Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
99
world-class
16,529 Ratings
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
Ratings:
16,529
Reviews:
3,811
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
Wants:
1,863
Gots:
6,236
For Trade:
237
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,529 |  Reviews: 3,811
Photo of Dogum
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avitallo
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a small, brown head. Head retention and lacing are not that prevalent. Surprising. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Very strong. Roasted malt taste, followed by a spicy coffee flavor, ending in a nice smooth, chocolate aftertaste. Bitter feel at the end. Excellent beer. Very well layered.

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Photo of jerryusc
4.98/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours a thick black with a dark beige/brown head.
Smell: Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, chocolate syrup.
Taste: Plenty of dark chocolate creaminess, some roasted malts, cold-brew dark roast coffee. Sweet backbone to balance it all out.
Feel: Incredibly creamy.
Overall: The best non-barrel aged stout I've ever had? Yeah. Wish this was distributed to California! One day...

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Photo of DrewShalvoy
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jersekong
4.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Clownoisseur
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rmullerkc
4.96/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Stellartaste
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vitamin_g
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redflamingolingo
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck1
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Christmas eve , got off work early , stopped at store for a bottle of wine and
found 4 -4 packs of Breakfast Stout on sale. Boom , bought all . Merry Christmas to me.
My favorite stout, had it before.
Look: dark as a bottomless pit
Smell: Coffee with dark chocolate, oak and maybe some fig
Taste: dark slightly bitter chocolate to start, then some quality coffee, toasted malts
and a little hop bitterness at the end, alcohol warmth is there but well hidden
Feel: oats make it silky smooth but not to thick.
Overall: a great sit by the fire on a winter day sipper that gets better as it warms up.
And that is what I am doing now writing this review on a crappy cold day.
I would like to cellar a couple of bottles for a year but I doubt I have the will power to not drink it. Best stout I have had. Personal choice , I like it better than KBS

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Photo of Bossman20
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chume11
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KBS
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zfw
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of toppoop
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmtolliver
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of xchgr
2.34/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Adding too much stuff to the beer. Focus, focus and focus!

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Photo of joecast
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of my go to big stouts, and so glad to be able to find it locally and for a decent price.

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Photo of jdshep
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really enjoyed this beer. I have had it before, and I will have it again. Absolute great nose and initial taste. This was also my 1st attempt at a review: http://wp.me/p5urG4-eG.

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Photo of tuowl74a
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of webweb2
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,529 ratings.
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