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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,750 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,750
Reviews: 3,217
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,162
Gots: 2,553 | 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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Photo of SmashPants
3.74/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: a stumpy 355mL brown bottle with a nice old-school label.

Appearance: pours an oily-looking, solid black colour with sediment evident only on the final pour. A small tan head lingers for a time with minimal lacing.

Aroma: a great nose also - some heavy chocolate / cocoa with roast coffee as well. Not all that much else, but the chocolate and coffee are so well-rounded and reaking of quality that it doesn't matter.

Taste: here it drops away a bit for me - far too much coffee for my liking. I will admit I am not a coffee fan but generally I still like stouts which are coffee-centric. This one is dominated by coffee far too much - I was expecting more chocolate to come with it considering it was a 'double chocolate coffee oatmeal', not simply a 'Coffee Stout'.

Mouth feel: I can't be hating on the price too much even though it is near $100 a case (2013). It is a well made beer, just not my kind of thing.

Overall: a very well constructed piece of brewmastery. Whilst the profile may have been dominated by roast coffee, I can't be hating too much as I am not a big fan of coffee at all. Though I personally will be giving it a miss in future, I have to admit that it is a top-end stout to add to the collection.

SmashPants, Dec 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

shuttle128, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

p0tt3r, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Turney, Dec 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

chrisleetodd, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Bearman13, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of STEELERFAN2390
4.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is a truly amazing beer!
A -almost like motor oil , kind of shiny.
S - coffee beans , burnt coffee beans ,cocoa powder , and have I mentioned coffee??
T -coffee , malty , cocoa , molasses , with a great finish of bitter from the 60 ibu's.
M -very smooth ,not too oily or cloying. complex. coffee up front ,malty type goodness and bitter hops finish it off. well crafted.


purchased at total wine in Naples, Fl. for 65$ a case.

hope it comes backs one more time this year.

STEELERFAN2390, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

BeerMeColorado, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of microbrewlover
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This brew pours pure black with a one finger mocha head which dissipates quickly but some remnants of the head remain on the top of the beer until the end. Light lacing.

The smell is burnt malts, burnt coffee, oats and roasted nuts.

The taste is a burnt coffee and burnt malt taste. Then the burn chocolate comes in finishing with some hop bitterness. The tastes hit in succession which makes this brew well balanced over all. Cannot taste or smell the alcohol at all.

The mouthfeel is smooth and silky. There is a little bitterness which comes in at the end.

Overall this is a good breakfast/oatmeal stout. It delivers on the oatmeal and the chocolate. It would be better if the burnt taste was toned down just a bit but I am not really complaining.

microbrewlover, Dec 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

bccrosley, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of BenjaminStout
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I obviously really enjoy this beer. I drink stout beer every chance I get and I find myself comparing a lot of them to this beer. The right amount of coffee with the light nuance of dark chocolate makes me a happy beer drinker. I can detect the taste of a fine stout with a smoky undertone.

BenjaminStout, Dec 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,750 ratings.