Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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13,396 Ratings
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Ratings: 13,396
Reviews: 3,365
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,320
Gots: 3,512 | FT: 197
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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Photo of Chief09
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stout is amazing founders never stops amazing me. I wish I could get it here in Colorado Springs. Makes miss Texas even more.

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

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Though a little smudged, I'm reading the date as "09/22/2014" I think.
Well, anyways, I had this poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice looking motor oil black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within a nice thirty seconds. Light lacing graces the glass nicely at the lower end of the snifter.
The smell had a super nice coffee aroma with a superb roasty cocoa to light coffee bean-esque sort of awesomeness.
The taste was roasty to sweet with a nice coffee to chocolate goodness leaving a light sticky sweet to moderate great feel rolling over my tongue.
The mouthfeel sat about a medium bodied with a nice sipping quality about it. The carbonation was pretty smooth.
Overall, I'd say this was a really good breakfast stout that I got as a Christmas present. It makes me wanna move to Michigan to partake in more of this stellar brew and possibly more of this company.

Photo of b_sters
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pete_IV
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of phil215
4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PostRockandCats
3.84/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shabbtastic
4.79/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black with dark brown head. Smell is of rich dark coffee with cacao nibs. First taste is of fresh brewed coffee with slight toffee overtones. The finish is silk and that's when the chocolate makes its appearance. Mouthfeel again is smooth and carbonation is slight but very nice. Overall job well done, my favorite stout by far. Bought at local price chopper supermarket for $10.99 for a growler. WELL DONE!

Photo of Dogum
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avitallo
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a small, brown head. Head retention and lacing are not that prevalent. Surprising. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Very strong. Roasted malt taste, followed by a spicy coffee flavor, ending in a nice smooth, chocolate aftertaste. Bitter feel at the end. Excellent beer. Very well layered.

Photo of jerryusc
4.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrewShalvoy
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jersekong
4.99/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Clownoisseur
4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rmullerkc
4.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Stellartaste
4.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vitamin_g
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redflamingolingo
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck1
4.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Christmas eve , got off work early , stopped at store for a bottle of wine and
found 4 -4 packs of Breakfast Stout on sale. Boom , bought all . Merry Christmas to me.
My favorite stout, had it before.
Look: dark as a bottomless pit
Smell: Coffee with dark chocolate, oak and maybe some fig
Taste: dark slightly bitter chocolate to start, then some quality coffee, toasted malts
and a little hop bitterness at the end, alcohol warmth is there but well hidden
Feel: oats make it silky smooth but not to thick.
Overall: a great sit by the fire on a winter day sipper that gets better as it warms up.
And that is what I am doing now writing this review on a crappy cold day.
I would like to cellar a couple of bottles for a year but I doubt I have the will power to not drink it. Best stout I have had. Personal choice , I like it better than KBS

Photo of Bossman20
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chume11
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KBS
4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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