Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Breakfast StoutBreakfast 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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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Rast
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle watching Iowa St. v. Ohio St. Cyclones 'n' Buckeyes.

Superior stout: full solar eclipse in the glass. Head performs the beautiful downward cascade I've seen in so many a glass o' Guinness, altho the Breakfast cascade has a chocolate-brown tint, whereas Guinnes is more of a medium-tan. Which colour is stouter? Come on now.

Nose is full and aromatic: roast malt, coffee, toffee, and cocoa. The mouthfeel is smooth, but not flat. Taste hits all the right buttons: rich, bitter cocoa, roasty toasty delicious. Goes down smooth too, with a café of flavor and aroma left in the mouth. Best stout for the breakfast time, the winter time, and any time.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BeerTheater
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A serious stout. nobody should pass up a breakfast stout. An eye opener and belly expander of a beer. This has all the flavor you would expect and then doubles it until you feel completely satisfied. Chocolate, coffee, oatmeal and stout all perfectly balanced yet strong, and worth sharing if the need arises because you should buy as much as you can, just so you can dish out the goods and get all the credit; or just drink it to the head daily because you're worth it. Nice texture goes down like melted butter and chocolate roasted over an open fire. If you've gotten through all that truth and fluff I just wrote you should know this is a great beer that shouldn't get better by making it stronger in abv. or aged in barrels; because some things are better left alone. I've had some stout with more coffee or more chocolate or roast but this one succeeds in making them all come together well without one characteristic taking over completely, except perhaps the coffee. Then again the chocolate malt flavor comes out so well throughout the entire beer too with the coffee and some hops keeping it from being overly sweet. it's drink ability-- just about flawless. As I've already said in so many words: smooth, flavorful and good carbonation. You'd want to drink this all day but to do so I recommend spending it at a barbeque or some big, big breakfast.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date reading 09/13/2012, last year's fall release, about six months old chilling in the bottle. My first ever Founders Breakfast Stout, and excited to try it considering how well received this beer seems to be.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours the most greasy blackest motor oil looking beer I have ever seen. Thick and opaque, with the tiniest mocha colored foam struggling itself into existence and then fading away.

S - Deep dark chocolate, and dark roasted coffee beans. Not as impressive as I was hoping. Dark candied fruits, burnt brown sugar, and oats emerge as the beer begins to warm.

T - Bitter roasted coffee bean goodness, silky dark chocolate, vague buried hops. Smooth, creamy, and chocolatey. Perfectly balanced, highly drinkable, masks it's 8.30% abv deceptively well, this is a beer I could easily drink excessively.

M - Creamy, smooth, sweet, little bit of coffee bean bitterness. An all around pleasant beer.

Overall, a great beer from Founders, probably the best I have had from them yet, although I have had other stouts that blew me away more or just as much as this beer. I just very recently tried Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout, and I have to say I was more impressed with that one than I was with Founders Breakfast Stout. Definitely a beer I would have again, maybe a bit fresher next time. A must try beer, either way.

Founders Breakfast Stout ---4/5.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Black with copious latte colored lace. Aroma of dates, coffee, and alcohol. Very soft mouthfeel with a bit of carbonation noticeable at the finish. Very rich body. Flavor shows more coffee than the aroma with a little bit of alcohol noticeable at the end. Apricots and tons of chocolate.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 17,049 ratings