Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,476 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 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Founders Breakfast Stout is one of my go-to beers (I always have some on hand) - beautiful dark color and great balance (not too flat) so you get a little "ping" with each sip. A really terrific blend of coffee and chocolate so neither dominates. This is a heavy beer - three is enough for me!

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

A- Dark black with a thick head.

S- Blend of chocolate and coffee.

T- Lives up to it's smell a rich coffee/chocolatey flavor. The oatmeal smooths out the former flavors and it tastes amazing.

M- Very smooth. Very small amount of bitterness that stays with you for a bit after you've finished.

O- Absolutely beautiful blend of chocolate and coffee, in both smell and taste. One of the best beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

P: 12oz bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A: Pours completely black with a nearly two finger creamy brown head. The head dies down quickly but lacing is solid and it sticks down the glass.

S: Lots of coffee up front along with dark roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate. You can almost smell the creaminess of the beer through the aroma. It's hard to explain but you'll know what I mean with one good whiff.

T: Everything present in the aroma is present in the taste and that's no small feat. A slight bitterness from the dark roasted malts is probably the most pronounced flavor but you also get a nice touch of coffee and hint of chocolate in the finish. There's nothing not to like here, very well balanced and expertly crafted. At 8.3% ABV is deceptively drinkable as it invites you back for just another sip.

M: Very smooth, very creamy, very full bodied and very good. Carbonation seems to be on the low side but it could just be the insane amount of body over-powering it and that's not a bad thing at all.

O: I'm super impressed with this beer. The aromas and flavors are fantastic, pull no punches and leave no questions on the table. What you smell is what you taste and that, to me, is the sign of a well crafted beer. Easy to drink, enjoy and recommend.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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