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:
#93
Reviews:
3,927
Ratings:
17,079
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 17,079 |  Reviews: 3,927
Photo of CCLEID
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Coffee, dark chocolate and stout beer flavors with unending lacing. Wonderful!

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Photo of Mandpasbury
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was able to finally procure a 4-pack of this here in my part of North Carolina... And it was worth the wait. Upon opening the bottle, the aroma was absolutely intoxicating (in a good way) and enticing. The heavy (also in a good way) chocolate flavor was smooth and not thr least bit heavy (the bad heavy, the one that bloats). It was actually a bit light on the palate, shich I did not expect. As a long-time fan of Guinness Stout, this was a very satisfying pour. Will definitely grab all of it that I can find here and suggest that you do the same if you're reading this.

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Photo of beerfam205
3.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcook11
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks just like coke--bubbles and all. Pitch black. Smells of coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal. Not that much on the hoppy side. Tastes perfect. Like someone created the best concoction of all the things that's makes beer great. World class.

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Photo of bb1322
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArthurFrayn
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wildbillpb
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RayCannata
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of tp1962
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of spassalinqua11
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dourrieu
3.95/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jmtbuckeye
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StephenBechler
3.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of downonbarbe
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into Spiegelau stout glass. Pours a deep, dark hue not overly thick with a milky moderate head. On the nose you get strong aromas of roasted Kona and dark chocolate. Coffee aromas are pleasant in this one. Coffee notes hit the palate very distinctly as notes of chocolate that are almost mocha-like in balance finish the experience. This stout is not overly thick or sweet and is quite smooth. There is a touch of carbonation that balances very well with the smoothness and balance of the beer. I’ve had this beer many times and each time I do it reminds me why this one is timeless for me.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.11/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. ABV is 8.3%, IBU 60. Pitch black colour, moderate to low tan head, not the best retention. Strong and intense aroma of fine coffee and dark chocolate. The flavour is full of coffee, with dark chocolate and oats in the background. Pretty good.

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paradox1000
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MichaelProcton
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Brown hued, but completely opaque with a quiet chocolate milk brown head. Sweet, creamy malt and some dark fruits on the nose, without a ton of roastiness detectable. Flavor is excellent. Creamy and sweet, goes down smooth, with the high ABV very well hidden. Mouthfeel is just a touch heavier than average. Overall, a great beer I could drink way too many of.

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Photo of cbb77
4.24/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JM5671
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 17,079 ratings