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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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12,337 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,337
Reviews: 3,274
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,218
Gots: 2,895 | FT: 177
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

salinasa, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

ChadlyG, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Tackle42, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

sweatervest27, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

mhenson42, Dec 17, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured black with a tan head that disappeared quickly.

S - rich coffee notes with with a little bit of alcohol.

T - certainly taste the rich coffee and chocolate flavors, but they are well balanced. Has a very smooth coffee finish. Although I noticed a little bit of alcohol in the smell, it's not present at all in the taste.

M - very smooth and creamy.

O - it was an enjoyable beer. I don't drink many of this style, but this is one I will certainly come back to.

leinie13, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

jackie7787, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

pertusi, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

CrazyOtto623, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

jkane101, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

kevflaherty, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

frequencies, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass and the brew produced a dark brown color that light failed to penetrate. A 1/2" mocha brown head hung around for just a bit and it had nice whipy lacing on the the glass.

The initial smell is heavy (double) chocolate with some minor notes of oats in the background. The flavor follows the nose on the first few sips, but as it begins to warm some the coffee enters the game and the heavy chocolate flavor fades somewhat to produce a well balanced chocolate, coffee, and oat medley. There is a slight dark roasted malt bitterness, perhaps aided by the 60 ibu's of hops, but which ever it is just enough to keep this brew from being to sweet.

Medium mouth feel, in my opinion; not to thin and not to thick.

The alcohol is well hidden, especially for an 8%+ abv. This is a great beer from top to bottom, a definate A+ brew that I'll continue enjoy as long as I can find it and squirrel some away.

RedneckBeerz, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

kirkse, Dec 17, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz dated 11/01/11 into a tulip. finally got a fresh one of these babies. thanks dwaz for the hookup.

motor oil with a fine head that recedes to a thick, clingy ring. nose - i'm not even a coffee drinker, but the freshly-brewed effect is nice. if coffee tasted like this, i'd probably drink it.

taste - nutty, caramel notes, and a ton of coffee. slightly astringent, but it finishes so clean, and the mouthfeel is nice.

really great year-round beer, wish this was a local offering.

robbrandes, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

cld253, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

j1knapp, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Harvey98, Dec 16, 2011
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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
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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
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,337 ratings.