Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
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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: 16,573 |  Reviews: 3,818
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Viscous black with ruby highlights and a violet-tinged beige head that's creamy and trails.
Roasted coffee, lavender, and dark chocolate on the nose with a bit of smoke.
Boysenberry, chocolate, Fig Newtons, brown sugar, an oily coffee bite, a touch of marzipan and light cedar hops.
Camp coffee finish and red berry linger.
Medium-full, silky, chewy.

Velvety, integrated and waaay drinkable. The chocolate is much bigger than the coffee. Sips compulsively like fresh baked cookies.

Deserves the rep.

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4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served cool (not cold).

appearance onyx black with 2 fingers of cappuchino khaki head, nice lacing.

aroma of toasted nuts, roasted barley and coffee. Coffee aroma intensifies as beer warms.

mouthfeel is good.

taste: coffee, strong coffee dominates, bitterness is balanced by a vanilla like sweetness. Other stouts and porters have coffee in their flavor profile. Coffee is the flavor profile of FBS.

Notes; good looking beer, nice strong aroma, strong coffee flavor. fortunately I like coffee. I like this beer immediately but I am not sure if I love it right now222

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into snifter.

Ok this is one of the first beers which actually got me into craft beers. I remember the day when this sold out for the year. I couldn't wait for this beer again. I agonizingly waited for months, had dreams about this beer. My mouth watered, taste buds frantically searching for this delicious concoction called Founders Breakfast Stout. Highly drinkable yes. Delicious? You could bet the farm on it.

Pours a pitch black with nice tan head.

Smells of roasted malts.

Taste the coffee, caramel, chocolate.

I usually drink this beer several times a season, and it never gets old. Top notch in my book!!

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4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a brown one finger head

Intense chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Smells sweet and delicious.

Very chocolatey flavor. Also strong coffee. Nothing more to say, really. Like a sweet cafe mocha.

Velvety mouthfeel. Very heavy and smooth. A lasting wet finish.

This is a great stout. Coffee, chocolate, and a heavy mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97% out of 100 with 16,573 ratings
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