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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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12,903 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,903
Reviews: 3,315
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,260
Gots: 3,205 | FT: 196
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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Halluxone, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of BGDrock
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: almost pitch black; minimal head, colour of milk chocolate

Aroma: sharp and strong dark roast coffee, touch of high % dark chocolate; burnt, kind of smoky aroma; clean and precise, seems not for the weak-hearted

Taste & Mouthfeel: bit of a slow build to this, quite mild at first, like a standard (but good) coffee, then drawing to an intense, cutting acidity of dark roasted coffee; it's deep and rich, without the tart bitterness, fairly remarkable considering heavily roast and likely significant amount of coffee used in the brew; pure cocoa flavour plays a bigger part over time; good carbonation, clean feel, and medium body

Overall: if the review seems short and not overly exciting, it's because this is a very focused and simple stout - and as a result absolutely great; everything reeks of precision and purity

BGDrock, Mar 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

muraco3, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

77apm, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of curmudgeon236
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

curmudgeon236, Mar 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

allisonmichelle, Mar 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of tmbgnicu
4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is very very close to a perfect beer. It pours very dark in a goblet. The aroma is enchanting, notes of chocolate, coffee, oats. The coffee and chocolate stood out to me most in taste, with each sip almost alternating the intensity of the two building block flavors. I enjoyed this one after a big dinner and it was the perfect dessert. As so many others have written, this truly tastes like a "breakfast" stout and seems to be almost made for the morning hours. It works great as a dessert too!

tmbgnicu, Mar 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

CRon_T, Mar 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

mrjez, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of BeernerdJeff
3.56/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I really enjoy a good stout and was truly looking forward to trying this beer after reading all of the reviews and seeing the high ranking on BA. Finally had the opportunity to try it...

I'm not sure if the hype set my expectations too high or if I just had a weaker batch, but I found this stout to be quite plain. The rich, dark color and the head are great after pouring from bottle, as expected from a stout-but the rich, bold flavors I expect from a stout are just not there. There is a coffee, oatmeal flavor with very slight hints of chocolate, but none of these flavors are strong. The flavors are good and are balanced, just not much there.

Overall, this is probably a great introductory stout for those just starting with stouts or who don't usually like them as it is easy to drink.

BeernerdJeff, Mar 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

TooGood, Mar 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

mchengcit, Mar 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -28.1%

MsShira08, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

rick0776, Mar 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Sconi_tom, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

letshaveanother, Mar 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

aaskew, Mar 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

MHoe, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Finnhammer, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

FilumDee, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

ricecracker420, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

stocktj99, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17%

kmos27, Mar 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Clint_Yoho, Mar 13, 2014
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,903 ratings.