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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

14,087 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 14,087
Reviews: 3,525
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,500
Gots: 4,156 | FT: 217
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.

60 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,087 | Reviews: 3,525
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4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moonboogie_n8
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ericsager
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cryptichead
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beerginner45
4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keystrokegraffiti
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

This was my first real stout. I had always been under the impression that stouts were going to be super heavy, very bitter, and generally taste like espresso beer. I was pretty wrong and this was the perfect beer to shatter my misconception.

Absolutely full of flavor. You get everything on the bottle and more. Coffee, chocolate, oatmeal, and I personally tasted caramel as well. Smell goes right along with it. Like a stout is supposed to be, it was dark and very filling. This will definitely be one of my staple beers when I need a stout.

Photo of TJS6
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmat10
4.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bobbycabeza
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EvanTheCannibal
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I love that its not overly coffe-ike and has some bite to it.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

12oz bottle, poured into a chalice.

A - Poured a very dark brown, nearly black. Not even a finger of head.

S - Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Slight notes of coffee and oats.

T - Very heavy chocolate flavor on the front, with the oats and coffee settling in gradually. The flavor components seem to balance the best in the aftertaste.

M - Oh so thick, oh so heavy, but not to the point of being syrupy. For me, perfect mouthfeel.

O - Would have loved for the chocolate to be toned down just a tad to let the other great flavors in this guy shine. Other than that, excellent imperial stout and certainly lives up to the hype.

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1.1/5  rDev -75.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Ridiculous idea. Chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, and stout? Has to be the worse beer ever.

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4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaneBramage
4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: One-finger head; dark and thick like motor oil with 3,000 miles on it.

S: Chocolate and coffee.

T: Chocolate and coffee with a little oatmeal. Much more robust than your typical stout.

M: Strong. Not for the weak of heart or faint of big-beer flavor.

O: The bottle says 'double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout' and they weren't kidding. Not necessarily strong in alcohol content, but very strong in terms of flavor. I could only handle one in a single sitting and I'm used to multiple stouts and porters at a time.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 14,087 ratings.