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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
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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: 16,702 |  Reviews: 3,848
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4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derftron
3.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Friend brought back a bottle from N. Carolina

12 oz bottle

smells like a nice chocolate stout.

small head with lacing the quickly fades away

taste. well balanced beer. this is a quality brew that has a nice balance of chocolate, oatmeal, burnt sugar, and a very nice "stout" taste. for the ABV, it is extremely drinkable and one that would be nice to have around more ofter (no distro to Oregon).

Although I really enjoyed this beer, the hype and praise is nowhere near what this beer delivered. Quite basic and the depth is nowhere near many other stouts, especially barrel aged stouts. During a month where I had 2012 Parabola, Old Raspy XV, Berserker, Black Butte XXIII, 2010 Abyss, 2012 Black Tuesday, etc. This beer isnt even close when it comes to depth, mouthfeel, complexity, etc. If it was available at my store, I would probably drink this a lot because of the price point and the quality it delivers, but from a 1-100 rating it just does not stand up to the barrel aged big boys. Id give it a solid 80/100

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Appearance is a motor oil black with a nice tan head, very nice.

Smell is strong roasted coffee and chocolate, straight forward but strong!

Taste is so good, just as the nose taste is strong roasted coffee, malts, a bit of vanilla, oats and bitter creamy chocolate, some woody smoke. One of the best, or probably the best tasting beer I've ever had.

Mouthfeel is wonderful, nice very full bodied thick and creamy beer.

Overall, to me this beer is perfect for me...such a well balanced great tasting brew. I'm giving this all 5's across the board.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 355 ml bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.

Appearance: Pours a cola colour but somewhat viscous leaving only a very minimal caramel coloured head which dissipated very quickly leaving a collar which lasted the remainder of the time the brew was in my glass.

Smell: Dark bitter chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Flavours are a wonderful mix of bitter coffee and dark chocolate and a slight sweetness, with the oatmeal lending more to a smooth and creamy feel in my mouth than flavour. Also a slight flavour of hops comes through in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is in the low to mid-range with a mild bite with each sip.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,702 ratings
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