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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,159 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,159
Reviews: 3,190
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1,036
Gots: 2,321 | 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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Chaosfiend

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2013 23:56:47 | More by Chaosfiend
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tipofthetongue

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-15-2013 22:08:49 | More by tipofthetongue
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Pours dark black and thick. 1 – 2 fingers of creamy head that dissipates quickly to a bubbly collar and not much lacing.

S: A massive nose of rich coffee and chocolate; molasses, dark roasted malts, boozy (but not overly or off-putting).

T: Wow, a big hit of dark roast coffee dominates the palate, but also lots of roasted malt. The big grain bill is present as well with lots of sweet malt and rich, dark chocolate.

M: Medium-high body and medium-low carbonation; smooth, round, silky.

O: A delicious beer, great richness and tons of coffee and malt flavors (a minor criticism is that the coffee can be a bit overpowering). None-the-less, there is such a deep, rich, complex flavor profile to this beer, I could drink it all day long, starting in the morning of course!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 19:45:19 | More by mtomlins
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BreakfastStout

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-15-2013 17:00:20 | More by BreakfastStout
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swedishmailman

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2013 16:27:30 | More by swedishmailman
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hvy1

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-15-2013 16:20:40 | More by hvy1
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sblank

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-15-2013 16:18:33 | More by sblank
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obrike

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-15-2013 13:20:05 | More by obrike
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BradShook

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-15-2013 13:08:52 | More by BradShook
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Founders Brewing Company - Founders Breakfast Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a thick oily brown and settles jet black with a nice foamy head that doesn't retain much. Good lacing.

Smell - Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal with some roasted malts. Great aroma, I can't find any fault with it. Gets even better as it warms.

Taste - Thick, creamy chocolate that starts sweet and fades to coffee and then finally ends dark chocolate bitter chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Rests bitter and nice toasty warm boozy but just right. Medium carbonation. Light-heavy body.

Overall - This is terrific, what a well-balanced stout! Definitely recommend, this has at least a little something for everyone in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 12:21:54 | More by JMScowcroft
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Bringthebeards

California

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-15-2013 09:43:49 | More by Bringthebeards
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SiegeSpitfire

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-15-2013 06:37:14 | More by SiegeSpitfire
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blklabel

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2013 03:10:52 | More by blklabel
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JRPuffNStuff

Florida

4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick and much less heady when chilled. It's super dark like a cup of Hershey's Syrup and deliciously creamy. There are very heavy dark coffee notes and pretty prominent dark chocolate/cocoa undertones.

I found this to be a great Stout as is noted by the score and plenty of users already. If you don't like Espresso you'll outright hate this beer, however, if you like a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning, this brew will certainly take a spot in your heart once you taste it. It truly is a perfect blend of rich coffee flavor without going overboard or heavily bitter. For me personally, it's not an everyday beer, but it's great for an after dinner wind down and I totally understand people saying they could drink this forever. As far as Stouts go, this one is on the money. I plan on getting a pack for after Thanksgiving dinner, which is kind of a perfect time for it, with a big ol slice of Pumpkin or Carrot Cake. For some reason this beer kinda had the feel of sitting in a 1940's wooden rocking chair listening to the am radio or something. Kind of odd, since I'm no where near old enough to know what that felt like, and I doubt many people reading this are, but I don't know, maybe you'll understand when you taste it, haha.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 02:30:21 | More by JRPuffNStuff
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-15-2013 01:28:55 | More by Moses_Malone
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Tiernan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-15-2013 00:50:26 | More by Tiernan
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GatorLCA

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-15-2013 00:34:39 | More by GatorLCA
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Moopband

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-14-2013 23:58:31 | More by Moopband
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HopAG

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2013 23:39:16 | More by HopAG
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-14-2013 23:35:06 | More by Hockey_Fan
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andrew8626

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-14-2013 22:18:55 | More by andrew8626
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-14-2013 20:07:01 | More by ZachKelly
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into snifter

A - Black as night with half a finger of thick creamy mocha/chocolate head. Looks pretty thick too.

S - Freshly ground coffee beans, chocolate, ice cream. Huge aroma and the coffee smells absolutely wonderful.

T - The taste is purely orgasmic. Huge sweet chocolate flavor, along with fresh roasted coffee, mild oats, and a sort of ice cream flavor. Super sweet but not cloying, moderate coffee bitterness, with the coffee flavor done to perfection. The coffee is more of a dark roast with a hint of espresso. The chocolate/coffee/oat combo is really outstanding.

M - Moderately thick and chewy with low carbonation. This isn't quite as viscous as other stouts, but the mouthfeel is still great.

O - I liked this even more than KBS, which makes this my favorite stout. Almost perfect in every way; I could drink this for the rest of my life.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 18:23:29 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2013 17:45:01 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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tree777

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2013 17:16:10 | More by tree777
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,159 ratings.