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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,768 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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Ratings: 16,768 |  Reviews: 3,860
Photo of GinjaSlice
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: pitch black beer with thin caramel colored head and decent lacing
S: really good smelling with some chocolate coffee and a little oak
T: Very good beer with some light chocolate taste and a lot of coffee bitterness. Its well balanced and leaves a great after taste on the tongue
M: Great mouthfeel for such a dark and strong beer very impressed

O: of of the best stouts I've ever had close with ten fidy

Update: Had a bottle aged for about a year, the coffee smell and taste seems to have faded and i get a lot more bourbon and chocolate taste. But the booze taste is gone and it's quite smooth and delicious.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Uanof
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: jet black with steady foamy khaki head.

S: roasted coffee shines the brightest with chocolate and vanilla in the race for se ond place and heavy malts and grains in third.

T: more like coffee with alcohol. The coffee is not too overpronounced and the bittersweetness from the chocolate balances nicely any spikes in flavor that the coffee might bring. There's a great amount of balance and harmony going on in between these two ingredients and together they are making this an even better beer.

M: full bodied with some astringency, light carbonation as to be expected, no lingering flavors expect for the harshness of the roast bite which is incredibly subtle compared to other brews, but it washes down silently and adequetly.

O: i actually don't have any complaints expect that i would enjoy seeing the vanilla a bit more present in the palate, aside from that it's another excellent world class beer from Founder's!

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Patricksmith88
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It was one of my staples when I was done with work. Always a good drink thick head and smooth going down. I liked that they didn't try a hoppy with it. Haven't had a bad beer by them yet. Full body, dark. You could smell the malts right when they put it in front of you.

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of jrnyc
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Such a drinkable beer. Excellent carbonation, for a stout this is actually refreshing. Had this side by side with BCBCS, obviously not as complex, but so easy drinking!

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of ARWatson
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The perfect example of a breakfast stout. If you love coffee, you'll love this. It has a perfect blend of coffee and chocolate, but isn't too bitter or sweet. It has a heavy feel, like a good stout should (in my mind). I've tasted a few that were just a bit too light. Good work, Founders!

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,768 ratings
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