Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,513 Ratings
Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.58/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maybe my expectations were set too high, but this beer didn't impress me that much. Not much carbonation creates a silky mouthfeel; it is pleasant on the way down as far as texture is concerned. Coffee and strong chocolate notes throughout with a bitter finish that dulls out the flavor a bit. Enjoyable but nothing too special here.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Goes PERFECTLY with my omelet for dinner!

Appearance: Pours VERY dark with a caramel colored head that dies down relatively quickly. Little carbonation within the beer is visible.


Taste: Yeah, this tastes as it smells. Amazing. For a relatively-accessible beer, this is nearly as good as it gets for its genre. This tastes fairly similar to the Peruvian Morning that I've reviewed in the past. Maybe the Peruvian Morning was a hair smoother, but this definitely is amazing as well.

Mouthfeel: A little sticky. Definitely coffee dominated aftertaste.

Overall: What took me so long to buy this?!?

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.78/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: midnight black. Caramel colored head. Lingers for a long while. 4.25

S: smells strong of milk chocolate. 3.75

T: hints of chocolate, coffee. 3.75

M: leaves a nice taste. Pretty standard for a stout. A lasting feel of milk. Not as thick as I expected it to be, though. 3.75

O: not as good as the imperial stout, but better than the backwoods. I got all three in one go, and tried them all on different nights. I will be seeking out more imperial stout. The breakfast stout isn't something I will look for, although it would be a great standard if it was available in California. 3.75

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.12/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,513 ratings.
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