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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,616 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,616
Reviews: 3,211
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,129
Gots: 2,510 | 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)
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -17%

11-27-2013 18:09:09 | More by JohnnyK
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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%

Served in a snifter about 55 degrees.

Appearance and Aroma: Pure black with 1.5 inch head. Initially spicy at first but develops into light cocoa, dark roast/espresso coffee, malt, dark chocolate.

Taste: I thought it was going to have a big hop backbone but the taste was all espresso and dark chocolate. Touch of roastiness. Some malt but not too much.

Mouthfeel: medium to thick. The mouthfeel was excellent and very balanced.

This beer is definitely in my top 5 easily. Not #1. That goes to Bigfoot. But definitely one of the best imperial/oatmeal stouts I have ever had.

11-27-2013 13:57:00 | More by Mises85
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3.75/5  rDev -17%

11-27-2013 05:15:01 | More by krh
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-27-2013 02:28:35 | More by hattrick95
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-27-2013 01:00:09 | More by StevanTheVegan
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3.4/5  rDev -24.8%

Pours a dark brown colour. Head is beige - bordering on ochre - and whispy. Lace is a bit thin. Looks OK.

Smells like coffee. Intense, burnt, spicy espresso, but more so, with a big kick to the gonads to get you up and about. Spicy, rich, earthy. Not much else though. More would make this a huge winner.

Taste is kind of similar. Big choco-malt flavour upfront and on the back as well. Touch of espresso as well, but more meek and feeble. Roasty, a bit spicy, kind of vegetative more than anything though. Like a coffee beer but underroasted.

Smooth body, has a bite on the back from the bitterness though.

Not hugely enamoured of this. It kind of sleepwalks a little through the coffee bear territory without ever enlivening the senses.

11-27-2013 00:47:38 | More by laituegonflable
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-27-2013 00:33:04 | More by BRClemons
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-26-2013 23:09:03 | More by jacobbocce72
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-26-2013 18:10:47 | More by PrimScrewhead
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

11-26-2013 17:07:20 | More by tgatort
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-26-2013 08:30:40 | More by toomuchhops
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-26-2013 05:19:56 | More by grze
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4.3/5  rDev -4.9%

Very lovely.

Appearance: Although it pours thick like a stout it seems to look as if it sits in the glass a bit more liquidy and thin than other stouts. Not a criticism, just an observation.

Smell: Steel is what I initially thought of, followed by a strong coffe smell and hints of other chocolate stouts i know and love. I have a clogged nose however so I cant judge this category too well.

Taste: This beer seems to be hit or near miss for me. Sometimes i'll love it and other times I'll only like it. Tonight was one of the latter nights. It was good, but perhaps my tongue wasnt in the mood for a stout tonight and it skewed my perception. Tonight was great, but nothing to brag about; whereas other times ive had it I sing its praises from the rooftops. I wonder why that is, why the differing quality between bottles and batches. It has Coffee, Dark Chocolate, and a distinct grain flavor to it.

Mouthfeel: very positive, always balanced from the tip of the tongue, into the middle, then down the backof the tongue into the throat. Not predominant in any one area, very balanced throughout.

Overall: This is a beer i come back to often, and im always surprised at the differing ways i feel about it. Sometimes its "meh" and other times its "legendary". The legendary times make me endure the "meh" times and keep me coming back for more.

11-26-2013 05:12:06 | More by EliotTruelove
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-26-2013 03:55:39 | More by AmandaRae
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4.23/5  rDev -6.4%

a beautiful beer - best stout I have ever had

aroma: malty-mineral-chocolate goodness with slight coffee

taste: started off strong coffee with milk chocolate then as it warmed up it turned around to become strong milk chocolate with coffee with a strong cocoa presence complimented by some slight wine sweetness (all with a dash of spice). in a word - delicious

full of chocolate goodness - a great way to start the day if having for breakfast

11-26-2013 03:50:08 | More by admiral
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4.76/5  rDev +5.3%

A- pitch black, no light comes through, nice tan brown creamy head, doesn't last long

S- wow, lots of coffee! Smells great! I'm getting fresh roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate, some dark fruits and vanilla in there, and a nice toastiness.

T- follows the nose, big coffee! I'm getting the bitter dark chocolate up front, dark fruits, plumbs mostly, in the middle, and finishes with a nice roasted coffee. Little vanilla in the back as well.

M- smooth and creamy.

O- overall one of my favorite stouts, very complex, and easy to drink. I wouldn't mind this brew in the mornings with that amazing coffee flavor.

11-26-2013 02:51:11 | More by TheosTheories
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-26-2013 01:49:40 | More by BrianScott
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-26-2013 01:48:03 | More by HazardousBrewer
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-26-2013 01:02:40 | More by dillon_1005
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-25-2013 23:11:17 | More by cogitodp
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-25-2013 20:45:59 | More by Klinesausage
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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-25-2013 19:54:20 | More by Kimball-NH
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-25-2013 15:20:37 | More by rpenterics
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-25-2013 14:47:10 | More by Justinsosmart
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-25-2013 14:18:34 | More by Bizoneill
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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