Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,857 Ratings
Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Ratings: 16,857 |  Reviews: 3,878
Photo of Loakwurm
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Hendrick24
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesMantooth
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jet black, fairly viscous pour. Beautiful cinnamon colored head. It doesn't last real long, but leaves a tight, Saturn like ring around the glass.

Tons of coffee and chocolate aromas on top of ashy/charred grains.

Tastes like a combonation of dark and milk chocloate along with a cocoa powder sweetness. Soooo much coffee and soooo much chocolate. They both tango with the deep roasted malt flavors that are packed with oats. A deep, lingering bitter, and ashy aftertaste. Like licking an ashtray in a good way.

Full, silky, chewy. Carbonation gives it a little bit of crispness.

To me, this is like a threesome with Cheerios, Herseys, and Starbucks. One of my favorite beers.

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Photo of newbrewer_zb
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of jscheuf
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MichaelStoutBeard
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of schimschim
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of NickTight
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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

The roasted coffee beans is the overwhelming smell and taste here along with dark chocolate. The appearance is a midnight black stout with a darkish tan head. But along with those flavors and notes there is a whole oat taste that melds ever so slightly with the delicious malt in the brew. The mouthfeel is a deliciously light syrup with light carbonation that has a slight lingering of licorice and dark chocolate in the finish. Overall a premier example of the style.

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Photo of vdub191
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Packlifenc
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of ChipMurray
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Beersnake1
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of blackrim
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ChayDudeBrew
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of markmo
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Joel12
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Ultima95
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of TheBrouMaster
4.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Black as night with half a finger of thick creamy mocha/chocolate head. Looks pretty thick too.

S - Freshly ground coffee beans, chocolate, ice cream. Huge aroma and the coffee smells absolutely wonderful.

T - The taste is purely orgasmic. Huge sweet chocolate flavor, along with fresh roasted coffee, mild oats, and a sort of ice cream flavor. Super sweet but not cloying, moderate coffee bitterness, with the coffee flavor done to perfection. The coffee is more of a dark roast with a hint of espresso. The chocolate/coffee/oat combo is really outstanding.

M - Moderately thick and chewy with low carbonation. This isn't quite as viscous as other stouts, but the mouthfeel is still great.

O - I liked this 100 time better than any other beer ive tried, which makes this my favorite stout. Almost perfect in every way; I could drink this for the rest of my life.

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BierJager89
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours black with a brown head.

S: Lots of coffee, some chocolate and roasted malt in the nose.

T: Earthy malt, coffee, and chocolate flavors

M: Medium, almost full bodied and smooth.

O: Not as good as the ratings would suggest, but for a breakfast stout, it's damn good. I gave it a 94.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,857 ratings
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