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:
#91
Reviews:
3,919
Ratings:
17,042
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
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1,913
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Ratings: 17,042 |  Reviews: 3,919
Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StephenBechler
3.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of downonbarbe
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into Spiegelau stout glass. Pours a deep, dark hue not overly thick with a milky moderate head. On the nose you get strong aromas of roasted Kona and dark chocolate. Coffee aromas are pleasant in this one. Coffee notes hit the palate very distinctly as notes of chocolate that are almost mocha-like in balance finish the experience. This stout is not overly thick or sweet and is quite smooth. There is a touch of carbonation that balances very well with the smoothness and balance of the beer. I’ve had this beer many times and each time I do it reminds me why this one is timeless for me.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.11/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. ABV is 8.3%, IBU 60. Pitch black colour, moderate to low tan head, not the best retention. Strong and intense aroma of fine coffee and dark chocolate. The flavour is full of coffee, with dark chocolate and oats in the background. Pretty good.

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paradox1000
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MichaelProcton
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Brown hued, but completely opaque with a quiet chocolate milk brown head. Sweet, creamy malt and some dark fruits on the nose, without a ton of roastiness detectable. Flavor is excellent. Creamy and sweet, goes down smooth, with the high ABV very well hidden. Mouthfeel is just a touch heavier than average. Overall, a great beer I could drink way too many of.

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Photo of cbb77
4.24/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JM5671
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HappyGuy12345
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an arome glass.
Look: Deep black with, at most, 1/2 a finger's worth of tan head.
Smell: Very subtle hints of coffee. Otherwise, not much of an aroma.
Taste: Delicious mix of coffee and chocolate. There is a slight bitterness, but it is well balanced with the other flavors. No unpleasant aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Creamy goodness. Minimal carbonation.
Overall: World class on every level. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of Kwright
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Sticky and thick on the palate, big coffee and chocolate playing off a light hop bitterness, beautiful color and a sweet oat finish. Absolutely delicious. More please!

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Photo of VincentLyons
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ddeck212
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris5554
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of usofarsenal
4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ICTguy21
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: thick and black with a darker khaki head and some lacing

Smell: coffee, maltiness, a bit of brown sugar, and molasses, excellent but not very strong

Taste: coffee, bitter chocolate, sherry notes, some roastiness, nothing really stands out above the rest but the flavors really blend and work well together

Feel: thick with some carbonation, well balanced, what you want in a stout

Overall: fantastic all around stout, the sherry notes are really interesting but welcome. Hides it abv pretty well and is easy to drink, good stuff!

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Photo of Chilmer
4.01/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisb53188
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 17,042 ratings