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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,337 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,337
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,062
Gots: 2,395 | FT: 157
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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BFCarr

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-02-2013 01:29:08 | More by BFCarr
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toddicus13

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-02-2013 01:12:21 | More by toddicus13
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Jakethesnake503

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-02-2013 01:07:00 | More by Jakethesnake503
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stooge

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-01-2013 21:59:14 | More by stooge
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beer4colin

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -50.2%

11-01-2013 20:51:40 | More by beer4colin
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WTKeene

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-01-2013 20:10:40 | More by WTKeene
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FlyingKelly

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-01-2013 19:39:24 | More by FlyingKelly
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Shoney_35

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-01-2013 18:43:55 | More by Shoney_35
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mrn1ceguy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-01-2013 17:51:41 | More by mrn1ceguy
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Ginfur

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-01-2013 03:08:56 | More by Ginfur
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MisterWatt

Texas

5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-01-2013 02:49:00 | More by MisterWatt
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DevinK

New York

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-01-2013 02:27:18 | More by DevinK
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Benish

Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: the beer looked insanely thick as I was pouring. Pitch black in color - can't really expand on that. A short brown head built up while pouring but it wasn't anything crazy thick or large.

Smell: smelled the bottle and it was instantly coffee. I mean straight up coffee and no chocolate. When smelling from the glass, the roasted coffee is still intense but also picked up some sweet chocolate. For some reason, the aroma reminds me of those coffee beans coated in chocolate that you eat . Eating those, you get the woodsy bitterness of the coffee bean but than the chocolate blends in as you chew it.

Taste: the bold coffee flavor instantly comes in; you might have to like coffee to appreciate this. I myself enjoy good coffee and I have to say I'm really enjoying this. I pick up bitterness from both coffee and chocolate. The bitter coffee is more up front but there is also that subtle earthy bitterness that leans toward unsweetened baking chocolate. I cannot emphasize enough, this beer is all coffee and well....beer. I do however wish there is a bit more depth in the beer. It taste pretty much the same from start to finish.

Mouthfeel: creamy, thick, full bodied.

Overall: the best non-barrel aged coffee stout I've had. I seriously would love drinking this in the morning. It's really like drinking a fantastic cup of coffee!

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 02:22:00 | More by Benish
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IPA1978

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-01-2013 01:04:10 | More by IPA1978
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kayakandbeer

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

11-01-2013 00:35:12 | More by kayakandbeer
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Bierczpoutine

Missouri

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-01-2013 00:14:21 | More by Bierczpoutine
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earlholman

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-31-2013 21:07:16 | More by earlholman
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-31-2013 16:51:23 | More by Dolfan907
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geodonnokepyo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-31-2013 16:31:42 | More by geodonnokepyo
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beerforpresident

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So glad to get the chance to try this one. I have heard so many great things.

It lived up to the hype. Slight hints of chocolate. Well, lots of chocolate actually. Coffee, and the oatmeal balances it all very nicely.

Very good beer. I will have to pick another couple 4-packs up.

12oz into tumbler

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 15:19:11 | More by beerforpresident
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Solid black with a tan head, fading into a broad lacing pattern.

S - Roast malts and booze, and coffee overtones. Subtle hints of dark fruit and sweeter malt elements of burnt caramel. Also, a dash of tobacco and ash.

T - The coffee comes in first, but is coupled with chocolate nibs and roasted grains. The middle gets more bitter, as the hint of ash comes into the taste from heavily roasted grains, closing with a bitter thread that lingers. It is the bitterness of coffee, though, over a more standard hop finish, added to a roasted note that holds for a minute or more.

M - Silky smooth, with a certain weight, but not cloying or heavy. Easy to drink if it isn't gulped, this is a mighty sipper that rewards the time it is given.

O - This is among the best stouts in the business. It has a wide range of elements that work together to create a very drinkable beer. The alcohol is not so much hidden away as incorporated to make a more harmonious whole. The best thing is the incredible accessibility of this beer, in contrast to some of the other high water marks of the imperial stout. It is one to buy whenever it is in stores, and to be sure you keep enough to scratch the stout itch whenever it might arise.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 04:09:53 | More by Tsar_Riga
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Jonny_Tremain

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-31-2013 00:45:15 | More by Jonny_Tremain
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 9/13. Pours burnt motor oil black with a nice tall tan head with excellent lacing. The nose is of roast with chocolate and coffee notes. Full bodied with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Roast malt flavor is exceptionally well balanced with coffee coupled with dark chocolate and a sweet undertone. The coffee is quite detectable, but not overpowering such as Bell's Java Stout. Hops are only detectable on the finish as a bitter compliment to the roast and coffee. Well carbonated. In short, Heaven in a Bottle. I bought 4 cases and will do some aging / cellaring evaluations. Needless to say, this is my favorite beer!

6 months age - The coffee has mellowed and the flavor profile is much more chocolate
oriented. Some yeast has flocculated. Still magnificent.

9 months age - The coffee continues to fade and the roast is more noticeable against the chocolate. Most noticeable is the diminished head and lacing - only a finger and a half with poor lace retention.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 19:36:15 | More by tillmac62
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sjjn

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-30-2013 19:08:09 | More by sjjn
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SuperVillainOutcast

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-30-2013 17:32:50 | More by SuperVillainOutcast
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,337 ratings.