Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,478 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a motor oil color with a one finger chocolate head that dissipates quickly, light lacing.
S: Molasses, burnt chocolate, light coffee. ABV is well hidden.
T: Light coffee, light chocolate, and sweet malt.
M: Very dry and medium heavy body.
O: Another good offering by Founders. I love the light coffee flavor.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into snifter.

A: Abysmal, and I don't mean that in a negative connotation. I mean it in the sense that this brew absolutely resembles the abyss. All semblances of color are shrouded by the blackness. All traces of light devoured. There aren't even highlights along the sides as it's held up to direct sun. This beer is black; I'm talking the depths of the Mariana Trench black. As for the head... admittedly, my pour was pretty weak and it still resulted in about an inch and a half of toasted caramel colored creamy excellence. The retention leaves a little to be desired, but there's currently still a nice creamy cap sitting afloat the blackness and some respectable traces of khaki lacing scattered along the sides of the glass.

S: Gourmet roasted coffee (bordering medium and dark roast) and rich pure cocoa. Coffee tends to dominate here, as it squelches out the cocoa towards the end of the sniff. A simple aroma, but it's oh-so-satisfying. It smells like waking up to a fresh pot of coffee brewing.

T: A bit too chilled, initially... Taste was exclusively pure cocoa and some oaked alcohol. After leaving it untouched for about 20 minutes to warm up, the flavors have finally come out to play. The dark chocolate notes lose their bitter characteristics and begin to resemble semi-sweet chocolate chips. A huge roasted profile resembling some of the finest black coffee ever brewed. Underneath the coffee and cocoa are some real complex notes of molasses, oak barreled booze, and burnt caramel. A little bit of an herbal flash comes through in the finish that doesn't linger, but certainly makes itself apparently. A bit of alcoholic burn in the finish that warms the throat. Aftertaste is bitter roasted coffee. Superb.

M: A huge body! The texture is thick, creamy, and moderately chewy—all thanks to the oatmeal, one would assume. Velvety smooth and is a pure delight on the tongue. 8.3% you say? Strange... I'm not feeling it.

O: FBS' reputation honestly speaks for itself. There's nothing I can say here that hasn't been said a thousand times (or 3,100 times...) before. This is surely stout perfection in a bottle and you'd have your work cut out for you trying to find a better example. Without a doubt a masterpiece and an absolute joy to sip.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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