Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,552 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: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into pint glass

A: Deep deep black. Notable carbonation with a thin head, which dissipates quickly. No substantial lacing. Resembles a flat cola or cold coffee. Its obsidian character allows no light to pass. The surface bubbles with a slight shimmer. The meniscus carries a bit of a birch beer looking ruby.

S: Crisp malts, chocolates and coffee aromas dominate the nose. Can’t place this certain spiciness, could be a sort of burnt smell, not sure I’m getting much of the oats/oatmeal. Definitely rich and powerful, it almost smells heavy.

T: The burnt element is evident in the initial taste. The chocolate is a dark chocolate, lacking real sweetness. Like a dark straight Columbian coffee. The bitterness is well balanced (especially for 60 IBU). Still not picking up much of the oatmeal or essence of oats. The aftertaste is akin to the lingering flavor after the last sip of a morning coffee, a bit dry.

M: Carbonation doesn’t play as much as much as expected from the appearance. Smooth, sort of slippery. Very similar to the way it looks. Becomes a bit creamy as it sits on the tongue.

O: I haven’t tried my hand at oatmeal stout before, but this is tasty. I don’t know if complex is the term I would use, but certainly rich and full of chocolate malty flavor. I could see myself enjoying one of these in the morning, but not too many. If you’re into rich velvet imperial stouts, this is something you have to try.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on draft

A - Black as black can be. Only left about a half-finger head though.

S - I was kind of surprised and disappointed by a lack of a strong coffee punch. Maybe it was the lack of head but the aroma was pretty muted.

T - Malt, Malt, more malt, then a huge blast of coffee. Despite it not being my favorite style...or even a style I like, it was pretty enjoyable. I got almost NO hops though.

M - The feel was the best part of the beer. It was heavy, creamy, and a touch oily. The coffee lingered for a long time on the tongue.

O - Despite not particularly caring for malt-bombs, coffee, or flavored beer in general, this one was pretty enjoyable. I would have liked more of an aroma and a little more head but it was something I would drink again but not seek out.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,552 ratings.
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