar68
4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a muddy black cup of coffee. Thick, dense light brown head that laces like a boss.

On the nose? Smells like a mocha. Creamy chocolate nibs with a fresh coffee presence. Roasty this, roasty that... smells delicious.

Serves a shock of flavor to the taste buds. After that first sip, your mouth is coated with a film of the stuff. Bitter chocolate, fresh java and tons of bittersweet loveliness. I've enjoyed this beer at many ages and am convinced that it is very, very best fresh. With a considerable amount of age, the adjuncts become muddled and indiscernible. But fresh... it's stupendous.

Give it a go if you have the means.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,732 ratings.