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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,989 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,989
Reviews: 3,506
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,470
Gots: 4,066 | FT: 210
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

This might be my favorite beer!

Poured the color of chocolate bar. Poured into a Ommegang tulup glass. So I poured directly at the bottom and got a thick creamy head which I allowed to settle. The 8.3 was so well hidden by the complex smooth mouth and taste that I "almost" missed the alcohol. Over 30 minutes, the outstanding balance shifted from chocolate to chocolate tinged coffee. All the while the oatmeal background made the transition as sooth as silk with a constant mouth throughout. Absolutely loved the head laces on the glass when it was empty.

If you enjoy this type beer don't miss it. Simply among, if not the best of its type I've ever had

Photo of mikeg67
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Pours dark brown with a tanned had and good amount of lacing. Aroma is of coffee, dark fruit, toasted malt and some chocolate. Full, crisp body. Taste is of coffee, dark fruit, toasted, nutty, roasted malt, hints of chocolate and brown sugar. Wonderful brew.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Ghenna
3.52/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Extremely dark (almost black) with a tan head. Not a very thick head and dissipates pretty quickly in my snifter. The smell is of bitter-sweet chocolate and coffee. Taste is all rich bitter-sweet chocolate with perfect bitter finish that blends well. This is like a liquid form of the cooking chocolate my mom kept around the house 30 years ago when I was a kid. Good carbonation and fun to swirl and sip. This is a complex brew that seems to get better and better as you drink it. I suppose more complexity comes out as it warms up. This brew is perfect for sitting around a campfire and talking with friends or family. Overall this stuff is fantastic and I understand what the hype is about now. Will definitely buy again.

Photo of TheDinger
4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had to travel to Asheville to score this, as Founders is not sold here in SC. And let me say, it was worth the trip. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Beautiful jet black with a bold 2 finger tan head that stuck around for a bit with good lacing. Smell is huge coffee, roasted malts, figs, toffee and perhaps some chocolate. Taste follows the nose, but what was surprising was the balance and complex taste. Starts off coffee and then the chocolate hits with the hops and malts. Sweet but bold on the finish and just difficult to put down. Excellent sipping beer on a cold night. Breakfast Stout is the perfect name for this. Feel is thick and creamy with good carbonation. Silky and pleasant on the tongue. Overall- Top notch for the style and my favorite to date. Complex and full with excellet taste and smell. Huge coffee and mocca with perfect balance. Founders knocked this out of the park. Letting another bottle age in the cellar and we will see what happens. A must try

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,989 ratings.