Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,513 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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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Pitch black with a perfect 2 finger dark tan head. Thick. Good retention. Lacing is immaculate

S- Powerful coffee smell, oats galore. Chocolate in the background, but strong as can be with the coffee aroma. Holy moley it's strong. Need some eggs and bacon quick!

T- Taste follows nose to a perfect t. Notes of chocolate and oatmeal, then a powerful wave of roasted coffee, followed by a warm finish that has a touch of alcohol bite to it, but nothing that takes away from the flavor of the beer. Maybe even a caramel residual flavor.

M- Full bodied. Thick, but oh so smooth. Perfect carbonation. Not very dry at all. Did I mention smooth?

O- Honestly, I am not a coffee drinker. I don’t even like coffee. But damn it, I respect the hell out of this beer and Founder's effort put into this breakfast stout. I love it when a beer is brewed with a bold, powerful aroma and then matches the taste perfectly with the smell. Well done. What a great beer to warm you up when it's snowing outside...which it actually is tonight in Tulsa

$9.99 for a 4 pk

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Deep brown, very nice dark tan head that dissipates into a slight film, blotchy lacing.

S: Dark cocoa, charcoal, barley. In the background is faint burnt coffee grounds.

T: Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, tobacco, hint of coffee and leather. Great roasted barley on the back end to even it all out.

M: One of the best: heavy body, robust, creamy, carbonated just right. Velvety smooth.

O/D: The 8+ % is easily masked, with no alcohol burn. An affordable, premium stout. Thanks for coming to Rhode Island, Founders!

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of acsprouse
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: pours dark black, small tan head.

S: roasted malt smell, chocolate, coffee, chocolate, coffee

T: its malty goodness in a glass. Chocolate hits you right away, the coffee is there, but its sweet.. not bitter, very sweet but its not a bad thing. The alcohol is very very well hidden.

M: Perfect in my opinion. its very smooth, its silky but not too thick. For such a flavorful brew, its Very drinkable.

O: amazing stout its great in my opinion, it is bold, yet sweet, strong yet subtle. It has flavor! Its crafted with quality ingredients. I understand sweetness in a beer isnt everyones cup of tea, but this is a grade A quality beer. A 12oz bottle ran me $2.75 and i had it on tap at barleys taproom in greenville for $5. Its affordable. For the style it gets a 10 out of 10. Its an amazing beer and i say everyone should try it. Cheers

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Impressive while to be expected for the style.

S: Overwhelming roasted malt and chocolate.

T: Very malty and chocolatey at first. After about a half of a bottle, the coffee becomes more and more apparent.

M: Perfect for a double stout, very silky without being too overwhelmingly syrupy.

O: Extremely good stout and well worth the $3 for the 12oz bottle. However, a slight bit underwhelming given the reviews here. Definitely worth a try however it has nothing on its competitor, Dieu du Ciel's Péché Mortel.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,513 ratings.
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