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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,690 Ratings
Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Availability: Sep - Dec

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

60 IBU

Added by marburg on 07-26-2003

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Ratings: 16,690 |  Reviews: 3,844
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On principle, I am hesitant to rate a beer as perfect. This is the tastiest stout I have ever had. Is it the best? I am not sure, and the only reason I'm not sure is that there are still other beers out there in the world that I haven't tried. It pours heavy, no head and minimal lacing, into a tulip glass (next time I'll use a snifter). It tastes sweet, and bitter, and chocolatey - I sense coffee, but on my palate the chocolate is more present - and heavy. Like I really could have it for breakfast. And by God the next time I don't have to work and my kid is already at daycare, I will have one for breakfast, and by then maybe I'll decide it truly is the best stout ever.

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of PatrickBeebe
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 9/23/15 so only ten days old. Poured into a snifter. Deep black color, two fingers of dark head. Coffe aroma right off the bat, chocolate playing backup. Taste the same as it smells. Coffe is dominant, but not overwhelming. No bitterness or acidity from the coffee. Can tell it is a very high quality coffee, so it's dominance is happily welcomed. The fullness from the chocolately malt rounds it out very well. Nice, heavy mouthfeel without being to syrupy. Very clean aftertaste, not one single off flavor. Just a lingering, mouth watering savoryness, making me want more. Definately much better than last years. Possibly due to the freshness of this one. Perhaps the best beer I have ever had. This one is perfect in my book. 5's across the board.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Dark black with a decent head.

S- A nice blend of chocolate and coffee beans. The smell dissipated rather quickly in my snifter, but agitating it brought it all right back.

T- Lives up to it's smell wonderfully, a rich coffee and chocolate flavor. Can't say I really pick up on the oatmeal as well as the former flavors, but it tastes amazing nonetheless.

M- Very smooth, non intrusive aftertaste. Minimal amount of bitterness that stays with you for a bit after you've finished.

O- Absolutely beautiful blend of chocolate and coffee, both in terms of smell and taste. One of the best beers I've had and my favorite stout to date.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,690 ratings
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