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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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12,323 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,323
Reviews: 3,272
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,215
Gots: 2,893 | FT: 177
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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Photo of Jekyll
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Is it worthy of 100? That is debatable? Is it worthy of being in the top 200 beers in the world? Again debatable. At the very least it's in the conversation. Personally I say nay to the former but Hell Yay to the latter. A damn fine beer and I can't wait to get my hands on some KBS in a month or so when it's released. Not gonna regurgitate the multitudes of tasting notes etc. I am very late to the game in trying this fine brew as I have been enjoying draft beers for the better part of a decade plus however for some odd reason am new to stouts. Try it! It's a phenom.

Jekyll, Dec 26, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Pours black with a finger of bubbly, tan head that dissipates quickly into nothing. Aroma is incredibly roasty, with coffee dominating and dark chocolate right there behind it, and there is licorice and alcohol hidden in the background. While there is a small amount of sweetness right up front, the roastiness and bitterness are the story, and it is a bold story. There is a very light amount of carbonation to this one, and it is a medium bodied beer. The coffee and dark chocolate flavors will linger for eternity if you let them.

Overall: Excellent beer! I look forward to this release every year. I love black coffee, and this beer is a great choice for people like me.

offthelevel_bytheplumb, Dec 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is probably my favorite beer, and IMO absolutely perfect. The coffee and chocolate sweetness are well balanced by the hops and typical dark malt bitterness. If I could recommend only one beer to you, it would be this. I actually prefer it over the lauded KBS, which is too boozy for my tastes.

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to papat444 for providing this amazing beer in a great in-person trade in Montreal.

A: Pours a jet black with 3 fingers of espresso tan head which slowly settles leaving plenty of lacing.

S: Rich malts together with sweet dark coffee and cocoa powder. Extremely rich and inviting.

T: Upfront rich malts followed sweet dark coffee followed by bitter cocoa powder. Incredibly smooth and intoxicating.

M: Thick and oily with little to no carbonation on the tongue. The oatmeal adds a thick mealy texture. Alcohol presence is non-existent.

O: An increasingly delicious offering that will not disappoint. I could definitely drink this for breakfast and for the remainder of the day.

FondueVoodoo, Dec 24, 2013
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,323 ratings.