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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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100
world-class

11,313 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,313
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1,060
Gots: 2,381 | FT: 155
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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Ratings: 11,313 | Reviews: 3,194 | Display Reviews Only:
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Andrew526

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-30-2013 04:32:31 | More by Andrew526
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wiscotim

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-30-2013 02:30:40 | More by wiscotim
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Immortal6pack

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-30-2013 02:26:28 | More by Immortal6pack
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da_beers

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - oil black with a beautiful almost two fingers of a great thick brown head. This is what you want your stout to look like.

S - chocolate up front with espresso. Deep dark rotated notes as well. Great on the nose.

T - different flavors roll across palate. Chocolate bitterness and coffee are up front. In the middle you get the nice oatmeal. At end it ends with the great bitterness with a certain level of sweetness in there as well.

M - full body, great smooth texture. Coasts the mouth and flavor and feel linger.

O - phenomenal. Have been on a stout kick lately and this is the best since KBS I've had of late.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 01:25:08 | More by da_beers
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timmy2b

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-29-2013 23:52:41 | More by timmy2b
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parris

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-29-2013 20:37:48 | More by parris
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msilk

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A nice complex beer just in at one of my local favorite places. Initially took a leap of faith but I can see it becoming part of my stable of regulars. A nose of coffee and chocolate, two of my favorite non-beer items. Good off white head that dissipated slowly. Hope this one stays on the menu.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2013 19:38:32 | More by msilk
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-29-2013 18:51:33 | More by DantheMan75
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dkw0063

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-29-2013 17:56:46 | More by dkw0063
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought Several 4 packs wherever I could find them. Have 8 beers left but will continue to purchase this amazing Breakfast beer. Served at 50-55 degrees in a snifter. 2013 bottling.

A - Amazing dark as night appearance with carbonation(more than i like) that builds a dark brown lacy foam head.

S - The coffee is overpowering and makes this beer smell delightful. Like any breakfast stout, bring on the coffee. Chocolate is also present in the background

T - Rich coffee that stands out in front with chocolatey bitterness on each sip. Flavors and coffee were really brought out as the end of my glass reached closer to 60.

M - A little too much carbonation for me when it comes to stouts but some aging may do this one some good. Even thought the carbonation is "low" it still seems a little too much for my taste. Would love to compare this to KBS and see what some barrel aging can do for this wonderful beer.

O - One of my favorite breakfast stouts to date, will be looking for this on draft at Itap locally. Founders can do no wrong. An amazing beer from an amazing brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 15:58:51 | More by drmcleod10
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Galligator22

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-29-2013 15:27:56 | More by Galligator22
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chebode2

Germany

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-29-2013 04:18:39 | More by chebode2
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itsscience

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-29-2013 04:05:41 | More by itsscience
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Tyrolaspenleaf

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-29-2013 03:17:34 | More by Tyrolaspenleaf
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-29-2013 00:38:26 | More by Mersh
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-28-2013 23:12:36 | More by ScotNH
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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-28-2013 22:01:32 | More by jhlosito75
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Infiniteingest

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Generally: So, this a cellared 2012 BS, procured from Bayview Liquors here in Southie, where Rick is doing a fine job curating craft beers. I've been drinking this year's BS and have been smitten from one glass to the next. While I still see stars with the 2012, they are ever so slightly less scintillating. I can't say a word about how this 4 pack was cellared, so my critique has to avoid specifics, but this is not nearly as sexy as the fresh Breakfast Stouts I have been drinking.

The Pour: Black beauty with exceptionally fine (champagne fine) carbonation, and a nice cacao colored head. Looks positively scrumptious.

Face in the glass: Chocolate and coffee. Bright and well hopped, but it's all sweet roasty malts up front.

Temperature: Perfect at 50 degrees, but it warms well.

With Regard to Taste: Rather than concentrating with the time in the cellar, this 2012 tastes less bright and assertive than the 2013s I've been drinking. It's still delicious, but I've enjoyed the beer fresh a lot more than this older beer. It is not bottle conditioned, so there's that. I don't think it should be, per se, but I was hoping time would effect some interesting changes; not the case here.

Epitoma: Drink the Breakfast Stout fresh! Fresh, it is Top 5 best stouts I have ever had--never cloying, with lots of depth and malt to burn.

Note: Blue cheese and a cheddar burger. Smoked bluefish.

Serving type:

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 20:08:14 | More by Infiniteingest
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mphillipsdesign

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-28-2013 17:37:15 | More by mphillipsdesign
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-28-2013 17:05:12 | More by timwardjr
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BSuter

Indiana

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-28-2013 16:25:57 | More by BSuter
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tjsmith910

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-28-2013 15:31:56 | More by tjsmith910
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maxk

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-28-2013 15:03:08 | More by maxk
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SloppyJoeWasAMan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-28-2013 14:20:28 | More by SloppyJoeWasAMan
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-28-2013 04:56:03 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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