Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
99
world-class
16,476 Ratings
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:
16,476
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: 16,476 |  Reviews: 3,804
Photo of Calraven
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Holderness
4.07/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L -- Black as motor oil. Pours a small, dark tan head (make sure to aerate plenty when you pour) that dissipates fairly quickly to a small layer of dense foam. Not heavily carbonated, which is nice. Minimal lacing.
S -- Strong notes of baker's chocolate, cold brew coffee, roasted malts, browned butter. Hints of bourbon, hickory, and vanilla.
T -- Booze, dark roast coffee, and baker's chocolate upfront, followed by heavily roasted malted oat flavors. No sweetness or fruitiness whatsoever.
F -- Very full bodied. No off flavors from start to finish, and just the right amount of carbonation for the style. Slightly astringent/sour aftertaste, but not much.
O -- Definitely a beer lover's beer – not for the faint of heart. I personally like the fruitiness of Rasputin more, and don't think this one lives up to the hype. That being said, still a very good stout.

82/100

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Photo of jamis
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mborden
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Ryanm1
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of wsnich
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of StayWhatYouAre2
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of phishbfm
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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

A - cinnamon colored head with strong lacing atop this classic stout

S - Java smell, some pine notes

T - Wow... burst of coffee with cream and oatmeal... I guess that makes it breakfast worthy. Long bitter finish of the 60 IBU adds unique character to this stout. Flavors intensify as the brew warms up

M - creamy smooth, and mildly carbonated, dangerously hinding its high ABV.

If you are willing to buy your brew in a four pack, then it's hard to beat this slow sipping wintery imperial stout

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Photo of myersk27
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of grannaniwa
4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of boot11222
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of mpedara429
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours out black with a thin layer of tan head. Very little lacing and retention.

S: Coffee grinds, dark chocolate, and roasted malt.

T: Very much like the smell, but the coffee and chocolate really pop in this one. They just seem so fresh tasting.

M: A nice, thick oily body with a medium low carbonation. Slightly warming.

O: I was impressed by the fresh tasting coffee and chocolate in this one. A good balance of bitter and sweet. This one lives up to all of the hype behind it.

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Photo of TheBeerDad
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Photo of aLenwell
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of mvanwoerm
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of WantonFaun
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlira
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,476 ratings.
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