Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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4.51/5
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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:
#94
Reviews:
3,928
Ratings:
17,085
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
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1,917
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6,623
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 17,085 |  Reviews: 3,928
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

Photo of HappyGuy12345
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an arome glass.
Look: Deep black with, at most, 1/2 a finger's worth of tan head.
Smell: Very subtle hints of coffee. Otherwise, not much of an aroma.
Taste: Delicious mix of coffee and chocolate. There is a slight bitterness, but it is well balanced with the other flavors. No unpleasant aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Creamy goodness. Minimal carbonation.
Overall: World class on every level. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of Kwright
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antnego
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sticky and thick on the palate, big coffee and chocolate playing off a light hop bitterness, beautiful color and a sweet oat finish. Absolutely delicious. More please!

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

Photo of Ddeck212
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris5554
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of usofarsenal
4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ICTguy21
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: thick and black with a darker khaki head and some lacing

Smell: coffee, maltiness, a bit of brown sugar, and molasses, excellent but not very strong

Taste: coffee, bitter chocolate, sherry notes, some roastiness, nothing really stands out above the rest but the flavors really blend and work well together

Feel: thick with some carbonation, well balanced, what you want in a stout

Overall: fantastic all around stout, the sherry notes are really interesting but welcome. Hides it abv pretty well and is easy to drink, good stuff!

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Photo of Chilmer
4.01/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisb53188
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of sps314
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is different than other reviews you can find as rather than regular gas carb, Brass Tap added Nitrogen making it a Nitro Stout. The addition of Nitrogen to a beer gives way to much smaller bubbles, creating a smoother, creamier experience. Beyond mouthfeel, there are variances in appearance and smell as well. Because of that, this has a much more defined taste! Poured a dark tan, thick head that lasted! I let it sit for about 10 minutes before tasting. The nose is ALL roasted malt and coffee with dark or baker’s chocolate. My mouth watered just from the smell! The taste was exactly what the head precluded it would be. The right amount of bitterness with the coffee up front. Smokiness from the roasted malt and I caught a bit of vanilla on the back. Drinking it cold and right from the tap, I doubt the vanilla note would show itself. So much flavor! Mouthfeel was creamy with the right amount of lactose sugar to make it almost like a good chocolate milk. Very well done!! I could pour this over Cocoa Puffs and enjoy, as this IS a breakfast stout, so why not?!

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Photo of ssjmalt
4.87/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jmar25
4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGoodStout
4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JeannieVolpe
2.87/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 17,085 ratings