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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,788 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: 16,788 |  Reviews: 3,864
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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a cola brown with a medium sized brown head, doesn't leave to much lacing.

S: A lot of oats and chocolate on the nose with a faint alcohol presence.

T: Huge amounts of roast/coffee, chocolate, and oats with a hint of dark fruit. Also a light alcohol presence in the finish.

M: Meduim/Full bodied, with light carbonation.

O: A nicely balanced beer, don't really see the hype but it is a very good beer.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Beautiful black with a tan mocha head. It looks like a beautiful classic stout.

S: Dark chocolate, oats and coffee hit you up front. Cocoa on the end. This just smells delicious

T: This beer just hits you hard! Huge chocolate and coffee. Espresso with a little bit of brown sugar. There is definitely an oatmeal quality to it. LIttle bit of a creamy milk. Big roasted malt and burnt toast. Little bitter on the end with a very satisfying finish. Just delicious stuff.

M: Not too thick but on the heavier side of medium bodied. Super creamy and slick.

O: This is one of my all time favorite stouts. This blew me away the first time i had it and i'll drink it every change i get. Delicious! Cheers! /98

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.81/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Black with a thin tan head. The head disappears rather quickly leaving little to no lacing.

S - Heavy coffee notes followed by chocolate and milk.

T - Coffee and chocolate stand out first. Oats come through with some sweetness. Finish is bitter coffee. Very complex and enjoyable.

M - Medium mouthfeel with slight carbonation.

O - A serious world-class beer. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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

A.. Beautiful rich, dark brown. Light head with minimal lacing. Pours like heaven from a bottle.

S..Coffee and chocolate notes are obviously present. Inviting.

T..I cannot give this a perfect tasting score for one reason: the coffee most often seems to overpower the chocolate flavors. Would personally prefer a greater balance, but that's not to say there is anything bad about this beer.

M..Light carbonation, easy swallow, great example of an imperial stout. No sense of the mid-high ABV.

O..Amazing beer. Whenever you find it on the shelf...take what you can carry!

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,788 ratings
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