Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
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4.51 w/ 16,580 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: 16,580 |  Reviews: 3,820
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.92/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My favorite non barrel aged stout. The taste of coffee and chocolate remind you that the beer is truly a breakfast beer. I have not had a bottle yet that disappointed. Its dark pour coats your glass with a light head that slides down the glass with every sip of perfection. Worth all the hype.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours black ink with about .5 fingers of head which lingers. Little head but nice retention. A halo sticks to the side of my glass. Smells awesome: coffee, dark malt, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa nibs, dark (and sweet) caramel, and some vanilla. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate and rich fresh coffee. I can also taste a touch of booze which I really like. Lingering aftertaste which is mostly black coffee, black malt, and bitter cocoa. Very pleasant and drinkable beer. Texture is rich, silky, and heavy. Beautiful carbonation and body. Had to crack one open in anticipation of KBS distribution in Madison this week!

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4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Docrock!

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter and allowed to warm considerably, reviewed live:

A - Pours a non transparent, deep shade of brown. There's only about a finger of thin, light khaki head and retention's pretty bad. On par for the style.

S - Freshly brewed dark roasted coffee notes dominate. Inviting mocha and semi-sweet chocolates. I don't get any alcohol on the nose. The chocolate's heavier than I expected, but is definitely welcome. Very faint roast character. Pungent.

T - Dark roasted coffee dominates the show. Light cocoa is present, but unobtrusive. Chocolates and less prominent then on the nose. Roasted malts are present near the end. It's significantly more bitter than I'd have guessed, but far from imbalanced. Evocative of black coffee. No alcohol is detectable. God, that's tasty.

M - Incredibly smooth. Full bodied but far from thick. Could be a little creamier, but it works well with the coffee.

D - Definitely lives up to the hype. I could down this all day. Glad I finally got to try it.

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97% out of 100 with 16,580 ratings
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