Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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17,130 Ratings
Breakfast StoutBreakfast Stout

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American 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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Ratings: 17,130 |  Reviews: 3,934
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of don1481
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
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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Photo of cck5
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ThurmondTX
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Mightykingmalard
3.78/5  rDev -16.2%
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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Photo of TheBeerTruck
4/5  rDev -11.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of allisino
5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of klink40
4.12/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A beer that technically isn't as good as the reserve version (KBS) but I like it even more considering it isn't as much of a hassle to get. The appearance was pitch black with a nice coffee head that stuck around. The smell was heavy with hints of toast, and a lot of coffee. The taste was a velvet smooth mixture of heavy flavors like coffee and chocolate making for a very nice experience. A solid beer to drink right now, or to let age for a little while to mature it's flavors. Whole-heartedly recommend.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 17,130 ratings