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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,869 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,869
Reviews: 3,226
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,171
Gots: 2,618 | FT: 161
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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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on draft

A - Black as black can be. Only left about a half-finger head though.

S - I was kind of surprised and disappointed by a lack of a strong coffee punch. Maybe it was the lack of head but the aroma was pretty muted.

T - Malt, Malt, more malt, then a huge blast of coffee. Despite it not being my favorite style...or even a style I like, it was pretty enjoyable. I got almost NO hops though.

M - The feel was the best part of the beer. It was heavy, creamy, and a touch oily. The coffee lingered for a long time on the tongue.

O - Despite not particularly caring for malt-bombs, coffee, or flavored beer in general, this one was pretty enjoyable. I would have liked more of an aroma and a little more head but it was something I would drink again but not seek out.

PSU_Mike, Dec 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Luke-the-lush, Dec 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

HillDweller, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

de1m0nte, Dec 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Hopinista, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

ssgunbond, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

LiberateTeExInferis, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

TheBeerDad, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

RancidAggro, Dec 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Coozie, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of potatojuice
4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this was my first stout and craft beer.. originally I was gonna get Guinness stout.. then I saw this unique bottle with the baby eating baby food I was intrigued!.. I heard stouts have strong burnt taste so when I saw the baby logo I thought maybe its somewhat mild on the taste and more drinkable stout.. ever since I'm hooked!.. now I drink stouts almost everyday.. also this got me into craft beers.
A- nice thick head about two fingers mocha colored head
S- roasty/burnt coffee bean.. smells good
T- delicious!!.. this beer gets better as it warms up.. burnt coffee taste upfront much like espresso.. middle is a hint of vanilla then MOLASSES! back of the tongue till finish is coffee again and Hersey's dark chocolate.. a bit bitterness on the finish from the coffee and dark chocolate maybe.
M- mild carbonation..the oatmeal did a good job on the texture of this beer.. creamy thick like milk chocolate.. velvety like blanket wrap around my tongue..the oatmeal also balances out the bitterness from the coffee, hops and dark chocolate perfectly.
O- very delicious, satisfying stout beer.. one of my fave... but I think this should b 'double coffee, oatmeal, chocolate stout' not 'double chocolate'

potatojuice, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of dougfur
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, black with a modest tan head. The smell is mostly coffee, a bit of chocolate, thankfully not much of the boozy/liccorice that you get in some imperial stouts. The taste follows suit; strong coffee, rich chocolate and a touch of hops. Mouthfeel is great, but could be a little creamier in my opinion. Overall, I'd love to see a touch more chocolate in the flavor, a touch less booze and a bit more creaminess in the head/mouthfeel, but you're picking nits to find fault with this beer. It's a great, great stout.

dougfur, Dec 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

HoppyBastard1, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

alltakn, Dec 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

RyanOooh, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of 2Cents
4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pored into a large wine glass.

Appearance: Like dark chocolate with a caramel head and plenty of lacing.

Smell: Dark and milk chocolate with Coffee and a little licorice.

Taste: Mocha, dark chocolate, coffee, a little chicory and oats.

M: Thick and chewy, not to much carbonation, and very little alcohol bite.

O: I have wanted to try this beer for years, at last, it's in Nebraska; it certainly doesn't disappoint. Second only to Peche Mortel, in style, for me.

2Cents, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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