Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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16,991 Ratings
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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Ratings: 16,991 |  Reviews: 3,907
Photo of BeerBear55
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured in to a glass at a cool temperature, nice dark color but did not get the head I had anticipated and not much lacing at all. Smell was just what I expected and more. Malty chocolate, coffee and just a hint of oats. Taste was full of chocolate and coffee and lingered just long enough to get to the next mouthful. I'm a Pilsner drinker and that won't change, but on those occaisions when I feel like a change I will definetly have Breakfast Stout at the top of the list.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Appearance - Very dark brown, almost pitch black. 1 finger of tan head disappears and leaves some thick, spotty lacing. Nice.

Smell - Mmm dark chocolate and coffee. Hints of wood and raisin.

Taste - Chocolately & biscuity with coffee, but nothing too overt. Balanced taste. Some coffee lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Very light carbonation tickles the tongue then vanishes. Heavy body but goes down very smooth and finishes clean. As it warms up, the body gets richer and fuller.

Overall - A solid, heavy-hitting brew that I will drink again. Do I think it deserves a 100? No. But it's definitely worth a seasonal purchase (or two).

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of nasty15108
4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass..

Poured a viscous cola color with the slightest ruby hue at the bottom. The pour produced a thin head of brown creamy foam.

Smelled like a Manhattan Special coffee soda with the tiniest bit of malt aroma.

Tastes like heaven. Malty up front with loads of coffee flavor. You get a little bit of chocolate sweetness right before the slightly bitter finish. Very well done.

The mouth feel is almost perfect. Just the right balance of stickiness and carbonation. Goes down well. An absolute classic.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of FLima
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black color with a brown thick head with long last retention.
Aroma of oatmeal, coffee and dark chocolate.
Flavor of toasted-roasted malts with oatmeal, spicy tobacco, maybe marzipan, earthy hops and with strong notes of mocha and espresso. Good that is not very sweet. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Full body, viscous and creamy, with low to medium carbonation and small bubbles. 8.3% ABV is subtle and in harmony.
Great beer, really a true breakfast. Coffee, chocolate cookies and cereals, all in one!

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of h4ger
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I recently discovered Founder's and they tend to satisfy rather than disappoint so far. I heard this was a good brew and decided to try it when I saw it. The double chocolate statement scared me a little that it may be too sweet or have too much chocolate flavor. The fear was unfounded.
This beer pours very dark with a good 2 finger toffee colored head. I left it for a few minutes and from 18 inches away the coffee smell wafted over and surprised me with its reach. First sip is nice, strong coffee and dark chocolate taste, if you don't like either you won't like this. Very nice taste not overly bitter. It went down a lot quicker than I expected. I would buy this again without question.

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,991 ratings