Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
99
world-class
16,478 Ratings
Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
16,478
Reviews:
3,804
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
Wants:
1,847
Gots:
6,206
For Trade:
237
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Ratings: 16,478 |  Reviews: 3,804
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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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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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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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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of beergoot
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent dark brown/black body with thin brown head. Rich, dark coffee dominates the aroma. Robust, smooth feel on the palate; semi-dry. Flavor is packed with strong black coffee notes, bittersweet chocolate, noticeable alcohol warmth, and a nifty complementary bitterness throughout.

This is one heck of a tasty stout. The brewers apparently loaded this one up with a couple of different coffee beans and a variety of chocolates, and, to me, they seem to have hit the mark in bringing these ingredients together in a very appealing way. Depth and complexity galore and nicely balanced to boot. I just wish this was readily available in Colorado...

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3.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 8.16.2012

Appearance - dark mahogany body with mocha colored head

Smell - coffee is prominent, I'm also picking up milk chocolate and oats

Taste - coffee, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, oats

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, flavors are balanced, but do not linger for very long on the palate, goes down smooth

Overall - a good beer, but for all of the hype and the price point, I'm not sure about a re-visit

Price Point - $13.50/4pk 12 oz bottles

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.55/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This poured with almost no head and no carbonation at all. It had a very thick and syrupy appearance with a black coloring.

The scent is smokey and chocolatey but it does have an oatey, coffee scent. Slightly sweet it has a burnt graininess.

The taste is very smokey, burnt grains with a hint of powdered chocolate. There is an earthy tone to it but is an excellent example of any type of stout. Very smooth and delightful it packed a 9 percent ABV punch but had no alcohol taste.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,478 ratings.
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