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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,457 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10457
Reviews: 3163
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003)
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JGargano

Connecticut

3.41/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My initial impression of this beer is "aggressive". It has a big mouthfeel, Big scent and BIG taste.

Very well balanced for the ABV but much too rich to be sessionable.

This is certainly a beer you can have only one of before it becomes too much.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 23:57:20 | More by JGargano
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SanDiegoBeerLove

California

3.43/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Super Dark with Average Viscosity. Head is light tan that fades quickly.

S - Smells of Chocolate, Coffee and Tobacco Smoke(overpowering).

T - Chocolate, Coffee, and slightly bitter. I feel like I should be smoking with this one because of the Tobacco smells and tastes which makes me think this beer was handled/stored incorrectly.

M - Mouthfeel is good along the lines of the average stout; I would have like it to be a little thicker.

D - Drinkability was good and I will probably be editing my review once I get another.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2010 05:14:46 | More by SanDiegoBeerLove
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (it is either 9/2, 9/3, or 9/8/13)

A: Pitch black with a mocha head that pours into about a finger head, but dissipates quickly. Ok lacing.

S: Smells like freshly ground dark roast coffee or a just opened high % dark chocolate bar. Bitter smelling.

T: It tastes like it smells. It almost doesn't taste like a stout. I get almost no malt. All that I get is coffee with some chocolate roastiness to it. Maybe this is much better with age on it after the strong flavors die down and mellow. It is all burnt coffee and roast flavors.

M: Smooth with almost no coarseness.

O: It smells great but I find the taste lacking something. I don't really get too much body here, it seems quite thin to me. This is much better mixed with Rubaeus. I like coffee to a certain point, but this one is overpowering. I prefer more subtle coffee flavors. I poured it into some Butter Crunch ice cream and it made the alcohol really pop, not in a good way. It was still good though.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 03:20:56 | More by gillagorilla
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JamesS

Indiana

3.45/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very deep black color with a very thin layer of initial, tan head that goes away quickly, and it also has very little lacing. Nice scent, the chocolate dominates, although there is a nice hint of coffee, although with very little burnt grain scent and a near undetectable (barely there) oatmeal scent. Very nice flavor, the different pieces come together very well, with chocolate on top, a nice coffee kick, followed by the oatmeal sweetness; I personally find it hard to think the flavors can completely mesh, but this did a good job of it. This beer is also very smooth and silky, very nice and barely rough from the relatively high ABV.

To be honest there are better stouts out there that you can get year around and are cheaper, but it's still well worth the try, even at its higher cost.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2008 20:56:39 | More by JamesS
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heygeebee

Australia

3.45/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From Jims. No BB.

A - tar black, tan head, very(!) aggresive pour yields one finger head, fades to lace.

S - oats, instant coffee, licorice.

T - assault of oats, licorice, coffee, choc, significant hops. Dry finish.

M - medium bodied, toward oily, but not there.

O - am I missing something here? or going off Big Beers? Too oat-y. The whole is less than the sum of the parts, and there are some astrigent notes in here that do not make for easy drinking. Doesn't get any better as the end nears, either. Almost like the brewer just chucked far too may ingredients in the mix to see what gave. Would it be better if left a year? hmmmm...
And I realise I am in the minority, but calling it like I see it.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 08:49:57 | More by heygeebee
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.46/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle to snifter

A - Pours opaque with a small dark mocha head. Average head with specks of lacing.

S - Good dose of coffee, some dry bakers chocolate, dry roasted grains.

T - Sweet grainy malts, spent coffee grinds, bitter dark chocolate. The coffee is dull but seems almost astringent paired with the dark chocolate but has some creaminess mixed in(if that makes in sense). Dry grassy hops come out as it warms, along with some acidity from the coffee. Finishes dry and slightly astringent with coffee and roast bitterness.

M - Medium full body, oily feel. low carbonation, dry finish.

