Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,616 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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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Founder's Breakfast stout... served a 1035 mt for breakfast. Paired with a cold pepperoni pizza slice from last night. Thanks to Dan for driving this one up to Colorado.

A: Burnt dark brown to black... very small tan head
S: Smell is very complex with chocolate, almost maple smell, with the addition of some caramel, toffee, vanilla really smells like breakfast
T: Oatmeal i think is what makes this beer so complete the perfect oatmeal stout with intense and complex flavors, but ridiculously drinkable.
M: I think it drinks more like a Baltic porter than a stout. Light carbonation fairly thin mouth feel, but also with many complexities. Nice bitter bite with hops and coffee at the finish...mmm

O: really like this beer. One of the best dark beers I have had. I think what makes this one so good is the combination of inter!esting additional flavors and a beer which has a perfectly made backbone. Well done founders

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,616 ratings
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