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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#90
Reviews:
3,848
Ratings:
16,702
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,888
Gots:
6,363
Trade:
235
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,702 |  Reviews: 3,848
Photo of Jpatton94
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Malefactor
4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Brew-Knows
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of frankrizzo
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Gator_Chomp
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Best beer in America!!! No question

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Photo of tridge85
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle into duvel tulip. First time I've seen this in the UK. Have seen it so often on WBAYDN thread that I had to buy it.

Jet black with a thin head leaving decent lacing.

Aroma is of leather, coffee and roasted malt.

The taste has hints of bitter chocolate, coffee and lots of sweetness. There is some black treacle and toffee in there. This one really coats the tongue and the taste lingers for quite a while. It a very complex and strong tasting beer. There is some warming alcohol and the 8.3% makes its presence felt. This reminded me of Great Divide Yeti - pretty much the only other American stout of this type I've tried.

The feel is very creamy and rich. The oatmeal may be responsible for this.

Overall this is really an outstanding beer. It's very tasty and could have you appreciating different elements of its quality every time you try it. Truly satisfying.

94/100

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Photo of beersgud
4.11/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caryn
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of do_ob
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle marked "Bottled 09/02/2014". Sampled and reviewed on March 6, 2015.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Pours pitch black with a fizzy 1 finger head of light brown foam. Head quickly dissipates into a streaked film across the top of the beer. Smells of chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, ginger, and caramel. Nice, heavy body on this one. Feels very thick and creamy. I get chocolate, maple syrup, grapes, butterscotch, and loads of malt. Very sweet and smooth all the way through. Aftertaste is pretty much the same as the initial taste. This beer lingers for a while.

Overall..f'ing amazing brew. As delicious as anything I've ever had. This beer has everything and everything you could ask for in an imperial stout. This is tied with Blot Out the Sun for the best beer I've ever had. They taste very similar so I can't decide which is better. But this beer is far easier to get, for me at least. I'll be buying these every chance I get and cellaring quite a few to enjoy next winter.
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Update 10/02/2015. After months of searching, I tracked down a couple 4 packs of this mofo to enjoy once again, and to revisit. It's been nearly 6 months since I've had this one, so let's see if it's as good as I remember...

A: Pours an incredibly dark, rustic brown. 1 finger of dense, creamy tan colored foam. Black as coal in the glass.

S: Chocolate, roasted malt, HUGE oat aroma, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla..damn. Smells like heaven. Better than I remember.

T: Charred/roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, oats, vanilla..What complexity. Choclatey coffee grounds initially, which quickly fades into a sweet, roasty malt. This, in turn, transitions into a soft, chewy oat/vanilla/lactose flavor.

F: Infinitely creamy. Smooth as silk and as dense as tar. Ok, maybe not, but this beer is incredibly chewy and satisfying. Perfect weight for the 8% -10% range of beers. Finishes so smooth it's not even funny.

O: I honestly wanted to re-review this one because my initial assessment was written only weeks after I'd 'gotten into' craft beer, so to speak. Surely my score was overly-biased. No way. And while I'm not claiming to be a veteran in this ever-changing beer world, I can say this: 7 months and 208 beer reviews later, this beer is still worthy of the score I gave it the first time around.

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Photo of rjak774
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jasonlthompson81
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of blinkstock182
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattR2014
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Very good. Tasty. Lots of chocolate. Easy drinking. Buy again. Lives up to the rating. Smooth drinking

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Photo of matt23j
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- It has a crazy bakery smell to it. very enticing.
Appearance- It is like looking into the abyss! it is pitch black. with a small tan head.
Taste- Wow, I am a novice venturing into the stout arena but this is incredible. A mix of coffee, cappuccino and hops.
Palate- A heavy beer body wise with moderate carbonation.
Overall- I am loathe to follow the beer snobs and call this awesome. . . but it truly is.

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Photo of Eagleyes
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnball216
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mnbrewery
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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