Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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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:
#94
Reviews:
3,907
Ratings:
16,989
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,908
Gots:
6,566
Trade:
230
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Ratings: 16,989 |  Reviews: 3,907
Photo of jripley97
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hoppy_cbus35
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Snitko
4.09/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Miketess32
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrZachRoche
4.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of timon
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was skeptical, but when I went to pick up my online order from BevMo, this is the only one the guy started raving about. From the strange Rockwell-GarbagePailKids artwork, to the price/quality ratio of the four-pak, to the taste, this just rocks. Pour is honestly a bit boring, pitch black with not too much head. Pour on the Ale Smith Stout is much better, for example, but the taste is fantastic, as is the mouthfeel. Super smooth chocolate/malt -> sweet oatmeal -> quality coffee transition. Fan-fucking-tastic. Mouthfeel is full, like a good breakfast.

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Photo of Joebooh2
3.66/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mkholmes25
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BeerBobber
4.09/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a rich oily black color with two fingers of thick brown head. The head slowly dissipates and there was nice lacing on the glass.

Smells of sweet coffee with some stone fruits dancing around.

Picking up some chocolate on the taste up front. Taste is more sweet chocolate with the coffee relegated to play in the background. As the beer warms the coffee starts to come out a bit more. Still that chocolate is pushing the front of the taste. Stone fruits like raisins show upin the far background.

Mouth feel is on the heavy end of medium yet very smooth. The oatmeal makes the mouth a bit heavier but adds a luscious creaminess.

This is a pretty complex stout. I like the addition of the oatmeal for the wonderful mouth and a touch more sweet. For fans and advocates of the darker beers Founders does these so well and this is a very good example. There is a slight touch of alcohol warming to it that I like. This tells you this is a big guy and would also work while sitting around a fire at the ski lodge to take off the chill from the slopes. Cheers!

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Photo of Pitchfork2322
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Half-full
4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Diura
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spectru
3.55/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It looks like pouring chocolate; very dark, opaque; The head is dark and persistent; The aroma is full-bodied, a little sweet, earthy hops; The flavor is strong, robust, intense, bitter; It feels more carbonated than other stouts I've tried, chewy. This beer is definitely distinctive. Worth tasting but Although I like robust beers, I didn't care all that much for this one.

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Photo of Benji88
4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nbedell5257
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

I really missed the "baby breakfast stout" Looks jet black,Smells like Sumatran coffee,chocolate, vanilla, fresh dough,hops. Taste is outstanding; again chocolate, coffee,vanilla ,anise,toffee? Feels super smooth. I am assuming that their is oats in the mash. Oats give it that super creamy luscious feel. Overall this still rocks!

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Photo of Wxb1111
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best Chocolate/Coffee stouts you can get, and it's created with oatmeal as well. Sumatra and Kona are the best coffees and the flavor is amazing. Well worth it, this stout is as good as many others priced much higher. Enjoy!

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4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Samact
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stt1118
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shrimply_pibbles
4.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Pluviophile
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,989 ratings