Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,516 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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4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Mistro
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A four pack of this will run you roughly $10 at any decent liquor store, what a bargain at that.
Cracked open the first bottle when I got home, and was immediately nailed by the fantastic aroma of this beer. Coffee and a dark, dark chocolate lead the symphony of flavors in this beer, accompanied by a silky, bitter hop and chocolate finish. This beer is a pleasure to drink, and a must try for any stout lover.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Guden
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- deep oily opaque black with a small tan head that leaves a bit of lacing.

S- huge nose that fills the room with dark cocoa, fruity coffee, molasses/rum, toffee and a little ash with the fruit and roast blending together nicely.

T/M- extremely creamy mouthfeel leaving a luscious dark chocolate, sweet espresso, light grain, and just a touch of dark fruit. Finish is long, relatively dry, bitter and a touch ashy with lingering hop and coffee bitterness covering the tongue.

O- an indisputably good beer with lots of components blending nicely. A touch lower bitterness may have made this more drinkable but at 8+% abv maybe that wouldn't be such a good thing.

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of SweetChicken
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured to a snifter. Black as night, very slight browning at the edges. Little to no head, settled to a khaki ring. Nice lacing

S - Wowza. Sweet heavy chocolate and oatmeal undertones. Reminded me of Grant's Perfect Porter circa 1996. My saliva glands started to weep waiting to taste.

T - Surprisingly not as sweet as the smell. Super dark chocolate and a forward roasted oatmeal grain taste. The finish is all bitter coffee. Slow to mellow

M - There was an interesting play here. Creamy and toothy like a stout, but more carbonated than expected. With little to no head at pour, I was not expecting much carbonation, yet there it was

O - It was as advertised. A great beer. Unlike my everyday breakfast coffee, this is not a daily drinker. Great for a treat or to share with a friend.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A- Pitch black with light brown head. Good head retention and nice lacing. This is a good looking beer.

S- Coffee aroma is strong upfront. Chocolate are there in the background, with brown sugar or molasses faintly there. Smells great!

T- Follows the nose. Very strong coffee notes at first and chocolate follows. Nice and roasty taste, although I find it to lean more towards the bitter side i feel as if it use a bit more sweetness. Overall it's fantastic.

M- Light carbonation with decent amount of body. Almost perfect here.

O- This beer is phenominal. Id say if the body was a bit more heavy and just somewhat sweeter this would be perfect. The strong coffee taste is amazing with the chocolate playing as a supporting role. I find this an almost impeccable beer. I highly recommend.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,516 ratings.
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