Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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4.51/5
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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:
17,086
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 17,086 |  Reviews: 3,928
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3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kilconey
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BonnieTWM
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly a revelation for me, as I somehow had it in my head I didn't like "coffee" stouts... how wrong I was. Pours a viscous, deep coffee-black; even the generous, fluffy head that forms is the color of chocolate milk. The smell is truly delicious, with aromas of black diner coffee and roasted chocolate. You immediately taste the richest, most delicious black coffee you've ever had in your life, along with premium dark chocolate flavors and a touch of raisin. Full body and creamy mouthfeel with a semi-sweet finish. Absolutely phenomenal.

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Photo of ben_tries_brews
4.99/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tlock
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
3.94/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MeLLo10
3.95/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

Look: Pitch black with ruby on the bottom edge. Dark khaki head that recedes to a thick even film. Nice foamy world map lacing.

Aroma: Charred malts, heavy dark coffee roast, hearty flaked oats, and semi-sweet dark chocolate.

Taste: Dark roasted malts without being burnt-tire bitter, nice subtle oat notes, finished off with bitter chocolate and dark, rich roasted coffee.

Mouthfeel: A little thick, but creamy and smooth.

Overall: Pretty much decadent and delicious, solid all around, a delicious beer to sip and take time with.

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Photo of Steveskk83
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SAdamsdrinker
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Matuhg
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jamyers1
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one sets the standard for stouts. Chocolate, Coffee, sweeeeeeetness. It is "that stout I have been looking for." 5/5 as far as stouts go! Good job Founders BC.

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Photo of James_Err
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sarantis_Girgzski
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Went out to a get a steak but I went to the bar first. Saw "founders" on the tap and just asked for whatever it was (thought it would probably be the IPA), barman goes "It's the breakfast stout, it's like 9% alcohol are you sure?". It wasn't the morning (breakfast time) but I of course said "sure" and got a nice pour of this silky black beer in a little snifter glass.

I joked to the wife that I don't think this is something you'd have for breakfast (unless you were a raging alcoholic) and she informed me that the name was ironic and that was the point of the name and I missed it. We sat at the table and I sipped this beer. Smooth as heck with a coffee aroma and heavy body. Went down almost without a trace, not leaving any heavy metallic residual taste that I sometimes find with a stout. Enjoyed this beer while waiting on the steak with not a bad buzz to boot. Good stout.

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I REALLY wanted to give this one a 5.0 across the board and it likely deserves it. But can't bring myself to rating a beer as perfect. But for a stout, this is as good as it gets. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, whatever...this one pushes all the right buttons. Simply delicious and satisfying. Top notch!

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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kinnick21
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jellibeen
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joenap419
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerMan247
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mgroner
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of thefuzzyone
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkchad
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My #1 go to Stout when I'm out and about and find it on draft.

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Photo of peritectoid
3.81/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 17,086 ratings