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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:
#90
Reviews:
3,848
Ratings:
16,699
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,888
Gots:
6,357
Trade:
235
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,699 |  Reviews: 3,848
Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.87/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Obsidian. One finger head of tan bubbles, wee & medium, heavy on the lacing.

The Vanilla scent is first, and intoxicating. Have not the willpower (or nose) to stick around, onto the taste ...

The Coffee outshines even the vanilla-Oat, as the chocolate approaches with zest around the bend. With all that flavor,(Especially Kona: the subtle, second coffee, see pining for Pipeline!), it's booze sneaks up a bit. 8.3% seems a wise choice, one among many for this brew!!

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Photo of realestatekris
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

LOVE this beer! I would get an at home tap if I could. The coffee, chocolate notes are heavenly!

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Photo of cindiwindi1025
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of all4revenge
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.66/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: beer was bottled 10/18/16 according to the label. Been in my fridge for a couple of months, not sure how it was stored prior to my acquisition.
Beer is dark as FUCK. Nice mocha colored head, fell pretty rapidly. Lazy lacing throughout session.

Aroma: tons of chocolate. Dark fruits. Plums. Hint of dust.

Flavor: heavy chocolate notes. Medium heavy slightly stale coffee notes. Medium sweetness. Just a touch of booze.

Medium bodied beer, slightly warming alcohol sensation. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Ironically I had the KBS over a decade ago, and I'm just now getting around to trying the basebeer. It was pretty underwhelming. One dimensional chalky chocolate and stale coffee flavors dominate. This might have been mind blowing 10 years ago, but there are some serious coffee stout and porter contenders now that this thing pales in comparison to. Still have love for Founders, but in 2017 this beer doesn't deserve a second look. Could use a major refresher from the brewery--there are better ways to incorporate chocolate and coffee in the brewing process that would massively improve this beer.

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

Photo of HighDesertWalrus
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shaneb818
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SpudsMackenzie1
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of beersmith90
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jnorris404
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of one_au
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisG523
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xJoji
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Murph106157
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CMC73
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TerryMills
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

They weren't joking with the name, I'm having it for breakfast and its perfect, can't even detect the alc.. Big coffee flavor is mostly what I'm getting.

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

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

Photo of I_am_durk
4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: dark, not quite motor oil
S: heavy on the coffee and malt
T: again on the coffee and malt. Actually pretty bitter, which persists for a while.
F: doesn't coat the mouth, not bad
O: pretty tasty overall, but having tried their KBS already, this is a little disappointing. Not bad by any means, but I've certainly had breakfast stouts I've enjoyed a little more.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Black in color with a nice amount of carbonation. A really nice thick,creamy feel that was perfect match for the intense flavor. Aroma was strong black coffee with a touch of cream and followed by come cocoa. Taste was identical ,strong,and left no doubt about what flavors I was tasting. They weren't cheap with the flavor in this beer and with the thick creamy feel it was an excellent beer.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,699 ratings
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