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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,870 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,870
Reviews: 3,226
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,171
Gots: 2,618 | FT: 161
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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5/5  rDev +10.6%

MightiestBeard, Dec 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

appetiteforparis, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

maltlikker, Dec 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

StevenSpringer, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

berlinabb, Dec 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

jlivings757, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Joshpu
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle to a snifter.

A: Poured black with a finger of tan head, dissipated quickly.

S: Rich dark chocolate and coffee, roasted malts, oatmeal.

T: Big dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco and oatmeal on the end. Bitter finish.

M: Medium to full bodied. Somewhat thick. Not a lot of carbonation. A little creamy. Easily drinkable beer.

Overall a great beer. Lots of dark chocolate and coffee. Blended and balanced well. What I like about this stout is that it leaves you wanting more. There are a lot of great tasting stouts out there, but this beer's drinkability is exceptional.

Joshpu, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -28.1%

leadahmer, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

beerasaurusrex, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of cjgiant
4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with thin edge head, no real lacing.

Smell is complex, mocha coffee chocolate is most often noted, but on different sniffs I noted more coffee at times, more chocolate at times, and a smokey cigarette smell at others. When tasting, the nose is ever present, and that's when I notice the smokiness the most.

The taste itself is not as impressive as the nose, in my opinion. Roasted malt reigns, mocha in nature at heart. The bitterness that is there is a coffee bitterness, and the mouthfeel is a coating of roasted coffee feel.

The average rating gives away the quality of the beer. The taste for me wasn't overly special if detached from the smell, which is not something one should necessarily deconstruct, they say. The taste reminds me of an old-time coffee house, complete with a cigarette smoke background.

cjgiant, Dec 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

sarahski, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

kevin_m_bell, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

babayaga, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17%

Phil_H, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Kevin-Wieken
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Breakfast Sout%0AFounders Brewing Company%2C Michigan%0A---from bottle to stemmed stout glass---%0A%0AAppearance%0APitch Black! 1 finger of dark tan head%2C good lacing.%0A%0ASmell%0ADark chocolate%2C coffee - iced mocha (stolen from another review%2C but SPOT ON)%2C oatmeal.%0A%0ATaste%0AExactly as it smells! Licorice at first%2C but gives way to great bitter-coffee%2Fsweet-mocha flavor%2C finishes with hazelnut%2C smooth oatmeal and dark roasted malt.%0A%0AMouth-feel%0AAlmost Perfect. Good balance of flavors. Little indication of hops. Good carbonation%0A%0AOverall%0ABest stout I have ever had. Wish this wasn't seasonal. A coffee lovers dream!

Kevin-Wieken, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Mordhaus, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

cbgoods, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Chiefy770
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass from a 12 fl. ounce bottle. 2013 batch.

Appearance: Black as black can be. Thick pour, not quite syrupy but this definitely has a good amount of density. A foam head, a bit shy of two-fingers, slowly formed on top of the body.

Smell: Very similar to an iced mocha. Minor grainy notes break through as well, most likely from the oats.

Taste: Coffee is the dominant flavor here. It is rich, the dark roast really holds its form against good showings from other flavors. Creamy chocolate attempts to even out the strong coffee. The oats and grains start to break through as the beer warms. The alcohol creates a tart and dry finish.

Overall: Took me awhile to get around to this one but boy, it did not disappoint. Definitely a brew for those coffee lovers out there. I took the advice of many other BA users and slowly enjoyed this one, I am glad I did. It is amazing how many flavors shift and breakthrough as this beer warms. Excellent!

Chiefy770, Dec 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

mattheweide, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

StephenWagner, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

thetommo, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Rmb, Dec 11, 2013
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,870 ratings.