Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#90
Reviews:
3,914
Ratings:
17,025
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,912
Gots:
6,590
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 17,025 |  Reviews: 3,914
Photo of beersampler6
3.84/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I feel so lucky to live in a city where a beer of this caliber can be found on the shelves of any nearby supermarket or wine/liquor store...and if I want to head down to Founders’ actual brewery it’s only a ten minute drive. I actually enjoyed this beer more than the KBS, quite possibly because it wasn’t as hyped (and perhaps my expectations were too high for the KBS). Nice deep rich black color, scant head with nice lingering lacing. Smells of dark chocolate and coffee, tastes even better. Nice notes of coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, some malt and molasses. Very faint alcohol taste, which is also present in the lingering finish. Great mouthfeel, quite smooth and not too thin. Mild carbonation throughout. A pleasure to sip and savor.

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Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arr3388
4.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arensburgh
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckles21
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Spikester
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with three fingers of tan head. Looks like a chocolate milkshake. Good amount of lacing.
Smell is mostly rich coffee.
Taste is rich dark roasted coffee with a bit of tasty chocolate.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is semi dry and balanced.
Overall a tasty and pleasant Imperial Stout.

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

Photo of Satan_Presides
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of French_Brandon
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jripley97
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hoppy_cbus35
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Snitko
4.09/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Miketess32
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrZachRoche
4.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of timon
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was skeptical, but when I went to pick up my online order from BevMo, this is the only one the guy started raving about. From the strange Rockwell-GarbagePailKids artwork, to the price/quality ratio of the four-pak, to the taste, this just rocks. Pour is honestly a bit boring, pitch black with not too much head. Pour on the Ale Smith Stout is much better, for example, but the taste is fantastic, as is the mouthfeel. Super smooth chocolate/malt -> sweet oatmeal -> quality coffee transition. Fan-fucking-tastic. Mouthfeel is full, like a good breakfast.

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Photo of Joebooh2
3.66/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mkholmes25
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BeerBobber
4.09/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a rich oily black color with two fingers of thick brown head. The head slowly dissipates and there was nice lacing on the glass.

Smells of sweet coffee with some stone fruits dancing around.

Picking up some chocolate on the taste up front. Taste is more sweet chocolate with the coffee relegated to play in the background. As the beer warms the coffee starts to come out a bit more. Still that chocolate is pushing the front of the taste. Stone fruits like raisins show upin the far background.

Mouth feel is on the heavy end of medium yet very smooth. The oatmeal makes the mouth a bit heavier but adds a luscious creaminess.

This is a pretty complex stout. I like the addition of the oatmeal for the wonderful mouth and a touch more sweet. For fans and advocates of the darker beers Founders does these so well and this is a very good example. There is a slight touch of alcohol warming to it that I like. This tells you this is a big guy and would also work while sitting around a fire at the ski lodge to take off the chill from the slopes. Cheers!

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Photo of Pitchfork2322
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Half-full
4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trickykid
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 17,025 ratings