I've waited a long time to try this beer and was somewhat disappointed. I love coffee and coffee stouts and this had coffee flavors but seemed like stale/2nd running's grinds. A good beer no doubt but I was hoping for a more rich and robust stout. I guess i was expecting too much.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 03:34:40 | More by StaveHooks
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tayner

Arizona

3.48/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz stubby bottle.

black with a nice head, laces well

smells of coffee, roasted/burnt malts, bitter chocolate.

tastes like it smells times three, heavy bitter coffee, bitter chocolate, ash, burnt malts, and a small hop finish, very small.

chewy mouthfeel, thick, oily.

this one was hard for me to drink, it was like trying to drink bitter motor oil. i could barely get through one.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2008 12:20:31 | More by tayner
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ZRBE

Oregon

3.49/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Heard a lot about this guy, finally got a chance to crack into one.

A - Looks like a flat stout. Minimal head and lacing.

S - Really sweet. Berries, chocolate, coffee. Cocoa nibs for days.

M - A little harsh. A bit of acidity.

T - Meh. Quite bitter with the coffee, though the chocolate is nice. I don't drink coffee so I admit the style is not my favorite, but while I've enjoyed other coffee beers in the past this one did little for me.

O - Disappointing. Too bitter, too acidic, the carb and the mouthfeel drag this one down for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 19:30:41 | More by ZRBE
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beertunes

Washington

3.49/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to CaveDave for this one. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a solid black color, as expected, with less tan 1/4 inch of light brown head that very low (almost zero) retention, and very light lace.

Coffee was certainly the dominant scent, it took lots of sniffing to find any underlying malt or grain. I didn't pick up any chocolate in the nose either. On the tongue, coffee was still the major force of this beer. The chocolate did show up, put it wasn't enough to balance out the roast, almost burnt, taste of the coffee. The malt and grains played a cameo role in this act.

The body was far too thin for a big stout, it washed over the palate too quickly, leaving just an increasingly burnt taste at the back. Drinkability was OK, which is saying something as I am a confirmed coffee hater. Overall, a pretty good beer, certainly worth trying, and the more you like coffee, the more you'll like this.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 20:23:28 | More by beertunes
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lpayette

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Pours jet black with about 3/4 a finger worth of head. Some lacing.

Smell- Intensely smokey/roasted to the point where it's almost overwhelming. Very dark and very rich chocolate similar to devil's foodcake. Strong, black coffee.

Taste- Intense roasted malts that are very rich, strong, and smokey. Sweetness is balanced by coffee bitterness first, followed by hop bitterness. Oatmeal shows up around mid sip but is mostly covered up by the other huge flavors going on. The finish is wood-like and a bit dry.

Mouthfeel- Thick yes, but not as thick as I was expecting based on the smell and taste. Low carbonation level works for this style.

Drinkability/Conclusion- I'm a little surprised that this one ranks as high as it does. That's not to say that this isn't good beer... it is. I just don't think it's "A-worthy." The balance for me is a bit off and the coffee too intense. About mid-bottle it hit me that this tastes nearly EXACTLY like one of my homebrews (muck and mire version #2, batch #12). I've still got a bunch of it because I just don't care for it too much. It hits the spot once in a while, but for the most part it's just not what I would normally go for. I like my big stouts to have more residual sweetness, and a little less bitter coffee flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 04:29:58 | More by lpayette
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alameda5

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My first Founders Stout. Pours from the bottle very black with a nice brown head. This is a dark beer. Light cannot penetrate this beer.
The nose on this beer is not my fave. It smells familiar, but can't place what I'm smelling. Almost a whiskey, coffee smell?
The taste of this beer is wonderful. Roasted coffee up front with dark chocolate on the finish. Has a nuttiness also.
The mouthfeel is okay. Slight carbonation. Nothing spectacular.
Overall this is a decent stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 21:30:15 | More by alameda5
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jkendrick

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark with just a touch of light at the edges. The thin brown head disappears quickly.

S: Medium strength aroma of roasted malt and espresso, some oatmeal and a touch of chocolate. Not as much chocolate as I was expecting.

