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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,267 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,267
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,053
Gots: 2,361 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,267 | Reviews: 3,193 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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Bromine

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2013 10:15:17 | More by Bromine
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bevoduz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-14-2013 03:14:20 | More by bevoduz
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jkd03c

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.5%

10-14-2013 01:27:40 | More by jkd03c
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csmalley

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-14-2013 00:47:09 | More by csmalley
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MorSlaught

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2013 00:27:21 | More by MorSlaught
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2013 00:02:39 | More by Thedrizzle
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-13-2013 23:21:52 | More by msondel
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beermeister9

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-13-2013 23:15:45 | More by beermeister9
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle poured into Turbinator at room temp.

A: Black as new moon night. little carbonation rising up head is a heavy tan with rocky one finger pour. Opaque. Looks spot on for style.

S: Huge chocolate, roasted chocolate malt smells, coffee is present.

T: Following the nose, huge roasted notes, chocolate, coffee, toffee and some mild almost indistinct bready yeast nose.

M: Creamy bubbles break into a huge malty thickness and espresso fumes like a surf bound, creamy, coffee-colored wave breaking onto a chocolate sand beach.

O: Ridiculously good. Drive 50 goddamn miles...no,100 goddamn miles to find this brew. It's fantastic, complex and exactly what you would want in a big coffee stout.

As it stands, this is a big tasty stout. I can imagine the addition barrel aging would be incredible with the addition of the barrel vanilla, char and some of the devil's cut returning to the brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 22:01:46 | More by Scrapss
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-13-2013 21:55:21 | More by Bubbalito
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mlhyatt

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -17%

10-13-2013 21:11:52 | More by mlhyatt
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larryarms847

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-13-2013 20:55:05 | More by larryarms847
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themegamancave

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-13-2013 20:37:23 | More by themegamancave
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dedbeer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-13-2013 14:51:01 | More by dedbeer
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -17%

10-13-2013 14:18:12 | More by Bandi
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Netdigger2

South Carolina

3.14/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is one of my favorite stouts, usually readily available too.

Pours black with low to medium dark tan head.

Smell is coffee, chocolate, roated malt, almonds, and a dash of cream. Yum.

Taste mimics the smell with coffee upfront, followed by chocolate, glazed pancakes, and a bit of roasted malt.

The mouthfeel is full bodied, but it is always on the lower side of carbonation, like pouring from a cask.

Awesome beer!

Edited 10/13/13:

2013 Batch

Taste this year is totally unbalanced bitter coffee and ashtray. The creamyness and smoothness from the oatmeal is completely hidden. Seems like this year's batch might have been rushed and not fully conditioned.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 14:13:56 | More by Netdigger2
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Ozzie1111

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-13-2013 13:02:24 | More by Ozzie1111
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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