Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,532 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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4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a very deep dark black with a thin tan head.
S: Roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of oats and some dark fruit
T: A lot of coffee flavor and dark fruits. Not much chocolate but its there. A hint of something roasted, maybe the oats.
M: Very smooth and finishes nice. One of the cleanest drinking stouts I've ever had.
O: Tasty beer. I think this 4 pack is going to last me exactly 3 more weeks... one every Sunday morning because it does scream breakfast.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's jet black
thick black body
with quite a rambunctious tan head that though diminishing
still covers the surface a good 90% and clings 3mm thick on the edges

Full on, good freshly ground coffee aroma with hints of dark chocolate and full tar red Marlboro

That buttery expresso that is somehow dreamy but in no way milky
that is here in the taste alongside a freshly opened golden Virginia roll up where the baccy is sticking out of the Rizla and you can taste the tobacco
some chocolate at the back.
Not the taste bulldozer I was expecting, however this meant it wasn't overbearing
a nice coffee level instead of almost gagging on imaginary grind that has leaked through a tattered cafetiere.

The mouthfeel is the best thing about this
downbeat carb, almost flat
and deceptively drinkable you forget the big 8.3 abv

Classic, undeniably and this has made me a happy camper
but not the world beater I was envisioning.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good beer and will not hesitate to pick up a pack or two every year. Smell is a great coffee, chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter, not-so-slightly coffee with a tobacco-y hint to it. Good beer, not my favorite from Founders but they have so much great beer how can you choose?

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,532 ratings.
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