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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

13,973 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 13,973
Reviews: 3,503
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,461
Gots: 4,056 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of jonbonfondle
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davelumber2008
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oh my. A 100/100? Had to try this.

It looks : used motor oil coming out of the sump, or crude oil even, just beautifully black and obsidian. The head is a measles 1 finger but has a nice almond color to it. The body is completely a black hole, no light escaping.

It smells : fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, French silk pie, oatmeal cookie dough, mint Andes, mocha latte, almond roca. Judging by the aroma, if beer were dessert this would be the Royal chocolate french silk pie.

It tastes : good lord. Imperial stout flavors abound, coming out in a chocolatey malt body. Coffee ground, mocha, light earth, and cappuccino flavors swirl around. The hop is very subdued but serves a simple purpose to add bite and balance to the beer. That's all it needs to do here and is right on key. Aftertaste is so incredibly fresh and roasted, it's like a Starbucks mocha frappucino.

It feels : medium to heavy bodied but still easy to drink. The carbonation is buzzing and alive, but is still kept in check by the heavy roasted malt body which provides the creamy backbone.

Overall : this stout is a win. I didn't taste the oatmeal, but I smelled it. It's not overpowering - it's just polite and delicious. Imperial due to the flavors, because the hop isn't really that strong in flavor, but serves a nice purpose to balance and tame the malty character of the beer. This could be a meal. Or dessert. Will have again if I ever find it.

Photo of Founderslover
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of texasspottedcow
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of thetravelguy01
4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer! Can't wait to drink it again.

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

Photo of Eziel
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Markyd02
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of golf_sierra
3.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thick, roasty, bitter chocolate. Good dessert beer.

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of dreg
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Beautiful black liquid with minimal coffee-colored head. Smells of delicious coffee and chocolate malt. Taste is decadent, very smooth to begin with, later warming up to chocolate and coffee with a hint of booze. Very smooth mouthfeel. Slightly bitter finish.

I'm sold, one of the best oatmeal stouts I've ever had.

Photo of Karst32
4.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pmbasile06
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HoppyheadFlying_eagle
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Michael1974
3.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

I love this stout!! Great flavor and mouthfeel. By far one of my favorites

Photo of Drobinson0828
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of my favorite beers!

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

Great stout especially on tap.

Photo of jyacco15
4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,973 ratings.