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
Ratings:
16,475
Reviews:
3,804
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
Wants:
1,846
Gots:
6,206
For Trade:
237
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,475 |  Reviews: 3,804
Photo of SCproUA
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fathercharles
3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LEIFMAN
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mpbuckley
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dhannes
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Zaybertooh
4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of caburdette51
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Egotist
3.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

I guess this is hard to find fresh. Recently purchased from a reliable source, this was bottled 7 months ago, hopefully it’s ok at 8.3 percent. Pours a hearty, two finger, milk chocolate colored head into my can-style glass. The body is completely black, with an odd amount of carbonation sticking to the side of the glass. Looks beefy so far.

Yeah I mean the nose doesn’t get much better than this. Huge coffee, and enough chocolate to keep my mouth watering. Fresh, dry, roasty, bitter coffee is the dominating aroma on the nose, but there is a sweet backbone to it. It smells amazing.

The flavor is huge. Coffee flavor is even more in your face on the flavor than in the aroma. Not what I would call a sweet beer for the most part, bitter coffee definitely dominates. Finishes with a slight cinnamon flavor, almost reminds me of mexican spiced coffee. Chocolate is just barely here. It’s a fantastic flavor, though I would have hoped for something slightly more balanced, as the aroma was suggesting.

The mouthfeel is alright. The body is honestly a little thin for a beer that is supposed to be your breakfast. Carbonation is just a tad below medium. It works, but something more chewy would be preferred.

The drinkability is very high for an 8.3% beer, you don’t get any heat at all, and it tastes fantastic.

Overall this is a pretty simple beer to review, it’s loaded with coffee, and not a lot else. Again, I would have hoped for something slightly more balanced, and maybe a little more complex, but what it does, it does well. Anyways, it’s still a fantastic beer.

The appearance turned out pretty good. I got lacing from the top to the bottom, though it was somewhat inconsistent. The head was average, as was retention. Overall a good looking beer, nothing more.

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Photo of Jmonah3
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OKbrew89
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ritrockstar
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cjmunyan
4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hendryxdp
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mjward
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MattGaskin
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jprince103
3.8/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not overly impressed. Wanted less booze and more chocolate and coffee notes to come through.

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Photo of docdeens
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As good as stout gets, in my opinion...well balanced for so many elements

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Photo of SgtAmerica
4.96/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Strohm
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,475 ratings.
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