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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#90
Reviews:
3,848
Ratings:
16,700
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,888
Gots:
6,358
Trade:
235
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,700 |  Reviews: 3,848
Photo of Kazahkstan
3.97/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Look: Pours a deep, completely opaque black, so black that hints of purple appear. Looks like a date fruit met an espresso. Tiny, nearly undetectable coffee colored head.
Smell: Not a lot here. Coffee, sweet caramel, maybe the slightest hint of cacao.
Taste: Immediately stout malt. Heavy overtones of deep, dark roast coffee and smokey roasted bean. Ends with a sensational dark cacao sweetness that lingers.
Feel: Sticky and dry. Bitter dryness sticks to tongue with each sip. Remains very heavy in the stomach. Sip this beer or suffer. And keep water on hand.
Overall: A delightful and very stout beer from Founder's. Chocolate and coffee lovers rejoice. This is a must-try for beer enthusiasts and connoisseurs.

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

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

Photo of wtmudge85
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JLS06
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally had this after all the hype. It's actually, pretty good. I almost like it better than KBS to be honest. Mouth feel is barely medium bodied. Taste is definitely coffe and cereal with some dark bitter chocolate on the back end. This really is an amazing stout. Shame it's rotating.

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Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Efoss
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avas
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

At $9.99 a four pack this is as close to stealing as you’ll get in craft beer. I’d buy a couple cases if it wasn’t for the fact that this beer drops off pretty badly over time. Drink these fresh- don’t even think of aging it.

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Photo of MaxOhle
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LexLuker
4.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Marvin8
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely delicious beer for coffee and chocolate lovers. I don't detect as much chocolate as I do coffee, but it might just be my taste buds. This is my go-to when I don't want to buck up for Dragon's Milk because it's 90% as good at 2/3rds the cost and 2/3rds the alcohol content. Pick your poison. I'm too cheap to do Dragon's Milk all the time, so Founder's Breakfast Stout does right by me. I really love it.

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Photo of WLnF_BirdDog
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Coffee and chocolate, pretty good

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Photo of cdjordan
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very tasty beer up front. Lots of coffee and chocolate notes. Beautiful aroma. Absolutely delicious is nearly every facet. Surprisingly sessionable. I drank 4 bottles no problem. Nice beer.

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Photo of CFCforlife
3.57/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gremlin88
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Very flavorful rich stout.
L looks like melted chocolate.
S chocolate vanilla overtones with a light hop note.
T Molasses chocolate start with a slightly bitter coffee finish. Very smooth overall. 8.3% abv means not a "drink 6 and let me know what you think " type of beer...
F very smooth mouth feel.
Needs to breathe in a frosty glass/mug for best results. Surprisingly good out of the bottle. Bottom line... if you find it, buy it. One of the better stouts out there.

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Photo of Manthon
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ktrailz
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is an excellent stout, all levels of beer drinkers will appreciate this beer because it is overall good and tasty

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Photo of CMEG
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I agree with everyone else- fantastic beer. Best Oatmeal Stout out there! Pours black as pitch - looks like it ought to taste. Attractive carmel head that lingers for a while. Aromas of chocolate and roasted grains. Taste - amazing. Pleasant and rich on the front end - lingering bitterness on the back end. The most flavorful Oatmeal Stout ever. Aptly named - full of breakfast flavors.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. Jet black body, finger head. Licorice, vanilla?, roasted malts, great wet finish. Nice roast flavor on the oates/grains flavor. The coffee is incredible. Refreshing, tasty, relatively cheap high class beer. Happy 20, Founders.

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Photo of Missygurl3133
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My go to favorite.

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Photo of Uconnbrewskies
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,700 ratings
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