MF: Medium-bodied at best and a bit watery. Very light on carbonation.

T: The taste isn't big, but roasted malt is the predominant flavor with the oatmeal next and the coffee in the finish. For a "double chocolate" stout, I tasted very little chocolate. The bitterness is only in the finish and very coffee-like. The alcohol is mostly well-hidden, but a little hot in the finish.

Overall: I like a bit bolder flavor and thicker mouthfeel from this sort of stout, but it is far from bad.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 01:52:23 | More by jkendrick
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Ghenna

California

3.53/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Inky color, quickly dissipating milk choco head. A roll in the glass shows that the beer has some serious legs.

Nose is burned malt, coffee, and some dark chocolate.

Taste is basically the same. Lots of bitterness- black coffee, burned malt. A little unpleasant truth be told- just too much for me. A bit thick in terms of MF, which suits the style.

Seeing the 98 and 100 lingering atop the reviews page for this beer makes it a little bit daunting for me to be completly honest and not pad my opinion. That said, this is just too much of a roasty bomb for me, way too excessive with the roast sourced bitterness/astringency. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 23:20:36 | More by Ghenna
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottles brought back from St. Louis for me by A. Much thanks.
Bottled 12/14/2011.
Poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

Founders' Breakfast Stout is an intensely coffee-forward double stout that is, in my opinion, unbalanced and overrated. The coffee aroma and taste overwhelms most of what else the beer tries to offer. Further, the coffee isn't a particularly good flavor, anyway, at least compared to what freshly brewed coffee can offer. While I'm glad I was able to finally try this beer, it's clearly not something I think highly of relative to many others. I will probably not seek this out again.

The pour produces a 1cm tall head of dark tan to light brown foam, mostly composed of small bubbles, though there are a few large, yielding a very dense appearance. Head fades over a minute or two to a thin ring around the glass with a very fine membrane of bubbles atop the body. Leaves some excellent lacing, which is renewed and augmented with each swirl. Body is an impenetrable dark brown or black, with the slightest highlight of lighter brown when held to the lights. I can't make out anything going on inside the beer, so no idea what carbonation is like. An excellent looking beer.

The dominant aroma is coffee, and not particularly good, fresh coffee, but day-old, stale coffee and coffee grounds. I'm kind of amazed that Founders got Sumatra coffee to come across as mediocre. The other major scent is heavily roasted malt, bordering on char or ash. As I pointed out to a friend, "kind of like someone stuck a burnt-out cigarette in your beer." I do not find this a particularly enjoyable-smelling beer, and think those of you who can "smell the oats" or other such nonsense, are imaging things. This isn't the aroma of a stout, it's more the aroma of a bad, old cup of coffee. Very little complexity or depth even.

Taste fairs better than aroma, with coffee notes hitting the front of the tongue, then progressing to some chocolate and roasted malt notes mixed in with the coffee flavors. Ends with continued bitterness, cacoa nibs, coffee, and ethanol. Lingering aftertaste of some bitterness and roasted malt. Again, I don't think the addition of the coffee improved this beer at all: the flavor isn't all that good (again, has an old coffee flavor, which is basically expected because by now the beer contains old coffee), it has depth that is masked by the coffee, and really misses out on other things that stouts can be (a bit of cream flavor, perhaps a bit spicy, etc).

Medium to medium-heavy bodied with a bit of wateriness around the edges. Somewhat surprising, really, given the ethanol and probably malt content of this beer. Carbonation is modest, producing a pleasing, initially crisp, then smooth feel as the beer lingers on the palate. Ethanol is felt in the nosrils and back of palate. Finish is semi-dry.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 18:14:55 | More by falloutsnow
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teromous

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark black body, with barely any head at all. The non-head is light tan colored. No lacing.

S: I get subtle notes of coffee, and a slight oak character to the scent.

T: Coffee flavors dominate. No alcohol flavors. There's a huge roasted bitterness in the back of my mouth. Some oak-like flavor as well. A bit of cherry character but not fruity.

