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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,565 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,565
Reviews: 3,208
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,120
Gots: 2,493 | FT: 156
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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Wobbly

Missouri

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-17-2013 21:22:46 | More by Wobbly
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lostgrrl666

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-17-2013 20:41:11 | More by lostgrrl666
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Talbott92

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-17-2013 18:14:42 | More by Talbott92
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durlta

Iowa

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-17-2013 18:00:53 | More by durlta
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teraflx

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-17-2013 15:04:44 | More by teraflx
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-17-2013 13:54:44 | More by d_brommer_nh
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JVStabile64

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-17-2013 08:22:08 | More by JVStabile64
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bkrbdan

Texas

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-17-2013 06:39:42 | More by bkrbdan
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beaversfan12

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-17-2013 06:18:10 | More by beaversfan12
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bmwats

Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev -4.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into snifter.

A: Black. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown head. Settles quickly, not not completely. Leaves a thick foam ring, and a smattering of bubbles on the surface. Slight rising effervescence can be seen at the onset, but this quickly dissipates. Spotty lacing, mostly retreats back into the body of the brew.

S: Roasted espresso is prominent. Dark chocolate, also prominent. Hints of butterscotch, molasses, and licorice.

T: Coffee beans, unsweetened bittersweet dark chocolate, pecan shells, licorice.

M: Thick, hearty, and syrupy in the front. Lightly bitter chicory finish that lingers on the palate a bit. Elevated alcohol is apparent.

D: Sip and savor and love.

Atmosphere is excellent. Foamy, lingering head and some spotty lacing. Nose is strong combination of coffee, chocolate, and sweet and bitter components. Hearty roasted malts, accentuated with tons of roasted coffee beans, bittersweet dark chocolate, and bitter pecan shell and black licorice. Very well-balanced. Overall, this is a great quaff.

11-17-2013 05:46:40 | More by bmwats
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -4%

Perfect session beer. This is one of my favorite everyday beers out there. Some say that it has fallen off over the years but I still think it is great. It isn't that punch you in the mouth stout that can just be to much. It has a good nose, great taste, but does not have the body that it used to have. I don't know to much about aging it as well.

Vince

11-17-2013 05:14:13 | More by vinny21bal
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flayedandskinned

California

4.51/5  rDev -0.2%

Bottled on 9/13/13
Poured into a Duvel Tulip

Appearance: (4.25)
Pours an inky jet black with a finger of a dark tan head. The heads last a little while before dying down to a half finger, leaving light lacing behind.

Aroma: (4.5)
Gigantic waves of robust, dark roasted coffee waft up towards your nostrils as soon as you raise the glass to your lips. The coffee smells very fresh and rich. Beneath the burnt beans is a light, herbal hop spiciness. Fresh oats and rich, semi-sweet baker's chocolate peek through the wall of coffee more and more as the beer warms. The coffee really balances out of the sweet smelling chocolate and oats.

Taste: (4.5)
Right away, your palate is assaulted by dark roasted coffee beans that sustain through out of the taste. Just as in the nose, some leafy, herbal hop spiciness rises alongside the coffee's bitter astringency. Middle of the taste, a strong, firm dark chocolate presence and creamy oats coat your palate thoroughly. The beer finishes fairly dry, leaving tons of long lingering notes of coffee, rich chocolate and oats on your tongue.

Mouthfeel: (4.75)
Full and thick creamy body with moderate to high carbonation. The creamy, full texture of this stout really sets itself apart from other oatmeal stouts.

Overall: (4.5)
Wow, this is just a pitch perfect example of both an oatmeal stout and a coffee stout; The coffee presence isn't overbearing and the creamy, silky texture of the body just really sends this stout a cut or two above it's competition. Highly recommended.

11-17-2013 04:56:03 | More by flayedandskinned
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jordanmckell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-17-2013 04:33:08 | More by jordanmckell
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Andrew99

New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-17-2013 04:32:47 | More by Andrew99
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themanilow

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-17-2013 03:39:51 | More by themanilow
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JJOVa

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-17-2013 03:07:29 | More by JJOVa
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tsp247

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-17-2013 02:39:49 | More by tsp247
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drone

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -17%

11-17-2013 00:29:22 | More by drone
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newyork326

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-16-2013 21:40:33 | More by newyork326
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Lagerhouserules

New York

3.75/5  rDev -17%

11-16-2013 21:06:34 | More by Lagerhouserules
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SteelSaw

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-16-2013 20:46:13 | More by SteelSaw
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JGlitz87

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-16-2013 20:21:25 | More by JGlitz87
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bmur112

Maryland

5/5  rDev +10.6%

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ahuckk

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -6%

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Colorado

4.97/5  rDev +10%

11-16-2013 16:26:53 | More by rkarimi
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,565 ratings.