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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,732 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,732
Reviews: 3,448
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,394
Gots: 3,845 | FT: 201
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:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This review is from a (relatively fresh) 2012 Breakfast Stout. Poured into my Stone pint glass.

A: A very thick looking brew as its being poured. It isn't jet black, but damn close! It doesn't appear to allow any light to come through when I held it up. Dark brown/black body with a fluffy mocha head. Somewhat unusual to be so heady seeing as though it a double stout.

S: Immediately after pouring I'm hit with the fantastic aroma of rich, full roasted coffee, tobacco earthiness, and dark chocolate. I also notice maybe a touch of sugary oats in the mix too. Getting excited! (Allow this beer to "warm up" a few degrees before imbibing).

T: Wow. Really nice balance of some coffee bitterness, toasted oats and some chocolate in the background. It's full flavored, sticky, robust and I can't taste the 8% abv this beer clocks in at.

M: After several sips the mouthfeel on this beer is quite nice. You definitely know you're drinking a big stout, but it really leans more to the side of medium bodied. It goes down scary smooth with just a touch of hop bitterness at the finish.

O: Founders Breakfast Stout is an absolutely SOLID beer and deserves all the high praise/ratings it gets. If you come across a 4 pack of this- DO NOT hesitate to pick it up.


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4.03/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out brown but fills the snifter with blackness and a fluffy thick brown head that sticks to the glass.

The nose on this beer doesn't disappoint. Plenty of roasty coffee with some rich dark chocolate.

Lots of roasty malt and coffee dominates. Dark bitter bakers chocolate. There's a lingering earthy/herbal character from hops and/or the coffee.

Drinks smooth with a body on the higher side of medium.

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4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Have wanted to try this beer for a long time now and since its a seasonal brew, I had to wait. But now I was able to finally get my 4pk and am reviewing the 4th beer.

A: Beer pours a very dark, roast color with a very thin caramel or mocha colored head with lots of tiny bubbles on top. Despite the small head, it does leave a bit of lacing.

S: Initial aroma is of deep, roasted malts and coffee notes. I also get some dark chocolate, a hint of fruit and spice.

T: Very potent coffee flavor up front, followed by the roasted malts and ends with double dark chocolate and some noticeable hops. This have a very bold flavor and is delicious.

M: Full body, creamy and rich in the mouth feel. It has a thick texture that stays on the palate and allows you to taste the hops. Despite the high ABV, you cant really get any alcohol in the flavor, so thats always a good thing.

O: Like everyone says, its a world-class stout. The bottle and cap are really cool, the flavor is something to be appreciated. I haven't had too many stouts with such bold flavors and hop characteristics. Its not my favorite stout, but definitely fits in the top 5 for me.

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4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A perfect beer to finish off a cold snowy night?

Looks the part. Solid opaque black pour. Minimal dark tan head that clears quick, leaving little lace or ring.

Big nose that screams coffee and bittersweet chocolate right off the bat. Big, burnt roasty action all over the place. Very subtle almost licorice-like sweetness in the background.

Flavor has a smoothness that seems almost impossible given all that's going on. Sharp roasted grains and espresso. Pumpernickel bread. Despite the "double chocolate" designation, the chocolate notes are very mild, akin to mild, semi sweet baking chocolate. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel... as noted, amazingly smooth. Dangerously drinkable for such a big beer.

Overall, a brilliant beer. Period.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,732 ratings.