M: There is a slight warming sensation from the alcohol. The beer is very full bodied. It is a beer that I had to take a little time to drink. There's enough body, flavor, and bitterness going on that makes it a slow drink.

O: Overall I liked the bitterness and roast characters of the beer. The label states that it is a "Double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout." I really didn't get much slickness from the oatmeal, or any flavor from it either. I got a lot of coffee flavors, but the chocolate didn't come through for me. I would have liked to at least see these flavors in the beer. Despite all of this, it was still a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 12:52:31 | More by teromous
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DAllspaw

Indiana

3.55/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into tulip. Light head, just a tinge of a ring around the glass, reminiscent of a good espresso pour. Color a dead ringer for what comes from my subaru after 7500 mile oil change, though not as thick. Smell is deep malt, coffee and chocolate.

Taste is unquestionably dark chocolate competing with dark roasted coffee. Great mouthfeel with slight tingle from the alcohol, reminding you that this is still a beer. A fairly bitter finish, again very reminiscent of espresso, but also very warming. Good stuff and a bargain for the price, but you have to like coffee and dark chocolate...a lot.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 01:42:38 | More by DAllspaw
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brewmudgeon

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

fbs, bottled 09/03/11

a 4-4.5 smells like coffee grounds. oh wait, what it looks like--it's dark, as expected. the head is light tan. it leaves spotty lace that isn't impressive visually but does have good staying power.

s 3 smells like coffee grounds, wet coffee grounds. not coffee, but the grounds left over in the filter. there's also a little sweetness there, but really i can't seem to pick up on much else.

t 3.5-4 tastes like sweetened coffee grounds. if you like sweet and you love coffee grounds, you will find it very difficult not to enjoy this. there are hints of vanilla and dark chocolate floating around.

m 4.5 the body is between medium and full, closer to full, which reminds me there must be oats in here somewhere. the carbonation is spot on.

d 3.5 some might say a guy who generally doesn't like coffee in beers shouldn't review fbs. maybe, but i've been surprised too many times by beers i was supposed to hate (or love, for that matter). i cracked this one with an open mind, and high hopes of loving it. i hated pretty much every imperial stout i tried until throwing back an old rasputin. tonight, i thought, is the night i love a coffee stout.
fbs is very good beer, no doubt. and i'm trying to err on the side of generosity in my scoring, though perhaps that isn't necessary. fbs just doesn't wow me like i expected it would--and the coffee flavor, though bold and relentless, is not the best coffee flavor i can imagine. ah well. i still intend to try kbs, cbs, etc.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 02:02:21 | More by brewmudgeon
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a very small head. Smell is of coffee, roasted malts. Taste is also coffee up front, some malts, a bit of oats, just a touch of alcohol. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 20:47:35 | More by tone77
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chilled pint glass.

-Appearance 3.5: Very little head to speak of. Black, but has a slight red tint around the edges of the glass. What head there was was a vanilla color rather than the khaki I am accustomed to seeing in these dark stouts.

-Smell 4.0: Wow, very nice. Bouquet of dark chocolate and coffee along with a smoky hint of toasted grains.

-Taste 3.5: Fist taste is of a subtle sweet/sour and the middle is strangely dry. The finish is where the meat is on this beer: coffee, hops, bittersweet chocolate and smoked grains. Finish is long and sour and hoppy. Good, but I don't understand why the finish is jammed up with so much flavor and the other aspects are left barren.

-Mouthfeel 3.0: The lack of carbonation was distracting in this brew. More bubbles would have enhanced the taste of different aspects of the beer, notably the beginning and the middle of this beer.

-Overall 3.5: Good stout, but not excellent. I would certainly recommend trying it if you are a stout fan, but it is not one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 02:39:36 | More by BeerDocT
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BeernerdJeff

South Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I really enjoy a good stout and was truly looking forward to trying this beer after reading all of the reviews and seeing the high ranking on BA. Finally had the opportunity to try it...

