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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
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:
#89
Reviews:
3,863
Ratings:
16,784
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,889
Gots:
6,410
Trade:
236
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Photo of MikeHBerk79
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fear4Beer
3.9/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured out into a glass mug.

Inky black with a nice khaki colored head. What is impressive to me is that it is 8.3% ABV. It is very well hidden. I guess I'm not a big fan of stouts (my highest rated beer is a stout.. go figure! I'm confused too). I can respect what is being down in this beer but it just doesn't suit my palette that much. Every time I sip this beer it reminds me of another beer I've had that I really disliked but this tastes better than that. I think it was Oskar Blues' Ten Fidy. I'm going off memory I think it tastes like that minus the ridiculous amount of hops. I can imagine this beer being really enjoyed by stout drinkers who also like hops. There is some bitterness in this beer. I think that's where it loses me a bit. If it was boringly smooth (malty with much less hops) I'd probably love this stuff.

One word that keeps on coming into my head when I sip this beard is "tangy". Not exactly sour, but I sort of want to do a salsa dance for some reason. haha.

When I taste this beer I taste coffee first. It is certainly coffee dominate, then a little bit of cocoa, hops, and a tangy/acidic (probably from the coffee since coffee is very acidic) like after taste.

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Photo of glennchapin
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NickTutino
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Drewk35
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of prokopt2
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brenn79
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle- Pours black with a dark tan mocha colored head that retains nicely. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, oats, caramel, coffee, all the trademarks. The taste is chocolate, double chocolate actually like the bottle says, creamy, smooth, warming alcohol, molasses and coffee. not as complex as KBS, but still delicious.

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Photo of christimm
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flagmantho
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip. Bottled 10/20/17.

Appearance: totally black with two finger of frothy dark-tan foam atop. Dig it!

Smell: rich, smooth coffee right at first, segueing into a sweeter, chocolatier, maltier character. Very nice indeed.

Taste: tons of coffee at first, transitioning into a more chocolate-based flavor at the end; it's got the same dynamics as the aroma. Finish is deep and bitter, very much like a dark chocolate. Nicely complex and very tasty indeed.

Mouthfeel: rich body with a low-to-moderate carbonation; it's not super creamy, but it's not bad either.

Overall: a very good beer indeed. I am very happy we now get Founders distributed in Washington.

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

Photo of SpinSamzo
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redpine42
4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Good drinking stout. Tobacco and coffee flavors. Nice clean finish.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Very nice stout!

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Photo of adidaswp
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zavi
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amsage19
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sbuck
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

(Poured moderately from a 12oz bottle into a snifter)

Immediately as the beer exits the mouth of the bottle, you notice how dark and oily the Founders Breakfast stout is. Pure jet black appearance and spawns a fine, flat beige head that lingers for a minute or two after hitting the glass.

The nose is dominated by unsweetened espresso followed by extra dark chocolate and yeast. The aromas are not overbearing but pleasantly noticeable during each sip.

For the taste, the dark chocolate begins to shine through along with the roasty espresso. As the beer warms after a few minutes, notes of heavy cream and minute spikes of smoke and salt can be detected at the tip of your tongue. The flavors are all evenly distributed over a creamy texture creating a mellow and very drinkable stout thats not "in your face" by any means, but has just enough complexity to lure you in for a second sip.

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Photo of michaelbrian
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SAXdude
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ale_Lover
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TedF1271
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,784 ratings
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