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: 16,570 |  Reviews: 3,818
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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This brew makes an excellent start to the day. It’s sweet enough to rouse your taste buds in the morning, and should you fail to drink the entire supply, it doubles as a dessert beer. The thick, chocolaty body demands to be savored, and because it’s caffeinated, it helps combat the sedating effect of a ginormous Thanksgiving feast. It's only available from September to December, so stock up!

Collage girls drink GOOD beer:

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of liamt07
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Founders 15th Anniversary party, into a pint glass.

Black with a beige-brown head, light retention and fantastic lacing. Nose is super chocolate-y, coffee and roast with a creamy quality to it. Taste is just pure roast, milk and dark chocolate, with a very subtle creaminess. Full feel and carbonation achieves a perfectly lower medium level following a few swirls of my glass. Exceptional coffee and body here, one of the best coffee beers I've ever laid lips to. Crazy tasty.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 12/31/12. Poured into a Smuttynose Big Beer Series tulip.

Appearance - Poured a thick, dark black color with about a finger-width tan head. The head quickly disappeared into a thin ring around the rim of the glass. There was no appearance of carbonation with very few bubbles at the top. Pretty much no lacing or retention to speak of as well.

Smell - This is a great smelling stout. A combination of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts come through strong right off the bat.

Taste - This is simply amazing. Again, the combination of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts blend perfectly together for a well balanced beer. As the beer warms, a slight bit of alcohol shines through, but it is not overpowering at all.

Mouthfeel - This is a thick, full-bodied beer with very little carbonation. It is silky smooth all the way through with a bit of stickiness throughout. A slight bitterness lingers in at the end, but it is not overwhelming.

Overall - I absolutely love this beer! If only bottles can be distributed in New Hampshire. The combination of all the flavors make this a perfectly balanced stout. It feels as if my mouth is coated in silk during every sip. This is a great cold weather beer that warms up the body and it is perfect for anytime of the day.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy shit. I drink a lot of beer, and when I say that I can confidently back it up. I've been playing with only porters and stouts for a while now, and this blows everything away.

Chewy, coffee, chocolate. Layered, complex, this is one of the best beers I've had.

Case in point - my wife loves it too, due to the coffee and chocoloate notes and overall goodness.

Wow, this is impressive. Get it. Now.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97% out of 100 with 16,570 ratings
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