I'm not sure if the hype set my expectations too high or if I just had a weaker batch, but I found this stout to be quite plain. The rich, dark color and the head are great after pouring from bottle, as expected from a stout-but the rich, bold flavors I expect from a stout are just not there. There is a coffee, oatmeal flavor with very slight hints of chocolate, but none of these flavors are strong. The flavors are good and are balanced, just not much there.

Overall, this is probably a great introductory stout for those just starting with stouts or who don't usually like them as it is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 12:02:52 | More by BeernerdJeff
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7ways

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip

A- Extreme black, even when held up to the light. Not even a brown corona. Awesome dark caramel head that disappeared way too fast : (

N- Sweet cocoa, burnt/roasted malt, espresso. Quite bitter, even for a coffee beer.

T- Burnt coffee, burnt sugar, moderate alcohol. Semi-sweet chocolate. Kind of acerbic. I can't knock the sensation that it tastes a little overcooked.

M- Nicely effervescent at first, almost liquid velvet near the end. Lighter body for a stout, but quite nice.

D -Bitter alcohol is fairly apparent near the end, almost metallic, but not overpowering. I was just surprised by it. Definitely couldn't drink a lot, but this would make a fine gameday breakfast. Also, very well balanced hop/malt character. But I don't understand the mass appeal. If it was available in my area I would buy it again, but it's not worth another trade.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 01:38:24 | More by 7ways
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PatrickJR

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass. I let this brew warm to just under room temperature.

A - Jet black, opaque. A quarter inch of deep brown head forms with moderate retention. Settles to a thin collar and leaves very little lacing.

S - Huge aroma of burnt coffee upfront, but there's a bit of bitter chocolate alcohol in the background. Maybe a hint of wood in there as well.

T - Again with the burnt coffee. It's not entirely unpleasant, but it is very dominant. Some chocolate tries to pull through near the finish but is quickly overrun by a moderate alcohol presence. Try as I might, I can't pick up much flavor in this stuff beyond the coffee.

M - The oats make for a very thick and silky body, but the carbonation remains just a little too high to full enjoy what the body could be.

D - Too much damn coffee and booze. Not a bad beer, but not a great one either, certainly not something I'll buy more of or revisit in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2008 08:20:13 | More by PatrickJR
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Haus

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Breakfast Stout has a thick pour in snifter. It has a deep, dark brown color with a thin tan head that laces the glass nicely.

Brew has a dark coffee aroma and major hints of dark chocolate too. I also get a hint of a bitter, roasty malt notes.

Brew has a bitterness from the dark coffee and chocolate, apparently Founders use Sumatra and Kona coffee in this brew. There really is no oatmeal "flavor" that is present. It seems that this was merely for the velvet, smooth texture of the brew.

Feels fairly smooth, rich viscosity with a slick finish that temporarily sticks to your tongue. It's a good stout.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2011 16:48:41 | More by Haus
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Born_Beerknurd

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into pint glass

A: Extremely dark brown almost black, thin tan head that lingers nicely and settles into a crisp foam ring.

S: All coffee, roasted espresso, little bit of dark chocolate in the background

T: Wow, flavor explosion. Much more to it than the smell lets on. Starts out with lots of roasted coffee, then as it lingers you get the dark chocolate notes and more roasty-ness. Slight warming alcohol as it sits on the palate.

M: Good carbonation, well balanced. Finishes very smooth and lingers on the tongue with coffee flavors for quite awhile, almost like a dry wine.

O: For me personally seems to be less than the sum of its parts. Good look, smell, mouthfeel but overall i'm not in love with it and certainly wouldn't rate it as high as some others on, or even as high as other Founders brews i've had. Perhaps because i'm not a coffee drinker, but something was lost on me here. A solid brew, but I won't order it at a bar.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 20:16:55 | More by Born_Beerknurd
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Carolvs

Texas

3.58/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 20:42:00 | More by Carolvs
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,457 ratings.