Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

14,340 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 14,340
Reviews: 3,581
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,581
Gots: 4,365 | FT: 227
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

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

60 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,340 | Reviews: 3,581
Photo of Vinnygny
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Stout I have ever had. A must try.

Photo of UTPharm2012
3/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very solid beer, easy to drink, and I like stouts but the taste is not my style. I see why everyone likes it but not for me.

Photo of kitch
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A 355ml bottle with a best by date of 7th August 2015 and poured into a snifter glass.

A: It poured a deep dark brown to black colour with a very thin caramel head that disappears quickly. There is also some light spotty lacing.
S: Strong roast coffee aromas with bittersweet chocolate along with a little root beer, toffee and caramel.
T: Amazing taste. First thought was that it tasted like biting into freshly roasted coffee beans… so good! It was then followed by bittersweet chocolate and hints of bitter hops.
M: Medium bodied, silky smooth with light carbonation.
O: This was really good and over the last few years my favourite non BA coffee based stout. Each year I buy at least a case of this just for myself to enjoy over the winter and over the course of the year until the next yearly batch is brewed.

Photo of captainkrad
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Always good... Will never grow tired of this beer...

Photo of mlockman
3.75/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this long after bottling, so perhaps that's why I wasn't so in love.

Photo of MA_hops
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If you can't beat the best...drink the best! FBS is a classic! Coffee, oatmeal, vanilla mixed together in both aroma and taste puts FBS in the upper echelon of stouts!

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I actually was quite disappointed, however still a good beer. It was much thinner and less complex. I have had many better.

Photo of NonSnob_BeerSnob
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a delight. Strong coffee flavor, drinks smooth, aftertaste just makes you want to drink more.

Photo of GrinkoN
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look:
-Very Dark
-No head

Smell:
-Slight chocolate
-Slight coffee

Taste:
-Dark Coffee
-Semi-chocolate
-sweet back end

Mouth Feel:
-Heavy
-Consuming
-Strong

Photo of ohbeer89
4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours inky black with subtle mahogany tones with a thin tan head which dissipates completely within a minute or two. Mostly coffee on the nose, a darker roast that's been cold brewed. Some faint malt characteristics and bittersweet chocolate. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate with some coffee undertones. Medium body. This one just gets more and more chocolatey and chewy and malty as it warms. Some graham cracker notes (from the oats?) as you exhale through your nose. Those 60 IBUs keep everything in its place , as well as the coffee notes. Overall FBS is the imperial stout by which I judge all other imperial stouts. An excellent example that sits right in the middle of the style.

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

My favorite beer from Founders. Seasonal and I look forward to getting some when it's time

Photo of Mone1000
4.92/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Love this beer. Hate to say this but I found a store that wanted to clear out this beer. Bottled in Nov of 14. May of 15 now. Bought 8 cases (24 pack) for $15 a case. Thank u god!

Photo of tjk135
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The best readily available double stout out there. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aroma and flavor, chewy - it has it all.

Photo of WSchooley
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best in class coffee stout.

Photo of fscottkey
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: [4.50] Pours a dark brown to black. The pour forms a thin khaki head that is gone very quickly. The bottle lists the ABV (8.3%) and the bottled date in bright yellow 10/20/2014.

S: [4.75] Rich strong black coffee. The nose smells just like cold coffee no other scents that I can detect.

T: [4.25] The taste is more complex than the nose. There is the strong coffee flavor - but there are also other notes in there. The bottle lists 60 IBU and I got some hop presence in the midpalate.

M: [4.50] Slightly elevated carbonation. The body is full. There is a little dryness on the finish due to the hops and the bitter coffee flavor.

O: [4.50] This was my first wow beer (I have just never rated it). I have a lot of sentimental attachment to this one - but I will try to be impartial. The beer looks nice in the glass and leave some arcing lacing. The nose is a great coffee scent that opens as it warms. The taste is great and the body is full and chewy. I really love this beer.

Photo of CNP
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Always love founder's stout. The rich chocolate flavor had always been my favorite.

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.48/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Its a better than average stout, certainly. I dont see the perfect rating but hey, I liked it.

Photo of martinimike82
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Easily accessible and drinkable. Perfect with a stack of french toast.

Photo of headbangingteacher
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark appearance with a caramel colored head. As would be expected, the coffee is strong here, especially on the nose. Let it warm enough and you can really taste the alcohol at the end.

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

The brew that opened my eyes to the wonder and splendor of craft beer. has never disappointed since.

Photo of Nick-420-69
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Delicious! Smooth chocolate and coffee flavor finished with a hint of vanilla

Photo of alarmclock314
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Definitely a sipper as it's very thick and syrupy. Delicious taste and smell though.

Update: Gave this beer a second try. Bottled on 10/27/14, drank with about 6 months of aging. I noticed right away that it wasn't nearly as viscous looking. Excellent mouth feel on the first sip. Probably one of the best stouts I've ever had before.

Photo of MoCityTxBeast
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer. Double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout, need I say more? Buy and or drink whenever you see this awesomeness

Photo of NavyGoat
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An outstanding stout, top rating in all areas and this will be on my preferred list!

Photo of rphbrew
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice stout. Happy it is readily available in NJ.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 14,340 ratings.