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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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4.51/5
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16,790 Ratings
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:
3,864
Ratings:
16,790
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,890
Gots:
6,415
Trade:
236
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,790 |  Reviews: 3,864
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

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

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

Overall a good Porter

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

Photo of DrewTheBrew
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sir_DrinksAtHome
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gradey
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TonyBolognaMN
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daem3384
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of GlennFreeman
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shade1951
2.84/5  rDev -37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I feel kind of bad about not being wild about this beer. Founders' stuff is almost always a notch or two above average. This one is just not too appealing to me. Yes, it smells of coffee. Yes, it is malty. Yes, there is chocolate. But the overall taste is of very bitter, extremely dark chocolate that kind of bites at the back of the throat. Obviously, from the reviews, that kind of flavor appeals to many.

It looks lovely, though. Oil black - viscous. The smell is... kind of acrid. It sure is not lacking in flavor. But it's not a flavor that I find pleasant. My ratings are on the generous side, probably because the beer is from Founders.

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4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhrozek
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,790 ratings
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