Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,532 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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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally got this one. A long, longtime want.

A: Pours pretty much motor oil black with almost no head, even with a vigorous pour. A thin layer of tan foam forms for a second, and then disappears quickly.

S: When it's cold, the smells are pretty muted. Decent-smelling at best, but nothing mindblowing. But once this gets warm, watch out. Big, heavy notes of dark roasted coffee, burnt wood, black licorice, some faint cooked oats and a lot of dark chocolate. Stellar.

T: Opens with a nice velvety smoothness and some soft notes of roasted malt and oats. Then explodes into flavors of rich dark coffee, burnt coffee grounds, baking chocolate and some faint cola nut. Finishes of a heavy roasted malt and acrid coffee note. The oats lend a nice smoothness, but I kind of wish the mouthfeel was a bit heavier. A top notch stout nonetheless. Worth it's high praise and one I'm definitely glad I finally got to try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders breakfast stout

A - pours a completely pitch black color. 2 fingers worth of deep tan off quickly fizzle out.

S - the nose is just an assault of coffee grinds and oily espresso beans. There is a hint of char and bakers chocolate in the background.

T - light toasty malt character upfront. The coffee and chocolate flavors enter quickly. Lots of grindy, roasty notes along with slight flavors of bakers chocolate. Some light dark fruit character on the backend possibly. The finish is long and roasty.

M - medium bodied verging on full. Creamy texture. Medium carb.

O - A little one dimensional when examined closely. sort of a one trick pony but it does that trick to damn well to fault it for only doing one trick. Great beer.

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What can be said about this legendary offering that hasn't been said before. It is not just beer, but liquid art. It pours a deep mahogany with a 1/4 inch caramel colored head, and no a whole lot of lacing. Smell is mostly coffee but also some roasted malt and a bot of smokiness. Mouthfeel is a thick and wonderful. Taste is a sweet molasses up front and finished with a complex coffee, dark chocolate and roasted nut flavor. Like my daughter would say, this is the "bomb diggedy!!"

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,532 ratings.
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