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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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12,244 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,244
Reviews: 3,266
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,206
Gots: 2,845 | FT: 174
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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4.25/5  rDev -6%

amstokesdb9, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

mattreitz49, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

ManLoveBeer, Jan 20, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured aggressively to yield a finger of caramel colored head. Faded away in under a minute. Left with a totally opaque coffee color.

S - burnt coffee. Fresh tobacco maybe. Hint of bitter dark chocolate. Found myself sniffing this before every sip. Really great.

T - to me the coffee dominates. Absolutely delicious. Thought I picked up some dark fruit as well. There's enough bitterness to offset the alcohol but the bitterness did not linger. Just enough to sneak that 8% in under the radar.

M - creamy. What you'd expect from a good stout. Slight carbonation. Excellent.

O - intoxicating! Friends been recommending this for a while and considering I live in Michigan I cannot believe I've waited this long. Fantastic. I finished this beer about 30 min ago and it still tastes great :)

Boozermurfin, Jan 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

afluentturtle, Jan 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

moochmonster, Jan 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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, Jan 19, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip snifter.

A: Pitch black body with a one finger expresso head that quickly faded to a ring around the top. Mild lacing.

S: Smell of dark coffee and chocolate.

T: Taste follows the nose.

M: Could be a bit thicker, there is also some alcohol burn present.

O: One of my favorite Imperial stouts.

watermelon, Jan 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

gnats, Jan 19, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- Pours very black, like motor-oil. Nice finger or so of light cocoa-colored head that disappears fairly quickly.

Smell- Make coffee in the morning and throw a chocolate bar into a bottle of alcohol and that's exactly what this smells like. Yum. They call it breakfast for a reason, folks.

Taste- Beautiful. Even more complex than the nose would suggest. chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, dark fruits.

Mouthfeel- The only part of this beer that keeps it from a perfect score. A little thin for my taste, but not a big deal.

Overall- This is my first, and still to this day one of my favorite stouts in the world. Founders is one of the best breweries in the world for a reason.

winningwes91, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

PeteRiz, Jan 19, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Dark brown, almost black but certainly opaque...minimal foam but no head.

S - Smells of roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate.

T - Delicious! Hints of coffee and chocolate and a nuttiness trying to come out, but not strong. Also for the alcohol content, you would think this is a 4% not an 8.3% beer. They hide it well.

M - Smooth with slight carbonation.

O - I've been hearing about this beer for awhile now and always missed out on it...this is the first year I have had it and I only hope I can get another 4 pack so I don't have to wait a year to hunt it down again. Lives up to the hype and more!

NYR2, Jan 19, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow this one is good. Purchased very costly at the LCBO at 4-355ml bottles for 13.10.

A- Opens well but pours without head or film. Nothing

S- Excellent! Nuts and oatmeal galore

T- Exceptional!! Very very good. Enjoyed every sip. Chocolate.

M- Good carbonation. Didn't pour that way but it does have carbonation. Creamy

O- Will but 8 per year and save at least 4 so that is saying A LOT

Food Pairing

This wonderful stout will pair will with.... Chili!!

A nice spicy chili will do this stout well.

Thx for reading

DaveBar, Jan 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

caahare, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

plsmanx, Jan 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

RamboDog, Jan 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

NearBeerPlease, Jan 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

walkinginplace, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

dharmabum1102, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

lakeylake, Jan 18, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First, this is not my favorite beer. So it took me 2-3 tastings to really appreciate the smell and taste.

Poured from a bottle to a glass in an aggressive manner.

A- Dark as night, zero light getting through. 1/2 to one finger of tan colored head that reappears every time you agitate the brew. Larger carbonation bubbles in the middle, smaller bubbles on the edges and reappear with agitation.

S- Roasted coffee. Toasted almond. Deep, dark and rich

T- Toasted almond, coffee, and chocolate notes. Lots of dark chocolate.

M- Full, thick. No carbonation here.

O- Again, not my favorite type of beer but after a few tastings, I can appreciate the complexity of the beer.

RobsVolt, Jan 18, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black, an aggressive pour gave off some small amounts of head that had little retention and quickly receded to a thin ring. Mildly carbonated.

S - Roasted malt, chocolate. black coffee, Tobacco/Herbal notes.

T - Roasted malts, coffee and semi sweet chocolate. Dry, warming and mild spiced/hop/herbal finish. Complex, and balanced flavours that meld well together.

M- Creamy, chewy, full bodied, and smooth.

O - The reputation that precedes this brew is well earned. One of the best stout/porters I’ve been able to enjoy. More please!

AussieAbroad, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

nh_hawkeye, Jan 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally the perfect stout has been created! I stumbled upon this beer at a local liquer store. It is sold in a four-pack of bottles due to the 8.3% abv.

A: pitch black with a fingers worth of frothy foam.

S: coffee, dark chocolate and oats.

T: strong coffee with a beautiful chocolate andoat finish.

F: creamy and smooth.

I highly recommend this stout for every avid stout drinker. This is what it think of when I'm asked what is the perfect stout. ENJOY!!!

Brian46594, Jan 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

LMH88, Jan 17, 2014
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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