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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,980 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,980
Reviews: 3,504
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,466
Gots: 4,060 | FT: 211
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
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4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on draught, poured into a pint glass.

A: Poured black with a khaki color head, the head was relatively small however the beer took a little while to get to me after poured.

S: Roasted coffee, nice chocolate aroma, some oats and roasted malts.

T: The coffee and the chocolate hit first with a clean finish.

M: Full bodied, very rich and creamy.

O: Another wonderful beer from Founders that has the availability to be enjoyed by more than those who camp out at beer stores for special releases. Great job Founders.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Taken from notes at my New Years Eve event at Churchkey DC.

A - A dark brown, almost black color with a foamy head and fantastic lacing. It looks perfect.

S - It really does smell like a delicious breakfast. It's got a fantastic coffee scent with chocolate, caramel and a nice malty flavor.

T - It's got the delicious slight bitter flavor of the coffee and chocolate, with a subtle sweetness. It blends incredibly well.

M - Creamy and delicious, with a smooth texture. Decently carbonated.

O - I order this whenever I see it on tap. I had more than one at Churchkey for New Years. I tried the other beers on their large list, but I kept coming back to the Breakfast Stout. It's top notch.

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4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Black, opaque, oily. Small beige head with quite a good retention (leaves a mocha-like film).

S: Mainly coffee, roasted malts, ashes, a bit of chocolate and sweetness in the back. Promising.

T: My very pleasure with this kind of beer is above all to smell it, try to find out its diversity and figure out what it could taste. And I must say that this one tastes even better than it smells! Huge kick of coffee, followed by a front of dark chocolate and sweet malts, slight earthiness to finish. Good job!

M: Not as much heavy as expected but quite creamy, not sticky at all. Finishes dry.

O: A very good stout, easy to drink. Not an extreme beer, except for the coffee kick at the beginning of each sip. Valuable!

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

Like most of Founders Breakfast Stout's this beer is phenomenal. I've been drinking it for years and just realized that I never reviewed it.

This brew pours black like used motor oil, nice 1 finger head with great lacing. Not one beam of light shows through this bad boy.

Upon inspection of the smell you notice that coffee is the predominant feature here, followed by mellow alcohol and cocoa notes.

The first few sips bring on fresh coffee flavor, followed by a good amount of dark chocolate. These flavors blend together with a nice malty and hoppy finish. Perfect.

This beer is creamy and smooth. Lightly carbonated it goes down like a dream.

For a beer that is pretty easy to find in states that distribute, it doesn't get much better. This beer holds up to its counterparts KBS and CBS perfectly.

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4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a snifter. Head poured to a two-fingered thickness with a very creamy head that resembled a mocha chocolate creamy color. Looked amazing to begin, but subsided to a half finger thickness. Had great lacing down the side. The color is a deep stark motor oil black color with absolutely no light passing through.

Smell: Massive coffee and a ton of dark chocolate notes with slight roasted oatmeal aromas. It has a sweet after note that lingers. Definitely a full nose!!

Taste: The first thing that comes to the front is chocolate with slight coffee, oatmeal, hops and some molasses at the end. There is a slight coating of a licorice/molasses taste that lingers.

Mouthfeel: Really creamy and think, with no carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.

Overall: Since I live in LA, the possibility of getting this is few and far between. Thanks to Tbaiza for the trade. If I lived in the Chicago and could get this for $12 per 4 pack, this might be my favorite go to stout. Frankly I'm jealous of all you people who can get this easily. This was a great representation of a true perfect stout. 

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,980 ratings.