Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Availability: Sep - Dec

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.

60 IBU

Added by marburg on 07-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#95
Reviews:
3,928
Ratings:
17,087
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
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Ratings: 17,087 |  Reviews: 3,928
Photo of soupyman10
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Saw this one on tap at the fantastic new Pizza-P's in Dupont Circle and couldn't possibly pass it by. Pours a pitch black color with a beautiful tan foamy head that sits around for ever. Excellent lacing as it drains. Basically looks perfect. Nose is very nice, if a little milder than expected. Coffee (more than just about any other beer I've smelt), roasted malt, chocolate dominate. Maybe a touch of dried fruit in there. Taste is excellent - like the nose, but stronger. Chocolate all over the place, mixing with a dirty roasted malt and a quite but continual mix of coffee as well. Really an excellent flavor. Body is perfect, creamy and thick. Overall, a fantastic beer that, despite it's thickness and heaviness, I could legitimately drink all night.

Pizzeria Paradiso/$7/10 oz

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Photo of Cory_Brown
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm still a little new to stouts and the craft world in general but this is amazing. Has to be one of the best beers I have ever had. For sure the best stout, but I still need to try Goose Island Bourbon County. The chocolate and coffee in this beer are so balanced. Just enough of each. And its just enough bitterness to complement. Awesome.

Updated Review:
This is still one of the best stouts out there. It's easily accessible, which makes it a go to beer for me. Most prefer to drink this one fresh because of the coffee, but it's still drinking good with over 5 months of age on it. I do think the coffee has mellowed a bit, so I would rather have it fresh. The mouthfeel to this beer is amazing; so smooth and creamy (thanks to the oats). This beer is really a work of art. The flavors are so well integrated, and it's an easy to drink brew. I do think I prefer founders imperial stout over this one, but that might be my favorite beer ever.. So all in all, this is a must try for every beer lover out there, regardless if you're even a fan of stouts (this one could change your mind).

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Missygurl3133
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My go to favorite.

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Blackholish with a brown head that was massive. Beautiful!

Smell: Dark chocolate. I find that the chocolate comes in the nose than anything and lacks in the flavor. You smell some roasted coffee but mostly chocolate. One downfall to this beer is that I can actually smell green olives in there also.

Taste: Fantastic! Freshly brewed coffee with chocolate highlights. The oatmeal adds a slickness.

Mouthfeel: Rich and chewy. Oatmeal adds tons to the body of this beer.

Fantastic!

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received in a trade with kryptic. Thanks!

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle into a Riedel sniffer. Pours a jet black with a thin tan head which quickly dissipated.

S- Not too strong a nose on this. Smells of coffee and dark malts.

T- I love this beer! Tastes at first of dark malts which quickly gives way to coffee and oats. This beer sticks around in your mouth for a bit which I really like.

M- Perfect carbonation somewhat of a medium carb but cuts through the thick brew very well.

D- This beer beckons to be drank. After every sip I am wanting another. I have yet to try this with breakfast but I will one day. And it will be glorious!

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of turnstile
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Jet black and pours like crude oil. A coffee-brown head dissipates just as quickly as it arrives. A little lacing here and there. Looks like a sturdy cup of coffee.

Smell: The aromas are heavy on fresh-roasted coffee and several layers of chocolate.

Taste: The coffee is up front with hints of fine cocoa, milk and dark chocolate. Faint bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thick and chewy with light carbonation. Nowhere near as syrupy as I thought it might be. In fact, it was incredibly smooth.

Drinkability: This is one big beer with a heavy body and a higher ABV, but its familiar coffee and sweet chocolate qualities make it incredibly easy-drinking. The most drinkable imperial brew I've tasted.

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 17,087 ratings