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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,697 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: 16,697 |  Reviews: 3,847
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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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4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - poured into your standard pint glass a dark brown/black color with a very thin (Less than a finger) brown head. Brown lacing on the glass persists through the drinking experience.

S - roasted and coffee notes and can smell the alcohol in there on this one.

T - excellent! Coffee and a bit of sweetness, maybe a hint of vanilla very light dancing around through the other flavors.

M - not too thick but definitely not light, just right. Smooth and more dry than wet.

O - this is an outstanding stout! Superb balance and very drinkable for its darkness and alcohol content. Perfect winter/spring beer in my opinion. I will definitely purchase this again.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Flounder57
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It Is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Mocha lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted and earthy coffee, chocolate, bready oats, and smoke.

Taste: Coffee is definitely up from with sweet milk chocolate, ash, char, bready oats, and some mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, creamy, medium carbonation, chewy, super roasty, and delicious.

Overall: I have had this beer a lot lately in bottle and draft. Noticed I didn't review, so doing it before it's gone for the year. Thank goodness I have another four pack.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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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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3.57/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served out of four-pack bottle, Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

A - Impenetrable black with a slim toffee head.f

S - chocolate and coffee - exactly what's in it

T - sweet, definite taste of coffee and chocolate

M - thick, porridge-like

O - This is a very good beer, no doubt, but I fear that a bit of group-think has taken over on this one. A very clever marketing campaign seems to have overwhelmed people's sensibilities, if not the 8%+ alcohol content. Bottom line: I enjoyed it, I'll drink it again for sure, but perhaps it's not quite the apotheosis of brewing that some make it to be. For an all-around great stout that's also world class and a bit more affordable, try Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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

I love this stout. 8.3%? You'd never know...drink and enjoy all night long. I'm not sure how a stout gets better than this. As soon as the thermometer drops below 30 feed me this every Friday night.

On tap or in the bottle...equally good. Founders has a beer god at the helm.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Such an overall amazing beer. There isn't anything that really isn't to like about it. I'm not sure how the alcohol is hidden, and I'm not sure how it drinks so smooth. I've had it on nitro, and in the bottle, and they are both great. Drink up and be merry.

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very dark out of the bottle, although great clarity with 1-2 cm visibility

S- Black coffee dominates, very bitter, maybe some burnt raisin

T- More bitter than I was expecting, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised though with unsweetened chocolate and coffee beans comprising most of the flavor profile. Easier to drink once the palate overcomes the initial bitter shock. Finishes very smooth with a long very dark chocolate aftertaste

M- Very pleasant, nice and full, creamy and clean. Just the way a good stout should be

O- A great stout overall, quite drinkable especially for the high ABV and intense flavor profile. Not my personal favorite, but I am certainly happy with the purchase

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,697 ratings
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